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The Piezo Institute is the hub of European expertise and resources in piezoelectric materials

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...


26 March 2020

ECAPD 2020 Conference

The European Conference on Appilcations and Polar Dielectrics is organised in Trondheim, Norway, 14-17 June 2020. For more information, clic here.

26 March 2020

3D printing of lead-free piezoelectrics

In the 3D-PIEZO project, a MANUNET initiative, SINTEF with partners CERHUM S.A. (Belgium) and Ceramic Powder Technology AS (Norway) is developing SLA 3D printing of lead-free piezoelectric ceramics. For more information go to https://www.sintef.no...

26 March 2020

CIMTEC2020 rescheduled for September 2020

Unfortunately, as CIMTEC 2020 dates get closer, the organizers were forced to acknowledge the current developments and travel restrictions related to the COVID19 Pandemia, so it was decided to postpone the congress. CIMTEC 2020 - 15th Internation...



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


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.


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...