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Susan Trolier-McKinstry

100 Years of Ferroelectricity
Ferroelectric materials are now in widespread use in capacitors, piezoelectric devices, electrooptics, thermistors, and memory elements. This presentation will track the history of ferroelectricity from its inception through major milestones in finding ferroelectricity in a host of different crystal structures, understanding the link between crystal structure, domain structure, and properties. The contributions from many luminaries in the history of the field will be described.
Presenter Bio

Susan Trolier-McKinstry is an Evan Pugh University Professor and Steward S. Flaschen Professor of Ceramic Science and Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Director of the Nanofabrication facility at the Pennsylvania State University.  Her main research interests include thin films for dielectric and piezoelectric applications.  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. Twenty-one people that she has advised/co-advised have gone on to take faculty positions around the world.

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