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Plenary Speakers

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

Keynote Speakers
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Plenary lecture
Cold sintering: systems, mechanisms, applications, opportunities, and challenges

Clive A. Randall
Penn State University, USA

Clive A. Randall is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Director of the Materials Research Institute at The Pennsylvania State University. He received a B.Sc. with Honors in Physics in 1983 from the University of East Anglia (UK), and a Ph.D. in Experimental Physics from the University of Essex (UK) in 1987. He was Director for the Center for Dielectric Studies 1997-2013, and Co-Director of the Center for Dielectrics and Piezoelectrics 2013-2015, still serving as Technical Advisor. He has authored/co-authored over 450 technical papers(18,000 citations H-index 72) and holds 15patents (with 1 pending) in the field of electroceramics. His research interests are in the area of discovery, processing, material physics, and compositional design of functional materials; with different processing and characterization methods. Prof. Randall has received a number of awards from various societies, including the American Ceramic Society Fulrath Award, Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, Academician of the World Academy of Ceramics; Spriggs Phase Equilibria Award; Friedberg Lecture at the American Ceramic Society; Edward C. Henry Best Paper of the Year from the American Ceramics Society Electronics Division (2012 and 2017),IEEE UFFC-S Ferroelectrics Recognition Award, Robertson Breakthrough of the Year Award (College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Penn State University, 2017).

Invited Speakers
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