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The institute's executive board and founding members include researchers from France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Switzerland, Slovenia, Spain and the UK. Companies like Meggitt/Ferroperm are also involved MORE...

News

2 December 2019

Symposium CI: Progress in Electroceramics Research at CIMTEC2020

A new edition of CIMTEC2020 will take place at Montecatini Terme, Italy,  15-19 June, 2020.
Please, note Symposium CI: Progress in Electroceramics Research

Materials with unusually high dielectric constant, with low loss ...


10 May 2019

Piezo2021 Conference 

Annoucement 

The site for a new edition of the Winter Conference PIEZO2021: Piezoelectrics for End Users XI was decided:

University of Sassari, Sardinia, Italy....


13 January 2019

JNRSE 2019

The 9th National Days on Energy Harvesting and Storage - JNRSE 2019 will take place in Blois (France) on May 23rd -24th, 2019. More detailed on https://jnrse-2019.sciencesconf.org/...


Publications

2019

Ba1-xCaxTi0.90Zr0.10O3 shear properties and their frequency dependence determined from ceramic plates by an effective method for resonance decoupling

A. Reyes-Montero, L. Pardo, A. García, A.M. Gonzalez and M.E. Villafuerte-Castrejón


2019

A New Prospect in Road Traffic Energy Harvesting Using Lead-Free Piezoceramics

Manuel Vázquez-Rodríguez, Francisco J. Jiménez, Lorena Pardo, Pilar Ochoa, Amador M. González and José de Frutos.


2018

Modelling and experimental measurements of the mechanical response of piezoelectric structures from millimetre to micrometre

Maxime Bavencoffe, Nikhil Tembhurnikar, B. Negulescu, G. Feuillard


Job vacancies

4 October 2019

Master internship 5 months between February 2020 and July 2020 on modeling of the functional properties of ceramics with core-shell structure.

Ceramics with core-shell structure have been in development in the past years for very diverse applications because they allow to obtain combinations of properties that can not be obtained with conventional ceramics. We will first look at dielectr...


2 April 2019

PhD : Solid State Growth of Piezoelectric Single Crystals

Piezoelectric materials are at the heart of a £20bn p.a. industry in sensors and actuators, providing the functional heart of devices such as ultrasound medical imaging transducers, naval sonar and automotive fuel injection systems. This 4 y...


2 April 2019

PhD Thesis proposal: Lead free piezoelectric : exploration of the NaNbO3-KNbO3 system

This PhD thesis aims at exploring the NaNbO3 -KNbO3 phase diagram in thin films, through the development of mutli-target magnetron co-sputtering process followed by systematic characterizations of the chemical, structural and physical properties o...