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Congratulations Huan Tan, new ICMAB PhD graduate!

Doctor Huan Tan from the Ferroelectric Oxide Films for Energy and Memory Devices (FOXEM) Group at ICMAB-CSIC defended her PhD thesis "Piezoelectric response and optical switch of polarization in BaTiO3 and ferroelectric HfO2" on Wednesday, 27 September 2023 at ICMAB. 
13 October 2023
Doctor Huan Tan | ICMAB, CSIC
Doctor Huan Tan | ICMAB, CSIC

The PhD thesis was supervised by Ignasi Fina Martínez, from the FOXEM group, at ICMAB-CSIC.

The PhD Committee that evaluated the Thesis was formed by Dr. Alberto Rivera Calzada, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain (President), Dr. Enric Menéndez Dalmau, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain (Secretary) and Dr. Morgan Trassin, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (Vocal).

Doctor Huan Tan PhD thesis was part of the PhD in Materials Science from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).

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Huan Tan with the PhD committee and supervisor | ICMAB, CSIC

Why did you choose ICMAB for your PhD?

ICMAB provides a wealth of scientific research platforms and cooperation and exchange opportunities, which interests me very much.

How would you explain your research to a non-scientific audience?

Understand macroscopic physical phenomena through the microscopic world.

What are the main applications of your research? Could you give us an example?

Optoelectronic memory devices based on ferroelectric materials.

From the lessons learnt here, which one do you value the most?

Find research that interests you so you can stay motivated

What will you miss the most from ICMAB?

Definitely the people here, they made my PhD life very fulfilling and happy.

How do you think this experience will contribute to your training and to your future?

This will have a profound impact on me. I think I will continue the spirit of scientific exploration I learned at ICMAB.

What are your plans once you finish your PhD? 

I will continue my research activities in the same field.

What do you wish you had known at the beginning of your PhD, that you can recommend to the ones who are starting?

Good cooperation is very important, learn to communicate and share your ideas with others.

Why did you become a scientist? Who have been your role models?

The reason why I want to become a scientist is because it is very interesting to learn about discovering new phenomena and knowledge.

Let us know who are your favourite scientists (man and woman). Why?

Dr. Tu Youyou. She has a profound influence on the development of female researchers in China.

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Huan Tan with her supervisor Ignasi Fina (FOXEM group) | ICMAB, CSIC

Congratulations, Doctor Huan Tan!

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