With the rise of science and technology, there is a trend toward the expanding importance of ceramics, which not only resist thermal and chemical stability but also possess a wide variety of functions. However, seeking new functions is now routine, and development of safe and secure advanced ceramics for the next generation is necessary for environmental conservation.

This symposium will cover a variety of topics related to novel and environmentally conscious ceramics. Topics for discussion include advanced functional ceramics such as environmental catalysts, semiconductors, porous materials, chemical sensors, optical materials such as mercury-free lamps (light emitting diodes), environmentally friendly pigments, and recovery and recycling of rare metals, critical materials, etc.

Proposed sessions

  • Ion-conducting ceramics
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and CO abatement
  • Low temperature methane oxidation
  • Diesel particulate filters
  • Automotive ceramic sensors
  • Semiconductor materials for p-n junction diode
  • Phosphors and optical ceramics for light emitting diodes (LEDs)
  • Environmentally friendly pigments
  • Recovery and recycling of rare metals
  • Critical materials


  • Nobuhito Imanaka, Osaka University, Japan, imanaka@chem.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp
  • Taek-Soo Kim, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, Korea
  • Kazuyoshi Ogasawara, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
  • Satoshi Wada, University of Yamanashi, Japan
  • Hiroshi Masumoto, Tohoku University, Japan
  • Shu Yin, Tohoku University, Japan