Conference Topics

The Conference welcomes papers covering anyone of the branches of the science and technology in the field of high-performance ceramics. When you submit an abstract to the Conference, please select a topic code form the following list for your abstract. If you cannot find an appropriate topic in this list, please give your abstract a special code of Z0. 

Several special symposia will also be organized during CICC-10.

Session A: Advanced processing and manufacturing technologies

A1. Advanced powder synthesis and processing
A2. Polymer-based processing
A3. Large scale / complicated shape processing
A4. Field-assisted sintering and related phenomenon at high temperatures
A5. Advanced composite manufacturing technologies, hybrid processes
A6. Additive manufacturing and 3-D printing technologies
A7. Joining, integration, machining, repair and refurbishment technologies

Session B: Ceramics and composites for structural applications

B1. Oxide ceramics and composites: processing, microstructure and properties
B2. Non-oxide ceramics and composites: processing, microstructure and properties
B3. MAX phases and their composites
B4: Environmental effects of ceramics and composites
B5. Machining of engineering ceramics and composites
B6. Cements, refractories and silicate ceramics
B7. Glasses and glass-ceramics for structural applications
B8. Diamond and super hard materials

Session C: Electronic ceramics and their applications

C1. Multiferroic and magnetic materials
C2. Ferroelectric, relaxor materials and their applications
C3. Lead-free piezoelectrics: design, MPB and PPT
C4. Mixing conductors, transparent conductors and superconductors
C5. Microwave dielectrics, ceramic integration, packaging
C6. Electroceramic sensors
C7. Electro-optical and photonic ceramics

Session D: Bioceramics and Biocomposites

D1. Bio-synthetic interfaces and tissue-material interfaces
D2. Bioactive and resorbable ceramics
D3. Bio-inspired and biomimetic ceramics
D4. Ceramics for drug and gene delivery
D5. Medical and dental applications of bioceramics
D6. In-vitro and In-vivo characterization of bioceramics
D7. Mechanical properties of bioceramics

Session E: Porous ceramics: novel development and applications

E1. Synthesis and processing method of porous ceramics
E2. Structure and properties of porous ceramics
E3. Mirco-porous and meso-porous ceramics
E4. Ceramic membranes
E5. Ceramics with hierarchical porosity
E6. Porous ceramics for environmental, energy, biological and functional applications
E7. New characterization tools for porous structures

Session F: Materials for energy conversion and rechargeable energy storage

F1. Thermoelectric materials for energy harvesting
F2. Materials for thermionic and thermovoltaic applications
F3. Inorganic solar cell materials
F4. Advanced anode and cathode materials for lithium/sodium ion batteries
F5. Solid electrolytes for batteries
F6. Ceramics for capacitive energy storage (supercapacitors)
F7. Other energy-related materials

Session G: Ceramic coatings for structural and functional applications

G1. Thermal and environmental barrier coatings
G2. Coatings to resist CMAS, oxidation, corrosion, wear and erosion
G3. Advanced coating component systems for extreme environments
G4. Functionally graded coatings and materials
G5. Advanced coating processing methods and modeling
G6. Advanced testing and nondestructive evaluation methodologies
G7. Interface phenomena, adhesion and functional coating properties
G8. Multi-scale modeling of coating properties and life prediction

Session H: Crystalline materials for electrical, optical and medical applications

H1. Semiconductors for LED/LD, power device and sensor
H2. Optical materials for laser, nonlinear optics, optical isolator and phosphors
H3. Scintillators for X-ray, gamma-ray and neutron detection
H4. Piezo, ferro, and magneto-electric materials
H5. Transparent ceramics, laser ceramics and infrared ceramics
H6. Luminescent materials, fluorescence materials, phosphors

Session I: Nanostructured materials and nanotechnology

I1. Nanotubes, nanorods , nanowires and other one-dimensional structures
I2. Synthesis, functionalization and assembly of metal oxides nanomaterials
I3. Metal oxides nanostructures for chemical and biological sensors
I4. Nanomaterials for photocatalysis, solar cells and thermoelectrics
I5. Innovative techniques for characterization and manipulation of nanostructures

Session J: Graphene and other 2-D materials

J1. Synthesis of graphene and other 2-D materials
J2. Surface chemistry and surface functionalization
J3. Structural, electrical, mechanical and optical characterization
J4. Electronics, biomedical, energy and sensing applications
J5. Electronic band structure and transport theory of 2-D crystals
J6. General properties of 2-D-layered oxides, nitrides and sulfides
J7. New physical and chemical properties of 2-D materials