Meeting Desciption

Global population growth and tremendous economic development has brought us to the crossroads of long-term sustainability and risk of irreversible changes in the ecosystem—energy efficient and eco-friendly technologies and systems are critically needed for future growth and sustainable development.

While ceramic matrix composites were originally developed to overcome problems associated with the brittle nature of monolithic ceramics, the composites offer energy efficient and eco-friendly applications, including aerospace, ground transportation, and power-generation systems. Many other advanced materials can offer novel solutions, too.

HTCMC 9—in conjunction with GFMAT 2016—took place June 26–July 1st at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel, Toronto, Canada. The joint meeting drew 435 attendees and addressed key issues, challenges, and opportunities in a variety of advanced materials and technologies that are critically needed for sustainable societal development.

Opportunities for networking and discussion

HTCMC-9 and GFMAT 2016’s networking events provided additional opportunities to engage in discussions on the global scale and make lasting business relationships. A Young Professionals Forum and poster sessions were also part of the meeting.


General Chair

  • Mrityunjay Singh, Ohio Aerospace Institute, USA


  • Tatsuki Ohji, Lead Chair, AIST, Japan
  • Greg N. Morscher, Co-chair, University of Akron, USA
  • Shaoming Dong, Co-chair, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

GFMAT 2016

  • Sanjay Mathur, Lead Chair, University of Cologne, Germany
  • Kiyoshi Shimamura, Co-chair, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
  • Mohamed Siaj, Co-chair, University of Québec at Montréal, Canada
HTCMC 9/GFMAT 2016 Meeting Links

Final Program