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Symposia in 2016

  • 2016 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Tours, France, September 18-21, 2016
  • 2016 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, May 9-12, 2016
  • ISAF/ECAPD/PFM Conference 2016, Darmstadt, Germany, August 22-25, 2016

Information on Symposia later than 2016 is given on Symposia page

2016 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS)
Convention Center Vinci, Tours, France
September 18-21, 2016

2016 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
May 9-12, 2016

2016 Joint IEEE International Symposium on the Applications of Ferroelectrics, European Conference on Applications of Polar Dielectrics & Workshop on Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (ISAF/ECAPD/PFM)
Darmstadt, Germany
August 21-25, 2016

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IEEE-UFFC Society Awards
(contributed by Andrei Kholkin)

Ferroelectrics awards were given at the 2016 IEEE UFFC Symposium. Jon F. Ihlefeld received the Ferroelectrics Young Investigator Award, Jürgen Rödel received the Ferroelectrics Recognition Award and Susan Trolier-McKinstry received the Robert E. Newnham Ferroelectrics Award. Read More

(Posted 23 September 2016)

Jon F. Ihlefeld, Jürgen Rödel, and Susan Trolier-McKinstry
(Left to right): Jon F. Ihlefeld, Jürgen Rödel, and Susan Trolier-McKinstry

Submission to Publication for IEEE Transactions on UFFC is ever becoming more efficient
(Contributed by Steven Freear)

If you submit a paper today to IEEE UFFC Transactions, how long before it will be published in IEEE Xplore? Streamlining of the review and publication processes have led to further reductions in the submission to publication delay. Median submission to publication time is now 16.9 weeks (3.3 weeks less than in the 4th quarter of 2015)! For friendly comparison - IEEE-wide, during the 1st quarter of 2016, the median submission to publication delay was 28.8 weeks. Read More

(Posted 23 September 2016)

Newly Elected IEEE UFFC-S AdCom Members for 2017-2019
(Contributed by Jian-yu Lu)

From an excellent list of candidates representing all three major technical areas of UFFC-S, four new AdCom members have been elected for a three-year term (2017-2019) to serve the UFFC society. Read More

(Posted 23 September 2016)

Paul Reynolds, Jacob L. Jones, Dana Weinstein, Barbara Malic
(Left to right): Paul Reynolds (Ultrasonics), Jacob L. Jones (Ferroelectrics), Dana Weinstein (Frequency Control), Barbara Malic (Ferroelectrics area)

2016 IEEE International Symposium on the Applications of Ferroelectrics
(Contributed by Xiaoli TAN, ISAF Newsletter Editor)

August 21-25 2016, the IEEE International Symposium on the Applications of Ferroelectrics was jointly held with the European Conference on Applications of Polar Dielectrics and the Workshop on Piezoresponse Force Microscopy in Darmstadt, Germany. Read More

(Posted 23 September 2016)

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Student Activities at ISAF/ECAPD/PFM 2016
(Contributed by Yumei Wang, Junior Student Representative)

Bringing along the newest ideas, students from all over the world attended the 2016 Joint IEEE International Symposium on the Applications of Ferroelectrics, the European Conference on Applications of Polar Dielectrics, and Workshop on Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (ISAF/ECAPD/PFM) in Darmstadt, Germany from August 21-25, 2016. Read More

(Posted 23 September 2016)

Students at the early stage get-together

WIE Event at 2016 IFCS

The Women in Engineering (WIE) of the UFFC Society organized a special networking and social hour event at the 2016 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium in New Orleans. View more details and photos.

(Posted 18 August 2016)

Early Ferroelectricity History

Two new items have been added to the Topics in Ferroelectrics (History Page): First use of the term "ferroelectricity" by Erwin Schrödinger and a chapter by R.E. Newnham, L.E. Cross, H. Megaw, W. Cook, Jr., N. Coda, and W. Buessem from a Japanese book " Kyoui no Chitabari".

(Posted 11 August 2016)

A Greeting from the IEEE UFFC Society President, Dr. Clark Nguyen

Clark Nguyen

Greetings on behalf of the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society (UFFC-S) and welcome to our website. We hope you will find this website informative and will take advantage of the educational, professional, and social resources it makes available on the major topics spearheaded by our society.

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UFFC-S Administrative Committee Votes to Oppose the Proposed IEEE Constitutional Amendment

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June 26, 2017—The IEEE elections will start on August 15. Among other things, the ballot will contain a proposed amendment to the IEEE Constitution on which IEEE members will be asked to vote.

The Administrative Committee (Adcom) of the Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society (UFFC-S) has recently voted to oppose the proposed amendment to the IEEE Constitution, citing as reasons that the amendment...

  • Would enable a small group to take control of IEEE,
  • Would move vital parts of the constitution to the bylaws - which will be subject to change by a small group, on short notice,
  • Would transfer power from about 400,000 members to a possibly small group of insiders,
  • Would remove regional representation from the Board of Directors thereby making it possible that no Asian, European, Latin American or Canadian representatives will be on the Board of Directors,
  • Would remove technical activities representation from the Board of Directors thereby making it possible for a small group of administrators and professional managers to take control of IEEE.

Adcom members further suggest that the proposed benefits of the amendment do not outweigh its risks and that existing IEEE constitution offers alternative, less complex ways of accomplishing the intended improvements, while maintaining members at the core of the decision making process.

Whether or not UFFC-S members agree with the above, all are urged to study the proposed Constitutional amendment and exercise the right to vote and be heard.

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Special Notice

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Achievement Award and Distinguished Service Award with a deadline of January 15, 2017