||The purpose of this symposium is to provide an international forum for scientists, engineers, and technologists to discuss and exchange ideas on the state-of-the -art in ceramics/ composite processing and characterization. This will bring together people from industry, academics, and research laboratories to present advances in basic science and technology and to discuss how these can be used to address technological issues faced by the industry. This interaction will provide solutions to manufacturing and product development issues and help focus and direct effort at universities and research laboratories. The net result will be an improved science and technology base that will serve to enhance the performance of industrial products.
Molecular Design of Advanced Ceramic Materials; Reaction-Forming;Combustion Synthesis; CVD and CVI; Electrophoresis; Microwave and Plasma Processing; Oxidation of Metals and Mechanical Alloying; Sol-gel, Polymer Precursor, and Soft Chemistry Techniques; Colloidal and Solution Processing; Plasma Spraying and EBPVD; Laminated Object Manufacturing/Rapid Prototyping; Mechanism and Kinetics of Processes; Powders, Films, Thick and Thin Coatings; Fibers, Composites, Electronic and Functionally Graded Materials; Nanotechnology