Symposium CA
Advances in Processing Science and Manufacturing of High Performance Ceramics and Composites

Rajendra K. BORDIA, Clemson University, USA (Convener)
Gary L. MESSING, Penn State University, USA
Ralf RIEDEL, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany
Masahiro YOSHIMURA, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Hiroya ABE, Osaka University, Japan
Francis CAMBIER, INS-BCRC, Mons, Belgium
Thierry CHARTIER, University of Limoges, France
Mari-Ann EINARSRUD, Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Norway
Begona FERRARI, CSIC, Instituto de Ceramica y Vidrio, Spain
Olivia GRAEVE, University of California, San Diego, USA
Thomas GRAULE, EMPA, Switzerland
Olivier GUILLON, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany
Masashi HASEGAWA, Nagoya University, Japan
Yoshihiro HIRATA, Kagoshima University, Japan
Junichi HOJO, Kyushu University, Japan
Suk-Joong L. KANG, KAIST, Korea
Frank KERN, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Lisa KLEIN, Rutgers University, USA
Anne LERICHE, Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France, UPFH, France
Christophe MARTIN, CNRS, France
Motohide MATSUDA, Kumamoto University, Japan
Laura MONTANARO, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Guenter MOTZ, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Makio NAITO, Osaka University, Japan
Eugene A. OLEVSKY, San Diego State University, USA
Willi PABST, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic
Wolfgang M. SIGMUND, University of Florida, USA
Yoshiyuki SUGAHARA, Waseda University, Japan
Mikolaj SZAFRAN, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Jef VLEUGELS, KU Leuven, Belgium
Zhaoju YU, Xiamen University, China
Samuel BERNARD, CNRS-University of Limoges, France
Jun FUKUSHIMA, Tohoku University, Japan
Dusan GALUSEK, University of Trencin, Slovakia
Zoilo GONZALEZ GRANADOS, University of Cordoba, Spain
Thomas GRAULE, EMPA, Switzerland
Olivier GUILLON Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany
Suk-Joong L. KANG, KAIST, Korea
Thomas KONEGGER, TU Vienna, Austria
Anne LERICHE, Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France, UPFH, France
Jian LUO, University of California, San Diego, USA
Charles MANIERE, CRISMAT - University of Caen, France
Sylvain MARINEL, CRISMAT - University of Caen, France
Gabriela MERA, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Alexander MICHAELIS, IKTS Fraunhofer, Germany (Keynote Lecture)
Paola PALMERO / Jean-Marc TULLIANI, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Wolfgang RHEINHEIMER, Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, Germany
Ralf RIEDEL, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany
Kirill RYBAKOV, Institute of Applied Physics, RAS, Russia
Vincenzo M. SGLAVO, University of Trento, Italy
Masahiro YOSHIMURA, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
This symposium will highlight recent progress in the processing science and manufacturing of advanced ceramics and composites. Covered are the conventional powder processing routes, and emerging unconventional or novel techniques capable of embodying ceramic materials with unique properties not possible or difficult to be achieved with traditional methods; approaches that may also conceive simplified and/or environmentally benign and energy saving “green” processing cycles. Interest is for dense and porous bulk materials, (nano)particle reinforced/functionalized composites, thick and thin films, laminated and graded structures, hybrid and hierarchical nanostructures. Rational improvements of the conventional methods of powder synthesis, processing and sintering; mechanisms and kinetics involved by novel fabrication techniques; new directions and challenges for the design at atomic/molecular scale of complex high performing, micro-, meso- and macro-structures with optimized properties for desired performance; developments in theory, simulations and testing will be focus areas of interest for this symposium. 
Session Topics

CA-1 Advances in conventional powder processing routes

  1. Powder synthesis and characterization(solid state, solution processes, sol-gel,  hydrothermal, combustion synthesis, mechanosynthesis, laser/microwave/plasma assisted synthesis…; structure, chemistry, morphology, state of aggregation, packing, flowability, sinterability, …)
  2. Colloidal processing (surface chemistry, rheology, agglomerate softening/removal, new surfactant/dispersant systems…)
  3. Shape forming and green body processing and characterization (pressing, injection moulding, slip/tape casting, plastic forming, freeze and gel casting, additive free forming, large/ complex shape components, debinding processes, computer-aided processing, modelling and simulation of forming processes…)
  4. Sintering and related processes (free and constrained sintering, pressure assisted, atmosphere-controlled  sintering, interface phenomena, simulation of sintering and interface dynamics, nano/microstructure control, structure/property relationships…)
  5. Innovations in manufacturing (novel approaches for energy efficiency and environmental compatibility, transitions from laboratory to factory, case studies of industrial practice)

CA-2 Solution-based processing of functional materials

(nanoparticles, fibres, thin/thick films, membranes, aerogels; nanocomposites, hybrid structures, structural and functional characterization in view of  specific applications)

CA-3 Polymer-derived ceramics

(novel preceramic polymers systems,  conversion mechanisms, innovative processing for precursor-derived ceramics, composites, hybrid materials, fibres, coatings, foams; structural and functional characterization, modelling of materials, processes and functions)

CA-4 Microwave processing

(microwave-material interactions, temperature control during processing, non-contact temperature sensing,  microwave assisted synthesis, melting, coating, joining, theory  and modelling of processes, hybrid processes, scale-up, structural and functional characterization of materials)

CA-5 Novel sintering approaches - Spark Plasma, Flash Sintering, Cold Sintering, Laser Sintering

(mechanisms and control of SPS, FS and CS, modelling and simulation of electrical field and flash-activated densification, hybrid techniques, sintering dynamics, pressure and solvent effects, phase constitution and crystallization, materials properties…)

CA-6 Additive manufacturing

(laser-based  processes, LOM, fused deposition modelling, stereolithography, direct writing….; multimaterial processing, 4D printing…)

CA-7 Other special processing routes

(ultra-high pressure and shock synthesis and compaction, microgravitational processing, directional solidification from eutectics, controlled crystallization from undercooled glasses i.e. the glass ceramic route…..)

Focused Session CA-9
Bio-inspired and Bio-enabled Processing

Focused Session CA-10
Functionally Inorganic Graded Materials

Focused Session CA-11
SHS Ceramics

Focused Session CA-12
Ceramic Joining: From Macro- to Nano-length Scales


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