This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule. As you are aware, coronavirus is having a global impact, and the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control have instituted recommendations that include social distancing and cancelling conferences and large gatherings. Since safety of our attendees is always GRC’s highest priority, the GRC Board of Trustees has decided to withdraw this conference, and it will be rescheduled for 2022. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution and to alleviate the concerns of our conference communities scheduled to meet in this timeframe.
Many of the most interesting and technologically-relevant properties of ceramics derive from coupled phenomena (mechanical, thermal, chemical, electrical, magnetic, and optical) that originate at the atomistic- and nanometer-length scales – the complex behavior of ceramics under extreme conditions and/or away from equilibrium leads, on the one hand, to challenges in deciphering behavioral mechanisms, and on the other, opportunities to create ceramics with unprecedented properties. A wide variety of experimental and theoretical tools have recently emerged to reveal multiphysical, multiscale mechanisms that govern material behavior during processing and service. These specifically include the emergence of data driven atomistic and mesocontinuum computational modeling approaches, novel in situ experiments, and measurements under extreme conditions.
This conference is the latest in the series of highly successful GRCs on Solid State Studies in Ceramics that started in 1954. It examines the above issues in structural and functional ceramics. Topics include, among others, additive manufacturing, the behavior of hierarchical materials, understanding thermal-mechanical response under extreme conditions, in situ experiments (including transmission electron microscopy), coupled phenomena during processing and service, and fundamental studies in perovskites.
Participants in the conference will experience a stimulating and diverse environment in which they can discuss the forefront of ceramics science and engineering. Students and young professionals will enjoy opportunities to interact with experts in the field during the oral presentations (by invitation only) as well as the poster sessions (all participants are encouraged to submit). The discussion sessions will be structured to identify both challenges and opportunities in the discipline. A Power Hour will be organized to promote the inclusion and professional development of women and underrepresented minorities in ceramics research. The accompanying Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) offers additional career development and networking opportunities for students and young researchers.
The University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science is pleased to host the co-located ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC) 2020, the 48th NAMRI/SME North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC), and the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) Leading Edge Manufacturing/Materials & Processing (LEM&P) Conference 2020.
Join more than 800 researchers and manufacturers from around the world to share the latest manufacturing innovations and developments in manufacturing systems and processes, additive manufacturing, smart manufacturing, and materials processing.
The conference schedule includes keynotes, expert panels, student poster and presentation competitions, an exhibition of industry partners, an early career forum, industry tours, and awards ceremony.
NSMMS and CRASTE, two space- focused symposia, will co-locate events for the 8th year at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Rockville, MD. These co-located symposia continue their outstanding legacy in bringing together technologists, users, and decision makers from across the nation. Key discussion involves key technology issues related to space, missile, hypersonic systems, and a variety of ground-breaking commercial space topics necessary for our country’s defense and research and development pursuits.
What this means for you – you can attend two events with one trip, experience an expanded exhibit show and poster session, have more people to network and exchange ideas with, and have even more technical talks to participate in.
The NSMMS brings together the nation’s technology leaders to review the critical challenges of materials, processing, and manufacturing for space, missile, and hypersonic systems. System engineers, designers, scientists, researchers, managers, and senior leaders will be in attendance from the Joint Services, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Department of Energy, academia, and industry. The government’s active participation in this event helps provide direction to our senior leaders, research scientists, and engineers in the industry in order to keep our capabilities internationally competitive and our defense systems the best in the world. The symposium has established a format that focuses on key materials and processing challenges associated with system and component needs on the critical path to enabling current and future capabilities. The NSMMS maintains this focus to directly convey the importance of supporting advanced materials technology development to a diverse audience of researchers, planners, managers, and senior leadership . Advanced materials are crucial to the improved performance and reliability of both commercial and defense systems. As a national materials community, it is important to establish and continue an exchange with our leaders, emphasizing that advanced materials research must be a priority for the country.
CRASTE focuses on bringing system integrators and subsystem technology experts together to improve space access capabilities and responsiveness. Special focus is given to the integration of emerging technologies with space-access architectures to create new markets and improve existing systems for government and commercial users.
- Reducing Cost, Increasing Safety, Improving Reliability
- Emerging Propulsion Systems
- Responsive Access for Pico/Nano/Small Payloads
- Advances in Ground Systems and Range Operations
- High Altitude/Sub-Orbital Experiments & Capabilities
- Innovative Test Methodologies and Platforms
- Emerging Entry, Descent, and Recovery Systems and Technologies
- Lightweight Expendables