2nd Seminar on Ferroic Functional Materials &
12th International Workshop on
Direct and Inverse Problems in Piezoelectricity

October 4th - 6th, 2016

The Preliminary Program and the Book of Abstracts are now available.


The joint seminar is dedicated to the diverse fields of ferroic materials including ferroelectricity, ferromagnetism and combined multiferroic materials. It covers mathematical modeling, experimental methods and industrial applications of ferroic materials and devices.

Aim of the combined seminar is to contribute to open problems in:
  • numerical simulation (direct and inverse analysis)
  • advanced material characterization
  • discussion of fatigue, damage, cracks and reliability
  • manufacturing processes and
  • performance of piezoelectric devices

The overall intention of the workshop is to bring together experts from different fields of research such as engineering, applied mathematics, and materials science, as well as from the industrial sector.

The 2nd Seminar on Ferroic Functional Materials and the 12th International Workshop on Direct and Inverse Problems in Piezoelectricity will continue the previous workshops/ seminars that were animated by lively discussions from numerous participants.

Please visit the pages in the menu for important dates, abstract submission, registration, travel information, etc.

Queries may be directed to ferroics@ltm.uni-erlangen.de.


Paul Steinmann (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Doru C. Lupascu (U Duisburg-Essen)
Florian Endres (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)

Local Commitee

Thorsten Bartel (TU Dortmund)
Dominik Brands (U Duisburg-Essen)
Marc-Andre Keip (U Stuttgart)
Björn Kiefer (TU Dortmund)
Andreas Menzel (TU Dortmund)
Christian Miehe (U Stuttgart)
Ralf Müller (TU Kaiserslautern)
Jörg Schröder (Uni Duisburg-Essen)
Bob Svendsen (RWTH Aachen)
Heiko Wende (U Duisburg-Essen)
Bai-Xiang Xu (TU Darmstadt)