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SYMETA at The American Ceramic Society UK Chapter Meeting

September 7, 2017


On Tuesday 12th September 2017, SYMETA co-investigator Professor Ian Reaney will be hosting a meeting of the UK Chapter of The American Ceramic Society at the University of Sheffield. The theme of the meeting is Sustainable Manufacturing of Advanced Ceramics. Alongside Ian, Professor Vaidhy Vaidhyanathan from Loughborough University will be representing the SYMETA project. Vaidhy will be speaking on Making materials with microwaves: The art of the possible. The event is free and open to everyone though booking is required (follow the link above).


The full programme is:


10:00 - 10:30  Arrival and reception coffee break  

10.30 - 10.45  Welcome                                            
                       Prof. Ian Reaney, The University of Sheffield

                       and Dr. Eugenio Zapata-Solvas, Chair UK Chapter of ACerS

10:45 - 11:30  "Continuous hydrothermal synthesis of nanoceramics;

                         From materials discovery to pilot plant”
                         Prof. Jawwad Darr, University College of London


11:30 - 12:15  "Rheology of complex fluids in colloidal processing”

                        Dr. Esther Garcia-Tunon, University of Liverpool

12:15 - 13:00  "3D printing additive manufacturing of advanced ceramics”

                        Prof. Brian Derby, University of Manchester

13:00 - 14:00  Lunch break      


14:00 - 14:45  “Field assisted processing of functional ceramics - new opportunities”

                        Prof. Mike Reece, Queen Mary College

14:45 - 15:30  "Flash sintering: What it can do and how does it work?”

                        Prof. Richard Todd, University of Oxford

15:30 - 16:15  "Making materials with microwaves: The art of the possible”

                        Prof. Bala Vaidhyanthan, Loughborough University

16:15 - 17:00  “Cold sintering for sustainable ceramics”

                        Dr. Rebeca Boston, The University of Sheffield


17:00 - 17:05  Concluding remarks and departure                                    

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