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S01. Symposium 01 - Discovery of Novel Ceramics by Multiscale Simulation

S0101: Structural Ceramics
S0102: Electronics Ceramics for Advanced Devices
S0103: Ceramics for Extreme Environment
S0104: Opto-electric Ceramics
S0105: High Tc Superconductors
S0106: Piezo Effect for Sensors and Actuators
S0107: Ferrite for Transformer Applications
S0108: PTC Effect for Heater Applications
S0109: Ceramic Catalyst to Manipulate Chemical and Photo-chemical Reactions
S0110: Interface Control of Advanced Ceramics
S0111: Design and Optimization of Sintering or CVD/PVD Coating Process
S0112: Informatics Approach for Developing Ceramics Materials

S02. Symposium 02 - Computational Approaches in Design of Ceramics for Energy Applications

S0201: Ceramics for Energy Storage - Batteries
S0202: Ceramics for Energy Storage - Super-capacitors
S0203: Ceramics for Energy Conversion - Solar cells
S0204: Ceramics for Energy Conversion - Photovoltaics
S0205: Ceramics for Energy Conversion - Thermoelectrics
S0206: Ceramics for Hydrogen Economy - Fuel cells - Catalysts
S0207: Ceramics for Hydrogen Economy - Any Ceramic Material for Hydrogen Economy
(e.g. hydrogen sensors)

S03. Symposium 03 - Novel, Green, and Strategic Processing and Manufacturing Technologies

S0301: Additive Manufacturing (AM), 3D Printing
S0302: Rapid Prototyping, Patterning, Templating and Self Assembly
S0303: Microwave or Microwave Assisted Processing
S0304: Advanced Composite Manufacturing Technologies, Hybrid Processes
S0305: Nano-reinforcement Processing (CNT, grapheme, etc.)
S0306: Novel Forming/Sintering Technologies
S0307: Eco-Friendly Binder and Slurry Technologies
S0308: High Density Plasma Processing, Plasma Assisted Processing
S0309: Aqueous Synthesis and Processing, Colloidal Processing
S0310: Design-Oriented Manufacturing and Processing
S0311: Large Scale/Complicated Shape Processing
S0312: Joining, Integration, Machining, Repair, and Refurbishment Technologies
S0313: Green Manufacturing; Global Environmental Issues and Standards
S0314: Alternatives for Rare Metals and Materials
S0315: Global Mineral Resources Issues; Geopolitics, and Supply Chain Management
S0316: Life Cycle Assessment, Recycling, and Reuse Technologies
S0317: Nanotechnology for Environmental Remediation and Protection

S04. Symposium 04 - Polymer Derived Ceramics and Composites

S0401: Synthesis of Advanced Preceramic Polymers
S0402: Nanostructure, Modeling and Thermodynamics of Polymer-Derived-Ceramics
S0403: Structural and Functional Properties
S0404: Modification of the Poperties and Extension of the Compositional Range by
Chemical Modification or Addition of Fillers to Preceramic Polymers
S0405: In Situ Formation of Nano-Composites
S0406: Advanced and Innovative Polymer-to-Ceramic Conversion Methods
S0407: Advanced and Innovative Fabrication Processes, Including Automated Manufacturing
S0408: Polymer-derived Ceramic Matrix Composites
S0409: Polymer-derived Ceramics for Energy Applications
S0410: Application of PDCs in Various Engineering Fields

S05. Symposium 05 - Advanced Powder Processing and Manufacturing Technologies

S0501: Nanoparticle and powder design and synthesis
S0502: Composite particle fabrication, and particle coating technology
S0503: Particle dispersion control in a liquid or polymers
S0504: Novel forming and sintering technology
S0505: Nano/microstructure control by powder processing
S0506: Composite or porous structure control by powder processing
S0507: 3D printing by powder processing
S0508: Low cost and energy-saving processing of advanced ceramics

S06. Symposium 06 - Synthesis and Processing of Materials using SPS

S0601: Fundamental Investigations on Current Activated Densification of Materials
S0602: Modeling and Simulation Studies of Current Activated Densification
S0603: Consolidation of Nanocrystalline Materials
S0604: Property Evaluation of Materials Processed using Electric Currents
S0605: Field Activated Synthesis

S07. Symposium 07 - Novel Spray Coatings

S0701: Innovative spray deposition methods
S0702: Control of deposition variables
S0703: Micro-/nano-structures and properties of spray deposited films
S0704: Mechanisms of film depositions
S0705: Advances in deposition systems
S0706: Applications of advanced spray depositions
S0707: Commercialization of advanced spray depositions

S08. Symposium 08 - 3D Printing and Printed Electronics

S0801: 3D printing
S0802: Flexible & printed devices
S0803: Wearable or stretchable devices
S0804: Smart sensor and actuator
S0805: Solar/PV
S0806: TFT and memory & logic
S0807: RFID and NFC
S0808: Nanomaterials and substrates
S0809: Functional inks
S0810: Roll to roll & web process
S0811: Printing process
S0812: Printing equipment

S09. Symposium 09 - Crystal Growth and Interface Phenomena at Nanoscale

S0901: Grain Growth and Microstructure Evolution in Ceramics
S0902: Grain Boundaries and Surfaces : Atomistic Structures and Chemistry
S0903: Characterization based on HREM and STEM and Modeling of Ceramic Interfaces
S0904: Electronic and Ionic Conduction Across Interfaces in Energy Materials
S0905: Domains and their Boundary Motion in Ferroelectrics and Multiferroics
S0906: High-toughness and Fracture-resistant Ceramics
S0907: Prediction and Simulation of Crystal Growth for Advanced Ceramics
S0908: New Microstructure Design for Extreme Environments

S10. Symposium 10 - Nanostructured Materials and Systems

S1001: Synthesis of 0D, 1D, and 2D Nanomaterials Materials
S1002: Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage
S1003: Nanomaterials for Electronics and Photonics
S1004: Nanomaterials for Biomedicals
S1005: Assembly or Integration of Nanomaterials for Device Applications
S1006: Systems based on Nanomaterials and their Performances
S1007: Synthesis and Applications of Graphene (Special Session)

S11. Symposium 11 - Engineering Ceramics: Carbide and Nitride Ceramics

S1101: Powder Synthesis
S1102: Powder Processing
S1103: Phase Relationships
S1104: Microstructural Control and Design
S1105: Sintering and Grain Growth
S1106: Mechanical Properties
S1107: Thermal and Electrical Properties
S1108: Corrosion and Oxidation
S1109: Silicon Carbide Single Crystals
S1110: Applications

S12. Symposium 12 - Ceramic Matrix Composites: Design, Development, and Applications

S1201: Fabrication Processing of CMC (CVI, PIP, LSI, etc)
S1202: Joining of CMC
S1203: Properties and Characterization
S1204: Environmental Barrier Coating and Effects
S1205: Modeling
S1206: Non-destructive Evaluation
S1207: Applications and Field Demonstration

S13. Symposium 13 - Advanced Ceramic Coatings: Processing, Properties, and Applications

S1301: Thermal Barrier Coatings
S1302: Environmental Barrier Coatings
S1303: Advanced Coating Processing and Nanostructured Coatings
S1304: Multifunctional and/or Functionally Graded Coatings
S1305: Bond Coats, Interfaces and Adhesion
S1306: Thermal Cycle Testing, Oxidation and Lifetime Prediction
S1307: CMAS and Coating Degradation
S1308: Thermal Conductivity, Wear, Erosion and Mechanical Properties of Coatings
S1309: Microstructural Control, Modeling and Non-destructive Evaluation of Coatings
S1310: Development of New coating Compositions and Manufacturing Process
S1311: Coatings for Energy and Other Functional Devices

S14. Symposium 14 – Materials for Extreme Environments: Ultrahigh Temperature Ceramics (UHTCs)
and Nanolaminated Ternary Ceramics (MAX Phases)

S1401: Synthesis technology of UHTCs and MAX phases
S1402: Powder dispersing and shaping methods
S1403: Consolidation of UHTCs and MAX phases
S1404: Property evaluation and simulation
S1405: Application and future trends of UHTCs and MAX phases

S15. Symposium 15- Geopolymers: Low Energy and Environmentally Friendly Ceramics

S1501: Synthesis, Processing Microstructure
S1502: Porosity (nano-, meso-, micro-)
S1503: Mechanical Properties, Thermal Shock Resistance
S1504: Other Inorganic Analogues
S1505: Composites
S1506: Conversion to Ceramics
S1507: Waste Encapsulation
S1508: Construction Materials
S1509: Coatings (Fire resistant, Acid Resistant)
S1510: Novel Applications
S1511: Sustainable Materials

S16. Symposium 16 - Transparent Ceramics

S1601: Functionality of Transparent Ceramic Materials
S1602: Science of Optical Transparent Ceramics 
S1603: Armor Ceramics and Mechanical Properties
S1604: Novel Processing of Transparent Ceramics
S1605: Ceramic Scintillators and Spectroscopy
S1606: Transparent Laser Ceramics
S1607: Optical Ceramics for Lighting
S1608: Discovery of Novel Optical Ceramics
S1609: Modeling and Theory Computation

S17. Symposium 17 - Advanced Ferroelectric and Piezoelectric Materials

S1701: Piezoelectric Materials: Fundamental and Applications (Ceramics, Single crystals, Nano domain,
Domain engineering, PZT-based system, Lead-free system, Sensors and Actuators)
S1702: Piezoelectric materials: Processing (Powder synthesis, Sintering, and TGG, etc.)
S1703: Ferroelectric Thin Film Memories and MEMS devices
S1704: Fundamental of Multi-ferroic Materials and Their Applications

S18. Symposium 18 - Oxide Thin Films: Processing, Characterization, and Applications

S19. Symposium 19 – Magnetic Ceramics and Composites

S20. Symposium 20 – Recent Advances in High Temperature Superconductors

S2001: Processing and properties of ReBCO, MgB2, and iron base superconductors
S2002: Characterization of mechanical, electrical and magnetic properties
S2003: Development of commercialized low-cost and long-length superconducting wires
S2004: Flux-pinning process and properties of superconductors
S2005: Applications and related materials issues including wire performance

S21. Symposium 21 – Ceramic Sensors and Actuators

S2101: Fundamentals of chemical sensors  
S2102: Gas sensors using oxide semiconductors/electrolytes, graphenes, and carbon nanotubes 
S2103: Gas sensing mechanism and applications
S2104: Temperature sensors and photo sensors using oxide ceramics
S2105: Fundamentals of ferroelectrics
S2106: Lead-free piezoceramics – theory and applications
S2107: Piezoelectric actuator devices

S22. Symposium 22 - Microwave Materials and Their Applications

S2201: Status and future challenges for wireless communications
S2202: Microwave dielectrics : Relationships of structure-properties-processing
S2203: Low-temperature co-firing ceramics (LTCC) for multilayer devices
S2204: Interconnections of ceramics for multilayer integrated passive component
S2205: Evaluation techniques for dielectric properties.
S2206: Thin films for novel applications : materials, processing, properties evaluation

S23. Symposium 23 – Transparent Oxide Conductors and Semiconductors

S24. Symposium 24 – Ferroelectric/Multiferroic Thin Films and Nanostructures

S2401: Advances in Ferroelectric Thin Films and Applications
S2402: Surface and Interface Phenomena on Ferroelectric Materials
S2403: Domain Engineering
S2404: Development of New Ferroelectric and Multiferroic Materials: Experiments & Theory
S2405: Ferroelectricity in Non-classical Materials: Binary Oxides, Sulfides and Fluorides
S2406: Relaxor and Birelaxor Ferroelectrics/Dielectrics
S2407: Nano-devices based on Ferroelectric Materials
S2408: Ferroelectrics & Antiferroelectrics for Energy (Electrocaloric Materials & Devices,
Ferroelectric Photovoltaics, Thermoelectric Materials & Devices)
S2409: Ferroelectric Memory Materials and Devices
S2410: Piezoelectric Thin Films for Various Chemical and Physical Sensors and Energy-harvesting
S2411: Multiferroic and Mignetoelectric Effects in Thin Films: Characterization and Applications
S2412: Photovoltaic Effects in Multiferroic Thin Films
S2413: Nanostructures for Energy-harvesting and Applications
S2414: Novel Nano-approach for Passive Electronic Components
S2415: Nonconventional Applications and Theoretical Analysis
S2416: Characterization by Piezoelectric Force Microscopy
S2417: Thin & Thick Film Processing Technologies of Ferroelectric and Piezoelectric Materials

S25. Symposium 25 - Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technology

S2501: Oxygen Ion, Proton and Mixed Conductors; Conduction Mechanisms, Materials Limitations
S2502: Electrode Materials and Microstructural Engineering; Ceramic and Metallic Interconnects; Degradation
S2503: Sealing Materials, Compatibility and Designs
S2504: Mechanical and Thermal Properties
S2505: Reliability and Degradation, Stability of Cells and Stacks
S2506: Electrochemical Performance, Modeling, Cell and Stack Designs
S2507: Utilization of Various Fuels With or Without Reformation
S2508: Materials and Technologies for Hydrogen Production, Storage, Transportation and Safety
S2509: Prototype SOFC Systems, Commercialization Plans, Field Test Experience and Cost.

S26. Symposium 26 - Direct Thermal to Electrical Energy Conversion Materials and Applications

S2601: Thermoelectric Materials; oxides, sulfides, selenides, tellurides, silicides, skutterudites, clathrates,
half-Heusler, amorphous and other unconventional materials
S2602: New and Young Thermoelectric Materials
S2603: High Efficiency Bulk TE Materials
S2604: Composite and Nano-Composite Thermoelectrics
S2605: Functionally Graded Materials
S2606: Thermodynamics, kinetics and growth mechanisms
S2607: Processing of Bulk and Thin Film Nanostructured Materials
S2608: Synthetic Strategies for Preparing Novel Materials and Compounds
S2609: Materials Property Measurement and New MetrologyTechniques
S2610: Mechanical Properties of Various TE Materials
S2611: Unique Measurement Techniques and Thermoelectric Standardization
S2612: Device Performance Requirements for Future Applications
S2613: Design, Performance Testing, Fabrication and Processing of Energy Conversion Devices
S2614: New & Emerging Technologies for TE Power Conversion
S2615: Applications and New Directions in Thermal Energy Conversion (Waste-Heat Recovery, Energy-Harvest,
Refrigeration and Other Applications)
S2616: New and Developing Applications for Thermoelectric Devices

S27. Symposium 27 - Ceramics for Rechargeable Energy Storage

S2701: Anode and Cathode of Lithium ion batteries
S2702: Solid electrolyte for all solid state lithium ion batteries
S2703: Nano/Micro scale architecture of all solid state batteries
S2704: Anode and Cathode of Na ion batteries
S2705: New electrode materials for Mg ion batteries
S2706: Air electrode/catalysts for Li (or Na)-air batteries

S28. Symposium 28 - Ceramics for Innovative Nuclear Energy Systems

S2801: Ceramics for GEN-IV Nuclear Energy
S2802: Ceramics for Nuclear Fission and Fusion Energy System
S2803: Ceramics for Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cladding
S2804: Environment Effects: Compatibility with Coolants and Operation Environments
S2805: Irradiation Effects
S2806: Modeling and Simulation, Validation, Standards and Codes
S2807: Ceramic Fabrication Technology including Joining

S29. Symposium 29 - Photocatalytic Materials: Reaction, Processing, Applications
        “Emerging Nanomaterials for Solar Energy Harvesting”

S2901: Nanostructured Photocatalysts: Controllable Synthesis and Characterization
S2902: Photoelectrochemical Cells
S2903: Fundamental Mechanism Understanding:  Charge Transfer and Recombination
S2904: Fundamental Properties Investigation:  Theoretical and Computational Investigation
S2905: Band-gap Engineering of Photocatalysts: Optical, Electronic, and Catalytic Modifications
S2906: Photocatalytic Fuel (Hydrogen) Generation
S2907: Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction and Selective Photo-oxidations for Organic Synthesis
S2908: Superhydrophilic, Amphiphilic, and Antifogging Surfaces
S2909: Environmental Applications: Air /Water Treatment, Anti-bacterial Surfaces
S2910: Concentrated Solar-Driven Process
S2911: Materials for Solar-Thermal Application

S30. Symposium 30 - Ceramics for Solar Energy and Applications

S3001: Novel Ceramics and Process for Photovoltaicdevices
S3002: Utilization of Nanoscale Materials such as Quantum Dots, Nanorods, Nanowires and Hierarchical
Nanostructures for Solar-energy-conversion
S3003: Efficient Inorganic and Inorganic/Organic Hybrid Materials for Harvesting Solar Energy
S3004: Conducting and Semiconducting Ceramics for Solar-energy Conversion Devices
S3005: Novel Materials and Structures for Solar Hydrogen Production

S31. Symposium 31 - Ceramics Enabling Environmental Protection: Clean Air and Water

S3101: Automotive Catalyst Supports
S3102: Diesel Particulate Filters
S3103: Filtration of Fine Particle Matters (PM 2.5)
S3104: Catalysts and Sensors for Automotive Applications
S3105: Hot gas Filtration/Separation
S3106: Industrial uses of Catalytic Supports, Membranes and Catalysts in Stationary Applications: Incinerators,
Power Stations, Refineries, Gasification Etc. Liquid Purification, Recovery and Desalinization of Water
S3107: Immobilization of Heavy Metals and Organic Pollutants
S3108: Immobilization of Bacteria and Viruses
S3109: Ceramic Membranes for Macro, Micro and Ultra Filtration
S3110: Waste Water Treatment by Porous Ceramics
S3111: Industrial uses of Catalytic Supports and Catalysts (Food, Agriculture, Biochemical, Pharmaceutical,
Chemical, Recycling and Recovery) Novel Materials and Processes
S3112: Green Ceramic Technologies
S3113: Novel Approaches to Produce Ceramics with Designed Pore Size and Pore Morphology
S3114: High Porosity and High Strength Ceramics
S3115: Ceramic Foams and Cellular Ceramics
S3116: Low Back Pressure/High Filtration Efficiency Filtration Systems
S3117: Porous Ceramics for Concentrated Solar Power
S3118: Pre-ceramic Paper Derived Ceramics
S3119: Engineered Cellular Ceramics for Ultra High Temperature Heat Exchangers Additive Manufacturing
(3D Printing) of Porous Ceramics
S3120: Novel Materials for 3D Printing
S3121: Engineered Porous Architectures Enabled by Automatic Manufacturing Technologies
S3122: Advances in Equipment and Manufacturing Processes
S3123: Applications Enabled by Additive Manufacturing
S3124: CAD/FEA/CAM Tools and their Integration for Cellular Ceramics Production CAD= Computer
Aided Design, FEA= Finite Element Analysis, CAM= Computer Aided Manufacturing

S32. Symposium 32 - Mechanical Properties and Model Simulation of Porous Ceramic Materials

S33. Symposium 33 - Glasses and Ceramics for Nuclear and Hazardous Waste Treatment

S3301: Vitrification Technologies
S3302: Cementitious Materials
S3303: Radioactive Waste Immobilization
S3304: Glass-ceramics from Hazardous Wastes
S3305: Air Pollution Control Residues Inertisation
S3306: Glass-ceramic Composite Wasteforms
S3307: Mixed Waste Approaches and Sintered Matrices
S3308: Wasteform Performance and Accelerated Testing: Chemical Durability
S3309: Waste form Characterization and Structural Integrity
S3310: Modelling Wasteform Behavior in Storage and Disposal Environments
S3311: Geopolymers for Waste Encapsulati

S34. Symposium 34 - Processing and Synthesis of Nanostructured Bioceramics for Biomedical Application

S3401: Nanostructured Bioceramics
S3402: Dental Biomaterials
S3403: 3 D Printing in Bioceramic Fabrication for Advanced Biomedical Application
S3404: Advanced Processing of Bioceramics
S3405: Soft and Hard Tissue Responses
S3406: Mechanical Performance of Bioceramics and Bio Composites
S3407: Hybrid Bioceramics
S3408: Bio Inspired Materials and Devices
S3409: Bioceramic Coatings
S3410: Bioglass
S3411: Sol-gel in Bioceramics Application

S35. Symposium 35 - Biological Functionalization of Bioceramics

S3501: Tissue Engineering and Cell Delivery with Bioceramics
S3502: Drug Delivery and Antimicrobial Activity with Bioceramics
S3503: Bone Cements (Injectable Bone Substitutes)
S3504: Bone Substitute Scaffolds and Orthopedic Implants
S3505: In vitro and in Vivo Characterization of Bioceramics
S3506: Application for Bioceramics in Clinical Treatment

S36. Symposium 36 - Ceramic Nano Materials in Environment, Health and Safety and Natural Source Bioceramics

S3601: Nanoparticles Effect in Human Health
S3602: Sensor and Biosensor Application of Ceramic Nano Materials
S3603: Ceramic Nanomaterials for Smart Drug Deliver, Targeted Delivery
S3604: Ceramic Nanomaterials for Environmental Monitoring and Remediation
S3605: Ceramic Nanomaterials for Cancer Therapy
S3606: Natural Source for Bone Grafting (Allograft, Xenograft, Coral, Nacre etc.)
S3607: High Throughput Diagnostics for Medical Applications.
S3608: Biomimic Catalysts

S37. Symposium 37 – Structure, Properties and Applications of Glasses

S3701: Recent Developments in Glass Science
S3702: Glasses for Optical, Electronic, and Optoelectronic Applications
S3703: Glasses for IT, Energy, and Environmental Applications

S38. Symposium 38 - Arts and Traditional Ceramics: Pottery, Refractory, Insulators, Jewelry Ceramics

S3801: Technology of Enhancing High Temperature Spalling Resistance
S3802: Science of Refractory Ceramic Materials
S3803: Ceramics for Steel Making
S3804: New Technology of Refractory and Pottery Ceramic Materials
S3805: Science and Analysis of Traditional Ceramic Materials
S3806: Advanced Glazing and Decorating Processing of Pottery
S3807: Design with Pottery & Jewelry Ceramics
S3808: Science and Novel Processing of Gemstones
S3809: Future State and Marketing for Refractory, Insulator, Pottery and Jewelry