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PIEZO 2015 to be Held in Maribor

The PIEZO 2015: Electroceramics for End-users VIII conference is the next scientific event in the series of bi-annual conferences organised by the Piezo Institute, international not-for-profit organisation established in 2008 by the multidisciplinary EC-funded MIND consortium of academic researchers and leading European companies.

The PIEZO 2015 conference is dedicated to advances in electroactive, particularly piezoceramic, materials and devices. Its aim is to present the latest developments, uses and applications of piezo materials and related technologies both to academic and industrial communities. As a satellite event a workshop on high temperature piezoelectrics will be organised. The 8th edition will be organised by Jožef Stefan Institute and Centre of Excellence NAMASTE, Slovenia.

PIEZO 2015 conference will continue its well established tradition of presenting the latest piezoelectric and multifunctional materials, technologies and devices research and development and of bringing together the international community within the field for discussion and networking. It will include a professional exhibition.

Following the tradition of these conferences of combining science, networking between academia and industry and enjoying the beautiful scenery, the conference will be held in the hotel Bellevue, situated  in the ski-centre Mariborsko Pohorje, at the outskirts of Maribor. This second largest city in Slovenia is located at the crossroads to Graz (Austria), Zagreb (Croatia), and Ljubljana (capital of Slovenia).

The conference will also feature a workshop on high temperature piezoelectric materials and measurement on the 25th January. The workshop, organised jointly with the European Metrology Research Programme project, METCO, will provide in-depth coverage of high temperature piezoelectric measurements including resonance and interferometry, comparison of measurement methods, uncertainties and best practice. It will also cover developments in high temperature piezoelectric materials from research and industry perspectives.

Invited speakers:

  • Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Gunnar Picht, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
  • Eiji Fujii, Panasonic Corporation, Japan
  • Zdravko Kutnjak, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

Important dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline: September 15, 2014
  • Notification of acceptance: October 30, 2014
  • Early registration deadline: November 30, 2014

Contact: Barbara Malic

Email: [email protected]

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