June 8th, 2009

Nanotechnology, Fuel Cells and Ceramic Armor Sessions Slated for ICACC’08

Published on June 8th, 2009 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

January, 8, 2008

— The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) in conjunction with the ACerS
Engineering Ceramics and Basic Science Divisions are hosting the 32nd
International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and
Composites in Daytona Beach, Florida happening January 27 through
February 1, 2008.

is the leading conference and exposition on advanced ceramics and
composites and includes topical sessions on Nanotechnology, Fuel Cells,
Ceramic Armor and more.  This conference boasts eleven symposia and two
focused sessions comprised of more than 800 technical presentations and
posters discussing the latest advances, applications and successes in
advanced ceramics and composites.

scientists, technologists, engineers and entrepreneurs are expected to
come together to discover and exchange cutting-edge information.  More
than 85 exhibitors showcasing materials, equipment and supplies are
participating in this event.

vibrant growth of this conference continues to benefit both the
advanced ceramics and composites communities. More importantly, these
benefits enrich the lives of those outside our communities and
throughout the general populace,” said Andy Wereszczak, 2008 Program

conference and exposition is designed to be highly interactive and
promote information exchange among scientists, technologists,
engineers, entrepreneurs and exhibitors involved in advanced ceramics.
An application-oriented technical program has been developed which
features presentations on these symposia topics:

• Development
and Applications of Nanostructured Materials – featuring the results of
current basic and applied research with emphasis on methods and
potential commercial applications.

• Solid
Oxide Fuel Cells – discussing recent technical progress on
materials-related aspects of fuel cells and emerging trends in
electrochemical materials, cell/stack fabrication and design, interface
engineering and long-term chemical interactions.

• Ceramic
Armor – continuing the search for novel materials concepts for both
vehicle and body armors, transparent ceramics for impact resistance and
addressing the challenges facing manufacturers.

• Mechanical
Behavior and Structural Design of Ceramic Materials – discussing global
perspective on fatigue, fracture, deformation behavior, and life
prediction of emerging composite and monolithic brittle materials at
the macro and micro scales.

• Thermoelectric
Materials for Power Conversion Applications – covering recent advances
in thermoelectric, thermionic, and thermophotovoltaic materials.

• Bioceramics and Biocomposites – exploring medical applications, physical properties and processing of these materials.

• Advanced
Ceramic Coatings – focusing on recent advances in coating development,
processing, microstructure and property characterization and life

• Advanced
Processing and Manufacturing Technologies – featuring advances in a
variety of non-oxide and oxide-based structural ceramics and
multifunctional materials.

• Porous Ceramics – focusing on processing, characterization, modeling, and properties evaluation.

• Basic
Science of Multifunctional Ceramics – featuring technologies that show
an inherent physical or spatial coupling to an applied physical field
(electrical, thermal, chemical, mechanical, etc.).

• Science
of Ceramic Interfaces: An International Symposium Memorializing Dr.
Rowland M. Cannon – including topics such as grain boundary structure
and chemistry as relates to grain boundary films in ceramics and
fundamental studies of interfaces as they relate to applications such
as solid oxide fuel cells, thin films and structural joints.

• Focused Sessions – special sessions focusing on geopolymers and materials for solid state lighting.

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