Sym 30  |  Roger Narayan Ceramic for Medical Applications
Sym 31  |  Yiquan Wu Crystalline and Amorphous Optical Materials and Photonic Technologies
Sym 32  |  Jong Heo Structure, Properties and Applications of Glasses
Sym 30 Ceramic for Medical Applications
Organizer Roger Narayan University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University, USA
Co-Organizer Hui-Suk Yun
Juliana Marchi
Hao Bai
Francesco Baino
Korea Institute of Materials Science, Korea
Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil
Zhejiang University, China
Politecnico di Torino, Italy
New ceramic materials are being developed that will provide improvements in diagnosis and treatment of medical and dental conditions. In addition, the development and use of nanostructured materials, biomimetic materials, and inorganic-organic structures has generated considerable scientific interest in the global bioceramics community. This symposium will allow for discussion among the many groups involved in the development and use of bioceramics, including researchers, medical device manufacturers, and clinicians.

Proposed Session Topics

• Antibacterial ceramics
• Advanced processing of bioceramics
• Biomineralization
• Bioactive ceramics
• Biomimetic ceramics
• Ceramic biosensors
• Ceramics for drug and gene delivery
• In vitro and in vivo characterization of bioceramics
• Magnetic ceramics for medical applications
• Mechanical properties of bioceramics
• Medical and dental applications of bioceramics
• Nanostructured bioceramics
• Porous bioceramics 
• Self-assembled bioceramics
Sym 31 Crystalline and Amorphous Optical Materials and Photonic Technologies
Organizer Yiquan Wu Alfred University, USA
Co-Organizer Do Kyung Kim
Zhengyi Fu
Long Zhang
Ying Shi
Liangbi Su
Jian Zhang
Akio Ikesue
Takunori Taira
Dariusz Hreniak
Jasbinder Sanghera
Juejun Hu
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Wuhan University of Technology, China
Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, China
Shanghai University, China
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, China
World Lab Co., Japan
Institute for Molecular Science, Japan
Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Transparent crystalline and amorphous optical materials have a wide range of applications in the fields of optoelectronics, optics, photonics, defense protection, biosensors, and sustainable energy. The symposium is aimed at providing a forum for researchers, students, and entrepreneurs to present and discuss their recent scientific results on a wide variety of topics related to science and engineering issues associated with transparent crystalline and amorphous materials and photonic technologies. An emphasis will also be placed on the fundamental issues to advance our understanding and utilizations of advanced transparent materials and related-devices applied to environment, healthcare, and energy.

Proposed Symposium Topics
• Functionality of transparent crystalline and amorphous materials
• Fundamental sciences of optical transparent materials 
• Photonic and optical transparent materials
• Novel transparent materials design and mechanical properties
• Advanced processing of transparent materials and devices
• Transparent materials for scintillators and spectroscopy
• Optoelectronic transparent materials
• Crystalline and amorphous transparent laser materials
• Optical materials for bioengineering and sustainable energy
• Persistent phosphor materials and their applications
• Crystal/ceramic fiber for solid state laser application
• Mid-infrared application of optical materials
• Modeling and theory computation of optical materials
Sym 32 Structure, Properties and Applications of Glasses
Organizer Jong Heo Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea
Co-Organizer Xiujian Zhao
Bong-ki Ryu
Edgar D. Zanotto
Tetsuji Yano
Wuhan University of Technology, China
Pusan National University, Korea
Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Glasses have made tremendous changes in the lifestyles and technologies of human life. A few notable examples are windows, bottles, lightbulbs optical fibers and information displays. Recently, glasses expanded their territories to photovoltaic, rechargeable batteries and other innovations. In addition, a large amount of effort has been devoted to the applications of new functional glasses for illumination, biosensing, energy-saving devices and windows as well as energy storage and conversion. This symposium will deal with a wide spectrum of glass science and technology from fundamental aspects of glass structures to various optical and chemical applications.