||Scope: Functional ceramic materials play an essential role in a number of energy storage and conversion systems including
1. Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC),
2. High temperature batteries,
3. Membrane Separation Materials, Processes and Systems (H2, O2, CO2)
4. General characterizations of ceramic materials (electrical, thermal, microstructural and chemical)
5. High temperature electrolysis cells.
6. Thermal barrier Coatings, and
7. Combustion and control sensors.
8. Nanomaterial for high temperature applications.
Themes: These symposium topics include, but not limited to, experiments and modeling of the above mentioned systems including,
1. Multiscale modelling and experiments (including in-situ) at various length scale.
2. Thermal-Chemical-mechanical stresses/expansion
3. Study of thermo-mechanical degradation mechanisms.
4. Effect of microstructure evolution on the properties and efficiency.
5. Role of grain boundary density, grain size, orientation and grain growth.
6. Advances in the characterization and modeling techniques.
7. Reliability and durability of component and sub-systems.
The intent is to provide a forum for researchers from national laboratories, universities, and industry to discuss current understanding of materials science issues in high temperature processes, and accelerate the development and acceptance of innovative materials and test techniques for clean energy technology.