The International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC) is the most prominent international meeting in the area of advanced structural and functional ceramics, composites, and other emerging ceramic materials and technologies. This prestigious conference has been organized by the Engineering Ceramics Division (ECD), and The American Ceramic Society since 1977. The 34th ICACC meeting will be held on January 24-29, 2010 in Daytona Beach, Florida and will consist of 11symposia and 4 focused Sessions related to various aspects of advanced ceramics and composites.
The Symposium on Mechanical Behavior and Performance of Engineering Ceramics and Composites, continues to be the cornerstone event, focusing on the underlying fundamentals of processing, microstructure, properties and performance of ceramics and composites. The meeting also includes symposia in the rapidly growing fields of ceramic sciences and technologies, such as Advanced Ceramic Coatings, Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Armor Ceramics, Bioceramics, Nanostructured Materials & Nanotechnology, Advanced Processing & Manufacturing, and Porous Ceramics. These well established symposia provide an open forum for scientists, researchers and engineers from around the world to present and exchange recent advances on various aspects of the related ceramic science and technology. Several common themes and applications can be seen in some of the technological fields and thus joint sessions are planned between the Bioceramics, Nanostructured Materials, and Porous Ceramics symposia in 2010.
There will be three new symposia in 2010. Advances toward the future of efficient electric energy and renewable energy technologies will be explored in the Symposium on Ceramics for Electric Energy Generation, Storage, and Distribution. Thermal Management Materials and Technologies will highlight the associated new materials and technologies, and will attract scientists and engineers in this field. Critical developments in advanced ceramics sensors for various applications will be discussed in Advanced Sensor Technology, Developments and Applications.
Four exciting focused sessions are planned in the 2010 ICACC. One will be devoted to the growing field of Geopolymers and Other Inorganic Polymers. The remaining three focused sessions will join the ICACC for the first time in 2010. We are excited about the focused session on Global Mineral Resources for Strategic and Emerging Technologies, one of the most important issues in our future. Computational Design, Modeling, Simulation and Characterization of Ceramics and Composites will also highlight recent progress of computational methodologies, which potentially can change every aspect of ceramic science and technology. Nanolaminated Ternary Carbides and Nitrides (MAX Phases) will discuss the latest advances in these phases, which currently attract considerable attention.
These symposia and focused sessions are listed in detail in this Call for Papers. The ECD Executive Committee and volunteer organizers hope you will submit an abstract and join us at the 2010 International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites. We assure you that we will work hard to make our conference both beneficial and enjoyable.
See you in Daytona Beach, Florida, January 2010!
2010 Program Chair
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)