This symposium aims to bring together engineers, technologists and scientists in the area of ceramic (and glass-ceramics) materials containing high volume fractions of porosity, with porosity ranging from nano- to milli-meters. Such structures commonly exhibit cellular and high surface area architectures, and they include foams, honeycombs, fiber networks, connected rods, connected hollow bodies, syntactic foams, bio-inspired structures, micro- & meso-porous materials and aero-gels.
Porous ceramics components are an essential and critical part of numerous structures and devices in various enabling engineering applications. Applications of considerable recent interest include hydrogen and energy-related technologies, environmental technologies, sensors, catalysis supports (photo-catalysis, etc.), water purification, mass separation, and porous matrix fiber composites as well as hot gas filtration. Furthermore, research fields and advancement in emission control applications such as Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) and sorbent for mercury abatement continue to be of particular interests.
Papers are solicited on fundamental and novel aspects of processing, synthesis, characterization, modeling, properties evaluation and applications of wide range of porous ceramics. In addition, advancement in next generation porous ceramics, characterization tools and methods applicable to the understanding of materials and structures are also of interest. A specific session is devoted to Porous Bioceramics, and will be co-organized in conjunction with Symposium 5.
Proposed Session Topics
- Innovations in processing methods & synthesis of porous ceramics
- Structure and properties of porous ceramics
- Modeling and characterization of porous structures
- Mechanical behaviors of porous ceramics
- Novel characterization tools of porous structures
- Micro-porous and meso-porous ceramics
- Porous ceramics for environmental applications
- Porous ceramics for energy applications
- Porous ceramics for biological applications
- Porous ceramics for functional applications
- Porous ceramics for emission control
- Paolo Colombo, Univ. of Padova, Italy
- Sujanto Widjaja, Corning Incorporated, USA
- Yuji Iwamoto, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
- Aldo Boccaccini, Univ. of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
- Thomas R. Watkins, Oak Ridge National Lab, USA
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