#2 Functional Oxide Thin Films for Advanced Energy and Information Technology Conference

5 - 8 March 2016, Cancun, Mexico

Following the success of the first OTF conference in Chicago, which took place in July 2014 we are delighted to be organising a second series.

Complex oxide thin films are finding applications in a wide range of energy and information technologies, including electron and ion conductors, photovoltaics, thermoelectrics, dielectrics, and resistive switching. Irrespective of whether single thin films or more sophisticated multilayered systems are employed, each of these technologies requires a thorough knowledge of the oxide physicochemical properties, its interactions with the environment and the role of interface/boundary effects that might stem between film and substrate, layers with different compositions or even simply from the grain boundaries. Whilst depending on the technology area the key properties might be different, many of the materials optimization strategies may be common. Therefore, we believe that the discussion between diverse and even complementary researchers communities can be extremely beneficial for a better understanding of the crucial aspects that need to be address to improve materials properties. The purpose of this meeting is hence to foster the exchange of ideas between the relevant energy and information themes with the overall aim of sparking extensive discussions of the advances that materials physics and chemistry can make in thin film applications.

Key Sessions

Batteries and supercapacitors
Fuel cells
Ionic and electronic conductors
Heterostructures and interfaces
Resistive switching
Oxide electrochemistry

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Albert Tarancón (Catalonia Institute for Energy Research-IREC)
Jennifer L.M. Rupp (ETH Zurich)
Ho Nyung Lee (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
William Chueh (Stanford University)
Monica Burriel (University of Grenoble)
Nina Balke (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
Nini Pryds (Technical University of Denmark)
Stephen Skinner (Imperial College London)
Rotraut Merkle (Max Planck Institute)
Shriram Ramanathan (Harvard University)

Target Audience

Any scientist with a background in chemistry, physics, material science (or related fields) who is actively working in the field of oxide thin films.

2016 OTF Poster Prize

The conference chairs will be awarding 3 poster prizes for the best poster display and presentation. To be in with a chance of winning, submit your poster by 04 January 2016. The winners will be selected shortly after the Poster Session and the following prizes will be awarded. 1st Place $350, 2nd Place $250, 3rd Place $150.
Fiesta Americana Condesa

Fiesta Americana Condesa, Blvd.Kukulkán km 16.5 Zona Hotelera, Cancun, 77500, Mexico

Organised by
Scientific Organisers Dr. Dario Marrocchelli (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Dr. Dillon Fong (Argonne National Laboratory) Dr. Giuliano Gregori (Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research)
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