Matt Dawber is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University. He has held this position since 2008, after completing his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge, UK, in 2003, and postdoctoral work at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. All of which is very far from his original home town of Sydney, Australia. Matt’s research involves ferroelectric materials, mostly as thin films, with a current focus on artificially layered ferroelectric superlattices.
New experiments on an organic ferroelectric verify that its electric polarization is driven primarily by an electron shift, rather than the ion shift that characterizes most other ferroelectrics.