Call for papers

With your participation we look forward to discussing the most important issues in the field of advanced ceramics for gaining new knowledge and for identifying future trends in ceramic science and industry.

Abstracts can be submitted for oral and poster presentations no later than December 22, 2020.

Conference topics

S1) Synthesis and ceramic processing

This symposium will focus on the whole processing chain of ceramic components including pre-processing steps, e.g. granulation, feedstock or slurry preparation, filament drawing, etc., shaping methods, and subsequent debinding and sintering. Special focus is laid on Additive Manufacturing technologies as stand-alone shaping methods or in combination with other processes for development of hybrid components. Beside single-material parts, multi-material approaches for functionalization of components are welcome. The symposium will provide an international forum for scientists, engineers and technologists to discuss and exchange ideas. Advanced characterization methods associated with processing and synthesis are also eligible. We welcome people from industry, academia, research centers and laboratories to share how their forefront research can help addressing technological challenges faced by the industry and especially the issues linked to process reliability.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Preparation of powders
  • Preparation of granulates, feedstocks, suspensions, inks, pastes, and filaments
  • Novel shaping methods: shaping of ceramic suspensions, soft chemistry and sol-gel, gel casting, ice-templating, temperature-induced forming, direct foaming
  • Additive manufacturing and hybridization technologies: new feedstock materials and innovative methods for the production of AM ceramic parts/components with enhanced reliability, functionality and performance, including multi-material systems, multi-scale architectures and smart materials, hybrid manufacturing technologies
  • Digitalization, process monitoring and control, characterization technologies and data mining for every step in the ceramic process chain, data handling, data processing, data evaluation
  • Advanced and conventional sintering processes including cold sintering
  • Process monitoring and control, characterization technologies and data mining for every step in the ceramic process chain, data handling, data processing, data evaluation

Symposium organizing committee

  • Dr. Mathias Herrmann (Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, Germany)
  • Dr. Tassilo Moritz (Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, Germany)
  • Dr. Manfred Fries (Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, Germany)
  • Uwe Scheithauer (Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, Germany)

S2) Modeling, characterization and digitalization of materials and processes

More information on this topic will be published soon.

Symposium organizing committee

  • Dr. Christian Wunderlich (Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, Germany)
  • Dr. Mathias Herrmann (Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, Germany)
  • Prof. Silke H. Christiansen (Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, Germany)
  • Dr. Peter Neumeister (Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, Germany)

S3) Structural ceramics / Ceramic coatings / Porous ceramics

Based on processes of high reliability and robustness, the use of ceramics in structural applications, even in larger dimensions and complex and complicated shapes, are gaining more and more interest. New applications as well as the need for increased reliability in the existing ones have stimulated the pursuit of new materials with improved properties. Alumina, zirconia, silicon nitride, silicon carbide or other structural ceramics can be fabricated by various processes with high accuracy for applications in mechanical engineering or for niches from aerospace to subsea technology. Functionalized coatings, transparent components as well as porous and cellular ceramic materials and components are essential in many applications. Filters, adsorbers, catalyst carriers and coatings, heat exchange and storage, sensors and lightweight structural components are key components for the processing industry.

A prerequisite for these progresses in upscaling and complexness is the knowledge about the processing/microstructure/property relationships as well as an accurate process control. The aim of this symposium is to highlight the newest achievements on the design, development and manufacture and application oriented testing of structural ceramics, coatings and porous/cellular ceramics. New applications in the field of tribology, energy conversion, optical measurement, engines and others are discussed in combination with the material’s properties and process parameters.

Symposium organizing committee

  • Dr.-Ing. Michael Zins (Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, Germany)
  • Dipl.-Krist. Jörg Adler (Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, Germany)
  • Dr.-Ing. Sabine Begand (Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, Germany)
  • Christian Berger (Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, Germany)

S4) HT materials / Refractories / Composites

Structural ceramics, composites and refractories are strategic materials in a wide range of fields, from the basic industries of material and energy production to automotive, aerospace and medical applications.

The main requirements are enhanced mechanical and thermo-physical properties and chemical inertness under demanding conditions. New applications as well as the need for increased reliability in the existing ones have stimulated the pursuit of new materials with improved properties.

In general, key properties are strength, reliability and crack growth resistance in abrasive or corrosive environments at high and variable temperatures. The symposium aims to bring together materials science and engineering scientists and technologists for discussing the main challenges for advanced structural ceramics, composites and refractories.

The symposium will deal with a wide range of advanced structural ceramics, composites and refractories, such as: oxide ceramics, non-oxide ceramics, ceramics and composites for ultra-high temperature applications, monolithic and layered composites and coatings, bioinspired microstructures, nanostructured ceramics and composites, thermal barrier coatings, ceramics for machining, oxide-carbon refractories, castables.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Microstructural design
  • Advanced processing and its relationship with microstructural development
  • Machining, joining and near-net shaping
  • Mechanical properties and fractography
  • Processing-microstructure-properties-performance in use relationships
  • Thermo-mechanical and tribological behavior at room and high temperature
  • Corrosion/ablation/oxidation testing and analysis
  • Self-healing capability
  • Applications

Symposium organizing committee

  • Prof. Christos Aneziris (TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany)
  • Prof. Walter Krenkel (University of Bayreuth, Germany)
  • Dr. Hagen Klemm (Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, Germany)
  • Prof. Csaba Balazsi (Hungarian Acadamy of Science and Technology, Hungary)
  • Prof. Monica Ferraris (Polytecnico di Torino, Italy)
  • Prof. Dietmar Koch (Universität Augsburg, Germany)
  • Prof. Victor Pandolfelli (Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil)
  • Prof. Jacques Poirier (Université Orléans, France)
  • Prof. Pavol Sajgalik (Slowak Acadamy of Sciences, Slovakia)
  • Dr. Diletta Sciti (ISTEC-CNR, Italy)
  • Prof. Gerard Vignoles (Université de Bordeaux, France)

 

S5) Ceramics for energy and environmental technology / Membranes

Topics like climate change, environmental protection, availability of raw materials and cycling economy are gaining more and more importance and public awareness. Ceramic materials and technologies contribute to reduce or even master these global challenges. They offer potential for higher efficiency in power generation, clean power generation from renewables, efficient energy conversion and storage, treatment and recycling of water, cleaning of exhaust gases and efficient separation in chemical process engineering.

The symposium addresses recent progress in materials, components, systems and application of ceramics for energy and environmental technology. We encourage you to submit papers in particular but not exclusively to the following topics:

  • Ceramics for power generation
    • High-temperature coatings
    • Ceramic matrix composites
    • Materials for nuclear fission and fusion reactors
  • Ceramics for energy storage
    • Batteries for mobile and stationary storage of electricity
    • Materials and systems for heat storage
  • Ceramics for energy conversion
    • Solid oxide fuel cells
    • Molten carbonate fuel cells
    • Solid oxide electrolysis cells
    • Photovoltaics, photosynthesis
    • Concentrated solar power
    • Thermoelectrics
  • Ceramic filters and membranes
    • Micro-, ultra-, nanofiltration membranes for water treatment and OSN
    • Gas separation membranes (microporous membranes, ion conductors, mixed conductors)
    • Pervaporation and vapor permeation membranes
    • Membranes for membrane distillation, membrane extraction
    • Membrane reactors

Symposium organizing committee

  • Dr. Burkhardt Faßauer (Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, Germany)
  • Dr. Mihails Kusnezoff (Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, Germany)
  • Prof. Michael Stelter (Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, Germany)
  • Prof. Ingolf Voigt (Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, Germany)
  • Dr. Mareike Wolter (Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, Germany)

S6) Functional ceramics

This symposium will cover functional single-phase or multi-phase ceramics and single crystals as well as all aspects of their manufacturing, processing, properties characterization, modeling and application. A particular focus will be laid on novel and environmentally friendly materials and processes, as well as in-situ characterization techniques. The symposium will  concentrate on three strategic areas: electrical, optical, and magnetic applications (materials for energy applications will be considered in Symposium 5).

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conductors and resistors (semiconductors, superconductors, magnetoresistors, piezotronics)
  • Dielectrics (capacitor materials, microwave dielectrics, LTCC, high-temperature dielectrics)
  • Ferroelectrics, pyroelectrics and piezoelectrics (lead-containing and lead-free, high-temperature piezoelectrics, electrocalorics)
  • Active transparent ceramics (phosphors, scintillators, Q-switches and laser gain-media)
  • Hard and soft magnetic, magnetostrictive and magnetocaloric ceramic or single-crystal materials
  • Coupled phenomena (multiferroics, electromagnetic wave absorption materials)
  • Simulation
  • Characterization of properties
  • Sintering, chemical interactions and ageing

Symposium organizing committee

  • Dr. Uwe Partsch (Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, Germany)
  • Dr.-Ing. Holger Neubert (Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, Germany)
  • Dr. Mihails Kusnezoff (Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, Germany)

S7) Ceramics and glasses for healthcare, Bioceramics

The requirements for materials, processes and parts for the next generation of dental and orthopedic ceramic and glass implants, bone substitutes and scaffolds, biosensors with glass or ceramic components and associated technologies have increased dramatically in recent years. This is driven on the one hand by the expectations of society and patients and on the other hand by newly developed manufacturing processes, new regulations and our new scientific understanding of the interaction between these materials and living materials. Multidisciplinary research in the field of ceramics and glasses have a synergic effect with the rapid developments of related areas, e.g., tissue engineering, nanotechnology, drug delivery, sensors, smart materials, and structures. The symposium will cover ceramic- and glass-based materials relevant for various healthcare sectors, with particular attention to implants, substitutes, protein-, cell- and tissue-interaction with ceramics and glasses, medical applications and personalized therapies. The symposium will particularly focus on classical and new ceramic implant materials, innovative nanoparticles, bioactive ceramics, as well as on new concepts and approaches for the design and production of 3D biomimetic devices. The symposium will also focus on smart materials enabling remote activation of specific functions, such as drug delivery, imaging, diagnosis and targeted local therapies. Additive manufacturing processes are experiencing an increasing interest in the manufacture of individual implants, which can be expected to show a better integrability into living tissue through customized dimensions and surface structures. Also coating processes of metal implants with bioactive glasses and glass ceramics are of interest, as they are also expected to improve the ingrowth behavior. In vitro and in vivo studies of advanced ceramic- and glass-based devices are also a topic of great interest in the symposium. The scope of the symposium is to bring together researchers and engineers from all over the world to a multidisciplinary discussion of recent scientific developments and applications of ceramics and glasses in medicine and to gain innovative ideas and strategic development for next generation ceramics and glasses for healthcare applications.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Alumina- and zirconia-based silicon nitride ceramics
  • Calcium phosphates
  • Bioactive ceramics, glasses and composites
  • Material for bone and dental regeneration
  • Functional bioactive nanoparticles
  • Reinforced bioceramics for load-bearing applications
  • Injectable biomaterials
  • Functionalization methods
  • Drug delivery systems
  • Mechanical and biological testing and characterization
  • New processes for 3D bioceramic and -glasses fabrication

Symposium organizing committee

  • Dr. Jörg Opitz (Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, Germany)
  • Dr. Sabine Begand (Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, Germany)
  • Dr. Juliane Spohn (Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, Germany)
  • Dr. Jochen Schilm (Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, Germany)
  • Prof. Jérôme Chevalier (INSA Lyon, France )
  • Prof. Giuseppe Pezzotti (Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Prof. Corrado Piconi (University of Roma, Italy)
  • Prof. Michael Gelinsky (TU Dresden, Germany)
  • Prof. Edgar Zanotto (Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil)
  • Prof. Aldo Boccacini (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Institute of Biomaterials, Germany)
  • Robert G. Hill (Queen Mary, University of London, UK)
  • Dr. Thomas Hanke (TU Dresden, Germany)
  • Prof. Rainer Bader (Universitätsmedizin Rostock, Germany)
  • Prof. Delia Brauer (Friedrich Schiller University Jena FSU, Germany)
  • Prof. Georg Matziolis (Friedrich Schiller University Jena FSU, Germany)
  • Prof. Hans-Peter Wiesmann (TU Dresden, Germany)

S8) Silicate ceramics, Art + Design

More information on this topic will be published soon.

S9) ACERS/ECERS summit

More information on this topic will be published soon.