Manuel Hinterstein

Dr.-Ing. Manuel Hinterstein

  • KIT - Campus Süd

    Haid-und-Neu Straße 7
    76131 Karlsruhe

Functional Electroceramics

Functional Electroceramics

Professional Experience

  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Applied Materials, Karlsruhe, since 2016.
  • University of New South Wales, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Sydney, Australia, Lecturer, 2013 – 2016.
  • Technische Universität Dresden, Institut für Werkstoffwissenschaft, Dresden, Research Scientist, 2010 – 2013.
  • Deutsches Elektronensynchrotron, Hamburg, Beamline Scientist, 2007 – 2013.
  • Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona, Research Assistant, 2005 – 2007.
  • Technische Universität Darmstadt, Materials Science, Research Assistant, 2003 – 2010.

Research Contributions

My research interests focus on synthesis, characterisation and simulation of advanced electroceramics and related functional materials.

  • Advanced semiconducting ceramics for thermal energy conversion.
  • Additively manufactured ceramics for energy harvesting.
  • Piezoceramics for electromechanical energy conversion.
  • Ceramic materials for solar energy conversion.
  • In situ and in operando characterisation techniques using photons, electrons and neutrons.
  • Detector development for high resolution and time resolved XRD techniques.
  • Multiscale characterisation of piezoceramics.
  • In situ characterisation of lithium ion battery electrode materials.
  • Mechanical behaviour of ionic conductors.
  • Characterisation of energy storage materials.
  • Phase field simulations of domain structures in electroceramics.
  • Domain wall engineering.

Teaching Contributions

  • Texture Analysis (postgraduate)
  • Functional Ceramics (Master)
  • Structure and Phase Analysis (Master)
  • Ceramics Basics (Bachelor)
  • Supervision of Bachelor, Master and PhD theses

Honours, Awards and Memberships

  • Chair of the Max-von-Laue Price committee, German Crystallographic Society, since 2021.
  • Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, Australian Research Council, 2015.
  • Member of the Poster Price committee, European Crystallographic Meetings, since 2015.
  • Young Scientist Award, European Powder Diffraction Conference 2014.
  • Max-von-Laue Price, German Crystallographic Society, 2014.
  • Member of the Program Committee of the European Crystallographic Meeting, since 2014.
  • Feodor Lynen Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 2013.
  • Member of the German Crystallographic Society, since 2009.

Scientific Engagement

  • Project leader sponsoring, Young Investigator Network, 2017 – 2021.
  • Speaker of the Finance Committee, Young Investigator Network, 2016 – 2018.
  • Representative Speaker of the Young Investigator Network, 2018 – 2021.
  • Chair of the Special Interest Group Functional Materials, European Crystallographic Association, since 2018.
  • Co-chair of the Special Interest Group Functional Materials, European Crystallographic Association, 2015 – 2018.
  • Representative of the Special Interest Group Functional Materials, European Crystallographic Association, 2013 – 2015.
  • Chair for microsymposia at national and international conferences, since 2012.
  • Reviewer for project proposals and peer reviewed journal articles, since 2007.

Selected Publications

  1. Menne, D., Lemos da Silva, L., Rotan, M., Glaum, J., Hinterstein, M. & Willenbacher, N.: Giant Functional Properties in Porous Electroceramics through Additive Manufacturing of Capillary Suspensions. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 14, 3027 (2022).

  2. Fan, L., Werner, W., Subotić, S., Schneider, D., Hinterstein, M. & Nestler, B.: Multigrain phase-field simulation in ferroelectrics with phase coexistences: An improved phase-field model. Comput. Mater. Sci. 203, 111056 (2022).

  3. Lemos da Silva, L., Lee, K.-Y., Petrick, S., Etter, M., Schökel, A., Chaves, C. G., Oliveira da Silva, N., Lalitha, K. V., Picht, G., Hoffmann, M. J. & Hinterstein, M.: Uncovering the symmetry of the induced ferroelectric phase transformation in polycrystalline barium titanate. J. Appl. Phys. 130, 234101 (2021).

  4. Seifert, D. U., Li, L., Lee, K.-Y., Hoffmann, M. J., Sinclair, D. C. & Hinterstein, M.: Processing and properties of translucent bismuth sodium titanate ceramics. J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 41, 1221 (2021).

  5. Lee, K.-Y., Shi, X., Kumar, N., Hoffman, M., Etter, M., Winter, J., Silva, L. L. da, Seifert, D. & Hinterstein, M.: The complex structural mechanisms behind strain curves in bismuth sodium titanate–barium titanate. Appl. Phys. Lett. 116, 182902 (2020).

  6. Hinterstein, M., Lee, K.-Y., Glaum, J., Studer, A. J., Hoffman, M. & Hoffmann, M. J.:
    Determining fundamental properties from diffraction: Electric field induced strain and piezoelectric coefficient. Phys. Rev. B 99, 174107 (2019).

  7. Ehrenberg, H., Hinterstein, M., Senyshyn, A. & Fuess, H.: International Tables for Crystallography, vol. H (International Union of Crystallography, 2019).

  8. Eßlinger, S., Neumeister, P., Schönecker, A., Hoffman, M., Studer, A. & Hinterstein, M.: In Situ Neutron Diffraction Studies on Poling of the Hard PZT Ceramic PIC181. Adv. Eng. Mater., 201900159 (2019).

  9. Hinterstein, M., Mgbemere, H. E., Hoelzel, M., Rheinheimer, W., Adabifiroozjaei, E., Koshy, P., Sorrell, C. C. & Hoffman, M.: Influence of microstructure on symmetry determination of piezoceramics. J. Appl. Crystallogr. 51, 670 (2018).

  10. Paterson, A., Nagata, H., Tan, X., Daniels, J. E., Hinterstein, M., Ranjan, R., Groszewicz, P., Jo, W. & Jones, J. L.: Relaxor-Ferroelectric Transitions: Sodium Bismuth Titanate Derivatives. Mater. Res. Bull. 43, 600 (2018).

  11. Acosta, M., Schmitt, L. A., Cazorla, C., Studer, A. J., Zintler, A., Glaum, J., Kleebe, H.-J., Donner, W., Hoffman, M., Roedel, J. & Hinterstein, M.: Piezoelectricity and rotostriction through polar and non-polar coupled instabilities in bismuth-based piezoceramics. Sci. Rep. 6, 28742 (2016).

  12. Hinterstein, M., Hoelzel, M., Rouquette, J., Haines, J., Glaum, J., Kungl, H. & Hoffman, M.: Interplay of strain mechanisms in morphotropic piezoceramics. Acta Mater. 94, 319 (2015).

  13. Hinterstein, M., Schmitt, L. A., Hoelzel, M., Jo, W., Roedel, J., Kleebe, H.-J. & Hoffman, M.: Cyclic electric field response of morphotropic Bi1/2Na1/2TiO3-BaTiO3 piezoceramics. Appl. Phys. Lett. 106, 222904 (2015).

  14. Hinterstein, M., Rouquette, J., Haines, J., Papet, P., Glaum, J., Knapp, M., Eckert, J. & Hoffman, M.: Structural contribution to the ferroelectric fatigue in lead zirconate titanate ceramics. Phys. Rev. B 90, 94113 (2014).

  15. Verheyen, E., Joos, L., Van Havenbergh, K., Breynaert, E., Kasian, N., Gobechiya, E., Houthoofd, K., Martineau, C., Hinterstein, M., Taulelle, F., Van Speybroeck, V., Waroquier, M., Bals, S., Van Tendeloo, G., Kirschhock, C. E. A. & Martens, J. A.: Design of zeolite by inverse sigma transformation. Nat. Mater. 11, 1059 (2012).

  16. Ehrenberg, H., Senyshyn, A., Hinterstein, M. & Fuess, H.: Modern Diffraction Methods 491 (Wiley-VCH, 2013).

  17. Hinterstein, M., Rouquette, J., Haines, J., Papet, P., Knapp, M., Glaum, J. & Fuess, H.: Structural Description of the Macroscopic Piezo- and Ferroelectric Properties of Lead Zirconate Titanate. Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 77602 (2011).

  18. Hinterstein, M., Knapp, M., Hoelzel, M., Jo, W., Cervellino, A., Ehrenberg, H. & Fuess, H.: Field-induced phase transition in Bi1/2Na1/2TiO3 -based lead-free piezoelectric ceramics. J. Appl. Crystallogr. 43, 1314 (2010).