Welcome to FerroSchool 2022


FerroSchool is a brand-new educational event supported by IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society (UFFC-S).
Held in Lyon - France - from 20th to 24th June 2022, it aims at bringing together students, postdocs and scientists at any career stage interested in ferroelectric materials. A general overview of fundamentals and applications of such materials will be given through lectures, practicals and demonstrations provided by academics internationally-recognized in the field and by companies known to the ferroelectric community. Scientific exchange and networking opportunities will be offered through a range of social activities including poster presentations facilitating participants to communicate on their own work with experts in the field.

Topics covered


  • Fundamentals of ferroelectrics and related materials (multiferroics, improper ferroelectrics, antiferroelectrics, relaxors, ferroelastics)
  • Structural, chemical/electronic, electrical characterisations
  • Electron, optical, atomic force based microscopies and spectroscopies
  • Large facility techniques
  • Modelling: first and second principles, mesoscale, phase field
  • Ferroelectrics and applications  (actuators/sensors, ferroelectric memories, microelectronics)

Speakers/instructors, affiliation

Confirmed, on site

Caroline Borderon  Université de Nantes 

Eric Bousquet  CESAM Université Liège

Catherine Dubourdieu  Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie

Mael Guennou   University of Luxembourg 

Myung-Geun Han   Brookhaven National Laboratory

Jacob L. Jones   North Carolina State University

Céline Lichtensteiger   Université de Genève
Dennis G. Meier   Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Barbara Mâlic   Jožef Stefan Institute

Martina Müller   Universität Konstantz

Uwe Schroeder  NamLab GmbH

Jutta Schwarzkopt   Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung

Shujun Zhang   UOM Wollongong

Zuo-Guang Ye   Simon Fraser University

At distance

Long-Qing Chen  Pennsylvania State University


Lab Activities

Social Events

Wednesday 22nd June 16-19h

Group visit to be organised in old town


Saturday 25th June

A shuttle bus will be set on Saturday 25th June morning from Lyon to Tours for those FerroSchool participants, attending also ISAF-PFM-ECAPD conference, and willing to directly join Tours
=> https://2022.ieee-isaf.org/


Important dates





Registration opens April 11

Detailed information to be communicated by email

School dates

Lyon metropolitan area, France

Registration fees (early / late bird)

Reduced                               250€ (until May 15)
Regular                                400€ (until May 15)

All fees include lectures and laboratory demos, lunch and coffee breaks, welcome reception, gala dinner, social activities, and sightseeing in Lyon.

Details about the registration process for each participant are sent by email.

Event Locations

Marie Curie Library

31 Avenue Jean Capelle, 69100 Villeurbanne France

Lyon Nanotechnology Institute

Ecole Centrale de Lyon
36 Avenue Guy de Collongue, 69130 Écully France

Sincere thanks to all partners supporting this event





Rabei Barhoumi
Matthieu Bugnet
Ingrid Cañero Infante
Damien Deleruyelle
Brice Gautier
Sara Gonzalez
Ian O'Connor
Pedro Rojo-Romeo
Bertrand Vilquin