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The OPTOFEM school on Optically Controlled Ferroelectric Memristors goes Online and will be held on 22-23 Oct! Register now!

We announce the ICMAB "summer" school on “Optically Controlled Ferroelectric Memristors" (OPTOFEM 2020) goes Online! The School will finally take place on October, 22-23, 2020, in an online format, due to the current COVID-19. Great and experienced lectureres from around the world will participate. Register now before October 11, 2020 to attend! 

Anna May
16 September 2020

All-optically controlled resistive switching could offer advantages, in terms of energy dissipation and speed, for logic and data storage functions in solid-state devices. Ferroelectrics may constitute a building block of this emerging technology, when integrated in nanometric tunnel devices. The functioning of these devices, from photon absorption to the resistive switching involve a subtle interplay between electronic and optical properties, polarization effects and materials issues.

Objective of the school and target audience

The OPTOFEM 2020 school aims at introducing the scientific knowledge, in a tutorial style, required to contribute to this emerging field. Most reputed scientist active in the field will deliver lectures in a strongly interacting atmosphere.

The school is targeting an audience of PhD fellows and researchers initiating their activity on photoresponse in oxides, with interest on polar materials (ferroelectric), with applications spanning from photovoltaics to resistive switching.


The school will take place on 22-23 October in an online format.

The school will be limited to a maximum of 50 students, selected on the basis of their motivation and recommendation letter provided. Priority will be for PhD fellows and MSc students in the school-related field.

Deadline for registration is October 11, 2020. Registration is through the conference website. 

Invited Lecturers


Josep Fontcuberta and Ignasi Fina
Chairs of OPTOFEM 2020
Laboratory of Multifunctional Oxides and Complex Structures (MULFOX)

For additional information and registration, please refer to the conference webpage: or contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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