Professor Rondinelli attends and delivers the first invited talk at the 4th Workshop on Complex Oxides-Santorini IV in Porquerolles, France from June 13-17, 2016.

His talk titled “New Tricks from Epitaxial Strain Engineering in Older Complex Oxides” highlighted recent work published by Xue-Zeng, which shows that layered oxides act in unexpected ways when strained. Specifically, that strain can induce a polar-to-nonpolar transition owing to competing anharmonic lattice interactions.