Ion conducting ceramics are expected to be vital components of an increasingly demanding global energy future.  New technologies ranging from clean energy production to electrical energy storage and chemical separations will require the development of robust, highly functional ion conducting ceramics.  This symposium will bring together researchers from academia, government labs, and industry to discuss critical properties-process-performance relationships central to the effective development of ion conducting ceramics. Presentations and discussions are expected to address technical challenges and insights across a wide range of length scales (atomic to macroscopic), address both cation and anion conductors, and consider a variety of ion conducting materials relevant to a diverse application space.

This symposium welcomes relevant presentations and contributions from experimental work, theory and modeling, and advanced characterization of these technologically interesting and important materials.

Proposed Sessions
  • Influences of synthesis and processing conditions on ion conduction
  • Cation conducting ceramics for energy storage
  • Solid state batteries
  • Oxygen conductors
  • Ionic liquid gating in ceramics
  • Membranes for chemical separations
  • Computational studies in ion-transport ceramics
 Symposium Organizers
confirmed invited speakers
  • Yan-Yan Hu, Florida State University, USA
  • Judith MacManus-Driscoll, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Yue Qi, Michigan State University, USA
  • Shriram Ramanathan, Purdue University, USA
  • Eric Stach, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Maria Sushko, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA