PACRIM 10: registration now open

PACRIM will take place 2-7 June in San Diego, California, US. The technical programme of the event will include a plenary session on Future Energy Challenges and Opportunities for Ceramics, and will cover a wide range of topics and identify global challenges and opportunities for various ceramic technologies.

Registration is now open for the tenth edition of PACRIM – scheduled to take place 2-7 June in San Diego, California, US.
This year’s plenary speakers include Jeff Wadsworth, President and CEO of Battelle Memorial Institute; Hong-Kyu Park, Fellow of LG Chem Battery R&D, Korea; Tomoyoshi Motohiro, Toyota Central R&D, Japan; and M. K. Badrinarayan, VP & Research Director, Inorganic and Broad-based Technologies, Corning Incorporated. In addition, the inaugural ACerS Darshana and Arun Varshneya Frontiers of Glass Science Lecture will be given at PACRIM 10 by Walter Kob, University of Montpellier, France, as the opening lecture of the Glass and Optical Materials Division programme.
PACRIM 10 is designed for materials scientists, engineers, researchers and manufacturers, delivering the opportunity to share knowledge and state-of-the-art advancements in materials technology. This is the tenth in a series of international conferences that provide a forum for the presentations and information exchange on emerging ceramic and glass technologies. The conference series began in 1993 and was last held in 2009 in Cairns, Australia, under the organization of The Australian Ceramic Society. The Chinese Ceramic Society and the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences organized in 2007, and ACerS organized PACRIM6 in Maui, Hawaii.
In addition to a plenary session, Future Energy Challenges and Opportunities for Ceramics, the PACRIM 10 technical programme will cover a wide range of very exciting topics and identify global challenges and opportunities for various ceramic technologies. The programme will also generate important discussions on where particular fields are heading on a global scale. It also provides a very important forum for knowledge exchange and sharing, and facilitates the establishment of new contacts with peers from different continents. An International Richard M. Fulrath Symposium on the frontier of ceramic technologies for sustainable development is also planned. The Richard M. Fulrath award programme was established to promote the friendship among Japanese and US researchers and scholars.
PACRIM 10 also includes two optional short courses:
•    Sintering of ceramics: June 1-2 | Mohamed Rahaman, Missouri S&T. The course covers sintering basics; microstructure development and control; effect in homogeneities on sintering; constrained sintering of composites, adherent thin films, and multilayers; solid solutions additives (dopants); and reaction sintering.
•    Fundamentals of glass science and technology: June 5-6 | Arun Varshneya, Alfred University and Saxon Glass Technologies. The course covers basic glass science and technology in order to broaden or improve one’s foundation in the understanding of glass as a material of choice.

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