Scope
Preservation of the global environment is our common goal. Higher thermal efficiency and low operation cost of the relevant energy generation systems are strongly required. Increasing the operating temperatures of heat conversion systems reduces greenhouse gas emissions such as CO2 and NOx, however, materials degradation is accelerated at higher temperatures. Using low quality fuel resources cuts cost, however, results in exposing the materials in aggressive environments .
Materials scientists have to respond to these issues in various ways: modification of existing materials, application of the additional processes, e.g. surface modification and coatings and development of new materials. As well as such contributions, understanding the degradation mechanism of materials exposed to such environments is essential, and database acquisition is also necessary to develop evaluation methods of the lifetime of materials for relevant high-temperature components.
In this symposium, we will focus on the following topics.

  • Materials for advanced energy conversion systems

  • Design of new non-metallic materials for energy materials

  • Database acquisition for lifetime prediction

  • Advanced process for materials protection against oxidation and corrosion.

Other important topics associated to high-temperature corrosion/oxidation of materials, such as fundamental aspects, and characterization will also be discussed.

Important Dates

01 January 2018
31 March 2018
01 May 2018
01 June 2018
21 October 2018

Abstract submission
Deadline of the submission
Notification of acceptance
Start of registration
Start of symposium

Sessions

Official langage of the symposium will be English. The symposium will include invited lectures and contributed papers (oral and poster).

Publication
A book of extended abstracts will be provided in the beginning of the symposium.