High-performance ceramic coating systems extend lifetime and enable operation of engineered materials in harsh environments. Advanced gas turbine engine components made of ceramic matrix composites, intermetallics, or superalloys promise higher energy efficiency due to increasing operation temperatures. Advanced thermal and environmental barrier coatings are mandatory to protect components against the synergistic attack of heat, combustion atmosphere, and inorganic, CMAS-type aerosols. Oxidation protection is a key issue for ultrahigh-temperature ceramics and composites used in reusable spacecraft or hypersonic vehicles. Protection of structural materials against oxidation, corrosion, erosion, and wear by innovative ceramic coatings is also a key technology for many industrial applications. Functional ceramic coatings are essential for many renewable energy applications.

The symposium addresses processing, microstructure, performance, and durability of advanced 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 Topics

  • Thermal and environmental barrier coatings for CMC, intermetallics, and alloys
  • CMAS-type degradation of T/EBC: Fundamentals, modeling, and mitigation strategies
  • Ceramic coatings for protection against oxidation, corrosion, erosion, and wear
  • Ceramic coatings for renewable energy applications
  • Processing of ceramic coatings (thermal spraying, PVD, CVD, aerosol deposition, sintering)
  • Microstructure-properties relationships
  • Advanced destructive and nondestructive characterization methods
  • Modeling and simulation


  • Peter Mechnich, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany, peter.mechnich@dlr.de
  • Douglas E. Wolfe, Pennsylvania State University, USA, dew125@arl.psu.edu
  • Jie Zhang, Institute of Metal Research, CAS, China, jiezhang@imr.ac.cn
  • 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