The 15th International Symposium on Electrets (ISE) will be held at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA from August 10-13, 2014.
New (July 22): The optional sightseeing tours have been cancelled due to lack of demand. Stay tuned for an update on sightseeing options. In the meantime, please visit www.baltimore.org to plan your visit to Baltimore.
The conference program is now online.
The abstracts will be made available to conference attendees in electronic form on a USB Flash drive. No further submissions are required for ISE 15. However, authors are invited to submit a manuscript to a special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation.
Hotels in Baltimore are filling fast! See here for more information on hotels near the JHU campus.
As of June 27, the Doubletree Inn at the Colonnade still has rooms available at a discounted rate. Follow this link to get the discounted rate at the Doubletree Inn.
Electrets and related phenomena continue to receive much interest both from the fundamental and applied points of views. Charge storage in insulators is crucial for many applications, involves a wide range of materials (organic, inorganic, hybrid, powder, thin & thick films, bulk, porous…) and, hence, is at the frontier of many scientific domains. The ISE is therefore a unique meeting opportunity for scientists and engineers from all over the world working in the field of electrical engineering, materials science and engineering, condensed matter physics and chemistry, and a chance for communicating about recent advances and research and development efforts in these areas. It also provides a forum for in-depth discussions between the most experienced and established scientists and engineers and young researchers.
- Charge (injection/formation, transport, trapping, measurement) related phenomena in dielectrics
- Dielectric and electronical responses of dielectrics under high electric field
- Soft actuators & sensors
- Ferro-/piezo-electric phenomena in polymers and organics/biomaterials
- Applications of organic and polymer based ferro-/piezo-electric materials
- Energy storage in dielectrics and ionic materials
- Electrocaloric and pyroelectric materials
- Electrets for energy harvesting: principle, design, characterization, and applications
- Electrets and functional polymers in organic electronics
- Non-linear electrical & optical effects, photoelectrets
- Electrostatic and dielectric phenomena in life science/bioelectrets
- Electro-electrets: dielectric-elastomer transducers
- Nanoscale characterization of electrostatic, dielectric and electret materials
- Electret and dielectric phenomena in nanoscale structures/configuration
- Dielectric and space charge relaxation in polymers and organics
- Thermally stimulated currents
- Other related topics
|Abstract submission deadline||Apr. 23, 2014|
|Author notification of abstract acceptance||May 1, 2014|
|Presentation type (oral/poster) notification||June 6, 2014|
|Early bird registration deadline (discounted fee)||July 10, 2014|
|Workshop on Dielectric Energy Storage Materials and Devices||Aug. 10, 2014|
|ISE 15 meeting||Aug. 11-13, 2014|
|Manuscript submission deadline to special ISE15 issue of
IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation. See here for submission information.
|Aug. 31, 2014|
|Takeo Furukawa||Tokyo University of Science, Japan||PVDF-based polymers|
|John A. Rogers||Univ. of Illinois/Urbana Champaign||Stretchable electronics|
|James E. West||Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD|
|Zhi-Min Dang||University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China||Composites|
|Tian-Bing Xu||National Institute of Aerospace||Energy Harvesting|
|Qin Chen||General Electric||HVDC|
|Ming Yin||General Electric||Battery-related|
|Shengtao Li||Xi'an Jiaotong University, China||High Voltage Discharge|
|Siegfried Bauer||Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria||Electrets: Long History – Bright Future?|
|François Bauer||Advice in Ferrorelaxor Polymer, France||Relaxor Terpolymer|
|Zhong Lin Wang||Georgia Tech||Energy Harvesting|
|Lei Zhu||Case Western Reserve University||Multilayers|
|Seungtae Choi||University of Ulsan, Korea|
|Axel Mellinger||Central Michigan University||Thermal Polarization Mapping|
|Tsuyoshi Sekitani||Osaka University, Japan||Flexible organic electronics|
|Mitch Thompson||Measurement Specialties|
|Steven Boggs||University of Connecticut||Polymer energy storage (Workshop)|
|Andrew Burke||UC Davis||Supercapacitor characterization
|Michael Wübbenhorst||Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium||Pyroelectric Microscopy|
|Lin Zhang||Auburn University||Percolation Behavior of Dielectric Composites|
|François Henn||Université Montpellier II, France||Cation-Water Dynamics in Nanopores|
|Dmitry Rychkov||University of Potsdam, Germany||Stabilization of Electric Charges on Self-Organized Nano-Islands
|Yuji Suzuki||University of Tokyo, Japan||Energy Harvesting using Electrets (workshop speaker)|
The International Symposium on Electrets is sponsored by the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society and is held every three years in locations around the world. ISE 15 marks the first return of the conference to the United States in 42 years. Previous conference locations include Montpellier, France (ISE 14), Tokyo, Japan (ISE13) and Salvador, Brazil (ISE12). The first conference in this series was held in Chicago in October 1967.