Leading scientists on functional ceramics, energy production to present at symposium

Functional ceramics—inorganic nonmetallic materials prized for their valuable electrical, magnetic or optical properties—play an important role in many advanced applications, including current and future energy production and energy storage technologies.

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering will host a half-day symposium open to the campus community on “Functional Ceramics and Energy Production” on Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Nord Hall 310 beginning at 1 p.m.

Six internationally recognized ceramic scientists from the United States and Japan will provide authoritative lectures on the latest research findings in this important field.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend any or all presentations.

The Future of Energy Storage

Y.-M. Chiang, Kyocera Professor of Ceramics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1 p.m.

New Functionalities in Ceramics for Energy Applications

S.K. Sundaram, Inamori Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Alfred University

1:40 p.m.

Water Electrolysis for Hydrogen Production Using Proton Conducting Oxides

H. Matsumoto, Inamori Frontier Research Center, Environmental Technology, Kyushu University

2:20 p.m.

Oxide Nanosheets for Water Splitting

S.T. Misture, Inamori Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Alfred University

3:20 p.m.

High Spatial Resolution Microanalysis of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

A.H. Heuer, Kyocera Professor of Ceramics, Case Western Reserve University

4 p.m.

Computational Chemistry for Advanced Materials for Fuel Cells and Future Energy Technologies

M. Koyama, WPI Professor, Inamori Frontier Research Center, Kyushu University

4:40 p.m.

Roundtable Discussion

5:20 p.m.

Closing Remarks

5:45 p.m.