The Award and Plenary Speakers session kicks off ICACC19 on Monday, January 28, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Make your plans to participate and hear these esteemed speakers.

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2019 Award Speakers


8:50 A.M.

James L. Mueller Award

Dileep Singh, Senior Materials Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory, USA

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Title: Renewable energy: Role of ceramics and composites



9:30 A.M.

Bridge Building Award

Jerzy Lis, Vice Rector of Cooperation and President of the Board of INNO AGH, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

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Title: Processing of complex ceramic materials by rapid high-energy techniques


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2019 Plenary Speakers

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10:40 A.M.
Shunpei Yamazaki

President, Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd., Japan.

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Title: Crystalline Oxide Semiconductor (IGZO Ceramics) -Challenge of crystalline IGZO ceramics to silicon LSI-


11:20 A.M.
Michael J. Cima

David H. Koch professor of engineering, Faculty director of the Lemelson-MIT Program, Associate Dean for Innovation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

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Title: Drug, Device, or Diagnostic? Engineering in a new world of medicine


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1:30 P.M. - Coquina Salon G

Global Young Investigator Award

Wei Ji, Assistant professor, Wuhan University of Technology, China.

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Title: Sintering of advanced ceramics by plastic deformation as dominant mechanism


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NEW!  Engineering Ceramics Division (ECD) Jubilee Global Diversity Award

Every year, three early/mid-career women and minority professionals are selected for the Engineering Ceramics Division’s Jubilee Global Diversity Award and are invited to present at the International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC) in Daytona Beach, FL (annual meeting of the Division). The awardees are encouraged to mentor students and promote society related activities at their institutions.

This award is intended to recognize exceptional early- to mid-career professionals who are women and/or underrepresented minorities (i.e. based on race, ethnicity, nationality and/or geographic location) in the area of ceramic science and engineering.

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1:30 P.M.

Jie Zhang

Institute of Metal Research, China

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Title: Integrated design of ceramic coatings for accident-tolerant fuel cladding in LWRs



2:00 P.M.

Katalin Balázsi

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

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Title: Effect of deposition parameters on cubic TiC and hexagonal Ti phase formation of thin films deposited by magnetron sputtering


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2:30 P.M.

Lisa M. Rueschhoff

Air Force Research Lab, USA

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Title: Nano to bulk scale ceramic processing and structure control for enhanced properties