ICMAB-CSIC, Bellaterra, October 22-23, 2020

Thank you!

The OPTOFEM 2020 School is over! Thank you to all the lecturers, registered participants, chairs, and organizing and support team for making it possible.

The School counted with more than 85 participants from 18 countries around the world, 60 % PhD researchers, 33 % Postdoctoral researchers and 7 % Master and Undergraduate students. The 7 lecturers did a great job in explaining in a clear way all the topics of the school, and the participants were very active in terms of attendance and asking questions.

Videos of the lectures

A link to the videos of the recorded lectures will be provided to the registered participants at the end of November 2020.

Certificate of attendance

We will provide a Certificate of Attendance to those participants who respond correctly (> 75 %) a short questionnaire about the school topics that will be available at this website from 27 October to 1 November 2020. The questionnaire will also count with some questions to know your feedback about the school. Your opinion is important for us to keep improving in the organization of further events. Please write your name and affiliation on the questionnaire as you want it to appear on the Certificate. The certificate will be sent to the participants during the first week of November 2020.


We invite you to the ICMAB summer school on “Optically Controlled Ferroelectric Memristors” OPTOFEM2020

The school, which will be online, will take place on October 22-23, 2020, and is organized by researchers from the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC).

 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.

Prof. Josep Fontcuberta and Dr. Ignasi Fina


Objective of the school

This school aims at introducing the scientific knowledge, in a tutorial style, required to contribute to this emerging field


Target audience

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