The IEEE 17th International Symposium on Electrets (ISE 2019) is taking place this week (Sept. 2-6) at the University of Limerick, as the heart of Ireland’s emerging advanced manufacturing industry. The event is organized by the Modelling Simulation And Innovative Characterisation (MOSAIC) group of the Biomaterials Cluster of Bernal Institute, University of Limerick, Ireland. The conference is sponsored by IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society and supported by European Materials Characterisation Council (EMCC). The conference has also been supported by Analog Devices International.

The IEEE International Symposium on Electrets is the premier conference for the IEEE on electrets. ISE is a unique meeting opportunity for scientists and engineers from all over the world working in the field of electrical engineering, manufacturing and process engineering, materials science and engineering, condensed matter physics and chemistry. It provides a platform for interdisciplinary discussions, debate and dialogues on recent advances in research, development and applications.

This conference brings together world-leading experts in this field from 27 different countries and provides a forum for in-depth engagement and discussions between the most experienced and established scientists, engineers and young researchers.

Invited speakers include Dragan Damjanovic (EPFL, Switzerland), Martijn Kemerink (Linköping University, Sweden), Apostolos Kyritsis (NTUA, Greece), Takeo Furukawa (Kobayasi Institute of Physical Research, Japan), who will be delivering the Bernhard Gross Memorial Lecture during the conference, Reimund Gerhard (University of Potsdam, Germany), Andrei Kholkin (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Dorina Opris (EMPA, Switzerland), Michael Wübbenhorst (Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven, Belgium), Martin Kaltenbrunner (Johannes Kepler University, Austria), Collette Lacabanne (Universite de Toulouse, France), Peng Fang (Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, China), Yuji Suzuki (University of Tokyo, Japan), Tomas Plecenik (Comenius University, Slovakia), Ruy AP Altafim (Univ. Federal Paraiba, Brazil) and Qiming Zhang (Penn State University, USA).

Professor Tofail Syed, Department of Physics and Bernal Institute, University of Limerick and the Chair of this conference expresses his delight in welcoming nearly 90 overseas and 30 national delegates to this conference. “ISE  is the premier conference on electrets for the IEEE, the largest professional organisation in the world”. He commented, “It is for the first time this conference is organised in Ireland. It is an area of growing scientific interest in Irish universities and industry and the conference will stimulate further innovations and breakthroughs related to electrets in Ireland”.

This conference is a fee paying event, and requires pre-registration.  For registration queries, please contact