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Dr. Torsten Granzow obtained a diploma in Physics in 1999 and a PhD in Crystallography in 2003, both from the University of Cologne, Germany. In 2004, he started working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Materials Science at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, where he headed a group on piezoelectric materials and received his habilitation in 2008. In 2012, he transferred to the Public Research Center Gabriel Lippmann, which has been incorporated into the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) in 2015. There, he holds a position as Lead Research Associate in the Department of Materials Research and Technology.
His research interest lies in the area of functional polar oxides, with an emphasis on the dielectric properties, electrooptics, piezoelectricity, photorefractive and other light-induced changes of optical and electrical properties of ferroelectric single crystals and polycrystalline ceramics. Current research projects are focused on mm-wave dielectrics, the influence of local defect structure on the dielectric properties, light-induced charge transport in polar oxides, effects of mechanical stress on photoferroelectric properties and phase structure and anisotropy in new lead-free piezoelectrics.