Nanotechnology, Fuel Cells and Ceramic Armor Sessions Slated for the 30th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites - Cocoa Beach, Florida

    WESTERVILLE, Ohio, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Ceramic Society
 (ACerS), in conjunction with the ACerS Engineering Ceramics Division and
 Nuclear and Environmental Technology Division, is hosting the 30th
 International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites in
 Cocoa Beach, Florida, January 22-27, 2006.
     This is the leading conference and exposition on advanced ceramics and
 composites and includes exciting topical sessions on Nanotechnology, Fuel
 Cells and Ceramic Armor.  This conference boasts seven symposia topics
 comprised of over 500 technical presentations and posters that provide
 information on the latest advances, applications and successes in advanced
 ceramics and composites. Key scientists, technologists, engineers and
 entrepreneurs are expected to come together to discover and exchange current
 information. Over 45 exhibitors showcasing materials, equipment and supplies
 are participating.
     "Our 2006 meeting marks the 30th anniversary of this conference. This
 program continues the tradition of previous Cocoa Beach meetings by addressing
 core fundamentals and timely topics on the leading edge of ceramic science and
 technology," said Edgar Lara-Curzio, 2006 Program Chairperson.
     This conference and exposition is designed to be highly interactive and
 promote information exchange among scientists, technologists, engineers,
 entrepreneurs and exhibitors involved in advanced ceramics. An application-
 oriented technical program has been developed which features presentations on
 these symposia topics:
 
      -- Synthesis of Processing of Nanostructured Materials - featuring the
      results of current basic and applied research with emphasis on methods
      and potential commercial applications.
 
      -- Solid Oxide Fuel Cells - an international forum for discussing recent
      technical progress on materials-related aspects of fuel cells and
      emerging trends in electrochemical materials, electrodics, interface
      engineering and long-term chemical interactions.
 
      -- Ceramic Armor - continuing the search for novel materials concepts for
      both vehicle and body armors and exploring the relationship between
      computational modeling and property testing.
 
      -- Ceramics in Nuclear and Alternative Energy Applications - new to the
      conference technical program, sessions covering recent advances in
      ceramics and ceramic matrix composites for use in fission and fusion
      reactors, nuclear fuels and alternative energy applications.
 
      -- Bioceramics and Biocomposites - exploring the interface between
      biology and ceramic materials.
 
      -- Mechanical Properties and Performance - featuring presentations on the
      underlying links between microstructure and properties and the ability to
      achieve desired multifunctional properties through innovative processing
      techniques.
 
      -- Advanced Ceramic Coatings - focusing on recent advances in coating
      development, processing, microstructure and property characterization and
      life prediction.
 
     More information can be found at
 http://www.ceramics.org/meetings/cocoabeach2006.
 
     About The American Ceramic Society
     The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) is a 107-year-old non-profit
 organization that serves the informational, educational, and professional
 needs of the international ceramics community. The Society's more than 8,000
 members comprise a wide variety of individuals and interest groups. ACerS
 provides members and subscribers in 80 countries with access to periodicals
 and books, meetings and expositions, and on-line technical information.
 http://www.ceramics.org
 
      Contact:
 
      Robert Molitors
      The American Ceramic Society
      735 Ceramic Place, Suite 100
      Westerville, OH 43081
      614-794-5884
 
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SOURCE The American Ceramic Society

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