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 new processing and fabrication techniques of ceramic materials and systems give us unique properties which cannot be achieved from 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 fiber reinforced and particulate composites, non-oxide and oxide based structural ceramics, 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 also covered.

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, bio-inspired 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
Symposium Organizers
  • Zhengyi Fu, Wuhan University of Technology, China
  • Hisayuki Suematsu, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
  • Tatsuki Ohji, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
  • Enrico Bernardo, University of Padova, Italy
  • Surojit Gupta, University of North Dakota, USA
  • Hyung Sun Kim, Inha University, Korea
  • Haixue Yan, Queen Mary, University of London
  • Jerzy Lis, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Eugene Medvedovski, Endurance Technologies Inc., Canada
  • Lisa Rueschhoff, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
  • Richard D. Sisson, Jr., Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
  • Tohru S. Suzuki, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan
  • Satoshi Tanaka, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
  • Weimin Wang, Wuhan University of Technology, China
  • Yiquan Wu, Alfred University, USA
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