Multi-Scale Mechanics and Physics of Ferroelectric Materials and Multi-Energy Harvesting/Environmental Monitering
The aim of the project is to employ computer simulations to clarify complex microstructure-electromechanical property correlations from cryogenic to high temperatures in novel nanostructured materials based on lead-free ferroelectric ceramics. Potential applications of such materials will include multi-energy (e.g. vibration, temperature) harvesting and IoT-based mobile services. New ferroelectric thin flexible films and inorganic-organic hybrids will be designed, fabricated, and characterized in terms of their mechanical, electrical, and other functional properties. The project will also involve some experimental studies.