Student Events at ISAF 2019 in Lausanne, Switzerland


Student Welcome Reception (Sunday 14th, 5-6:30pm, EPFL BC Cafétéria)

On Sunday 14th July, join us from 5pm to 6:30pm for a free drink and food at the rooftop terrace of EPFL’s BC Cafétéria and get to know your peers in the international ferroelectrics community! This informal event will be an excellent way to network with fellow participants after a hard day of learning at the conference Tutorials. No registration is required. We look forward to welcoming you to Lausanne and enjoying the mountain view together!

Speed Networking Pitch (Tuesday 16th, 6-8pm, Swiss Tech Convention Center, Room 2BC)

The Speed Networking Pitch event, on Tuesday 16th July from 6.00pm to 8.00pm, will be an opportunity for students to present themselves to future employers and the research community. Search for a graduate position or your newest team member, and expand your professional network! Two individual juries of either leading academic or industry representatives will selected their winner. Bring a single slide and show everyone your most interesting results in 60 seconds!

The first hour of this networking event will be composed of student pitches of 60 seconds in length (maximum of 40 student participants) followed by an informal networking session, with finger food and snacks provided. The prizes of the Student Speed Pitch competition will be awarded at the Conference Dinner on Thursday 18th. 

The jury has been finalised for the event, with the following leaders in the field agreeing to judge:

Lauren Garten; US Naval Research Laboratory
Astri Haugen; Technical University of Denmark
Jacob Jones; North Carolina State University, US
Yao Kui; Nanyang Technological University/Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
Yun Liu; Australia National University
Barbara Malic; Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Gunnar Picht; Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
Laura Stoica; THALES UK

Participants will be judged on their single presentation slide, their clarity of speech and time management, their clarity of results/research, and the overall impression they would give if this pitch was in a job interview scenario.

There will be three prizes awarded, and each winner will receive a IEEE UFFC-S certificate and $250 USD!

We hope you are looking forward to a successful pitching event!

Student Poster Competition event

30 PhD students have been selected by a panel of judges as finalists for the Student Poster Competition. Each student will have a poster in the poster area for the conference. A jury will select ten winners during the poster session of Monday and Tuesday noon, 1315-1415. The winners will be announced during the conference dinner on Thursday evening, for which they are invited. They will receive a diploma together with a prize.



Tuning Optical,Structural and Multiferroic Properties of Bismuth Ferrite (BiFeO3) Nanoparticles by co-doping with Ba and Mn
Astita Dubey, University Duisburg Essen, Germany

Structural and chemical characterization of BaTiO3 phases – from low to high temperatures
Reinis Ignatans, EPFL

Unraveling the suppression of oxygen rotations motions from ABO3 to A3B2O7 perovskites
Yajun Zhang, Theoretical Materials Physics


Ion Dynamics in Al-Stabilized Li7La3Zr2O12 Single Crystals - Two Elementary Steps of Ion Hopping Seen by NMR
Patrick Posch, Graz University of Technology

The impact of humidity and aqueous solutions on the structural and ion dynamical properties of cubic Li7La3Zr2O12 garnets studied on single crystals
Caroline Hiebl, Graz University of Technology

Design and operation of room temperature electro-chemo-mechanical actuator
Evgeniy Makagon, Weizmann Institute of Science

Impedance spectroscopy analysis of grain boundaries in Gd-doped Ceria using genetic programming
Ala Egbaria, Technion IIT

Oxygen absorption in donor doped nanocrystalline h-RMnO3+d
Frid Paulsen Danmo, NTNU


Direct observation of the domain kinetics during polarization reversal in (001)-cut tetragonal and (111)-cut rhombohedral PMN-PT single crystals
Andrei Ushakov, Ural Federal University

First Measurements of Hafnium Oxide Flexoelectric Coefficient
Kaitlin Howell, EPFL

Manipulation of nanoscale domain transition in ferroelectric thin films
Vivasha Govinden, University of New South Wales

Scanning probe microscopy on focused ion beam (FIB)-cut RMnO3 lamella
Erik Roede, NTNU

Structural and Dielectric Characterization of Epitaxial Entropy-Stabilized Oxide Thin Films
George Kotsonis, Pennsylvania State University

The relation of local structure to the properties of PMN-PT relaxor ferroelectrics
Yang Li, University of Leeds

Thickness-dependent magnetic order in ultrathin T-like BiFeO3 films
Oliver Paull, UNSW

Wearable piezoelectric energy harvester with Fabric-P(VDF-TrFE) heterostructure
Jaegyu Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

XRD and PFM evidence for the stabilization of ultra-thin ferroelectric HfxZr1-xO2 by millisecond flash lamp annealing
Mattia Halter, ETH Zurich

Loss Determination Methodology of k33 Mode Piezoelectric Ceramic with Partial Electrode Configuration
Yoongsang Park, Pennsylvania State University

Quasi-static Negative Capacitance in Ferroelectric Thin Film by Phase Field Simulation Approach
Hyeon Woo Park, Seoul National University

Nonuniform polarization profiles in PVDF copolymers after cyclic poling
Thulasinath Raman Venkatesan, University of Potsdam

High-power electromechanical properties of Na1/2Bi1/2TiO3-BaTiO3 based composites
Mihail Slabki, Technische Universität Darmstadt

Electrical property control of graphene by polarity and pyroelectricity of LiNbO3
Yudai Yasuhara, Meiji University

Tunable Surface Acoustic Waves in Epitaxially Strained KxNa1-xNbO3 Thin Films
Sijia Liang, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Light assisted ferroelectric poling for ultra-large domain switching
Gaurav Vats, UNSW

Enhanced Polarization Orientation and Piezoelectric Performance of Aligned Lead-Free KNN Nanofibers
Yasmin Mohamed Yousry Mahmoud Abdelrahman, A*STAR/Institute of Materials Research and Engineering


AlN Piezoelectric Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducer with piston-like shape for liquid environment operation
Eyglis Ledesma, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

On Chip Acoustic Actuation for Linear Excitation of 2D NEMS
Muhammad Faizan, EPFL

Study on Output Power of Nanogenerators with Tetragonal Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 Nanorods for Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting
Jundong Song, Nagoya University


Study of the electrical and electronic properties of domains and domain walls in ferroelectrics combining AFM and STEM techniques
Sergio Gonzalez Casal, INSA Lyon

Visualization of the domain structure and switching properties of Hf0.5Zr0.5O2 at various annealing temperatures for ferroelectric field effect transistors
Seokjung Yun, KAIST