8th Global Young Investigator Forum | The American Ceramic Society

8th Global Young Investigator Forum

The Global Young Investigators Forum (GYIF) aims to bring together young researchers from around the world by facilitating scientific discussions to promote the exchange of ideas essential to identifying emerging global challenges at the forefront of ceramic science and engineering research. Young researchers, including students, postdoctoral researchers, young professionals and early career faculty are invited to join this event. The GYIF symposium will help establish global cooperation and networking among young scientists and engineers to approach current and future challenges in ceramic science and technology as well as provide GYIF participants a unique forum to showcase their research. A poster session section is also dedicated to the GYIF!

Proposed Session Topics:
  • Frontiers in ceramic materials: Advances and challenges in novel materials design, synthesis, performance, and reliability
  • Ceramic hybrid materials and composites for aerospace, armor, biomedical, electronics, sensors and actuators, energy conversion and storage, photo-catalysis, and environmental applications
  • Advanced ceramics and coatings for structural, energy, environmental and functional applications
  • Nano-ceramics and nano-composites
  • Computational materials prediction and design
  • Novel characterization tools and methods of ceramics and composites
  • Art of scientific communication
  • Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Symposium Organizers
  • Manoj K. Mahapatra, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
  • Giorgia Franchin, University of Padova, Italy
  • Daniele Benetti, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Canada
  • Matthew Appleby, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
  • Kathleen Shugart, UES Inc. at Air Force Research Lab, USA
  • Valerie Wiesner, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
  • Eva Hemmer, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Ken’ichiro Kita, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
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