Electroceramics in Modern Technology: Applications and Impact
October 3, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., and October 4, 2019, 8 a.m.–Noon
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland, Oregon | Held in conjunction with MS&T19
Instructor: R. K. Pandey, Ingram Professor Emeritus, Texas State University , USA
Electroceramic covers a wide spectrum of properties ranging from high temperature superconductivity on one end to insulator on the other end. But its uniqueness to exhibit coupled physical phenomena of ferroelectricity and piezoelectricity as well as semiconductor, magnetic and nonlinear optical properties make these materials ideally suited for a host of applications in a number of emerging technologies. Its impact on present day microelectronics, spintronics, nanoelectronics, sensors and detectors, and micromechanical systems (MEMS) is well established. The field of electroceramics is well positioned now to rival semiconductor in importance in coming years.
Who Would Profit:
Engineers and scientists working in the field of electronic materials, devices and applications will benefit from this short course. This will add to their intellectual and academic horizons and prepare them well for identifying novel areas of technology to specialize in. Academics in the early stage of their careers searching for new area to teach and do research will be inspired from this course.
Coupled physical phenomena exhibited by perovskite oxides, which are the leading members of the electroceramic group, will be introduced with emphasis on applications relevant to the emerging electronics and sensor technology. Ferroic, piezoelectric, semiconductor and magnetic properties of electroceramic materials have led to the rapid advancement of this field resulting in a host of new and novel applications and devices. Applications such as spintronics, magneto-electronics, thin film transparent transistors, actuators and transducers, ceramic transistors, and magnetic sensors will be discussed in depth. This course will include the instructors newly published book Fundamentals of Electroceramics: Materials, Devices, and Applications. PowerPoint slides based on the book will be used as the outline for teaching the course. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions and participate in discussions.
Dr. R. K. Pandey brings with him an experience of over forty years of teaching and research in electroceramic materials, devices and applications. He has received multiple awards for teaching and research. He served as a faculty member at Texas A&M University (TAMU) at College Station, TX from 1977-1999; the University of Alabama (UA) at Tuscaloosa, Al from 1997-2007 and finally at Texas State University at San Marcos, Tx from 2008-2016. Concurrently as a faculty member he served as Research Center Director at TAMU and UA, and as Head of ECE department at UA. He has published extensively in leading scientific journals and is the lead inventor of many patents and invention disclosures. His recent discovery of ceramic transistors and magnetic sensors have been featured in The American Ceramic Society’s Ceramic Tech Today as well as in IEEE and Springer Journals. He is the sole author of the new book entitled, Fundamentals of Electroceramics: Materials, Devices and Applications published jointly by Wiley and The American Ceramic Society. He is a Fellow of The American Ceramic Society, Senior Life Member of IEEE, and a Senior Member of the American Physical Society. He holds the rank of Ingram Professor Emeritus of Texas State University, Cudworth Endowed Professor Emeritus of UA and Professor Emeritus of TAMU.
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