Sym 21  |  Soon-Gil Yoon Functional Thin Films: Processing, Characterization, and Applications
Sym 22  |  Ho Won Jang Photoactive and Catalytic Materials for Solar Fuels
Sym 23  |  Sanjay Mathur Advances in Functional Ceramics for Energy Harvesting and Storage and Production of Solar Fuels
Sym 23 Advances in Functional Ceramics for Energy Harvesting and Storage and Production of Solar Fuels
Organizer Sanjay Mathur University of Cologne, Germany
Co-Organizer Kwang-Ho Kim
Yasuhiro Tachibana
Flavio de Souza
Qiuyun Fu
Ausrine Bartasyte
Tohru Sekino
Daniel Chua
Shazada Ahamad
Busan National University, Korea
RMIT Melbourne, Australia
Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
University Franche-Comte, France
Osaka University, Japan
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Basque Center for Materials, Applications & Nanostructures, Spain
Functional ceramics with intrinsically new and tailored properties are key elements for developing sustainable solutions for energy technologies. Specifically, this symposium will focus on new energy technologies and devices based on inorganic, hybrid and composite materials. Processing of multifunctional ceramics and techniques that offer advanced processing, improved properties, and low-cost/low-temperature synthesis will form a strong focus. Applications related to energy applications such as perovskite materials, batteries, fuel cells, water splitting, and carbon dioxide conversion as well as transparent conductors will be addressed. Challenges in functional ceramics related to the large scale production and integration of functional and structural materials are highly desired. This event will provide an international forum for the presentation of technological advances, and latest research on the state-of-the-art in innovative processing and device applications of functional ceramics to meet the challenges of sustainable energy and environment technologies.

• Functional ceramics including 2D materials and transparent conducting ceramics
• Electrochemical devices for energy conversion and storage (fuel cells, electrolyzers, solid-state batteries, etc.)
• Emerging energy ceramics – Hybrid perovskites for photovoltaics and optoelectronics
• Mechanical energy harvesting - Piezoelectric ceramics and lead-free alternatives 
• Ceramics for artificial photosynthesis, photocatalysis, concentrated solar power, solar hydrogen
• Functional ceramics for energy efficient electronics and for applications in actuators, sensing and autonomous devices.