Piezoelectric ceramics are an enabling technology for a variety of devices and products that are important in modern society. There is currently no alternative technology for electromechanical energy conversion that can meet the precision, sensitivity, force and reliability of piezoelectric ceramics. The increase in electronic information systems and industrial automation, along with the electrification of society and a consumer taste for sophisticated gadgets, contributes to further application growth.
The Piezo Institute aims to contribute to miniaturisation and integration of piezoelectric structures into multifunctional devices. New transducers for medical imaging, underwater acoustics and telecommunication systems are improving sensing performance and environmental efficiency. Innovative piezo-based implants for health monitoring and drug delivery improve medical treatments.
The table below illustrates the diversity of current piezoelectric applications.