Environmental protection is one of the most important issues to conserve natural resources and the existing natural environment and, where possible, to repair damage and reverse trends. Due to pressures of overconsumption, population growth, and technology, the biophysical environment is being degraded, sometimes permanently. Most importantly, clean air and water are vital to our health, economic prosperity, and the environment. Historically, many ceramic materials to obtain clean water and air have been developed.

This symposium brings together the technical community to share recent advances in the general understanding or methodologies pertaining to forming, characterizing, modeling, and engineering of ceramic materials regarding clean air and water. These types of ceramics can be based on various morphologies including, but not limited to, powder, membranes, fibers, films, some photocatalysts, composite materials, and applications.

This symposium will foster knowledge sharing and networking for technological leaders within industry, national institutions, and academia involved in processing and applications of ceramics for enabling environmental protection, including, but not limited to, areas of ceramics, chemistry, mechanics, fluid dynamics, modeling and simulation, and application engineering.

Proposed sessions

  • Innovative processing route and synthesis of ceramics for environmental protection
  • Properties of ceramics for environmental protection
  • Ceramic materials for water purification
  • Ceramic materials for air purification
  • Photocatalytic ceramics for environmental protection
  • Ceramic membranes for water purification or air purification
  • Ceramic-based sensors for environmental pollutant detection


  • Toshihiro Ishikawa, Tokyo University of Science, Yamaguchi (Sanyo-Onoda City University), Japan, ishikawa@rs.socu.ac.jp
  • Qi Li, Southwest Jiaotong University, China, qiliuiuc@swjtu.edu.cn
  • Dionysios D. Dionysiou, University of Cincinnati, USA
  • Yongfa Zhu, Tsinghua University, China
    Weichang Hao, Beihang University, China
    Fan Dong, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
    Chun-Hong Kuo, Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, China
  • Hiromi Yamashita, Osaka University, Japan
  • Richard L. Valentine, University of Iowa, USA
  • Edward S. Zhang, Griffith University, Australia