The Global Young Investigator Forum brings together young researchers from around the world to facilitate scientific discussions and promote exchange of ideas essential to identifying emerging global challenges at the forefront of ceramic science and engineering research. Young researchers, including students, postdoctoral researchers, young professionals, and early career faculty are invited to join this event. The symposium provides a platform for attendees to facilitate global cooperation and networking, discuss current and future challenges in ceramic science and technology, and showcase their research. A poster session section is also planned.

The Global Young Investigator Award laureate will deliver the opening keynote lecture.

Proposed sessions

  • Frontiers in ceramic chemistry and physics: new precursors for functional ceramics, ceramics and catalysis, functional surfaces
  • Advanced ceramics and coatings for structural, environmental, and functional applications
  • Novel ceramic processing methods and synthesis routes
  • Ceramic additive manufacturing
  • Non-destructive testing for investigation of ceramics and composites
  • Computational materials prediction and design
  • Novel characterization tools of ceramics and composites
  • Advanced and nanostructured materials: ceramic sensors and actuators, energy generation, saving and storage, photo-catalysis, and biomedical applications
  • Careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
  • The art of failing: strategies for young or future professionals to overcome difficult periods in their careers


  • Daniele Benetti, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Canada,
  • Kaline P. Furlan, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany,
  • Andrew Rosenberger, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, USA,
  • Theresa Davey, Tohoku University, Japan,
  • Yuki Nakashima, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan,
  • Rebekah Webster, University of Virginia, USA
  • Matthew P. Appleby, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
  • Giorgia Franchin, University of Padova, Italy
  • William Costakis, Purdue University, USA