Advanced ceramic coatings extend lifetime and enable operation of engineering materials in harsh environments. Therefore, research and development in the field of high-performance ceramic coating systems minimizing degradation of materials and components is key to future technologies. Advanced gas turbine engine components made of ceramic matrix composites, intermetallics, or superalloys, promise higher energy efficiency due to increasing operation temperatures. However, the synergistic attack of heat, combustion atmosphere, and inorganic, CMAS-type aerosols is strongly affecting lifetime. Oxidation protection is a key issue for ultra-high temperature ceramics and composites used in reusable spacecraft or hypersonic vehicles. Furthermore, protection of metals against oxidation, corrosion, erosion, and wear by innovative ceramic coatings is also a key technology for many industrial fields of application. Functional ceramic coatings are widely used in electronics and solar power generation.

The symposium addresses processing, microstructure, performance, and durability of ceramic coatings. New materials, innovative processing technologies, advanced characterization methods, and thermodynamic modeling are particularly emphasized. Material scientists and engineers from around the world are invited to present and discuss cutting-edge ceramic coating science and technology.

Proposed sessions

  • Thermal and environmental barrier coatings for CMCs, intermetallics, and alloys
  • CMAS-type degradation of T/EBC: fundamentals, modeling, and mitigation strategies
  • Oxide and non-oxide coatings against oxidation, corrosion, erosion, and wear
  • Multifunctional and smart coating systems
  • Processing (thermal spraying, PVD, CVD, aerosol deposition, sintering)
  • Microstructure-properties relationships
  • Advanced destructive and non-destructive characterization methods
  • Modeling and simulation


  • Peter Mechnich, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany,
  • Douglas E. Wolfe, Pennsylvania State University, USA,
  • Bryan Harder, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
  • Eugene Medvedovski, Endurance Technologies Inc., Canada
  • Elizabeth Opila, University of Virginia, USA
  • Eric H. Jordan, University of Connecticut, USA
  • Robert Vaßen, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
  • Kang N. Lee, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
  • Satoshi Kitaoka, Japan Fine Ceramics Center, Japan
  • Byung-Koog Jang, Kyushu University, Japan
  • David Poerschke, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Ping Xiao, University of Manchester, UK
  • Julin Wan, GE Global Research, USA
  • Yutaka Kagawa, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Rodney W. Trice, Purdue University, USA
  • Uwe Schulz, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
  • Kaylan Wessels, Pratt and Whitney, USA