Sym 04  |  Chang-Jun Bae Novel, Green, and Strategic Processing and Manufacturing Technologies
Sym 05  |  Ralf Riedel Polymer Derived Ceramics and Composites
Sym 06  |  Paolo Colombo Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics and Associated Hybrid Printing Technologies
Sym 07  |  Makio Naito Advanced Powder Processing and Manufacturing Technologies
Sym 08  |  Eugene A. Olevsky Sintering and Related Phenomena, and Processing of Materials using SPS
Sym 09  |  Tobias Fey Porous Ceramics – Characterization, Developments and Applications
Sym 10  |  Sungwook Mhin Advanced Materials and Innovative Processing Ideas for Production Root Technologies
Sym 04 Novel, Green, and Strategic Processing and Manufacturing Technologies
Organizer Chang-Jun Bae Korea Institute of Materials Science, Korea
Co-Organizer Zhengyi Fu
Tatsuki Ohji
Tohru Suzuki
Young-Wook Kim
Younghag Koh
Wuhan University of Technology, China
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
University of Seoul, Korea
Korea University, Korea
Ceramic processing and manufacturing technologies are essential to effectively improve the properties and performance of ceramic materials. However, traditional ceramic technologies have caused the extraordinary amount of greenhouses gases such as CO2 emissions and other organic pollutants so that they have been limited to deliver practical solutions against the global warming and climate change. “Green” or environmentally benign ceramic technologies have been substantially explored not only decreasing greenhouse gases but also reducing energy consumption and conserving natural resources to protect human health and global environment. Responding properly to urgent global agendas, this symposium deals with green and sustainable ceramic technologies related to a wide variety of ceramic materials.            

Proposed Session Topics
• Green manufacturing processes with lower environmental burden
• Energy efficient processing
• Microwave-or microwave assisted processing, SPS
• Education and learning in sustainable materials processing
• Materials recycling for ceramic manufacturing
• Alternatives for rare metals and materials
• Room/low-temperature synthesis
• Aqueous synthesis and processing, colloidal processing
• Advanced composite manufacturing technologies, hybrid processes
Sym 05 Polymer Derived Ceramics and Composites
Organizer Ralf Riedel Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Co-Organizer Dong-Pyo Kim
Zhaoju Yu
Samuel Bernard
Ravi Kumar
Paolo Colombo
Gian Domenico Soraru
Yoshi Sugahara
Charles Lewinsohn
Gurpreet Singh
Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea
Xiamen University, China
CNRS-University of Limoges, France
IIT Madras, India
University of Padua, Italy
University of Trento, Italy
Waseda University, Japan
CoorsTek, Inc, USA
Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA
Preceramic polymers were proposed over 30 years ago as precursors for the fabrication of mainly Si-based advanced ceramics, generally denoted as polymer-derived ceramics (PDCs). The polymer to ceramic transformation process enabled significant technological breakthroughs in ceramic science and technology, such as the development of ceramic fibers, coatings, or ceramics stable at ultrahigh temperatures (up to 2000 °C) with respect to decomposition, crystallization, phase separation, and creep. In recent years, several important advances have been achieved such as the discovery of a variety of functional properties associated with PDCs. Moreover, novel insights into their structure at the nanoscale level have contributed to the fundamental understanding of the various useful and unique features of PDCs related to their high chemical durability or high creep resistance or semiconducting behavior. From the processing point of view, preceramic polymers have been used as reactive binders to produce technical ceramics, they have been manipulated to allow for the formation of ordered pores in the meso-range, they have been tested for joining advanced ceramic components, and have been processed into bulk or macroporous components. Consequently, possible fields of applications of PDCs have been extended significantly by the recent research and development activities. Several key engineering fields suitable for application of PDCs include high-temperature-resistant materials (energy materials, automotive, aerospace, etc.), hard materials, chemical engineering (catalyst support, food- and biotechnology, etc.), or functional materials in electrical engineering as well as in micro/nanoelectronics. The science and technological development of PDCs are highly interdisciplinary, at the forefront of micro- and nanoscience and technology, with expertise provided by chemists, physicists, mineralogists, and materials scientists, and engineers. Moreover, the production and availability of Si-based polymers as preceramic precursors used has been commercialized and has dramatically increased over the past few years. In this Symposium, the latest scientific issues related to advanced PDCs with respect to fundamental science an technical application will be discussed.
In particular, the following issues will be addressed and highlighted:

• General synthesis procedures to produce silicon-based preceramic polymers.
• Microstructural features of PDCs
• Functional and structural properties of PDCs related to their unique nanosized microstructure
• Processing strategies to fabricate ceramic components and ceramic matrix composites from preceramic polymers
• Real-life applications that take advantage of the special characteristics of preceramic polymers
Sym 06 Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics and Associated Hybrid Printing Technologies
Organizer Paolo Colombo University of Padova, Italy
Co-Organizer Hui-suk Yun
Xiaoyong Tian
Jens Guenster
Soshu Kirihara
Rebecca Dylla-Spears
Andrew Pascall
Korea Institute of Materials Science, Korea
Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und–prüfung, Germany
Osaka University, Japan
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Additive manufacturing (AM) enables the fabrication of components possessing complex and engineered structures suitable for a variety of advanced applications. The use of ceramics, glasses and glass-ceramics allows for the production of parts with outstanding properties (refractoriness, durability, wear resistance, hardness, thermal stability, etc.), not achievable with other classes of materials. Furthermore, topological optimization enables to achieve the simultaneous optimization of different, often conflicting, characteristics within the same component.
All of the seven AM process categories, as defined by the ISO/ASTM 52900 standard (namely: Vat photopolymerization, Material jetting, Binder jetting, Powder bed fusion, Material extrusion, Directed energy deposition, Sheet lamination) have been tested and applied with varying degrees of success to the fabrication of ceramic components, with dimensions ranging from the sub-micron to the meter. However, much more research and development is necessary to fully understand the scientific aspects behind the processes, allowing for their improved control and successful transfer to industrial-scale production.
New developments in printing hardware continue to appear on the market, and the equipment is becoming more and more specialized and versatile, while at the same the competition among vendors contributes to a decrease in price and an increasing availability of choices.
The new frontiers for Additive Manufacturing include multi-material printing and the hybridization of technologies, that is either the combination in a single machine of AM technologies based on different physical principles, or the printing of features at multiple length scales within the same component using different technologies.
This symposium focuses on all aspects of AM of ceramics, including feedstock preparation, investigation of new processes, characterization methods optimized for specifically assessing the quality of printed parts, design optimization for components, etc.

Proposed Session Topics
• Traditional technologies (Vat photopolymerization, Material jetting, Binder jetting,   Powder bed fusion, Material extrusion, Directed energy deposition, Sheet lamination)
• Hybrid and novel technologies
• Material and feedstock optimization
• Multi-material additive manufacturing
• Characterization of additively manufactured components
• Design and applications of additively manufactured components
Sym 07 Advanced Powder Processing and Manufacturing Technologies
Organizer Makio Naito Joining and Welding Research Institute, Osaka University, Japan
Co-Organizer Young-Wook Kim
Jingxian Zhang
Junichi Tatami
Masayoshi Fuji
Wei-Hsing Tuan
C.C. Huang
University of Seoul, Korea
Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, China
Yokohama National University, Japan
Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems, USA
Powder processing is critical to the economical production of high reliability advanced ceramics, and can also enhance materials functionalities to enable new and broader application in high-technology clean energy and energy-saving industries for sustainable society. To realize these attributes, powder design and synthesis, suspension control, and structural control of the granulated feedstock, green body and sintered ceramics must be well- understood and carefully engineered. This symposium focuses on advanced powder processing and manufacturing technologies including the following areas:

• Nanoparticle and powder design and synthesis
• Particle coating technology and composite particle fabrication
• Particle dispersion control
• Novel forming and sintered technology
• Nano/microstructure control
• Controlled composites or pore structure
• Low cost and energy-saving processes
Sym 08 Sintering and Related Phenomena, and Processing of Materials using SPS
Organizer Eugene A. Olevsky San Diego State University, USA
Co-Organizer Chan Park
Fei Zuo
Ha-Neul Kim
Morita Koji
Seoul National University, Korea
Guangdong University of Technology, China
Korea Institute of Materials Science, Korea
National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
The development of new sintering techniques has led to material consolidation at significantly lower temperatures and shorter times. Microstructure formation and corresponding structure-property relations of materials consolidated using sintering techniques need to be determined for the optimum performance of materials. Tailoring the materials’ sintering behavior, microstructure, grain boundary structure, local defect distribution, space charges, anisotropy of transport processes at interfaces, and texture enables new applications in various fields of structural and functional materials.

This symposium covers the fundamental understanding of sintering and grain growth in structural and functional materials as well as their application to current technological challenges. Special emphasis is on new sintering techniques that go beyond traditional thermal processing and the active mechanisms enabling these new techniques. Accordingly, this symposium welcomes talks on basic science topics and modelling/simulation approaches. We also encourage talks on challenges in practical applications of sintering science. A major goal of this symposium is to promote the transfer knowledge between sintering modelling, basic science, processing science and applications.

Potential Session Topics are

Current problems of sintering science
• Sintering problems in energy applications
• Sintering for additive manufacturing
• Cold sintering and hydrothermal processing
• Constrained sintering of multilayered materials
• Sintering of biomaterials

Field-assisted powder consolidation techniques

• Spark plasma sintering: science and application
• Flash sintering
• Microwave sintering
• Novel field-assisted sintering techniques
• Impact of electric fields on interfacial thermodynamics, segregation and transport
• Basic science of electric field effects on sintering and grain growth

Basic science of sintering: transport, thermodynamics and modelling

• Liquid phase sintering
• In situ measurements of sintering and grain growth
• Grain growth control approaches
• Modelling and simulation of sintering processes
Sym 09 Porous Ceramics – Characterization, Developments and Applications
Organizer Tobias Fey University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Co-Organizer In Hyuck Song
Yuping Zeng
Ulf Betke
Paolo Colombo
Manabu Fukushima
Ulrich Vogt
Katherine T. Faber
Korea Institute of Materials Science, Korea
Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, China
OvGU Magdeburg, Germany
Paolo Colombo, Italy
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Swiss
California Institute of Technology, USA
Porous ceramic materials are utilized in many applications including but not limited to thermal insulation, catalysts, light weight structures, filters, adsorbers and sensors. The aim of this  symposium is   to  share  recent  advances  in  the processing, characterization, properties and modeling of porous ceramic, carbon, and glass-ceramic components for any application.   These pore sizes range from the nanometers to millimeters, and can have random, periodic  or  hierarchical  porosity  with  various  pore  architectures, such as (syntactic) foams, honeycombs, fiber networks or bio-inspired structures. This symposium enables many research groups to carry out their current research activities in the field of porous materials including but not limited to the areas of ceramics, chemistry, mechanics, fluid dynamics, modeling and simulation and application engineering.

Proposed Session Topics
• Recent Innovations in Processing Methods & Synthesis of Porous Ceramics
• Structure and Properties of Porous Ceramics
• Characterization of Porous Ceramics
• Mechanical Behavior of Porous Ceramics
• Thermal Behavior of Porous Ceramics
• Micro-porous and Meso-porous Ceramics  (e.g. Membranes)
• Ceramics with Hierarchical Porosity
• Porous Ceramics for Energy Applications
• Porous Ceramics for Biological Applications
• Porous Ceramics for Functional Applications
• Porous Ceramics for Filtration (Liquids, molten metals)
Sym 10 Advanced Materials and Innovative Processing Ideas for Production Root Technologies
Organizer Sungwook Mhin Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, Korea
Co-Organizer Tadachika Nakayama
Kouichi Yasuda
Kyoungil Moon
Sung Duk Kim
Jaewoong Lee
Dong-hyun Kim
Hyuksu Han
Seung Hwang Lee
Giovanni Ramirez
Byung-Koog Jang
Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, Korea
Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, Korea
Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, Korea
Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, Korea
Hongik University, Korea
Korea Aerospace University, Korea
Bruker, USA
Kyushu University, Japan
“Production Root Technologies” refers to a collection of six production technologies including casting, molding, forming, welding, heat treatment, and surface treatment. Production Root Technologies involve both materials and process technologies that are hidden behind products and do not frequently appear outward. However, they are very important fundamentally and greatly influence material performance. As the functions of products become more complex and robust, the importance of these Production Root Technologies is concurrently growing.
Production Root Technologies have an inherent interdisciplinary nature, inevitably including a broad spectrum of skills from starting materials all the way up to component manufacturing and module integration. As demand increases for sustainable energy, especially by employing novel materials, composites and/or functional (e.g., energy scavenging, storage and saving) techniques, the interdisciplinary approach plays even a greater role. Therefore, this symposium is designed to provide an opportunity for the world’s leading scientists and engineers from many fields to exchange ideas and to build new collaborations in the fields of Production Root Technologies. Many successful stories and noteworthy examples of transforming 3 D (Dangerous, Dirty, and Difficult) aspects of Production Root Technologies into ACE (Automatic, Clean and Easy) form will also be recognized and shared.