2021 Joint ISAF-ISIF-PFM Virtual Conference

IEEE International Symposium on Applications of Feeroelectric (ISAF)
International Symposium on Integrated Functionalities (ISIF)
Piezoresponse Force Microscopy Workshop (PFM)

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Virtual Platform Access

If you have registered for this conference, login credentials to the ISAF-ISIF-PFM Virtual Platform will be emailed out 1 day in advance of the conference on May 15th New York Time/May 16th Sydney Time.
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Conference Proceedings

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Important Dates

January 15, 2021

Abstract Submission Deadline

March 7, 2021

Author Decision Notification

May 15, 2021

Final Manuscript Submission Deadline

March 31, 2021

Early Bird Registration Deadline

April 15, 2021

Video Upload Deadline

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Conference Program

An outstanding set of speakers will contribute to our tutorial sessions covering a broad range of topics associated with our three combined meetings. The tutorial speakers are kind enough to offer two live Q&A sessions for each ISAF/ISIF/PFM tutorial during the week to accommodate various time zones.

Our plenary speakers are Mark Humayun, Beatriz Noheda, Jun-Ming Liu, Marin Alexe and Dragan Damjanovic, they will give live video presentations and Q&A sessions. Each of these speakers are absolute world-leaders in their respective research fields and will no doubt provide interesting new insights to their current and past research, and also their perspective for the future.

In addition to the 5 plenary talks, the scientific program will have approximately 80 sessions with 698 abstracts, of which 380+ are oral talks, 83 are invited talks, 63 are ferroelectrics young investigator talks and 170+ are posters.

As well as our regular plenary, invited/contributed and poster sessions, we have several special sessions organized. These include a celebration of 100 years since the first publication in ferroelectrics with guest speakers Xi Yao, Susan Trolier-McKinstry, Takaaki Tsurumi and Andrew Bell. We have a Women in Engineering Keynote talk from Susan Trolier-McKinstry.

With regret, we will have a memorial session for Professor Pim Groen of Delft University whom passed away last year. Pim was a regular attendee of our meetings and well known to many in the field. 

A special initiative will also be trialled this year, with the inclusion of a session celebrating outstanding contributions of young ferroelectrics researchers from around the world. This session will provide a platform for up-and-coming researchers and will be an exciting place for sharing of novel and new ideas.

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Meet the Speakers!

Ferroelectric Publication 100 Year Anniversary Speakers


Plenary Speakers


Call for Papers

Welcome to the 2021 ISAF-ISIF-PFM Joint Conference. The conference will be held fully virtual from May 16-21, 2021.

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.

  • 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.)
  • Materials for non-volatile memory and neuromorphic computing (including ferroelectrics, phase change, RRAM, magnetic)
  • Integrated dielectrics (energy storage, 5G, high K, gate dielectrics)
  • Piezoelectric MEMS and NEMS (resonators, energy harvesters, sensors, actuators, and transducers)
  • Wearable and implantable devices (biosensing, neural stimulation, prosthetics, hard coatings)
  • Processing routes for heterogeneous materials integration (oxides, chalcogenides, metals, and carbons)
  • Hybrid perovskites (photovoltaics, nonlinear optics, semiconductors)
  • Instrumental aspects of PFM, ESM, SS-PFM and related techniques
  • Nanoelectromechanics of materials and PFM/ESM theory
  • Ferroelectric tunnelling 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
A Message From The General Chairs
Dear All, thanks for contributing to a wonderful meeting.

The online nature is of course not ideal, however the overall engagement throughout the meeting has been fantastic. We’d like to especially thank all the people involved in the organization of this meeting, there are too many to mention here! We also want to thank all the participants for your patience and great contributions in making such dynamic and informative meeting under an exceptionally difficult situation.

The Virtual Conference Platform will be open until June 16th by end of business day, Eastern time.

We encourage you to continue to watch the pre-recorded and recorded live sessions you may have missed and use the Conversation Tab for any Q&A you would like to participate in.

If you have not received the post conference survey, we encourage you to participate.

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