EAM 2018 Plenary Speakers
Judith MacManus-Driscoll, professor, Department of Materials Science, University of Cambridge
Title: New materials paradigm in oxide epitaxial nanocomposite thin films and the realization of enhanced functionalities
Since the discovery of high temperature superconductivity in perovskite oxides in 1986, the unearthing of a huge range of physical phenomena in transition metal oxides (TMOs) has been nothing short of remarkable, e.g. new magnetics, ferroelectrics, multiferroics, semiconductors, transparent conductors, calorics, plasmonics, catalysts, ionic conductors. However, for a variety of reasons ranging from lack of perfection to complexity of processing, to the functional effect being too weak, there are few applications of complex oxide films today. This talk will discuss new insight into overcoming these challenges by using epitaxial nanocomposite films. Examples of our recent work on unprecedented functional property enhancements in ferroelectrics, ferromagnetics, magnetoelectrics and ionics will be given.
Roger DeSouza, professor, RWTH Aachen University, Institut fuer Physikalische Chemie
Title: Using transport studies to reveal the myriad secrets of SrTiO3
Abstract: To come