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Plenary Speakers

Binner, Jon (UK)
Ikuhara, Yuichi (Japan)
Randall, Clive A. (USA)
Singh, Dileep (USA)

Keynote Speakers
(to be added)

Azuma, M. (Japan)
Bando, Y. (China)
Bell, A.J. (UK)
Bordia, R. (USA)
Ching, W.Y. (USA)
Fahrenholtz, W. (USA)
Geffroy, P.M. (France)
Graule, T. (Switzerland)
Harris, V. (USA)
Hilmas, G. (USA)
Hinoki, T. (Japan)
Ikesue, A. (Japan)
Isao, T. (Japan)
Kim, Y.W. (Korea)
Levy, E. (Germany)
Li, J.G. (Japan)
Liu, J.H. (China)
Luo, J. (USA)
Olevsky, E. (USA)
Reaney, I. (UK)
Reimanis, I.E. (USA)
Riedel, R. (Germany)
Rosei, F. (Canada)
Silvestroni, L. (Italy)
Sun, N.X. (USA)
Szafran, M. (Poland)
Tanemura, S. (Japan)
Tatami, J. (Japan)
Vasylkiv, O. (Japan)
Vassen, R. (Germany)
Wang, You (China)
Weber, W.J. (USA)
Woydt, M. (Germany)
Yamashita, H. (Japan)
Zhang, Y.W. (USA)
Zhu, Y.F. (China)

Plenary lecture
Designing the processing of advanced ceramics and composites to yield the required properties

Jon Binner
University of Birmingham, UK

Professor Jon Binner is the Deputy Head of the Engineering & Physical Sciences College, and Professor of Ceramic Science & Engineering in the School of Metallurgy and Materials, at the University of Birmingham. He took up both of these posts on the 1st January 2014.

He obtained his Bachelors and PhD, both in Ceramic Science & Engineering, from Leeds University in 1981 and 1984 respectively. Since graduating, he has held a series of Faculty positions at the Universities of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Leeds, Nottingham,Brunel and before his current position he was the Dean of the School of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering at Loughborough University. He is a Visiting Professor at both Beijing University of Chemical Technology and Kunming University in China.

Jon has published about 220 research papers, as well as editing or contributing to 19 books, given around 60 keynote, plenary and invited talks at international conferences and holds 7 patents. He has won128 research grants totalling about 16.3M, many have been international in nature. He is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS), the European Ceramic Society (ECerS), the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3) and the Association for Microwave Power in Europe for Research and Education (Ampere).He was the President of the IOM3 from 2012-14 and is currently President-Elect of ECerS. The IOM3 awarded him the Holiday Prize in 1995, the Ivor Jenkins Medal in 2007 and the Verulam Medal & Prize in 2011.

The focus of his research is the generation of both the necessary scientific understanding and the required engineering solutions for the development of processing routes for ceramic materials that display technical and/or financial advantages over existing processes and which yield new or improved materials. Major focuses for his recent work include ultra-high temperature ceramic composites (for which he has recently held a 4.3M research grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, EPSRC, in the UK and is a partner in a current 8M Horizon 2020 project), nanostructured ceramics, ceramic armour and porous ceramics, the latter being commercialised by industry in the 1990s. Some of his research is associated with the defence industry and ranges from developing superior armour materials through to ceramic composites that can withstand temperatures up to nearly 3000oC for the leading edges and other components on vehicles for hypervelocity flight. He has recently started a 2M EPSRC-funded project on understanding the interfaces better in ceramic composites to be used as energy materials.

Invited Speakers
(to be added)

Bai, Y.L. (China)
Biesuz, M. (Italy)
Castano, V.M. (Mexico)
Chen, X.M. (China)
Chan, Y.T. (Taiwan)
Cheon, I.C. (Korea)
Cologna, M. (Germany)
Cooper, V. (USA)
Delaunay, J.J. (Japan)
Dong, F. (China)
Fan, Y.C. (China)
Feng, J. (China)
Fonseca, F.C. (Brazil)
Furuse, H. (Japan)
Hintzen, H.T. (Netherland)
Hong, J.W. (China)
Jeon, J.H. (Korea)
Jeong, S.J. (Korea)
Jo, W. (Korea)
Kim, B.N. (Japan)
Kim, I.W. (Korea)
Kim, M.H. (Korea)
Kita, H. (Japan)
Koruza, J. (Germany)
Kuo, C.H. (Taiwan)
Lee, J.S. (Korea)
Lee, S.H. (Korea)
Lee, Y. (Korea)
Li, J. (China)
Li, J.Q. (China)
Li, Q. (China)
Liao, T. (Australia)
Liu, B. (China)
Lleonart, J.R.M. (Spain)
Lu, H.Y. (China)
Lu, K. (USA)
Ma, Q.L. (Germany)
Masuda, Y. (Japan)
Meng, F.L. (China)
Mimura, K. (Japan)
Mo, Y.F. (USA)
Morita, K. (Japan)
Mortier, M. (France)
Motz, G. (Germany)
Ni, D.W. (China)
Ogla, F. (Germany)
Ong, T.G. (Taiwan)
Peng, C.H. (Taiwan)
Roy, A.L. (Hong Kong)
Serquis, A. (Argentina)
Sheindlin, M. (Russia)
Shih, T.H. (Korea)
Shklover, V. (Switzerland)
Singh, David (USA)
Smeacetto, F. (Italy)
Song, T.K. (Korea)
Soraru, G.D. (Italy)
Tan, X.L. (USA)
Tao, S.Y. (China)
Tsai, C.L. (Germany)
Vandeperre, L. (UK)
Wang, H. (China)
Wang, J.Y. (China)
Wang, K. (China)
Wang, K.Y. (China)
Wang, R.P. (Japan)
Wang, Y.G. (China)
Wu, J.G. (China)
Wu, Y.Q. (USA)
Xiang, H.M. (China)
Xu, K. (China)
Yan, H.X. (UK)
Yang, K.S. (USA)
Yang, W.Y. (China)
Yu, H.J. (China)
Zeng, Q.F. (China)
Zhai, J.W. (China)
Zhang, J.F. (China)
Zhang, J.L. (China)
Zhang, K.B. (China)
Zhang, N. (China)
Zhang, S.J. (Australia)
Zhou, S.M. (China)
Zhou, Y. (Japan)
Zhou, Y.C. (China)
Zhu, J.J. (USA)
Zych, E. (Poland)