About the Multifunctional Thin Film Group

The Multifunctional Thin Film Group is led by Dr. Jon Ihlefeld at the University of Virginia. We study the process-structure-property relations in thin films, ceramics, and single crystals comprising those that are ferroelectrics, dielectrics, semiconductors, ion conductors, and more. We aim to develop new understanding of how processing affects materials properties and how to leverage this understanding to realize new functionality and unique devices.