Sym 24  |  Jong-Ho Lee Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technology
Sym 25  |  Kyu Hyoung Lee Thermoelectrics
Sym 26  |  Kisuk Kang Ceramics for Rechargeable Energy Storage
Sym 27  |  Yutai Katoh Ceramics for Innovative Nuclear Energy Applications
Sym 28  |  Sang-Woo Kim Piezoelectric and Triboelectric Energy Harvesting Materials
Sym 29  |  Hyun Suk Jung Advanced Materials and Technologies for Perovskite Materials-based Solar Energy Conversion Devices
Sym 24 Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technology
Organizer Jong-Ho Lee Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Co-Organizer Tatsuya Kawada
Shaorong Wang
Tae-Sik Oh
Jae Jin Kim
Tohoku University, Japan
China University of Mining and Technology, China
Auburn University, USA
Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Worldwide interest in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), has remarkably increased in recent years due to their high power-generation efficiency, environmental benignity and fuel flexibility. This symposium will address various issues in material science and engineering for SOFCs such as novel electrolyte and electrode materials, characterization techniques, transport phenomena, electrochemistry in electrodics, and modeling in various scales. Recent improvements in cell and stack designs, fabrication and their electrochemical performance and stability will also be addressed. Furthermore, by considering the promise and expectation for future hydrogen economy, material needs and technologies in the areas of hydrogen production, storage, delivery and safety will be also addressed in conjunction with hydrogen-based alternative energy sources. Through high quality oral and poster presentations, this symposium will be the best meeting place that provides an opportunity to discuss recent progresses on development on all aspects of SOFCs and hydrogen energy.
Sym 25 Thermoelectrics
Organizer Kyu Hyoung Lee Yonsei University, Korea
Co-Organizer Jung Young Cho
Yuanhua Lin
Jaeho Lee
Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology, Korea
Tsinghua University, China
University of California, Irvine, USA
Thermoelectric technology has been received renewed attention due to the increasing needs for energy conversion and thermal management in recent years. There are, however, still many scientific issues are remained to be unsolved and therefore collaboration for developing new breakthroughs is required. The symposium “Thermoelectrics” features thermoelectric materials, modules, and applications and emphasizes the multidisciplinary nature of the research. Thermoelectric transport properties of materials, the advanced synthetic routes, and the modulalization techniques will be focused. Theoretical considerations of band structure, electronic/thermal transport properties, and crystal chemistry should also be welcomed.
Sym 26 Ceramics for Rechargeable Energy Storage
Organizer Kisuk Kang Seoul National University, Korea
Co-Organizer Chang-An Wang
Heedae Lim
Seung Woo Lee
Jaechul Kim
Tsinghua University, China
Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Georgia Tech, USA
Steven Institute of Technology, USA
The purpose of the symposium for “Ceramics for Rechargeable Energy Storage” is to focus on interesting researches in the fields of energy storage and electrochemical conversion using ceramic-based materials. The symposium will widely cover novel concepts for energy storage systems, new material design, understandings on state-art-of storage mechanisms, and advanced characterization techniques. In particular, recent advances in energy storage/conversion fields utilizing ceramic materials will be addressed. The following areas will be included but are not limited to, and various researches relevant to energy storage will be discussed.

• New concepts about materials, cells, and systems for energy storage fields
• Characterizations and advanced analytical tools for energy storage materials
• Modeling and simulation of energy storage and conversion
• Alternative and future energy storage systems.
• Other technologies related to energy storage

Sym 27 Ceramics for Innovative Nuclear Energy Applications
Organizer Yutai Katoh Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Co-Organizer Weon-Ju Kim
Ho Jin Ryu
Ji Yeon Park
Seungjae Lee
Cédric Sauder
Tatsuya Hinoki
Hua Tay Lin
Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Korea
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Korea
KEPCO Nuclear Fuel, Korea
The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, France
Kyoto University, Japan
Guangdong University of Technology, China
Ceramics and ceramic composites are enabling materials for advanced nuclear systems that combine safety, efficiency, and sustainability features essential for future baseload energy. This symposium provides a venue of information exchanges on ceramic science and engineering for nuclear systems. Topics of interest include ceramics and their composites for fuels, claddings and fuel assemblies, structures, and other functions for fission and fusion energy systems. Ceramic science related to nuclear waste management and space nuclear systems are within the symposium scope.
Sym 28 Piezoelectric and Triboelectric Energy Harvesting Materials
Organizer Sang-Woo Kim Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Co-Organizer Zhou Li
Ghim Wei Ho
Jeongmin Baik
Jung In Sohn
Jungho Ryu
Beijing Institute Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Science, China
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Dongguk University, Korea
Yeongnam University, Korea
This symposium will aim at fundamental understandings and practical development of the mechanical energy-harvesting strategies, micro/nanometer-scale piezoelectric/triboelectric effect, and the coupling between piezoelectric/triboelectric potential and semiconductor behavior and functionalities. Abstracts on the theoretical and experimental study of piezoelectric, ferroelectric, triboelectric material development; systematic design and optimization of mechanical energy harvesters (nanogenerators) for self-powered electronics; and coupling effect between piezoelectric or ferroelectric polarization and semiconducting properties including electronic band structure, optoelectronics, photovoltaics, catalysts, photoelectrochemistry, etc are greatly welcome.

• Piezoelectric and triboelectric material synthesis, characterization, and integration
• Theoretical and experimental study on nanoscale mechanical-to-electric energy conversion process
• Fundamental study on band-structure engineering based on piezoelectric, ferroelectric, triboelectric polarization
• Nanomaterials for flexible, stretchable energy harvesting devices
• Power management systems for self-powering small electronics
Sym 29 Advanced Materials and Technologies for Perovskite Materials-based Solar Energy Conversion Devices
Organizer Hyun Suk Jung Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Co-Organizer Yixin Zhao
Fei Chen
Seigo Ito
Kai Zhu
Michael Saliba
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Wuhan University of Technology, China
University of Hyogo, Japan
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA
Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
Recently, thin film solar cells based on perovskite materials have already achieved over 24 %, which is amazing achievement in such a short time of 7 years exceeding the efficiency of multi-crystalline Si (22.3%), thin film crystalline Si (21.2%), copper indium gallium selenide (22.6 %) and CdTe based thin film solar cells (22.1%). Now, the perovskite solar cell is at the front of commercialization which needs more advanced technologies for improving efficiency and long-term stability, realizing flexible cell, fabricating large-size module, and resolving Pb issues. This symposium is dealing with recent efforts that have been made for facilitating commercialization of perovskite solar cells.