High-performance electroceramics are becoming increasingly important parts of current and emerging technologies in the fields of consumer electronics, data storage, autonomous vehicles, automotive industry, sensors and power generators for the Internet of Things, as well as medical robotics and in-body sensors. Our group is focused on the composition development, processing, microstructure design, and characterization of sustainable advanced electroceramics. Examples include piezoelectrics, (anti)ferroelectrics, dielectrics (see Project list for details).
Jurij Koruza obtained his Ph.D. at the Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, in 2013. His Ph.D. was related to the study of sintering and phase transitions of lead-free piezoelectrics and was carried out at the Electronic Ceramics Department at the Jožef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In 2013 he joined the Department of Materials Science at the TU Darmstadt, Germany, where he was initially a postdoctoral fellow and from 2015 to 2021 Junior leader of the group “Processing of ferroelectrics”, within the group of Professor Jürgen Rödel. His main goals were the development of new non-toxic piezoceramics and the understanding of the mechanisms responsible for the enhancement of electromechanical properties. He obtained his Habilitation at the TU Darmstadt in 2021, researching field-induced phase transitions in ferroics. In September 2021 he joined the Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Materials, TU Graz, as an Assistant Professor and since August 2023 he holds the Associate Professor Priv.-Doz. position in Materials Science.
He is a member of the European and Austrian Ceramic Society (AuCerS/ECerS), American Ceramic Society (ACerS), German Society for Materials Science (DGM), and IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society (IEEE-UFFC). Since 2018 he is a member of the Electroceramics International Committee and since 2022 Editor of the journal Materials Letters.