Barbara Malič is Scientific Councillor and Head of Electronic Ceramics Department, Jožef Stefan Institute, and Professor of Chemistry of Materials at Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School, Ljubljana, Slovenia. She obtained her PhD (1995) in Chemistry at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She is author or co-author of more than 250 papers, 10 book-chapters, one EU/US/Chinese patent in the field of electrocaloric cooling and 4 Slovenian patents in the field of electroceramics. Her research topics include lead-based and lead-free ferroelectric, piezoelectric and electrocaloric ceramics, multilayer structures, solution-derived functional-oxide thin films and inkjet printed nanostructures. She is Fellow of European Ceramic Society (2019), and recipient of Zois recognition (2010) and Zois award (2020).