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G4: Porous Ceramics for Advanced Applications through Innovative Processing

Porous ceramics with various pore scales have been widely utilized in numerous engineering application. This symposium will aim to bring together engineers, researchers and scientists in the area of porous ceramics, carbon and glass, in order to share recent advances in innovative processing routes, characterizations, properties, fluid dynamics, simulation and modeling. Porous components are prepared with wide range of pore size from nano to millimeters, controlled pore volume fraction and tailored pore configurations such as textured or random morphologies, interconnected or closed microstructures, sandwich structured ceramic matrix composites and hierarchical porosities. They are based on various morphologies: monolithic structures with controlled pore size, foams, syntactic foams, honeycombs, fibrous, bio-inspired, membranes, aero-gels and additive manufacturing. Engineering applications can include biomedical applications, energy-related technologies, environmental protection and lightweight structural components.

This symposium will be the ideal show case for the research activities of many groups involved in the processing and applications of porous materials from their design to their application. In addition, research advancement and trends in next-generation porous materials, design, fabrication and characterization will be included.

Proposed Session Topics
  • Processing route and synthesis of porous ceramics
  • Chemical processing of functional porous materials
  • Shape forming, joining and morphology of porous ceramics
  • Additive manufacturing of porous ceramics
  • Porous biomaterials (joint with Bio-4)
  • Micro- or meso-porous ceramics and hierarchical porosities
  • Innovative characterization tools, design, simulation and modeling of porous ceramics
  • Mechanical and thermal properties of porous ceramics
  • Characterization and behavior of porous ceramics
  • Functional properties
  • Manabu Fukushima, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan, manabu-fukushima@aist.go.jp
  • Young-Wook Kim, University of Seoul, South Korea, ywkim@uos.ac.kr
  • Paolo Colombo, Università di Padova, Italy
  • Samuel Bernard, European Institute of Membranes, France
  • Tobias Fey, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
  • Alberto Ortona, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, Switzerland
  • Kay Teraoka, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
  • Jian-feng Yang, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
  • Kouichi Yasuda, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan