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ESIS TC06 - Ceramics

ESIS TC6 "Ceramics"


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NewsLetter 32


Prof. Dr. J. Duzsa



Slovak Academy of Science,
Watsonova 47,
SK-04353 Košice, Slovakia
Contact E-mails: duszaj@yahoo.com


Dr T. Lube


Institut für Struktur-und Funktionskeramik,
Peter-Tunner-Strasse 5,
A-8700 Leoben, Austria
Contact E-mails: tanja.lube@notes.unileoben.ac.at

TC6 UPDATE 2012 

The TC6 Ceramics core members organized a meeting during the 
12th Conference of the European Ceramic Society Stockholm, Sweden 19-23 June 2011.
We decided to change the chair of the TC 6 ceramics as soon as possible but not later as to the end of 2012.
We decided to organize the international conference „Fractography of Advanced Ceramics“ in Slovakia in 2013.
In the 2011 we started to organize the Symposium “Nanoceramics and Ceramic Based Nanocomposites” in the frame of E-MRS 2012 Fall Meeting, which will take place in Warsaw, Poland, 17 – 21 September 2012, supported with the European Materials Research Society. 
For more information, to register and to submit an abstract please visit:
List of invited speakers (to be completed)
  • Manuel Belmonte, Institute of Ceramics and Glass (ICV-CSIC), Madrid, Spain “Carbon nanotubes/Si3N4 nanocomposites for tribological and electrical emerging applications
  • Ulf Jansson, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden „Nanocomposite hard coatings
  • Pavol Šajgalík, IICh SAS, Bratislava, Slovakia,  „Si3N4+ SiC nanoceramics with excellent room and high temperature properties
  • János Szépvölgyi, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Budapest, Hungary „Thermal plasma synthesis of ceramic nanopowders and their characterization
  • Richard Todd, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom "Aligned and continuous MWCNT/glass-ceramic nanocomposites"
  • Paula Vilarinho, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal „Development and properties of functional nanoceramics“ 
  • Ashok Vaseashta, IASC/ICWI/NUARI and U.S. Dept. of State, Washington, DC, USA "Nanoceramic based fibers for force protection and situational awareness"
  • Markus Winterer, University Duisburg - Essen, Duisburg, Germany „Nanocrystalline Composites based on Zinc Oxide: Preparation, Characterization and Properties
Scientific Committee (to be completed)
Sergey Barinov, A.A. Baikov's Institute for Metallurgy and Materials Science, Moscow, Russia, (barinov_s@mail.ru)
Alida Bellosi, CNR-IRTEC, Faenza, Italy; (bellosi@irtec1.bo.cnr.it)
Aldo R. Boccaccini, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany; (aldo.boccaccini@ww.uni-erlangen.de)
Robert Danzer, Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria, (isfk@unileoben.ac.at)
Gilbert Fantozzi, INSA de Lyon, France; (gilbert.fantozzi@insa-lyon.fr)
Irina Hussainova, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia; (irhus@staff.ttu.ee)
Tomaž Kosmač, „Jožef Stefan” Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia; (tomaz.kosmac@ijs.si)
Jakob Kuebler, EMPA; (jakob.kuebler@empa.ch)
Hua-Tay Lin - Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA;  (linh@ornl.gov)
Karel Maca, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic; (maca@fme.vutbr.cz)
Jose S. Moya, ICMM, Madrid, Spain; (jsmoya@icmm.csic.es )
Christian Mitterer, Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria; (Christian.Mitterer@unileoben.ac.at)
Evagelia G. Moshopoulou, National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos“, Athens, Greece; (evagelia@ims.demokritos.gr)
Jindrich Musil, University of West Bohemia, Plzen, Czech Republic; musil@kfy.zcu.cz
Markus Niederberger, ETH Zürich, Switzerland: (markus.niederberger@mat.ethz.ch)
Nitin P. Padture, Brown University, Providence, USA; (padture.1@osu.edu)
Vladimir V. Srdič, University of Novi Sad, Serbia; (srdicvv@uns.ac.rs)
Pavol Šajgalík, IICh SAS, Bratislava, Slovakia: (uachsajg@savba.sk)
Gerold Schneider, TU Hamburg, Germany; (g.schneider@tu-harburg.de)
János Szépvölgyi, Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Budapest, Hungary; (szepvol@chemres.hu)
Junuchi Tatami, Yokohama National University, Japan; (tatami@ynu.ac.jp)
Richard Todd, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom; (richard.todd@materials.ox.ac.uk)
Tseung – Yuen Tseng, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan; (tseng@cc.nctu.edu.tw)
Ashok Vaseashta, IASC/ICWI/NUARI and U.S. Dept. of State, Washington, DC, USA; (prof.vaseashta@ieee.org)
All submissions will be peer-reviewed. The accepted papers will be published in:
Journal of the European Ceramic Society
Impact factor: 2.574
Impact factor: 0.991
The Symposium organizers are:
Ján Dusza, Csaba Balázsi, Witold Łojkowski, Mike. J. Reece and Ralf Riedel. 
The next meeting of the core members of TC 6 Ceramics we will organize during the:
10th International Symposium on Ceramic Materials and Components for
Energy and Environmental Applications, 10th CMCEE, May 20-23, 2012, Dresden, Germany.

Kosice, February, 18, 2012                                                                         Jan Dusza


International Conference

Department of Structural Ceramics at the Institute of Materials Research of the Slovak Academy of Sciences organized the 3rd International Conference “Fractography of advanced Ceramics” in the ACADEMIA Congress Center, Stara Lesna, on September 7-10, 2008. The conference was organized under the auspices of the American Ceramics Society, European Ceramics Society and European Structural Integrity (ESIS). The conference were chaired by Prof. RN Dr. Ján Dusza, Dr.Sc. from IMR SAS, Slovakia, Prof. Robert Danzer from Montanauniversitat Leoben, Austria, Dr. Roger Morrell from the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington, UK and Dr. George Quinn from the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, USA, the secretaries were Dr. Františka Dorčáková and Dr. Monika Kašiarová. The conference was attended by 91 specialists from 20 countries. Over the last quarter of a century, fractography became a standard tool in characterisation of the degradation and failure processes in advanced ceramics. The aim of the conference
was to contribute to the improvement of mechanical properties, reliability, and lifetime prediction methods of structural and functional ceramics by means of focused discussions and exchange of the current status of knowledge in damage mechanisms and fracture processes in these materials.
The program of the conference included four keynote lectures, seven invited lectures, 29 oral presentations and 47 poster contributions. The contributions were related to fracture and fractography of structural and functional ceramics, damage processes, fracture of fibre strengthened, porous, and layered composites, nanoceramics and nanocomposites, indentation, wear and other damage mechanisms as well as the relationships among microstructure and mechanical properties of monolithic, composite and nano-ceramic materials.
Among the highlights of the conference was the presentation of Dr. Quinn on the history of fractography from the early 17 century, Prof. Bradt on the application of fractography in judicial review and expert witness and two lectures by dentists, which demonstrated unusually high level of practical application of fractography in patient mouths. Thanks to a very informal atmosphere, the conference had a very high scientific as well as social level and confirmed the need to organize such a type of conference in Europe. The next conference on a similar subject is planned in 2008 in USA and the 4th International Conference “Fractography of Advanced Ceramics” will take place in Stara Lesna in 2012.
The meeting of the Committee of the European Structure Integrity Society - ESIS, TC6 Ceramics was held during the conference.



Since no committee meeting took place in 2005, no changes in the working program can be reported.

The "Reference Material Testing Program", which is one of the current activities of TC6, has been presented at two conferences in invited lectures.

- T. Lube, J. Alcalá, J. Dusza, H. Klemm: "A Silicon Nitride Reference Material for Ceramic Design", 1th International Conference on Fracture, Turin, Italy, 2005, 3079-3084

- T. Lube, J. Dusza: "A Silicon Nitride Referencce Material - A Testing Program of ESIS TC6", ECERS IX, Portoroz, Slovenia, 2005

The next meeting of TC 6 is going to take place at IKTS Dresden, on May 2nd and 3rd, 2006. Informations on this meeting can be obtained at the TC6 chairpersons: Prof. Dr. Jan Dusza, dusza@imrnov.saske.sk, Ass. Prof. Dr. Tanja Lube, tanja.lube@notes.unileoben.ac.at.


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