Short CV/Education and training

  • 1976
    MSc in Civil Engineering in the Technion (Israel)

  • 1980
    PhD in Solid State Science in Penn. State University (USA)

  • 1980 – 1983
    Post-doctoral work at the Universities of Oxford (UK) (Physics) and Geneva (Switzerland) (Chemistry)

  • 1983 – 1989
    Research engineer, then head of lab in R&D institute in Haifa (Israel) (Materials)

  • since 1989
    Director of the Ceramics Laboratory and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering in EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (Switzerland)

Selected publications

  • Gureev M. Y.; Tagantsev A. K.; Setter N. (2011): Head-to-head and tail-to-tail 180 degrees domain walls in an isolated ferroelectric PHYSICAL REVIEW B Vol. 83 184104

  • Wang Jin et al. (2011): Structure Determination and Compositional Modification of Body-Centered Tetragonal PX-Phase Lead Titanate, CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS Vol. 23, pp 2529-2535

  • Igor Stolichnov et al. (2012): Cold-Field Switching in PVDF-TrFE Ferroelectric Polymer Nanomesas, Physics Review Letters Vol. 108, 027603


Selected projects

  • Charged Domain Walls: how to obtain them, what are they, and what are they good for, 2012 – 2015

  • Exploring Mobile Interfaces: Domain Walls as Functional Elements, 2011 – 2015

  • Enabling science learning in high-schools in rural Tanzania, 2009 – 2012

  • Inexpensive Piezoelectric Crystals, 2006 – 2008

  • Piezoelectric Miniaturized Transducers, 1999 – 2001

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Founder and president of the TALENT Foundation, supporting education of talented youth in developing countries.

  • IEEE-UFFC

  • American Ceramics Society

  • Materials Research Society

Additional qualifications

  • Research at my lab concerns the science and technology of functional ceramics focusing on piezoelectric and related materials: ferroelectrics, dielectrics, pyroelectrics and also ferromagnetics. The work includes both fundamental and applied research and spans over various scales from the atoms to the final devices. We emphasize micro- and nano-fabrication technology with ceramics and couple this to theoretical and experimental studies of the functioning of ferroelectrics.


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • Contact with scientists who are participating actively in development of learning and teaching materials for high-schools (or ready to do so)


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