International Workshop on PiezoMEMS

The international workshops on piezoelectric MEMS were initialized in 2010 in order to stimulate the exchange of experience, insights, and new ideas in the field of piezoelectric thin films and their applications among scientists and engineers. The goal was to build a bridge between academia and industry. The participation of researchers and engineers from industry is therefore strongly encouraged. The emergence of a number of very promising commercial products justifies this workshop series a posteriori. 
The workshop in 2019 will be the 7th one. The past ones were held in Aachen (Germany), Lausanne (Switzerland), Washington DC (USA), Kobe (Japan), Grenoble (France), and Orlando (USA). More information and links to previous workshops are found on

IWPM Chair

Brady Gibbons
Oregon State University, USA

IWPM Program Chair

Isaku Kanno
Kobe University, Kobe, Japan

Plenary Speaker

Peter Mardilovich

Chief Engineer
Xaar plc, Cambridge, UK

Title:  PiezoMEMS based inkjet arrays - accelerating the journey from from sketch to market

Invited Speakers

Jun Akedo, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan

Betul Akkopru-Akgun, Penn State University, United States of America

Hartmut Kueppers, Bosch GmbH, Germany

Tokihiro Nishihara, Taiyo Yuden, Japan

Hisao Suzuki, Shizuoka University, Japan

Susan Trolier-McKinstry, Penn State University, USA

Masato Uehara, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan

Bernhard Wagner, Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology, Germany

Naoto Yarie, Silicon Sensing, Japan

Tutorial Speakers

Matteo Rinaldo, Northeastern University, USA    
Topic: Piezoelectric MEMS and NEMS

John Ihlefeld, University of Virginia, USA    
Topic: Piezoelectric Thin Film processing