Symposium: Polymer-derived ceramics development and applications

Scope of the Symposium:
Precursor-based ceramics play an increasing role because of their flexibility in incorporating elements at a molecular level resulting in different classes of ceramics as amorphous networks containing the constituents homogeneously dispersed on the atomic level, crystalline phases and (nano)composites of binary or multinary phases which cannot be formed by traditional routes . Additionally, technical fibers, coatings, matrices of composites and functional porous ceramics are examples for the wide field of applications of these pre-ceramic polymers. In comparison to other ceramic manufacturing technologies, the use of polymer-shaping techniques and the considerable low processing temperatures are technological advantages which allow unique properties and functionalities. The aim of the symposium is to discuss the latest developments on PDC ceramics, including modelling, structural characterization, microstructure/property correlations, and the manufacture of functional and structural components based on these organic-inorganic polymers.

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This symposium will review the current state of the AM technologies for ceramic processing, with focus on feedstocks, equipment development, design, properties and microstructure of printed parts. The following topics are suggested, but not limited to:

  • PDC based ceramic fibers
    • Processing of oxide and non-oxide ceramic fibers
    • Characterization and properties of ceramic fibers
    • Applications for CMCs, MMCs and fiber fabrics
  • Precursor based polymer and ceramic coatings
    • Development of functional coatings hydrophilic/hydrophobic/catalytic
    • protective coatings from corrosion/oxidation
    • coating technologies and characterization
  • Functional ceramics
    • Metal modified PDCs
    • Catalytic active ceramics
    • Electrical and magnetic properties
    • Optical properties
    • Ceramics for hydrogen generation
  • Nanocomposites
    • Techniques for tailoring the nanostructure
    • Processing of nanocomposites
    • Properties of nanocomposites
  • Porous ceramics
    • Robust catalysts for bio-mass conversion
    • Hydrogen storage and separation
    • Membranes for gas purification and separation
  • Modeling and simulation
    • Simulation of phase formation, separation and crystallization
    • Prediction of ceramic properties in dependency on the precursor
  • Industrial applications
    • Electronic applications e.g. LED, dielectric medium, shielding
    • As alternative coating systems
    • CMCs (fibers and matrices)

Symposium Organizers:

  • Chairman: Dr. Günter Motz
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  • Chairman: Dr. Samuel Bernard
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  • Co-chair: Prof. Yuji Iwamoto
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  • Co-chair: Prof. Raj K. Bordia
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  • Co-chair: Prof. Ricardo Machado
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  • Co-chair: Prof. Jie Kong
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Tentative list of invited speakers:

• Dr. Thomas Konegger, Austria
• Prof. Dusan Galusek, Slovakia
• Dr. Ravi Kumar, India
• Prof. Alexander Gurlo, Germany
• Prof. Peter Kroll, USA
• Prof. Hiromitsu Kozuka, Japan
• Prof. Markus Gallei, Germany
• Prof. Gurpreet Sing, USA
• Dr. Tobias Schaedler, USA
• Dr. Yigal Blum, USA
• Dr. Michael Scheffler, Germany
• Dr. Ulrich Quittmann, Germany
• Dr. Andreas Kienzle, Germany
• Dr. Michaela Wilhelm, Germany
• Prof. Aloisio Klein, Brazil

Scientific Committee:

• Prof. Paolo Colombo, University of Padova, Italy
• Prof. Dong-Pyo Kim, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea
• Dr. Emanuel Ionescu, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
• Prof. Ralf Riedel, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
• Prof. Gurpreet Singh, Kansas State University, USA
• Prof. Gian Domenico Soraru, University of Trento, Italy
• Prof. Yoshiyuki Sugahara, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
• Prof. Pavol Sajgalik, Slovakian Academy Science, Slovakia

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