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2022 UFFC-S Ferroelectrics School

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20-24 June 2022 in Lyon, France
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We are happy to announce that the 2022 IEEE UFFC-S Ferroelectrics School will be held in person, in the Lyon Metropolitan Area, France during the week of 20 – 24 June 2022. The submission of candidatures for FerroSchool 2022 is now open, please read below on how to apply.

FerroSchool is a brand-new educational event supported by IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society (UFFC-S). The 2022 FerroSchool aims to bring together students, postdocs, and scientists at any career stage interested in ferroelectric materials.

A general overview of the fundamentals and applications of ferroelectric materials will be given through lectures, practicals, and demonstrations provided by both internationally-recognized academics in the field and companies known throughout the ferroelectric community. Scientific exchange and networking opportunities will be offered through a range of social activities including poster presentations in which participants will have the opportunity to communicate on their own work with experts in the field.

Topics Covered:

  • Fundamentals of ferroelectrics and related materials (multiferroics, improper ferroelectrics, antiferroelectrics, relaxors, ferroelastics)
  • Ceramics, crystals, polymers, thin-film growth, processing
  • Structural, chemical/electronic, electrical characterizations
  • Electron, optical, atomic force-based microscope, and spectroscopies
  • Large facility techniques
  • Modeling: first and second principles, mesoscale, phase field
  • Ferroelectrics and applications (actuators/sensors, ferroelectric memories, microelectronics)

How to Apply:
Prospective applicants to the UFFC-S 2022 FerroSchool should send both a motivation letter and a detailed CV to (Click to show email). In order to be considered, applicants must be either Ph.D. students or early-career postdocs and the time of the 2022 FerroSchool. The school is limited to 40 attendees. The selection of attendees will be carried out by the 2022 IEEE UFFC-S Ferroelectrics School committee.

All attendees are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract for poster presentation of their work. The aim of the poster presentation is to facilitate scientific discussions among students and with other participants and instructors, with the poster constituting a real support of their personal work, results, and perspectives. The posters will be displayed for the whole week and an award for best poster will be given at the end of the FerroSchool.

Registration and Fees:
All accepted participants will be asked to register online (a secure link will be provided in time). The registration fee includes access to lectures and laboratory demos, lunch and coffee breaks, welcome reception, gala dinner, social activities, and sightseeing in Lyon. The reduced registration fee (250€ early bird/300€ late bird) for the first 40 students also includes accommodation at Hotel Ibis Budget Villeurbanne (5 nights, 19 – 24 June, with breakfast included), located 15 mins walking distance from the lecture amphitheater.

More information on registration fees can be found here

The UFFC-S FerroSchool 2022 will take place the week before the 2022 ISAF-ECAPD-PFM conference, organized in Tours, France. A shuttle from Lyon to Tours will be organized Saturday 25 June for FerroSchool participants who plan to attend the ISAF-ECAPD-PFM conference.

Please direct any additional questions to the UFFC-S Admin