Advanced Ceramics Industry Heads Back to Daytona
Researchers, academics and industry professionals will make their annual trip to Daytona Beach next month for the 42nd International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites
The 42nd International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC) will be held January 21-26, 2018, at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. Organized by the Engineering Ceramics Division of the American Ceramic Society, ICACC will offer a speaker series and technical program, as well as multiple opportunities for academics and professionals to meet and discuss the latest technologies and advances in the ceramic industry. In addition, an exposition and poster session will take place from 5-8 p.m. on January 23 and 5-7:30 p.m. on January 24.
Award and plenary speakers will begin their presentations at 8:30 a.m. on January 22. The James I. Mueller Award recipient is George G. Wicks, chief technology officer for Applied Research Center, vice president and chief technology officer for SpheroFill LLC, adjunct professor for the Medical College of Georgia at the Georgia Regents University, and consulting scientist (retired) with the Savannah River National Laboratory. Wicks will discuss porous wall hollow glass microspheres (PWHGMs) in his presentation entitled “Tiny Bubbles: An Innovative Ceramic Opens New Opportunities in Medicine, Security, Energy, and Environmental Remediation.”
The winner of the Bridge Building Award is Yanchun Zhou, professor and deputy director of science and technology for the Advanced Functional Composite Laboratory at the Aerospace Research Institute of Materials and Processing Technology of China. He will cover carbides, nitrides and borides during his discussion of “Strategies for Searching for Damage-Tolerant Ceramics: from MAX Phases to MAB Phases.”
Thomas Fischer of the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Cologne, Germany, is the recipient of the ECD Global Young Investigator Award. His presentation will focus on “Electrospun Metal Oxide Fiber Meshes for Improved Sensing of Toxic Analytes in the Gas Phase.”
Richard Brook, emeritus professor in the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford, will share a plenary session entitled “Research. Why? For Whom? How?” Brook will explain and discuss these key motives for undertaking research.
Another plenary will be given by Frank Mücklich, head of the Institute for Functional Materials in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at Saarland University. His session is entitled “3D Microstructure is the ‘Know-It-All’—Advanced Classification and Quantitative Analysis Including Data Mining and Deep Learning Methods.”
A highlight of this year’s ICACC will be an international symposium entitled “Advancing Frontiers of Ceramics for Sustainable Societal Development.” According to ACerS, “this symposium honors Mrityunjay Singh, Ph.D., Ohio Aerospace Institute and past president of the American Ceramic Society (2015-16). It recognizes his long-term and outstanding contributions to science and technology of advanced ceramic materials and technologies, as well as his tireless efforts in mentoring students and young professionals, promoting and developing human network and collaborations among the materials community worldwide.” Topics of discussion will include those areas where ceramic components and materials are used to benefit “sustainable societal development.”
The ICACC technical program will feature 17 concurrent symposia (both oral and poster presentations) in 2018, including: Mechanical Behavior and Performance of Ceramics and Composites; Advanced Ceramic Coatings for Structural, Environmental, and Functional Applications; 15th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs): Materials, Science and Technology; Armor Ceramics—Challenges and New Developments; Next-Generation Bioceramics and Biocomposites; Advanced Materials and Technologies for Direct Thermal Energy Conversion and Rechargeable Energy Storage; 12th International Symposium on Functional Nanomaterials and Thin Films for Sustainable Energy Harvesting, Environmental, and Health Applications; 12th International Symposium on Advanced Processing and Manufacturing Technologies for Structural and Multifunctional Materials and Systems (APMT12); Porous Ceramics: Novel Developments and Applications; Virtual Materials (Computational) Design and Ceramic Genome; Advanced Materials and Innovative Processing Ideas for Production Root Technologies; Advanced MAX/mxene Phases and UHTC Materials for Extreme and High-Temperature Environments; Advanced Ceramics and Composites for Nuclear Fission and Fusion Energy; Crystalline Materials for Electrical, Optical and Medical Applications; Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Technologies; Geopolymers, Inorganic Polymers and Sustainable Materials; and Advanced Ceramic Materials and Processing for Photonics and Energy.
The technical program will also include three focused sessions on Bio-Inspired Processing of Advanced Materials, Tomography and Microscopy-Based Modeling of Ceramics, and Chemical Processing of Functional Materials: Understanding the Conversion of Molecular Structures to Solid-State Compounds. In addition, the Global Young Investigators forum (GYIF), now in its seventh year, will provide a forum for students, postdoctoral researchers, young professionals, and early career faculty from around the world to meet and discuss challenges and opportunities in ceramic science and engineering.
The 2018 Mechanical Properties of Ceramics and Glass Short Course will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on January 25 and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on January 26. Instructors Richard C. Bradt, Ph.D., professor of materials engineering and the Alton N. Scott Professor of engineering at the University of Alabama, and George Quinn, guest researcher with the National Institute for Standards and Technology, will address the mechanical properties of ceramics and glasses for elastic properties, strength measurements, fracture parameters, and the indentation hardness.
In addition to fundamentals and standard test methods, special topics during the short course will include stress, strain and elastic properties; measuring elastic properties; theoretical strength, fracture and fracture toughness/R-curves; measuring fracture toughness; Weibull derivation; and more.
For additional information, visit http://ceramics.org/icacc2018.
Company Booth No.
Akrometrix, LLC 301
Alfred University 315
CM Furnaces 210
Gasbarre (PTX) 203
H.C. Starck Surface Technology and Ceramic Powders GmbH 305
Haiku Tech 208
Harper International Corp. 309
Lithoz GmbH 103
Nanoscience Instruments 201
Netzsch Instruments 300
Oxy-Gon Industries, Inc. 215
TA Instruments 311
Thermal Wave 202
Thermcraft, Inc. 303
Wuxi Tianyang Drying Equipment 111
Zircar Ceramics, Inc. 206
*as of 10/30/17