The Fourth China International Conference on High-Performance Ceramics (CICC-4)

Although the CICC-3 was postponed to 2004, the Organizers of CICC decided to held the the Fourth China International Conference on High-Performance Ceramics (CICC-4) in 2005, i.e., 4 years after CICC-2. After one-year preparation, CICC-4 was held from October 23 to 26, 2005, at California Garden Hotel, Chengdu, Sichuan Provide. The Conference was organized by College of Materials Science and Engineering of Sichuan University and State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing (Tsinghua University).

The Conference Secretariat received 1186 abstracts. After being evaluated by the Academic Committee, 922 abstracts were accepted. 976 scholars, come from Japan, Korea, USA, UK, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Italy, Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Singapore, Israel, Turkey, New Zealand, Brazil and China (including Taiwan), attended the Conference. These data make CICC-4 become one of the largest ceramics conference in the world. The organization and the academic quality of the conference were also highly appreciated by the participants.

6 plenary lectures and 59 invited talks were given at the Conference.

During CICC-4, an Outstanding Contribution Awards was set by the Chinese Ceramic Society and gave to the scholars who have made significant contributions to the development of CICC series. 8 scholars wined this awards.

After the Conference, the Proceedings of CICC-4 was published as a special issue of Key Engineering Materials (Vols. 336 ~ 338), entitled "High-Performance Ceramics IV", in 2007.

Plenary Lectures

  1. "Innovations through new ceramic materials and processing: when inventions meet market needs" by Prof. L.J. Gauckler (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  2. "Nano and nanocomposite materials to inspire the future" by Prof. K. Niihara (Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan)
  3. "Bioinspired synthesis of ceramic materials" by Prof. F. Aldinger (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
  4. "Recent advances in R&D for glass manufacturing" by Dr. W. Wolf (The American Ceramic Society, USA)
  5. "Structural and optical ceramics: yesterday, today and tomorrow" by Dr. G.C. Wei (OSRAM Sylvania, USA)
  6. "Bulk thermoelectrics based on skutterudites for power generation applications" by Prof. C. Uher (University of Michigan, USA)

Outstanding Contribution Award

  1. Prof. Jose M.F. FERREIRA (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
  2. Prof. Mao-Qiang LI (China Building Materials Academy, China)
  3. Prof. Kunihito KOUMOTO (Nagoya University, Japan)
  4. Prof. IK-Jin KIM (Hanseo University, Korea)
  5. Dr. Yoshio SAKKA (NIMS, Japan)
  6. Prof. Shi TIAN (Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China)
  7. Prof. Wei-Hsing TUAN (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
  8. Prof. Wen-Cheng J. WEI (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)