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Ferroelectrics UK 2020 conference

Our Faculty of Engineering & Design is hosting the Ferroelectrics UK 2020 conference.

We are revising the date of this conference due to Covid-19 and hope to confirm this soon.


Our conference will run from 13 to 14 May 2020 in the UNESCO Heritage City of Bath. Join us to explore the UK’s most recent ferroelectric materials and devices research.

Ferroelectric, piezoelectric and pyroelectric materials are used in a wide range of electronic devices. The market bring in tens of billions of dollars a year worldwide. Applications include:

  • piezoelectric devices (transducers, sensors, filters)
  • microwave communications filters
  • uncooled infra-red detectors and imagers
  • displays and other optical devices
  • memories

They are also used in the rapidly growing field of micro-electro-mechanical devices (MEMS) with emerging new technologies in biomedical engineering.

These devices are used in sectors from automotive engineering to consumer electronics. The UK takes a lead role in developing these applications and this conference provides a platform to showcase the UK's ferroelectric materials and devices research. They've enabled attendees to seek out new materials-related opportunities and share knowledge on the latest developments.

The meetings to date have attracted delegates from the UK, Europe and United States. The last meeting was in 2015 at the National Physical Laboratory. We are looking forward to inviting you to join us for the upcoming conference in Bath in May 2020.


Our two-day conference includes talks from keynote speakers from universities and industry worldwide. You'll learn about the latest research developments in the sector.

Our programme will include presentations and discussions around a number of topics including materials science/engineering, physics, chemistry, and applications of ferroelectric, piezoelectric and pyroelectric materials in bulk and thin film form.

Abstract form

Download our form to submit your abstract by 30 January 2020. Email your abstract to


The Ferroelectrics UK 2020 conference will take place in the UNESCO Heritage City of Bath, located in South West England.

The Roman Baths

Conference venue

The conference will be held at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (BRLSI), a Georgian Grade I listed Greek Revival building designed by John Pinch the younger in 1830.

Reception and dinner venue

Our conference dinner and pre-dinner reception will take place at the Terrace and Reception Hall. The Terrace is a historic venue that overlooks the Great Roman Bath, where guests can enjoy the view of the steaming waters below. The reception will take place in the adjoining reception hall, designed for concerts with a stunning Four Seasons ceiling.

Organising committee and technical advisers

Our committee is organised by Hamideh, James and Laura with technical support and advice from Andrew, Chris and Sandy.

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