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Symposium 24

Advanced Refractories and Traditional Ceramics

The aim of this symposium is to provide a forum to exchange research ideas about state-of-the-art refractories and traditional ceramics, and their perspectives or emerging applications, such as furnace lining, energy saving materials, infrared radiating coating, low emission burner, and antique restoration. The topics will focus on the fundamental issues to advance our understanding, the utilization of advanced refractories and traditional ceramics for applications in the fields of iron and steel, cement, glass, nonferrous, and ancient construction maintenance, and 3D-printing construction.

Proposed sessions
ª Fundamental research for material and structure design
ª Low-carbon refractories for iron and steel, cement, glass, and nonferrous
ª Advanced techniques for production, characterization, and application
ª Simulation and calculation for refractories
ª Advanced ceramics and refractories
ª Ancient ceramics and new building ceramics
ª Reproduction process for ancient ceramics
ª Strengthening and toughening mechanisms for traditional ceramics
ª Advanced 3D-printing technologies for traditional ceramics
ª Decorative materials and technology of traditional ceramics

- Yawei Li (Points of Contact), Wuhan University of Science and Technology, China, liyawei@wust.edu.cn
- Yueming Li (Points of Contact), Jingdezhen Ceramic University, China, lym6329@163.com
- Xinmei Hou, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
- Gang Wang, Sinosteel Luoyang Inst. Refractories Res. Co., Ltd., China
- Mitsunori Yada, Ceramic Research Center of Saga University, Japan
- Dong Hao, Ceramic Research Center of Saga University, Japan
- Harald Harmuth, Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Austria
- In-Ho Jung, Seoul National University, Korea
- Christos G. Aneziris, Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
- Chris Parr, Imerys Aluminates, France
- Himansu Sekhar Tripathi, CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute, India
- Jacek Szczerba, AGH-University of Science and Technology, Poland
- Xin Min, China University of Geosciences (Beijing), China
Point of Contact Assistant
- Ning Liao, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, China, liaoning@wust.edu.cn
- Yi Sun, Jingdezhen Ceramic University, China, sunyi@jcu.edu.cn

Keynote Speakers

  Chris PARR, Imerys Aluminates, France
  Tentative Title: Alumina based Refractory Raw materials for a Sustainable Future
  Brief Bio: He was first employed in the refractory producing industry, during a
13-year period, holding a variety of positions within the technical and marketing functions. He joined his current employer, Imerys in 1994. He has authored and co-authored over 120 technical and scientific papers in the field of calcium aluminates and their applications and is proud to contribute to the industry through the following associations
• Member of the RCD and cements sectors and fellow of the American Ceramic Society.
• Serves on the Advisory board member of the French Ceramic Society
• Member of the editorial committee of numerous scientific journals across the world in the field of refractories and ceramics
• He is the current chairman of the F.I.R.E (Federation for international refractory research and education uniting more than 25 academic institutions and industrial partners fulfilling the cultural, educational and research needs of the refractories industry (www.fire-refractory.org)
  In-Ho Jung, Seoul National University, Korea
  Tentative Title: Challenges in Phase Diagram Study for Refractory System
  Brief Bio: Professor In-Ho Jung is a world-renowned expert in chemical metallurgy
and thermodynamic database development. He is a co-developer of FactSage thermodynamic software, which is accessed by more than 1000 sites around the world, and academic member of FIRE (Federation of International Refractory Research and Education). Since 2009, Prof. Jung has led the "FactSage Steelmaking Consortium Project" to develop thermodynamic databases and process simulation models for steelmaking industry, sponsored by 13 companies around the world. Prof. Jung received many awards including 2012 NSERC Leo Derikx Synergy Award, Canada, 2013 Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Magnesium Research Award, Germany, 2021 ACerS John E. Marquis Award, 2022 Calphad best paper award, and 2022 AIST John F Elliott Lectureship award. He serves as an associate editor of several journals including JACerS.
  Hong Peng, Senior scientist, Elkem Silicon products development, Norway
  Tentative Title: Recent development in MgO castables
  Brief Bio: Dr. Hong Peng is a senior research scientist and project manager at R&D
, Elkem Silicon Materials, responsible for monolithic refractory technology and new product development for refractory and oilfield. She received her Bachelor and Master degrees from Dept. Material Science and Engineering at Zhejiang University, China, and a Ph.D from Stockholm University, Sweden. She has more than 20-year experience in ceramics/refractory research built up through: lecturer and researcher at Zhejiang University, guest researcher/a teacher assistant at Stockholm University and post-doctor at Max-Planck-Institute for Metals Research, Stuttgart, Germany. She has published more than 100 papers in well-established scientific journals and conferences, e.g. Nature, Journal of American Ceramic Society and Journal of Materials Research etc. She holds one patent regarding "Calcium aluminate cement slurry" for Oil field application. She is also a winner of several prestigious awards, including Outstanding Teacher Award (Zhejiang University, China), 3rd Prize of ALAFAR Award 2012 (Mexico) and 1st Prize of ALAFAR Award 2014 (Chile, Best paper/presentation).
  Yawei Li, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, China
  Tentative Title: Refractory solutions to "the Carbon Challenge"
  Brief Bio: Doctor, Professor, Doctoral supervisor, Discipline leader, Deputy leader
of the Coordination Group of Wuhan University of Science and Technology Department of Materials. He was selected into the New century Talent Support Plan of the Ministry of Education, the government subsidy expert of The State Council, the leader of the innovation research group of Hubei Province, and the head of the FIRE of Chinese universities. He has won 3 National Science and Technology Progress Award, Second prize of technological invention, and 4 First prize of Science and Technology in Hubei Province.
  Masaaki Tabata, Saga University, Japan
  Tentative Title: Estimation of Production Places of Unknown Excavated Porcelains Based on the Difference in Solubility of Metals during Elutriation Process
  Brief Bio: Masaaki Tabata, Professor Emeritus and Specially Appointed Professor,
Saga University Born in 1943 in Saga, Japan. He graduated from Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University in 1970 and received Ph. D from Nagoya University in 1979. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, Canada (1982 -1983). After working at Nagoya University for two years, he moved to Saga University in 1972. He was promoted to Professor in 1992. He retired and became Professor Emeritus in 2009. He received the Award of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry in 2009 and became an honorary member of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry in 2023. His research field is analytical chemistry, and he is now the project leader of the "Research on Asbestos in Waste Building Materials" supported by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan. He also studies old and excavated porcelains by elemental analysis using synchrotron radiation.
  Yueming Li, Jingdezhen Ceramic University, China
  Tentative Title: Study on the Flexural Strength and Residual Stress Ofthe Feldspar Ceramicsreinforced Byanorthite Coating
  Brief Bio: Yueming Li is a professor in the School of Materials Science and
Engineering, Jingdezhen Ceramic University, China. He received his Bachelor degree from East China University of Science and Technology, and Master degree from Nanjing Technology University and his Ph.D. degree from Wuhan University of Science and Technology, China. His research interests include preparation and application of microwave dielectric ceramic materials, lead-free piezoelectric ceramic material, environmentally friendly rare earth sulfides and prestressed ceramic materials. He has published more than 260 research papers in reputed international journals and held 36 national invention patents. He is also a winner of several prestigious awards, including National Science and Technology Progress Award, Jiangxi Province Science and Technology Progress Award and Jiangxi Province Natural Science Award, China.
  Weixia Dong, Jingdezhen Ceramic Univerisity, China
  Tentative Title: Studies on High-temperature In-situ Preparation of TiO2 Superhydrophilic Self-cleaning Glaze and Photocatalytic Synergistic Enhancement Mechanism
  Brief Bio: Professor Wei-xia Dong is a Doctoral Supervisor. She received a Ph.D
degree from Zhejiang University. She has authored and co-authored over 200 academic papers in the field of the preparation and modification of nanomaterials, environmental ceramic materials, new photocatalyst materials, optimization of the structure and performance of supercapacitor materials, and new ceramic glaze materials. She has written 35 invention patents, one monograph and one textbook as the first author. She has selected as a candidate for the Jiangxi Province Million Project; a talented person in the 'Ceramic Capital' of Yixing, Jiangsu, and a technological innovation talent in the Ceramic Branch of the China Silicate Society.
•Member of the 14th Jingdezhen Municipal Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference of the Municipal Political Consultative
•Editorial board member of 'Research and Application of Materials Science'
• Member of the Ceramic Branch of the China Silicate Society
  Zongqi Guo, Trasteel International SA, Switzerland
  Tentative Title: MgAlON Whisker Bond in Refractories
  Brief Bio: DDr. Zongqi Guo is the technical director of Trasteel International SA,
Switzerland. While Dr. Guo worked as the director of Oxides Division, Luoyang Institute of Refractories Research. he had won the Technological Progress Award from the Ministry of Chemical Industry twice for the invention of several high chromia materials used for slagging coal gasifiers. As the R&D director of RHI Magnesita in A&P region for decades, Dr. Guo extensively studied manufacturing technology and application science of magnesia raw materials and various basic refractories. He has industry refractory experiences in steel-making vessels, cement rotary kilns, glass and non-ferrous manufacturing process. His recent research topics cover purification and densification of high-grade magnesia, development of bond phase in refractories and ladle lining materials. He is a life member of the American Ceramic Society.

Invited Speakers

  Ao Huang, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, China
  Tentative Title: Radical Reaction-induced Turing Pattern Corrosion of Alumina Refractory Ceramics
  Yongqiang Chen, Zhengzhou University, China
  Tentative Title: Densification mechanism and properties of h-BN/ZrO2 composites by spark plasma sintering
  Mithun Nath, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, China
  Tentative Title: Highly Efficient Cr(VI) Removal from Industrial Solid Wastes Using Calcium Aluminate Cement
  Sandra Vollmann, Chair of Ceramics, Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria
  Tentative Title: Simulation of Marangoni Effect for Refractory Materials
  Beiyue Ma, Northeastern University, China
  Tentative Title: Preparation and Densification Behavior of Magnesia Aluminate Spinel Ceramics Doped with Rare Earths
  Liugang Chen, Zhengzhou University, China
  Tentative Title: Preparation and Slag Corrosion Resistance of Al2O3@Mg(Al,Cr)2O4-Containing Castable 
  Juntong Huang, Nanchang Hangkong University, China
  Tentative Title: A Novel Approach to Prepare Graphite Nanoplatelets Exfoliated by Three-roll Milling Inphenolic Resinforlow-carbon MgO-C Refractories
  Chengliang Ma, Zhengzhou University, China
  Tentative Title: Structural Regulation and Anisotropic Properties of Lightweight and High-strength Multilayered Mullite Thermal Insulation Materials
  Xinbin Lao, Jingdezhen Ceramic University, China
  Tentative Title: In-situ Synthesis of SiAlON Based Ceramics for Thermal Storage by Aluminothermic or Silicothermic Nitridation of Aluminosilicate Wastes
  Quanli Jia, Zhengzhou University, China
  Tentative Title: Effect of Zn(OH)2 Addition on the Properties and Microstructure of Alumina-spinel Plugs Materials
  Dong Hao, Saga University, Japan
  Tentative Title: Materials Design to Realize Both Small Water Absorption and Small Pyroplastic Deformation in Alumina-strengthened Porcelain
  Lei Yuan, Northeastern University, China
  Tentative Title: A Potential Method to Control the Corrosion of Submerged Entry Nozzle by Applying an Electric Field
  Lvping Fu, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, China
  Tentative Title: A Novel Potential Ceramic Material for Melting Ti6Al4V Alloy:a Solid Solution of BaZrO3 and CaZrO3
  Wen Yan, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, China
  Tentative Title: Basic Research on pPreparation of High Performance Refractories Based on Magnesium Resources in Qinghai Salt Lakes
  Ning Liao, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, China
  Tentative Title: Assessment of Thermal-mechanical Stress Damage Mechanisms of Monocarbonate Bonded Alumina-spinel Castables by High-temperature Wedge Splitting Test
  Donghai Ding, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Xi'an University of  
                            Architecture and Technology, China
  Tentative Title: Research on Modulation Mechanism of Microcracks Propagation Behavior in Refractory Castables Based on in Situ Interphase and Thermal Shock Resistance
  Qifu Bao, Jingdezhen Ceramic University, China
  Tentative Title: Effects of Composition on the Structure and Properties of R2O-Bi2O3-B2O3-SiO2 Glass for Automobile Glass Ink