Advanced ceramic coatings extend lifetime or even enable operation of engineering materials in harsh environments. Consequently, the continuous research and development of new high-performance protective coating systems minimizing degradation of materials and components is highly relevant. Advanced gas turbine engine components made of ceramic matrix composites, intermetallics, or superalloys promise higher 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 such as mining or waste treatment. Functional ceramic thin films are used in electronics and solar power generation. The symposium addresses processing, microstructure, performance, and durability of advanced ceramic coating systems. Advanced and new coating compositions, 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 their recent advances in ceramic coating sciences and technologies.

A dedicated session on environmental barrier coatings for ceramic matrix composites will be held in memory of our late colleague Dr. Dongming Zhu (NASA GRC).

Proposed Session Topics
  • Thermal and environmental barrier coatings for CMC, 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

Symposium Organizers
  • Peter Mechnich, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
  • Douglas E. Wolfe, The 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, The University of Connecticut, USA
  • Robert Vaßen, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
  • Kang N. Lee, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
  • Byung-Koog Jang, Kyushu Universtiy, 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
  • Soumendra N. Basu, Boston University, USA
  • Rodney W. Trice, Purdue University, USA
  • Uwe Schulz, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
  • Kaylan Wessels, Pratt and Whitney, USA
  • Yiguang Wang, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
  • Satoshi Kitaoka, Japan Fine Ceramics Center, Japan
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