Nicole A. Benedek
Nicole A. Benedek is an Assistant Professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Program at The University of Texas at Austin. She holds an undergraduate degree in applied chemistry and a Ph.D. in applied physics and applied chemistry, both from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. After postdoctoral appointments at Imperial College London and Cornell University, she joined the UT faculty in August 2012. Her group works on the fundamental physics and chemistry of ferroelectricity in complex oxides and on the structural basis of the transport properties of oxides.
A predicted class of materials called hyperferroelectrics could prove more stable against the depolarizing internal electric fields known to impede ferroelectricity in thin films.