The First China International Conference on High-Performance Ceramics (CICC-1)

Considering that rapid development in the field of high-performance ceramics has been achieved in China since 1980s, in early 1997, the Chinese Ceramic Society decided to sponsor an international conference to offer a platform for the presentation, discussion and review of the latest advances in science and technology of high-performance ceramics around the world.

After about two years preparation, the First China International Conference on High-Performance Ceramics (CICC-1) was held in Friendship hotel, Beijing, from October 31 to November 2, 1998. 185 scholars from 19 countries and regions were attracted to the CICC-1 to give 221 presentations. The Conference was organized by State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing (Tsinghua University).

After the Conference, the Proceedings of CICC-1 was published by Tsinghua University Press in 1999.

Plenary Lectures

  1. "Recent advances in ferroelectric sensor and actuator materials and devices" by Prof. L.E. Cross (The Pennsylvania State University,, USA)
  2. "Defects and charge transport in bi-layer ferroelectrics" by Prof. S.M. Smyth (Lehigh University, USA)
  3. "Inorganic materials and materials science: coordinated development with energy and environment for sustainable development " by Prof. Dongsheng Yan (Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, China)