The Global Young Investigators Forum (GYIF) aims to bring together students, postdoctoral researchers, young professionals, and early career faculty from around the world to showcase their research and promote scientific discussions to identify and tackle emerging global challenges at the forefront of ceramic science and engineering research. The GYIF dedicated symposium and poster session are a platform to support networking among young professionals, fostering global cooperation to approach current and future challenges in ceramic science and technology. The Global Young Investigator Award laureate will deliver the opening keynote lecture of the symposium. All GYIF participants will be invited to attend a private luncheon hosted by the president of The American Ceramic Society. The American Ceramic Society also will provide complimentary student registration for a select number of eligible students GYIF presenters.

Proposed Session Topics:

  • Novel ceramic processing methods and synthesis routes, including new precursors for functional ceramics
  • Additive manufacturing of ceramics and ceramic-based composites
  • Advanced ceramics and coatings for structural, environmental and functional applications
  • Computational materials prediction and design
  • Nondestructive testing (NDT) for investigation of ceramics and composites
  • Novel characterization tools of ceramics and composites
  • Advanced and nanostructured materials: ceramic sensors and actuators, energy generation, saving and storage, catalysis, functional surfaces, and biomedical applications
  • Careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), including building collaborative networks and research projects, as well as diversity and sustainability in the field of ceramics