European Meeting on Ferroelectricity

The EMF conferences are held every 4 years. They have a long tradition in Europe, and encompass above all fundamental studies of phenomena in ferroelectric and related materials, including multiferroic phenomena, and large variety of applications. Renowned scientists have attended these meetings. So for instance Karl Alexander Müller, 1987 winner of the Nobel Price in Physics for his work on high temperature superconductivity in perovskite-like oxides, and William Cochram, awarded, among others, with the 1978 Hughes Medal of the Royal Society for his works in X-ray diffraction and lattice dynamics applied to phase transitions.

A short description of the last meeting, the 13th EMF held in Porto (Portugal) in 2015 can be found as a guest editorial in “Ferroelectrics”, DOI: 10.1080/00150193.2016.1160371 

EMF Chair

Paul Muralt, EPFL, Switzerland

EMF Program Chairs

Marin Alexe, University of Warwick, UK
Andres Cano, Institut Néel, CNRS, Grenoble, France
Jens Kreisel, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg
Mario Maglione, Institut de Chiemie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux CNRS, France
Beatriz Noheda, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Plenary Speakers

Jean-Marc Triscone

Professor of Physics in the Department of Quantum Matter Physics
University of Geneva

Title: Structural and electronic coupling at oxide interfaces

Javier Junquera

Assistant Professor
Universidad de Cantabria

Title: Topological phases in ferroelectric materials

Invited Speakers

Claude Ederer, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Hiroshi Funakubo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Lauren Garten, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, United States of America

Philippe Ghosez, University of Liège, Belgium

Alexei Gruverman, University of Nebraska, USA

Mael Guennou, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Jiri Hlinka, Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

Andreas Klein, TU Darmstadt, Germany

Jurij Koruza, TU Darmstadt, Germany

Barbara Malic, Josef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Raymond McQuaid, Queen's University of Belfast, United Kingdom

Dennis Meier, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Pavan Nukala, University of Gronigen, The Netherlands

Silvia Picozzi, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, CNR-SPIN, Italy

Ekhard Salje, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Vladimir Shur, Ural Federal University, Russia

Massimiliano Stengel, Materials Science Institute of Barcelona, Spain

Igor Stolitchnov, EPFL, Switzerland

Yukio Watanabe, Kyushu U, Japan

Kyle Webber, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Tutorial Speakers

Beatriz Noheda, University of Groningen, The Netherlands    
Topic: Hafnia ferroelectrics

Jiri Hlinka, Inst. of Physics – Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Topic: Domains, domain walls, domain engineering, and polar regions