Sebastjan is part of the Ferroic Materials for Transducers (FMT) group, where he leads activities related to processing of ferroic materials. There are three main pillars of his work: a) development of new thin-film materials; b) development of low-cost direct patterning methods; c) development of advanced thin-film applications, such as transparent transducers and energy harvesters. Main synthesis route of interest for Sebastjan is Chemical Solution Deposition coupled with inkjet printing. Functional behaviour of thin-film piezoelectrics is a complex topic, which depends on many parameters, including type of the active material and substrate, processing conditions and nature of the electrodes. To develop new functionalities for tomorrow’s electronics at affordable prices all these interdependent parameters have to be understood and controlled. This requires team with interdisciplinary knowledge ranging from chemistry through physics to device electronics, which is the essence of the FMT team.
Sebastjan Glinsek is Research and Technology Associate at Ferroic Materials for Transducers (FMT) group, Materials Research and Technology Department (MRT), Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST). With a background in Chemical Engineering (MSc at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia), he received his PhD in Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies from Jozef Stefan International Postgraduate School, Slovenia, in 2012. During his PhD studies, he was a research assistant at Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia. From 2012 to 2014 he held a postdoctoral position at Brown University, USA, followed by a research position at CEA-Leti, France, between 2014 and 2016. During this period, he was shortly appointed with IPDiA, France (now Murata Integrated Passive Solutions). His main field of expertise is in processing of thin-film ferro- and piezoelectrics. With experience in academia and industry, he has strong motivation for bridging scientific knowledge with technological innovations. He has published 24 scientific papers, 2 book chapters and gave 2 invited talks at international conferences. He holds 1 international patent (+ 1 pending).