New ways to determine and describe ceramic dielectrics and piezoelectrics from diffraction and scattering

Jacob Jones

North Carolina State University

Jacob L. Jones is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and University Faculty Scholar at North Carolina State University (NC State), Director of the Analytical Instrumentation Facility, and Director and Principal Investigator of the Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network. Jones’ research interests involve developing structure-property-processing relationships in emerging functional materials, primarily through the use of advanced X-ray and neutron scattering tools. He has published over 200 papers and delivered over 100 invited lectures on these topics since 2004. Jones is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society and has received numerous awards for his research and education activities, including an NSF CAREER award (2007), a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (2009), the IEEE UFFC Ferroelectrics Young Investigator Award (2011), Edward C. Henry “Best Paper” awards in 2010 and 2012 from the Electronics Division of the American Ceramic Society, and several advising awards from the University of Florida and NC State. He currently serves as Vice President for Ferroelectrics in the IEEE UFFC Society. Jones is known for promoting international science and engineering initiatives. He has been Principal Investigator on three NSF awards to provide international research experiences to U.S. students at foreign research laboratories. Using these programs, Jones has enabled over 50 U.S. students to obtain international research experiences overseas and has hosted a multitude of foreign students at U.S. institutions. Jones received his BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from Purdue University. He then completed an international postdoctoral fellowship sponsored by the National Science Foundation jointly at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia and Iowa State University.


The importance of structure-property relationships in materials research cannot be overstated. At the crystallographic level, the structure relates directly to nearly all physical properties ranging from thermal expansion and... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Jacob Jones (North Carolina State University)

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(Micro)structure-property relations


PL-1 » Plenary Session 1 (11:30 - Monday, 9th July, Aula Louis Verhaegen)

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