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ISAF Call for Papers - Abstracts Due 17 December

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Welcome to the 2022 ISAF-PFM-ECAPD Joint Conference. The conference will be held in Tours, France from 27 June - 1 July 2022. This international conference aims to bring together leaders from academia, national laboratories, and industrial research and development sectors. The conference will cover the most recent advancements in the science and technology of ferroelectrics, electroceramics, thin films, dielectric materials, and their applications.
The symposium will offer overviews on topics including, but not limited to:


  • Fundamentals of ferroelectrics and multiferroic materials (theory, modeling, and experiments)
  • Processing of piezoelectric crystals, ceramics, thick and thin films, composite, polymers, glassceramics, and MLCCs.
  • Lead-free dielectric and piezoelectric materials (A3+)
  • Structure characterization and properties of ferroelectric materials (dielectric, piezoelectric, ferroelectric, pyroelectric, electrocaloric, flexoelectric, photovoltaics, and photocatalytics, etc.)
  • Applications of ferroelectrics (sensing, transducing, thermal imaging, energy harvesting, and storage, etc.)


  • Ultra-thin films and low dimensional nanostructures (including fundamentals, synthesis, and characterization)
  • Domains and domain walls (including fundamentals, advanced characterization, domain wall dynamics, and engineering)
  • Multiferroics and magnetoelectrics (including fundamentals, processing, and properties) Piezoelectricity (including high-performance piezoelectric single crystals and thin films, lead-free piezoelectrics, piezoelectric polymers, MEMS & other integrated piezo-devices)
  • Materials for energy generation, conversion, and storage (including high-energy density and high-power capacitors, electrocalorics, thermoelectrics, pyroelectrics, piezoelectrics, photovoltaics, etc. and their applications)
  • Ferroelectric memory materials & devices (including novel materials, ultra-thin film synthesis and characterization, CMOScompatible processes, device integration, nonvolatile memory, and neuromorphic computing applications)
  • Advanced characterization and simulation methods for polar dielectrics (including atomic-scale microscopy techniques, UV/VIS/IR/ Raman/NMR, etc. spectroscopy, dielectric and microwave spectroscopy, XRD and neutron diffraction techniques, ab initio simulations, molecular dynamics, artificial intelligence, accelerated material discovery, phase-field method, etc.)


  • Instrumental aspects of PFM, ESM, SS-PFM, and related techniques
  • Nanoelectromechanics of materials and PFM/ESM theory
  • Ferroelectric tunneling and memristor effect via PFM/ESM
  • Multiferroic phenomena on the nanoscale
  • Disordered ferroelectrics and mesoscopic effects by PFM
  • Ferroelectric data storage and polarization lithography
  • Ionic conductors, battery materials, and fuel cells on the nanoscale
  • Ferroelectric photovoltaics and tipenhanced phenomena
  • Ferroelectric semiconductors and surface phenomena »Interface engineering via PFM
  • Biocompatible & organic polar materials on the nanoscale
  • 1D and 2D nanostructured materials via PFM

ISAF proceedings will be published by IEEE Xplore. 

Call For Papers

Important Deadlines

  • Submission of Abstract: 17 December 2021
  • Notification to Authors of Accept/Reject Decision: 14 January 2022
  • Author Registration Deadline: 28 January 2022
  • Submission of Final Manuscript: 27 June 2022

ISAF 2022 Website

Committee Chairs
General Chairs: Antoine Ruyter
ISAF Chair: Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb
ECAPD Chair: Lynette Keeney
PFM Chair: Alexei Gruverman
ISAF Program Chair: Kui Yao
ECAPD Program Chair: Marco Deluca
PFM Program Chair: Patrycja Paruch
Tutorial Co-Chair: Neus Domingo
Tutorial Co-Chair: Raymond McQuaid
Financial Chair: Michelle Dolgos
ISAF Publication Chair: Julia Glaum
ECAPD Publication Chair: Giovanna Canu
Diversity Chair: Nathalie Le Calvez Lemee