Focus Polymer Derived Ceramics (PDC) focused workshops and meetings
Goal(s) The purpose of this group is to draw experts and young scientists into a common purpose to benefit intellectually, technologically and socially around this exciting area of scientific endeavor. The TIG will serve as a platform to connect with new research communities from different angles and points of view, both within and outside the United States. We expect fields such as Electronics, Optoelectronics, Energy Storage, Super-Turbines and Advanced Manufacturing to gain a foothold in this community. The Group will organize bi-annual PDC focused workshops and meetings as well as introduce new PDC related symposia at established ACerS conferences. Possible outcomes include books, conference proceedings and peer-reviewed papers in ACerS supported journals and media. The Group will lobby for research funding in the Government and Industry.
Champions Gurpreet Singh, Kansas State University, Peter Kroll, Univ of Texas at Arlington, and Samuel Bernard, Directeur de Recherche CNRS Institut de recherche sur les céramiques (IRCER), France
Participants Kathy Lu, Virginia Tech; Rishi Raj, University of Colorado; Paolo Colombo, University of Padova; Ralf Riedel, TU-Darmstadt; Yigal Blum, SRI International; Gian Domenico Soraru, Università di Trento; Rajendra Bordia, Clemson University; Sanjay Mathur, University of Cologne; Linan An, University of Central Florida; Wayde Schmidt, United Technologies; Samuel Bernard, CNRS-Institute of Research on Ceramics, Limoges; Gabriela Mera, TU Darmstadt; Aitana Tamayo, The Institute of Ceramics and Glass, Spain; Zhaoju Yu, Xiamen University, China; Diletta Sciti, Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramics, (ISTEC), Italy; Alexandra Navrotsky, University of California, Davis; Himanshu Jain, Lehigh University; Elsa Olivetti, MIT; David Marshall, University of Colorado at Boulder; Dachamir Hotza, Federal University of Santa Catarina; Ricardo Machado, Federal University of Santa Catarina; Dong-Pyo Kim, POSTECH University; Ravikumar NV, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras; Günter Motz, University of Bayreuth; Martin Friess, DLR German Aerospace Center; Chrystelle Salameh, University of Montpellier; Phillip Miele, University of Montpellier; Prasad Apte, Harper International; Jared Weaver, GE; Saravanan Arunachalam, Spirit AeroSystems; Richard M Laine, University of Michigan; Ravi Mohan Prasad, The Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, Matthew Dickerson, Air Force Research Lab, Michael K. Cinibulk, Air Force Research Lab
Activities The PDC TIG has been organizing an annual workshop related to National Science Foundation sponsored collaborative projects on PDCs with partners in Europe. Additional details related to annual workshop can be found here:

The workshop is designed to promote face-to-face interactions among PIRE members, and expand the scope of PDC fibers research and education.  There will be no registration fee for PIRE participants. Non-PIRE members will be charged a moderate fee to cover lodging/food etc.  More information will be made available in coming weeks.

To join the Polymer Derived Ceramics TIG, please contact Gurpreet Singh.

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