Invited speakers

Plenary speakers

Roger Proksch, Asylum Research, Oxford Instruments, Santa Barbara, USA
Title: Quantifying electromechanical atomic force microscopy

Dr. Roger Proksch is currently the Chief Technical Officer at Asylum Research and is the Group Technical Director at Oxford Instruments PLC. Prior to these roles, Dr. Proksch was the President and cofounder of Asylum Research and held various technical and management positions at Veeco Metrology and at Digital Instruments. Dr. Proksch was a professor at St. Olaf College after receiving his PhD in Physics from the University of Minnesota. He has more than twenty years of experience in designing and manufacturing world leading atomic force microscopy systems, is an inventor on over fifty nanotechnology patents and has more than one hundred publications in the area of AFM research. He is a frequent invited speaker and is engaged in several professional societies in including the MRS, AVS and APS, where he is currently serving as the Chair of the APS Topical Group on Instrumentation Measurement and Science.

Alexander Sigov, MIREA - Russian Technological University, Moscow, Russia
Title: Ultrafast ferroelectric switching: what are the limitations?

Alexander Sigov is the President of  MIREA – Russian Technological University, Moscow,  Russia, Doctor of Physics, Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Professor Sigov (born 1945) is an expert in Solid State Physics and Electronics. He contributed extensively to the phenomenology of magnets, ferroelectrics and multiferroics, physics of ferroic-based heterostructures, thin films, etc. The results of his scientific activity are reflected in more than 300 papers, reviews, book chapters, 19 monographs and textbooks, including the well-known “Defects and Structural Phase Transitions” together with A. Levanyuk. For many years he chairs the Department of Nanoelectronics in MIREA. He created his own school, inspiring and mentoring many talented scientists. In 2006 he was elected a Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is the head of the Russian Academy Council on Dielectrics and Ferroelectrics, member of numerous scientific societies, Associate Editor of Ferroelectrics and Integrated Ferroelectrics, Editor and member of Boards of more than ten Russian national journals, Chair of the Council on Physics and Astronomy of  the  Russian Foundation for Basic Research.

Zuo-Guang Ye, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
Title: Development of high-performance antiferro-/ferroelectric materials for energy storage

Zuo-Guang Ye received his Ph.D. degree from the University de Bordeaux, France, and did post-doc research at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. He joined the faculty of Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, in 1997, and has been a full professor with tenure since 2003. He is a former chair of the Department of Chemistry and a funding director of the 4D LABS, an interdisciplinary materials research centre. Ye was named “Info-Tech Oulu Lecturer” at the University of Oulu, Finland (2010, 2014). He has been a visiting professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. Ye’s research interests include (i) growth and characterization of high-performance piezo- and ferroelectric single crystals, (ii) multiferroic and magnetoelectric materials, (iii) lead-free piezo- and ferroelectrics, and (iv) relaxor ferroelectricity and its microscopic mechanism. He has been an active contributor to the ONR and DARPA research programs on high-performance piezoelectric single crystals. Ye has given over 185 plenary/keynotes/invited talks at conferences and academic institutions. He has published over 350 peer-reviewed SCI research papers (with 9265 SCI citations by others and an H-Index of 52, as of Dec. 31, 2018) and 10 review articles and book chapters, and was editor of the book entitled “Handbook of Advanced Dielectric, Piezoelectric and Ferroelectric Materials” (Woodhead Publications Ltd./Elsevier). Ye was a recipient of the 2014 IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Society’s Ferroelectrics Recognition Award “for his substantial contributions to the research and developments of relaxor-based piezocrystals and PZT single crystals and his seminal work on the understanding of relaxor ferroelectric properties”. He received the American Ceramic Society’s 2015 Spriggs Phase Equilibria Award. He has been elected to the Fellow of IEEE (2017) "for his contributions to piezoelectric and ferroelectric materials for high-performance electromechanical transducers".


Tutorial speakers

Viсtor Mironov, Institute for Physics of Microstructures, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Magnetic resonant force microscopy

Vladimir Shur, Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg, Russia
Study of ferroelectric domains by scanning probe microscopy

Roger Proksch, Asylum Research, Oxford Instruments, Santa Barbara, USA
Quantifying nanoscale electromechanical response with the AFM

Seungbum Hong, Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea
Visualization of polarization and electrical charges using Atomic Force Microscopy

Syed Tofail, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Infrared imaging fundamentals and applications


Invited speakers

Andrey Akhmatkhanov, Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg, Russia
The influence of the bulk screening retardation on domain kinetics in Rb:KTP and KTA single crystals

Alexander Ankudinov, Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Accuracy of probe-sample contact stiffness measurements in an atomic force microscope

Eudes Araujo, São Paulo State University, Ilha Solteira, Brazil
Processing of BiFeO3 thin films to control their dielectric response

Victor Bykov, NT-MDT Spectral Instruments, Moscow, Russia 
Scanning probe microscopy and nanoscale resolution spectroscopy achievements

Vladimir Bystrov, Institute of Mathematical Problems of Biology, Pushchino, Russia
Piezoelectric, ferroelectric and chiral properties of amino acids and dipeptides structures: molecular modeling and experiments

Wen Chen, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China
Tristate ferroelectric memory effect in Fe, Nb co-doped Bi1/2(Na0.8K0.2)1/2TiO3 lead-free ceramics

Jinrong Cheng, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
Fabrication of BF-PT-BZT ternary ceramics for high temperature sensor applications

Maxim Dokukin, Sarov Physical and Technical Institute, Sarov, Russia
AFM adhesion imaging as a prospective tool in the detection of cell’s abnormalities and diseases

Radmir Gainutdinov, Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography, Moscow, Russia
Atomic force microscopy of layer-doped triglycine sulfate ferroelectric crystals

Vladimir Gorelik, Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow, Russia
Raman opalescence and central peak scattering near phase transition point in crystals

Haoshuang Gu, Hubei University, Wuhan, China
Lead-free piezoelectric low-dimension nanomaterials: controllable growth, performance optimization and exploration on micro energy harvesting devices

Seungbum Hong, Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea
Materials Imaging and Integration (MII): new paradigm of nanoscale materials design and discovery

Yongming Hu, Hubei University, Wuhan, China
Flexible all-solid-state supercapacitors based on transition metal oxide nanocomposites

Zhongqiang Hu, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China
Integrated magnetoelectric devices based on interfacial magnetoelectric coupling effects

Wei Jin, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China
In situ supported VOx on carbon nanotubes for the low-temperature selective catalytic reduction of NO with NH3

Sandor Kasas, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Medical applications of atomic force microscopy based nanomotion detection

Andrei Kholkin, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
Electrochemical Strain Microscopy of Li-ion battery materials

Leonid Korotkov, Voronezh State Technical University, Voronezh, Russia
Dielectric and magnetic properties of submicrometer BaTiO3 and SrTiO3

Alexander Krylov, Kirensky Institute of Physics, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Investigation of phase transitions in multiferroics HоFe3-xGax(BO3)4 and TbFe3-xGax(BO3)4 solid solution with huntite structure

Guorong Li, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Shanghai, China
Defects on the ferroelectric and photocatalytic properties of La3+ ions doped SrBi2Nb2O9 materials

Wanguo Liang, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, CAS, Fuzhou, China
Poled crystal and its applications

Zhifu Liu, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, CAS, Shanghai, China
High-throughput preparation and properties investigations of lead-free piezoelectric ceramics

Olga Malyshkina, Tver State University, Tver, Russia
Method of the dynamic pyroelectric effect: physical principle and applications

Rinat Mamin, Kazan E. K. Zavoisky Physical-Technical Institute, Kazan, Russia
Tailoring quasi-two-dimensional high conductivity and superconductivity areas at the interface of ferroelectric/dielectric heterostructures

Victor Mironov, Institute for Physics of Microstructures, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Magnetic resonance force microscopy of planar ferromagnetic nanostructures

Ekaterina Politova, Karpov Institute of Physical Chemistry, Moscow, Russia
Structure, ferroelectric and piezoelectric properties of KNN- and NBT-modified perovskite ceramics

Alexey Pugachev, Institute of Automation and Electrometry, Novosibirsk, Russia
Manifestation of local polar regions in spectroscopic investigations in ferroelectrics and relaxors

Igor Raevski, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Tuning relaxor and magnetic properties of complex perovskites by varying the compositional ordering degree

Yang Shen, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Dielectric breakdown of polymer composites: experiments & phase-field simulations

Natalia Sherstyuk, MIREA - Russian Technological University, Moscow, Russia
Photoinduced dynamics in ferroelectric semiconductor Sn2P2S6

Ilya Shnaidshtein, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Domain contribution to dielectric relaxation of PIN-PMN-PT single-crystals

Vladimir Shur, Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg, Russia
Shapes of isolated domains and superfast wall motion in bulk uniaxial ferroelectrics. Analogy with crystal growth

Vladimir Shvartsman, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany
Investigation of ferroelectric behavior of Bi(Fe,Sc)O3 multiferroics using piezoresponse force microscopy

Alexander Sidorkin, Voronezh State University, Voronezh, Russia
Switching processes in ferroelectric superlattices

Elena Smirnova, Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Pyroelectric and electrocaloric effects in PMN-based relaxors

Alexander Solnyshkin, Tver State University, Tver, Russia
Pyroelectric effect in layered structures

Hao Tian, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
Lead free KTN single crystals: from composition regulation, space charge field engineering to application

Syed Tofail, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Domain observation in semiconducting ferroelectrics: beyond positive temperature coefficient switches

Tatiana Volk, Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography, Moscow, Russia
AFM domain patterning in structurally disordered ferroelectric crystals

Alexander Vtyurin, Kirensky Institute of Physics, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Structural phase transitions in elpasolite-like fluorides comprising rare earth elements – Raman scattering study

Jinbin Wang, Xiangtan University, Xiangtan, China
Enhanced coupling of electromagnons in Nd-doped BiFeO3 nanoparticles near morphotropic phase boundaries

Xusheng Wang, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
Ferroelectric relaxor properties characterized by dynamic mechanical analyses

Yaojin Wang, Nanjing University of Science & Technology, Nanjing, China
Piezo-catalysis for nondestructive tooth whitening

Zhiguang Wang, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China
Piezoelectric strain tuned magnetic sensor

Igor Yaminsky, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Scanning capillary microscopy: new achievements and opportunities

Jianmin Yuan, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China
Measurement of the dielectric constant of optically dense materials by polarization-sensitive terahertz ellipsometry

Jiwei Zhai, Tongji Univerisity, Shanghai, China
Strain and structural evolution in lead-free NBT-based piezoceramics

Yong Zhang, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Characterization of oxygen-vacancy-related relaxation by thermally stimulated depolarization current and impedance spectroscopy

Zhiyong Zhou, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, CAS, Shanghai, China
Structure and electrical properties of Sr2Nb2O7 perovskite layer structured piezoelectric ceramics

Jianguo Zhu, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
KNN-based lead free composite and flexible piezoelectric ultrasonic energy harvester array