Piezoelectric materials and composites and also the devices based on them have found wide applications in the modern technologies. This new book drives the reader from the concepts and ideas in this scientific area to theoretical, model and experimental results obtained some internationally recognised research teams. It is a collection of seven comprehensive overview papers prepared by leading scientists in Russia in order to collect the involved expertise in the area of novel piezoelectric materials, composites and devices and also methods of their investigation.
DrSc Ivan A Parinov received the MSc in Mechanics from the Rostov State University, Mechanics and Mathematics Department in 1978 (Rostov-on-Don, Russia), the PhD in Physics and Mathematics from the Rostov State University in 1990 and the DrSc in Techniques from the South-Russian State Technical University in 2008. He is Corresponding Member of Russian Engineering Academy (2014) He is working in the Vorovich Mathematics, Mechanics and Computer Sciences Institute of the Southern Federal University (former Rostov State University) from 1978. Today, he is Chief Research Fellow. He has head in 1993-2015 the Research Grants and Programs from Soros Foundation, Collaboration for Basic Science and Education (COBASE, USA), Russian Foundation for Basic Research (10 grants), Russian Ministry for Science and Education (7 grants and scientific proposals). He has published above 260 scientific-technical publications among them 18 monographs (in particular, 9 books with Nova Science Publishers and 3 books published with Springer). He has 10 Russian and Soviet patents and 3 certificates on Russian state registration of programs for computer. DrSc Ivan A. Parinov is reviewer of Zentralblatt fur Mathematik (Germany) and Mathematical Reviews (USA) from 1994 (around 450 reviews), review papers of journal SOP Transactions on Theoretical Physics (Scientific Online Publishing) from 2013. He was INTAS expert (2004), FP-7 expert (2010), ERA.NET RUS expert (2011, 2015).