Special Symposia

Several special symposia will be organized during CICC-10. If you want to attend one of the following special symposia, please submit your abstract directly to ccs-cicc@vip.163.com, the secretariat of CICC-10.

Symposium A: Virtual Materials Design and Ceramic Genome
Symposium B: UHTC & MAX Phase Workshop 2017
Symposium C: Advanced Materials for Next Generation Nuclear Energy
Symposium D: Progress and Challenges in Lead-free Piezoelectrics
Symposium E: 先进陶瓷制备技术与产业化应用 (中文会场)
Symposium F: Geopolymer and Geopolymer Developed Ceramics & Composites



Symposium B
UHTC & MAX Phase Workshop 2017

Ultrahigh temperature ceramics (UHTCs) and nano-laminated ternary carbides and nitrides (MAX phases) are potential materials for use in extreme environments such as scramjet engine components, leading edges and thermal protection systems for hypersonic vehicles, and cladding materials in generation IV nuclear reactors. However, their thermal/chemical stability in extreme environments, the ability to be formed into complex shapes/sharp edges, thermal shock resistance, irradiation resistance, and damage tolerance are all critical challenges limiting near-term industrial applications of these materials. For such extreme environment applications, new advances in the understanding of structure-property relationships and improving the performance by designing new composition/composites are needed. These will require development of new approaches for improving the thermal shock resistance, thermochemical stability, damage tolerance and machinability, as well as discovery of new materials to ensure an enormous leap forward in performance. This symposium will focus on design, processing, structure-property relationships, thermal and mechanical properties, oxidation resistance, machining and joining, and stability of UHTCs and MAX phases both from fundamental and application-oriented perspectives.

Proposed topics
SB1. New precursors for powders, coatings, and matrix or fibers of composites
SB2. Structure-property relationships of existing systems
SB3. New composition and composites design
SB4. Novel processing methods (bulk, coatings and thin films)
SB5. Novel characterization methods and lifetime assessment
SB6. Methods for improving damage tolerance, oxidation and thermal shock resistance
SB7. New methods for joining and machining of components
SB8. Structural stability under extreme environments (irradiation, ultrahigh temperature)

Symposium Organizers
Yanchun Zhou, Aerospace Research Institute of Material & Processing Technology, China
Jon Binner, University of Birmingham, UK
Per Eklund, Link?ping University, Sweden
William G. Fahrenholtz, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Greg Hilmas, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Sea-Hoon Lee, KoreaInstituteof MaterialsScience, Korea
Frederic Monteverde, Institute of Science and Technology of Ceramics-CNR, Italy
Miladin Radovic, Texas A&M University, USA
Thierry Cabioc'h, Université de Poitiers, France
Luc J Vandeperre, Imperial College London, UK
Guo-Jun Zhang, Donghua University, China

Point of Contact
Prof. Yanchun Zhou (yczhou@imr.ac.cn)