Synthesis and processing of lead-based and lead-free ferroelectrics: lessons learnt from bulk ceramics and thin-films

Barbara Malic

Jozef Stefan Institute

Prof. dr. Barbara Malič is Head of Electronic Ceramics Department at Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia, and Professor of Chemistry of Materials at Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School. She obtained a PhD in Chemistry and Chemical Technology in the University of Ljubljana. She was a postdoc at EPFL and an Adjunct Professor at the Shizuoka university in Hamamatsu, Japan. In 2013, she became the ehad of the Electronic Ceramics Department at Jožef Stefan Institute in Ljulblana. She is an expert in the synthesis and processing of electroceramics, including lead-based and lead free ferroelectric and piezoelectric ceramics and thin films, electrocaloric materials, tunable ferroelectric thin films for microwave applications, and patterning of solution derived materials for transparent electronics. She is a (co-)author of more than 200 papers, 10 book-chapters and 4 Slovenian patents. She is the recipient of Zois recognition for achievements in research of ferroelectric ceramics and films (2010). She has been active in many European research Consortia and numerous bilateral and national research projects. She is member of many international scientific organisations and takes part in the Physical and Nanosciences Domain Committee of COST ‘Materials’, in the Ferroelectrics Committee IEEE UFFC and she is the Slovenian delegate to the Division on Solid State and Materials Chemistry of the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences and a member of the Council for technical Sciences of the Slovenian Research Agency.


Polycrystalline ferroelectrics: bulk ceramics or thin films, are at the heart of numerous electronic devices that surround us. Their outstanding functional properties stem from contributions on different size-scales, from... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Barbara Malic (Jozef Stefan Institute)

Topic Areas

Synthesis , Processing


PL-3 » Plenary Session 3 (09:00 - Wednesday, 11th July, Aula Louis Verhaegen)

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