The Third China International Conference on High-Performance Ceramics (CICC-3)

During CICC-2, many participants suggested that the CICC series may be organized as a biennial conference, to meet the increasing requirements for the Chinese scholars to communicate with the world. Therefore, the organizers announced at CICC-2 that the Third China International Conference on High-Performance Ceramics (CICC-3) will be held in November of 2003. However, the conference had to be finally postponed to 2004 due to the spread of "SARS" in the spring of 2003.

CICC-3 was successfully held form May 9 to 12, 2004, at Ming-Wah International Convention Centre, Shenzhen. 498 participants from 23 countries and regions attended the conference to give 540 presentations, including 5 plenary lectures, 29 invited talks.

The Organizers were Graduate School of Tsinghua University at Shenzhen and State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing (Tsinghua University).

The Proceedings of CICC-3 was published as a special issue of of Key Engineering Materials (Vols. 280-283), entitled "High-Performance Ceramics III", in 2004.

Plenary Lectures

  1. "Creation of new materials from non-intuitive composite effects" by Prof. Cewen Nan(Tsinghua University, China)
  2. "Bio-inspired processing of ceramic thin films for device applications" by Prof. K. Koumoto (Nagoya University, Japan)
  3. "Synthesis and properties of nano-host-guest materials by a template method" by Prof. Jianlin Shi (Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, China)
  4. "Colloidal processing of advanced ceramics and composites" by Prof. J.M.F. Ferreira (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
  5. "Development of SHS silicon nitride in LSCPM" by Prof. Changchun Ge (University of Science and Technology Beijing, China)