Technology Lecture: Interplay of Nanoscale Phases in Some Ferroelectric Oxides

Date: 02 Jul 2009 - 02 Jul 2009

Venue: SIMTech Auditorium, Tower Block, Level 3

The ever growing micro-to-nano electronic industries have called for investigation of materials systems in many aspects, not limited to the scaling down technologies of electronic devices but also the understanding of nanoscale phases or domains or other entities by which the system behaves. In the past decades, the department of Physics research group at Tunghai University has been engaged in extensive studies focusing on the interplay of structure and properties in dielectrics and ferroelectrics, anti-ferroelectric and relaxor materials in many bulk and thin-film complex oxides. 
Further investigation into the non-traditional behaviours includes nonlinear, temporal and coupled interactions. This lecture highlights the recent research and presents a systematic view of the interplay among dipoles in multi-phase systems.

About the Speaker
Professor Haydn Chen is the President and a Professor in the department of Physics at Tunghai University, Taiwan. He graduated from Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan with a Bachelor of Science in Physics in 1970 and obtained his Masters (MSc) in Physics in 1973 and PhD in Materials Science & Engineering in 1977 at the Northwestern University. He then worked as Professor in the Materials Science & Engineering department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA. He has received numerous honours and awards, including the “Outstanding Scientist of the 21st Century” and “International Educator of the Year” from the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England in 2007. A fellow of ASM-International (FASM), Japan Society for Promotion of Science (FJSPS) and Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (FHKIE), Prof Chen has published more than 260 technical articles in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, reports or conference proceedings. He has given more than 170 invited talks. His area of research interests include nano-science and technology, phase transformations, metals and alloys, electrical ceramics and synchrotron x-ray instrumentation and research.

3.15pm: Registration

3.30pm: Presentation by Prof Haydn Chen

4.30pm: Refreshment


5.00pm: End

Who Should Attend
R&D managers, engineering staff, researchers, academic staff and students.

Registration for this lecture is free of charge and seats are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis. 

For technical enquiries, please contact Ms Zhang Su Xia, Email: