Recent Innovations in Electroceramics and Their Applications
Instructor: R. K. Pandey, Texas State University
ACerS Member – $595 on or before September 11. $745 after September 11.
Nonmember – $665 on or before September 11. $815 after September 11.
Student – $275 on or before September 11. $350 after September 11.
Professionals working with ceramic materials and technologies in the corporate sector; university faculty at the initial stage of their academic careers searching for challenging research topics; experienced researchers in semiconductor industry and national labs who would like to expand their research bases for more challenging careers; and any entrepreneur looking for new avenues to embark a successful business in the areas of multifunctional and multiferroic technologies will benefit from this course. Familiarity with materials covered at the undergraduate level in ceramic/chemical/electrical engineering, materials science and engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering or physics will be helpful; although, it is not a pre-requisite to the short course.
Electroceramics has become an integral part of many emerging technologies because of the innovations made in the field in the last decade. Because of the advent of multifunctional oxides, multiferroics, energy harvesting, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), nanostructured ceramics, spintronics, radhard electronics, bioelectronics, detectors and sensors etc., electroceramic materials have gained in importance and are likely to impact many emerging technologies. The objective of this course is to expose the students to the current state of knowledge in this field with emphasis on practical applications and potentials for inventions. Key topics include:
- Introduction to recent innovations in Electroceramics
- Discussion of interacting forces giving rise to some unique phenomena found only in electroceramic materials
- Processing and characterization of materials for low cost R&D
- Physical basis for multifunctional materials and multiferroics and their applications
- Nonlinear dielectrics and magnetics and their applications
- Electroceramics for energy harvesting, energy storage, MEMS devices, ceramic based microelectronics devices, sensors and detectors
Attendees will be provided with detailed handouts covering the topics in advance as well as during the lecture.
This short course will expose the students to the new advancements made in this field and thus prepare them to remain competitive in the market place and be able to pursue a challenging career. By applying the knowledge gained in this course, the students will be well positioned to initiate new projects relevant to their interests and consequently help them in developing new marketable products.
Pandey is the Ingram Professor, School of Engineering at Texas State University. While holding faculty ranks with responsibilities of teaching, research and administration, he taught for 20 years at Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; 10 years at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; and since 2007 at Texas State University, San Marcos, TX. Over this long span, he has taught at Undergraduate and Graduate levels a host of core and special topic courses. He specializes in Growth of Bulk Single Crystal and Thin Film of Electronic Materials for Microelectronics; Fabrication and Performance Evaluation of Integrated Structured Devices, Detectors and Sensors; Spintronics, MEMS and Nanotechnology. He earned his PhD at University of Cologne, Germany (1967), his M.Sc. at Patna University, India (1959) and his B.Sc. at Bihar University, India (1957).
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