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Susan Trolier-Mckinstry

Pennsylvania State University
Applications of Piezoelectric Materials
Piezoelectric materials are used in a wide variety of applications, timing standards, filters, transducers, actuators, sensors, and energy harvesters, pyroelectrics. This tutorial will discuss key applications of piezoelectric materials, and the structure-property relationships that govern the choice of specific materials. Emphasis will be placed on the use of perovskite and wurtzite compounds for piezoelectric applications, including both lead-based and lead-free piezoelectric ceramics, single crystals, and films. The tutorial will conclude with an introduction to piezoelectric microelectromechanical systems (piezoMEMS).
Presenter Bio

Susan Trolier-McKinstry is an Evan Pugh University Professor and Steward S. Flaschen Professor of Ceramic Science and Engineering, and Professor of Electrical Engineering. Her main research interests include thin films for dielectric and piezoelectric applications. She directs both the Center for Dielectrics and Piezoelectrics and the Center for Three-Dimensional Ferroelectric Microelectronics. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the American Ceramic Society, IEEE, and the Materials Research Society, and an academician of the World Academy of Ceramics. She currently serves as an associate editor for Applied Physics Letters. She was 2017 President of the Materials Research Society; previously she served as president of the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Society, as well as Keramos.

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