Scope of the Symposium:
Materials science has been impacting the technological advance of agriculture and livestock production in different ways. Although the recognized importance (such as metals as agriculture tools), ceramic materials play a fundamental role often neglected, where there are many possible technological gaps to be still solved. Examples include the preparation of catalytic materials and its supports for the production of fertilizers and agrichemicals; the development of sensing materials to detect gaseous emissions in field; the production of scaffolds and porous matrices for controlled drug delivery (in animal health); among others with high potential to produces technology breakthroughs – and consequently, impacting on the food quality and productivity. These topics demand research in synthesis, including nanoparticles, and device design connected to these final applications.
Therefore this symposium focuses on the recent developments of ceramic science and technology with prospective application or impact in agriculture and livestock. Researchers are invited to show their findings, especially those with cross-main nature (i.e., involving fine chemistry, physico-chemical characterization, biological interaction and agronomical impact) and contextualize to agriculture needs. The discussion will cover not only defined application but also prospective applications for ceramic products or processes are welcome.
Abstracts on the following subjects may be submitted:
Tentative list of invited speakers: