Engineering ceramics and ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) offer unique combinations of properties that have the potential to fulfill demanding material needs in structural and functional applications, such as those in the aerospace, automotive, energy generation, environment, transportation, optical systems, and microelectronics industries. Globally, significant progress has been made in the material development and manufacturing technologies pertaining to these materials. However, challenges remain with regard to increasing the degree of penetration of these materials into the marketplace. Successful entry of engineering ceramics and composites into the marketplace depends on consistent development of materials with improved properties, thus providing solutions for engineering conditions with special requirements. In addition, the development of novel methods to advance computationally driven materials design and validation of modeled structure/property relationships are needed to accelerate ceramic materials development and lower costs.

This symposium will provide a broader forum for scientists and engineers around the world to present and discuss recent advances and developments in areas of processing, characterization, and applications of engineering ceramics and CMCs.

Proposed sessions

  • Innovative processing routes and synthesis methods
  • Fibers, preforms, interfaces/interphases and matrices
  • Processing-microstructure-mechanical properties correlation
  • Sintering and microstructure control
  • Advanced design, processing and manufacturing of CMCs
  • Fracture mechanics of ceramics and composites
  • Thermal, electrical, and optical properties
  • Environmental effects and thermo-mechanical performance
  • Tribological performance of ceramics and composites
  • Nondestructive evaluations
  • Energy generation and environmental applications
  • Design, reliability, and life prediction modeling of devices and components
  • Novel computational approaches to enhance materials performance and predictability
  • Characterization of damage and failure mechanisms
  • Applications


  • Young-Wook Kim, University of Seoul, Korea,
  • Shaoming Dong, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, China,
  • Ji Yeon Park, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Korea,
  • Amjad Almansour, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA,
  • Junichi Tatami, Yokohama National University, Japan
  • Walter Krenkel, University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • Hagen Klemm, Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems, IKTS, Germany
  • Hua-Tay Lin, Guangdong University of Technology, China
  • Gerard L. Vignoles, University of Bordeaux, France
  • Laifei Cheng, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China