Friday, 3 February 2017

ICACC - International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites

The 41st InternationalConference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC) was held on 22-27 January 2017 at Daytona Beach, Florida, USA. This annual conference showcases cutting-edge research in advanced ceramics, armour ceramics, solid oxide fuel cells, ceramic coatings, bio-ceramics and more. Postdoctoral Research Associate Dr. Fan Yang from our group attended the conference and presented our recent work on tuning the electrical properties of sodium bismuth titanate perovskite by chemical doping with a focus on the oxide-ion conduction behaviour of NBT. Her presentation has raised lots of attention from the audience who also work on developing new electrolyte/electrode materials for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells (IT-SOFCs).

Some key invited speakers working on oxide-ion/mixed conductors include Professor Eric Wachsman from University of Maryland, USA, Professor Tatsumi Ishihara from Kyushu University, Japan and Professor Scott Barnett from Northwestern University, USA. Other symposiums related to our group’s work include lithium/sodium ion batteries, thermoelectrics and piezoelectrics, etc.

Hilton Daytona Beach Resort where the conference 
was held and the beautiful sea view outside Hilton

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