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

8:50 a.m.; Coquina Salon D/E

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

9:30 a.m.; Coquina Salon D/E


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

10:40 a.m.; Coquina Salon D/E


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.



11:20 a.m.; Coquina Salon D/E

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

1:30 p.m.; Coquina Salon C

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

1:30 - 3:40 p.m.

Coquina Salon H

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.

Valerie Wiesner, NASA Langley Research Center, USA

Title: Materials discovery for lunar dust tolerant applications

Read Dr. Wiesner's bio and abstract here.