Sym 11  |  Young-Wook Kim Engineering Ceramics: Processing, Properties, and Applications
Sym 12  |  Walter Krenkel Ceramic Matrix Composites: Design, Development, and Applications
Sym 13  |  Jun Akedo Advanced Ceramic Coatings: Processing, Properties, and Applications
Sym 14  |  Yanchun Zhou Materials for Extreme Environments: Ultrahigh Temperature Ceramics (UHTCs) and Nanolaminated Ternary Ceramics (MAX Phases)
Sym 15  |  Monica Ferraris Joining of Ceramics
Sym 14 Materials for Extreme Environments: Ultrahigh Temperature Ceramics (UHTCs) and Nanolaminated Ternary Ceramics (MAX Phases)
Organizer Yanchun Zhou Aerospace Research Institute of Materials & Processing Technology, China
Co-Organizer Sea-Hoon Lee
Yoshio Sakka
Per Eklund
William G. Fahrenholtz
Luc J Vandeperre
Jon Binner
Korea Institute of Materials Science, Korea
National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
Linköping University, Sweden
Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Imperial College London, UK
University of Birmingham, UK
Ultrahigh temperature ceramics (UHTCs) and nano-laminated ternary carbides and nitrides (MAX phases) are potential materials for use in extreme environments such as scramjet engine components, leading edges and thermal protection systems for hypersonic vehicles, and cladding materials in generation IV nuclear reactors. However, their thermal/chemical stability in extreme environments, the ability to be formed into complex shapes/sharp edges, thermal shock resistance, irradiation resistance, and damage tolerance are all critical challenges limiting near-term industrial applications of these materials. For such extreme environment applications, new advances in understanding of structure-property relationships and improving the performance by designing new composition/composites are needed. These will require development of new approaches for improving the thermal shock resistance, thermochemical stability, damage tolerance and machinability, as well as discovery of new materials to ensure an enormous leap forward in performance. This symposium will focus on design, processing, structure-property relationships, thermal and mechanical properties, oxidation resistance, machining and joining, and stability of UHTCs and MAX phases both from fundamental and application-oriented perspectives.

Proposed Symposium Topics
• New precursors for powders, coatings, and matrix or fibers of composites
• Structure-property relationships of existing systems
• New composition and composites design
• Novel processing methods (bulk, coatings and thin films)
• Novel characterization methods and lifetime assessment
• Methods for improving damage tolerance, oxidation and thermal shock resistance
• New methods for joining and machining of components
• Structural stability under extreme environments (irradiation, ultrahigh temperature)