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2nd International Richard M Fulrath Symposium on Frontiers of Ceramics for Sustainable Development



Richard M. Fulrath award was started to honorably promote technical and personal friendships between Japanese and American professional ceramic engineers/scientists and encourage understanding among the diverse cultures surrounding the Pacific Rim. In its more than thirty year history, this award has made major contributions in this area. Over the last few decades, all the Fulrath award winners have made significant contributions to various areas of ceramics for sustainable society. As increasing global population drives to improve their standards of living, the demand for energy, healthcare, housing, transportation, and industrial products also grows rapidly. However, the higher demand and production in all these areas leads to a dramatic increase in the overall consumption of resources and rate of pollution leading to climate change that creates the risk of irreversible changes in ecosystem. New technologies and innovative solutions are required to address these needs. This symposium will address the critical role of advanced ceramic materials and technologies in solving various societal challenges. The technical program will cover wide ranging topics and identify key challenges and opportunities for various ceramic technologies in creating sustainable development.


– Ceramics for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Systems
– Ceramics in Medicine and Human Health
– Ceramics for Sustainable Transportation and Infrastructure
– Role of Advanced Ceramic Technologies in Solving Global Water Problems
– Global Resource Management for Sustainable Development
– Other Emerging Ceramic Technologies


All the Fulrath award winners from Japan and USA, over the last three decades, are invited to make presentations in their specific areas of interest and highlight specific contributions they have made to better the lives of people and promoted the technical exchange and friendships.


Symposium Organizers
Mrityunjay Singh, Ohio Aerospace Institute, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
N. Ichinose, Waseda University, Japan
M. Naito, Osaka University, Japan
Andrew L. Gyekenyesi, Ohio Aerospace Institute, NASA GRC, USA
Y. Imanaka, Fujitsu Corporation, Japan
N. Ohasi, National Institute of Materials Science, Japan
Roger Narayan, North Carolina State University, USA


Points of Contact:
Mrityunjay Singh, (216) 433-8883
N. Ichinose

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