Dr Ivona Mitrovic
University of Liverpool, Chair of Sustainable Materials and Nanodevices
Dr Mitrovic gained her PhD in electrical engineering and electronics from the University of Liverpool. Her research focus is on setting the agenda for new explorations in the area of emerging technologies, nano- and bio-electronics. Her core research activity has largely been focused on novel materials to facilitate an unprecedented level of scaling of silicon chips; and on nanodevices for terahertz energy harvesting and healthcare applications (in-sole gait sensor). She has a strong interest in building and collaborating with diverse, world-leading interdisciplinary research teams, both in academia and industry.
As the COP26 is drawing to a conclusion, and with it, an ever-greater impetus towards global net zero by 2050, eFutures as a UKRI funded Network+ is offering its support to the cause through the “Electronics for Sustainable Societies” Series. Electronics today is at the cutting edge of technological innovation. As a device physicist myself, I am thrilled to introduce you to the “Sustainable Materials and Devices” forum, that will be held virtually on 10th December 2021, 11am-1pm BST. We are honoured to host some of the finest researchers and internationally leading experts in the field. There will be seven, thought-provoking, cutting-edge 10-minute talks, spanning oxide materials, sustainable polymers and nanocomposites, nanowires for green energy, 2D materials for energy harvesting, phononic nanostructures, wide band gap semiconductors and in particular recent innovations in SiC MOSFET that underpins Tesla cars. These talks will be followed by a round-table panel discussion with all speakers. This would address the broad questions of “What’s Next for Materials and Nanodevices” from a sustainability/net zero point of view.