The properties and performance of structural and multifunctional materials largely depend on their processing and manufacturing routes. Manufacturing processes carefully designed with sufficient understanding of forming/sintering behaviors lead to reliable performance of components and products of large size and complex shapes. On the other hand, recently developed processing and fabrication techniques of ceramic materials and systems give us unique properties that cannot be achieved using the conventional routes.

The aim of this international symposium is to discuss global advances in the research and development of advanced processing and manufacturing technologies for a wide variety of non-oxide and oxide based structural ceramics, fiber reinforced and particulate composites, and multifunctional materials, as well as their components and devices. Current advances and state-of-the-art in various eco-friendly processing approaches will be covered as well.

Proposed Session Topics

  • Novel forming/sintering technologies, near-net shaping
  • Rapid prototyping, patterning, templates and self-assembly
  • Advanced composite manufacturing technologies, hybrid processes
  • Microwave processing, SPS, flash sintering
  • Advanced powder synthesis and processing
  • Aqueous synthesis, colloidal processing, bioinspired synthesis and processing
  • Polymer-based processing
  • Design-oriented manufacturing and processing
  • Joining, integration, machining, repair, and refurbishment technologies
  • Green manufacturing, global environmental issues and standards


  • Young-Wook Kim, University of Seoul, South Korea,
  • Hisayuki Suematsu, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan,
  • Tatsuki Ohji, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan,
  • Valentina Casalegno, Politecnico di Torino, Italy,
  • Weimin Wang, Wuhan University of Technology, China
  • Enrico Bernardo, University of Padova, Italy
  • Surojit Gupta, University of North Dakota, USA
  • Eugene Medvedovski, Endurance Technologies Inc., Canada
  • Tohru S. Suzuki, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan
  • Yiquan Wu, Alfred University, USA
  • Chang-Jun Bae, Korea Institute of Materials Science, South Korea
  • Satoshi Tanaka, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
  • Manuel Belmonte, Institute of Ceramics and Glass (ICV-CSIC), Spain
  • You Zhou, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
  • Kyu Hyoung Lee, Yonsei University, South Korea
  • Csaba Balazsi, Centre for Energy Research, Hungary
  • Jochen Schilm, Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische Technologien und Systeme IKTS