Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow In-Tae Seo

Research Fellow – Facts

Dr. In-Tae Seo. Photo: Claus Völker
Dr. In-Tae Seo. Photo: Claus Völker

Name: Dr. In-Tae Seo

Age: 29

Area of research:

Lead-Free Ferroelectric Materials

Name of my University / Research Institute: TU Darmstadt / Research Group: Nonmetallic Inorganic Materials (NAW)

Research period at the TU Darmstadt:
November 2015 to October 2017


Questionnaire to the Research Fellow

My field of research is fascinating. To laymen I would explain it in the following comprehensible manner:
My field is “Lead-Free Ferroelectric Materials”, and these materials can replace the lead containing toxic material in many electronic devices.

My most important success in research to date is…
that I could make a clean finish of my previous work (paper) with help the of host group and, during the finishing, get fresh ideas in the new environment. Moreover, I could meet new friendly colleagues and I am very happy to work with them. Finally, I could learn about German society and a little bit of the language and that is a great experience for me.

I’ve chosen the TU Darmstadt…
because this group is the most excellent and leading group in the lead-free ferroelectric field. Moreover, I can strongly connect with my previous major and all of the experimental equipment in this group (measuring, processing and analyzing etc.) is great for me.

Dr. In-Tae Seo with Dr. Till Frömling, Materials Science/Ceramics group. Photo: Claus Völker
Dr. In-Tae Seo with Dr. Till Frömling, Materials Science/Ceramics group. Photo: Claus Völker

If I were a student today, I would…
study much more about not only my major but also the German language.

The perfect balance to a stressful working day is…
sports activity and break time with colleagues.

With the help of my host in Darmstadt I would like to…
become the pioneer in my field and want to study the origin of lead free ferroelectric materials.


Questionnaire for the host

Dr. Till Frömling. Photo: Claus Völker
Dr. Till Frömling. Photo: Claus Völker

Guest of: Dr. Till Frömling

Department: Materials Science/Ceramics group of Professor Dr. Jürgen Rödel

You appreciate in your guest / your guest favourably impressed you by…
that he has not only proven that his research is remarkable for his age, but due to his open-mindedness, he also has become a valued member of the group in a matter of days.

You, your team and the TU Darmstadt benefit from your guest’s…
enthusiasm for research and his team working attitude.