This symposium covers recent advances in oxide thin films, heterostructures, and nanocomposites. Topics include epitaxy of complex oxides, strain–stabilization, heterointerface engineering, emergent interfacial properties, new materials, field tunable responses, advanced characterizations, device applications, and extensions to performance limits. Contributions that connect advances in synthesis science to structure and property trends are of particular interest, as are those which link theoretical/computational and experimental efforts.

The goal is to create an international and interdisciplinary forum for scientists, engineers, and researchers from industry, academia, and national laboratories to exchange ideas and foster collaboration. Broad areas of interest include the theoretical understanding and design of material properties using first principles-based methods to enhance and inform synthesis; stabilization of new structures and useful functionality through strain and heterointerface engineering within multilayers and vertically aligned nanocomposites; emergent properties in high-entropy complex oxides; understanding the relationship between process space and equilibrium defect chemistry; strain-induced defects and interfacial microstructure and their relationships to material properties; and device fabrication and applications in, for example, energy harvesting, memories, and sensors. Specific properties of interest are magnetic, electronic, electrochemical, and photonic responses, as well as thermal transport phenomena, including strong correlation and quantum-confinement effects.

Proposed sessions

  • Theory, modeling, and first principles calculations of complex oxides and their heterostructures with focuses on strain and interface
  • Controlled synthesis of epitaxial thin films and nanocomposites, including heterostructures, superlattices, and vertically aligned nanocomposites for functional properties
  • Synthesis and properties of high-entropy complex oxides
  • Strain, microstructures, and functionality tuning in superlattices, vertical nanocomposites, and high-entropy complex oxides
  • Phenomena arising from strain couplings and interface couplings, including quantum phases and topological states and their control via external stimuli
  • Characterizations of strain, defects, and interfaces
  • Strain- and interface-controlled device performance in energy harvesting, memories, and sensors, among others


Hyoungjeen Jeen, Pusan National University, South Korea,

Jon-Paul Maria, Pennsylvania State University, USA

James Rondinelli, Northwestern University, USA

Judith L. MacManus-Driscoll, University of Cambridge, UK

Aiping Chen, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

Elizabeth Paisley, Sandia National Laboratories, USA

Weiwei Li, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China

Yingge Du, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

Invited Speakers

Hanjong Paik, University of Oklahoma

Megan Holtz, Colorado School of Mines

Dapeng Cui, University of Tennessee

Hao Pan, UC Berkeley

Dongkyu Lee, University of South Carolina

Ho Nyung Lee, ORNL

Juan Carlos Idrobo, University of Washington

Haiyan Wang, Purdue University

Jennifer Fowlie, Stanford University