Emerging Opportunities for Ceramic Science and Engineering
Tuesday, October 27
Session Description: New and improved ceramic materials are enabling scientists and engineers to develop important new energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly applications and technologies. This all-invited session explores current and emerging opportunities for ceramic materials and technologies. The session starts with reports from the winners of ACerS Corporate Environmental Achievement and ACerS Corporate Technical Awards. These presentations cover a company’s success in reducing an environment problem with ceramic filters and a new and potentially revolutionary battery technology that was made possible by the development of new ceramics. Two other talks in the session focus on high-performance materials, including thermoelectric materials, that contribute to environment-friendly and energy-efficient devices and systems for vehicles. The final two presentations discuss opportunities for luminescent and optical ceramics to be used in various applications pushing the limits of efficiency and the prospect of transforming medicine by using ceramic scaffolds for tissue engineering.
- ACerS Corporate Environmental Achievement Award Presentation – SELEE CS-X™: Development of a Phosphate-free Reticulated Ceramic Foam Filter for Aluminum Cast Houses, Dr. Rudolph Olson, Manager of Research and Development, SELEE Corporation
- ACerS Corporate Technical Achievement Award – Nanophosphate™ Lithium Ion Battery Technology, Yet-Ming Chiang, Founder, A123 Systems, Professor of Ceramics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Design of Ceramic Processing for Designed Microstructure and Functional Properties, Toshihiko TANI, Toyota Research Institute of North America
- Opportunities and Challenges for Automotive Thermoelectric Applications, Jihui Yang, GM R&D Center
- Ceramic Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering, Antoni P. Tomsia, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Make your plans to participate in this exciting materials conference with outstanding ceramic materials programming.