This focused session will cover the general field of green and sustainable technologies with emphasis on waste derived ceramics, as well as new developments of environmental technologies and ceramic/carbon reinforced polymer composites utilized in wide range of industrial applications, including energy, environment, biological, space, transportation, building, and sport. This symposium aims to bring together the technical community to share recent advances in experimental or simulation approaches for the fabrication, processing, characterization, properties, and modeling of ceramic, ceramic/carbon reinforced polymers and recycled materials. The session of green technologies focuses on the fundamental research regarding waste derived materials science and technologies including solidification/stabilization, combustion, pyrolysis, hydrometallurgy, pyrometallurgy, mechanical processing, and sintering. In the session of ceramic/carbon reinforced polymer, the role of inorganic phases in the composites or in recycled materials can provide various functionalities such as mechanical, thermal, biological, insulation, electric, chemical-resistant, and wear properties, composed of fillers or fibers from the nanometers to millimeters, and in textured to random.

This focused session will be the ideal showcase for the research activities of many groups involved in the development of ceramic/carbon reinforced polymers and composites, and their recycling technologies, including, but not limited to the areas of ceramics, plastics, their interface chemistry, mechanics, modeling and simulation, and engineering application.

Proposed session topics
  • Innovative processing of ceramics and ceramic/carbon reinforced polymers to minimize energy utilization, recycling, and reduction of processing waste
  • Ceramics production from ceramic, plastic, metallic, and natural wastes
  • Novel process and characterization technology of fiber, filler, matrix, composites, and their reused or recycled materials
  • Mechanical behavior—fracture, fatigue, deformation, and machine processing of ceramic/carbon reinforced polymers and composites and various waste derived materials
  • Big data, informatics, computing, simulation, modeling, and theoretical approaches in green technology and ceramic/carbon reinforced polymers and composites recycling
  • Environmental, infrastructure, energy, biological, space, transportation, building, and sport applications
  • Innovation for integration of ceramics and composites
  • Circular economy and climate change associated with ceramic and composite materials

 Symposium Organizers
  • Manoj K. Mahapatra, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA,
  • Satoshi Kobayashi, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
  • Henry A. Colorado, Universidad de Antioquia UdeA, Medellin, Colombia
  • Manabu Fukushima, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
  • Jorge Barcena, Tecnalia Research and Innovation, Spain
  • Enrico Bernardo, University of Padova, Italy
  • Surojit Gupta, University of North Dakota, USA
  • Seiichi Nomura, The University Texas at Arlington, USA
  • Marino Quaresimin, University of Padova, Italy
  • Takenobu Sakai, Saitama University, Japan
  • Federico Smeacetto, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Carlos Mauricio F. Vieira, Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense, Brazil
  • Vladimir Vinogradov, Newcastle University, UK
  • Tomohiro Yokozaki, The University of Tokyo
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