ICACC 2023 Award and Plenary Speakers

Monday, January 23

Opening remarks and 2022 best papers awards presentation - 8:30 a.m.

James I. Mueller Memorial Award

Jonathan Salem, Materials Research Engineer in the Ceramic and Polymer Composites Branch, NASA-Glenn Research Center, USA

Title: Testing and design of ceramic structural materials and components at NASA

Read Dr. Salem's bio and abstract here.



ECD Bridge Building Award


Paolo Colombo, Professor of Materials Science and Technology, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padova, Italy

Title: Additive manufacturing of ceramics from liquid feedstocks

Read Prof. Colombo's bio and abstract here.


Plenary Speakers


Rita Baranwal, Chief Technology Officer, Westinghouse Electric Company LLC, USA

Title: Westinghouse fuel innovation leveraging advanced ceramics

Read Dr. Baranwal's bio and abstract here.



Huisuk Yun, Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS) Department Head of Advanced Biomaterials Research, and Professor of Materials Science, University of Science & Technology (UST), Korea

Title: New challenges for ceramic additive manufacturing

Read Prof. Yun's bio and abstract here.


Global Young Investigator Award

Chenxu Wang, Assistant Professor in the School of Physics at the Peking University, China

Title: MAX phases in extreme environments

Read Dr. Wang's bio and abstract here.

Jubilee Global Diversity Award

Valerie Wiesner, NASA Langley Research Center, USA

Title: Materials discovery for lunar dust tolerant applications

Read Dr. Wiesner's bio and abstract here.

Miso Kim, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea

Title: Design and manufacturing of smart materials and structures

Read Dr. Kim's bio and abstract here.

Dong (Lilly) Liu, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Title: Understanding failure mechanisms in advanced ceramic materials at elevated temperatures: From nuclear graphite, TRISO to ceramic-matrix composites

Read Dr. Liu's bio and abstract here.