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 15 Joining of Ceramics
Organizer Monica Ferraris Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Co-Organizer Weon-Ju Kim
Wei-Ming Guo
Mike Reece
Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Korea
Guangdong University of Technology, China
Queen Mary University of London, UK
The joining of advanced ceramics (and ceramic matrix composites, CMC) is a key enabling technology to innovative and sustainable manufacturing. Lightweight and high performance ceramic structures and CMC based components integrating a large number of functions can be obtained only by combining various elements into a multiā€material structure. Traditional methods used for fabricating multi-material components show limitations when large ceramic or CMC parts with complex shapes are to be joined. These limitations can be overcomed by novel fabrication processes and by new joining materials, together with suitable surface engineering. Such processes are enabling the fabrication and utilization of ceramic and CMC components for high temperature structural applications in energy, environment, transportation, and aerospace. Joining and integration of ceramics and CMC include: adhesives, brazing, glass sealing, diffusion bonding, transient liquid phase bonding, direct bonding and surface engineering prior to bonding. 
Additive layer manufacturing, 3D printing technologies applied to joining of ceramics and CMC, together with reliable methods to test joint strength of joined ceramics and CMC will also be part of this symposium.