Congress Theme

This meeting has a rich history, evolving from the first International Symposium on Integrated Ferroelectrics (held in 1987). Its scope has broadened over time (and the name has been changed as a result), so that now ISIF seeks to offer a vibrant forum for researchers and engineers involved in all kinds of functional materials to discuss their latest results and ideas. Both fundamental science and applications of functional materials are explored in the symposium. Topics for the ISIF 2019 meeting will include:

  • Materials for Energy
  • Sensors and Transducers
  • Memory and Data Storage
  • Fundamentals and Applications for Hafnia and Related Oxides
  • Multiferroics
  • Novel Topologies and Domain Walls
  • Complex Heterostructures and Superlattices
  • Advances in Characterisation of Functional Materials
  • Materials Theory
  • Photonics and Phononics
  • Materials in Medicine
  • Spintronics
  • Functional Ceramics and their Applications

The symposium has previously been organized in England, Korea, Japan, the USA, Singapore and India. This will be the first time it has been held in Ireland.

Why attend?

ISIF is one of the most important functional materials conferences on the global circuit. Its size and scope are sufficiently large that delegates are guaranteed to be exposed to new ideas in materials research, development and integration; equally, it is sufficiently focused that the techniques, language and the overall sense of purpose across different themes will be familiar, so that meaningful exchanges of ideas and insights can readily occur. Its location in 2019 in Ireland should help create an atmosphere for relaxed communication in both the formal and informal parts of the meeting.