This focused session will cover ceramic/carbon reinforced polymer composites used in a wide range of industrial applications including energy, environment, biological, space, transportation, building, and sport. This symposium brings together the technical community to share recent advances in experimental or simulation approaches for fabrication, processing, characterization, properties, and modeling of ceramic and ceramic/carbon reinforced polymers. The role of inorganic phases in composites provide various functionalities such as mechanical, thermal, biological, insulation, electrical, chemical-resistant, and wear properties composed of fillers or fibers from nanometers to millimeters and in textured to random.

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

Proposed sessions

  • Innovative processing of ceramics and ceramic/carbon reinforced polymers
  • Novel process and characterization technology of fiber, filler, matrix, and composites
  • Mechanical behavior—fracture, fatigue, deformation, and machine processing of ceramic/carbon reinforced polymers and composites
  • Big data, informatics, computing, simulation, modeling, and theoretical approaches in ceramic/carbon reinforced polymers and composites
  • Environmental, infrastructure, energy, biological, space, transportation, building, and sport applications
  • Innovation for integration of ceramics and composites
  • The role of composites in multi-material systems
  • Thermoplastics-based composites
  • Composite recycling technology


  • Satoshi Kobayashi, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan,
  • Manabu Fukushima, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan,
  • Kenneth Reifsnider, University of Texas Arlington, USA
  • Scott W Case, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
  • Vladimir Vinogradov, Newcastle University, UK
  • Maria Kashtalyan, University of Aberdeen, UK
  • Joung-Man Park, Gyeongsang National University, South Korea
  • Toshio Ogasawara, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
  • Shinji Ogihara, Tokyo University of Science, Japan
  • Tomohiro Yokozeki, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Takenobu Sakai, Saitama University, Japan