||An overarching theme that unifies geoscientists, planetary scientists and materials scientists is their common interests in understanding and characterizing the structure-property-phase stability relations of a variety of earth-abundant oxide and non-oxide ceramics and glasses, when subjected to diverse chemical and thermal environments. In this regard, this symposium will focus on a wide range of topics pertaining to minerals and geoceramics that include but not restricted to
• Phase stability of multiphase, multicomponent systems,
• Transport properties of minerals and geoceramics and glasses (diffusion, viscosity, thermal, ionic and electrical conductivity)
• Materials at extreme pressure, chemical and thermal regimes
• Mineral-water interfaces,
• Mineral-organics interactions,
• Inorganic materials for radioactive waste and carbon sequestration,
• Zeolites and porous materials.
Abstracts that integrate theory, modeling and simulations with experiments are particularly encouraged.