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Virtual Materials Design and Ceramic Genome

As we approach the new era of explosive generation of big data and creative concept of high-throughput modeling and design, artificial intelligence and machine learning, we may envisage a completely different paradigm for advancing new knowledge and discovery of ceramic materials. This symposium will focus on the fronties of modeling advancements on the fundamental understanding and improvement of ceramic performances, the discovery of new ceramic materials, and the design of structural ceramic components. A broader perspective will be discussed on the key challenges and opportunities for modeling related science and technology in accelerating materials innovation and creating sustainable development. Key topics include high throughput design and characterization, informatics and machine learning, and modeling of ceramics and composites with different approaches in both computational research and experimental measurements across the length and time scales so as to further optimize their behavior and facilitate the design of new structural and functional ceramics and composites with tailored properties.

Proposed sessions
ª High-throughput design and characterization
ª Informatics and machine learning
ª Multi-scale modeling of processing, microstructure and performance
ª Modeling of structure and property of ceramics and composites
ª Modeling defects and amorphous matter
ª Modeling of surfaces, interfaces, and grain boundaries at multiple scales

- Jingyang Wang (Points of Contact), Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, jywang@imr.ac.cn
- Bin Liu (Points of Contact), Shanghai University, China, binliu@shu.edu.cn
- Wai-Yim Ching, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA
- Hyung-Tae Kim, Korean Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology, Korea
- Zhiheng Huang, Sun Yat-sen University, China
- Kwang-Ryeol Lee, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
- Shuzhou Li, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
- Jian Luo, University of California San Diego, USA
- Katsuyuki Matsunaga, Nagoya University, Japan
- Isao Tanaka, Kyoto University, Japan
- Gerard L. Vignoles, University of Bordeaux, France
- William J. Weber, University of Tennessee, USA

Keynote Speakers

  Isao Tanaka, Kyoto University, Japan
  Tentative Title: Recommender System for Discovery of Inorganic Crystals
  Brief Bio: Professor Isao Tanaka is actively working in the field of first-principles
calculations and data-centric science with a special interest in applying state-of-the-art theoretical tools for issues in materials science and engineering. In parallel to the theoretical works, he shows leading-edge activities also in experimental works to realize novel inorganic compounds and to characterize the nano/micro-structures of materials using atomic resolution electron microscopy and advanced synchrotron facilities. His publication list can be found at http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-5941-2009.
His research field includes but is not limited to the following subjects:
1) Data-centric approaches in materials science
2) Statistical thermodynamics of materials from first principles
3) Materials science of energy conversion devices
4) Fundamental issues of structural materials
5) Design and characterization of advanced oxides, nitrides, and related materials
  Shijun Zhao, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  Tentative Title: Machine Learning Design of High Entropy Ceramics
  Brief Bio: Dr. Zhao is an Associate Professor at the City University of Hong Kong,
Department of Mechanical Engineering. He received his Ph.D. degree from Peking University in 2013. Dr. Zhao's current research focuses on chemically disordered materials (in other words, high-entropy materials) through a combination of computational materials science and machine learning techniques. Specifically, his group aims to understand surface effects, defect thermodynamics, and defect evolution in different materials under deformation or irradiation conditions. For this purpose, different simulation techniques at different scales are concurrently or sequentially employed. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 technical papers in different scientific journals, including Joule, Mater Today, Nat Comm, and Acta Mater, with more than 4600 citations and a H-index of 37. Dr. Zhao was in the list of Career-long top 2% highly cited researchers worldwide in the field of Engineering published by Stanford University in 2021 and 2022.
  Neng Li, Wuhan University of Technology, China
  Tentative Title: The Spin Tunes the Performance of Ammonia Electrocatalytic Synthesis Through Transition Metal Carbide-based Ceramics
  Brief Bio: Neng Li is a full professor in the State Key Laboratory of Silicate Materials
for Architectures, Wuhan University of Technology. He received Ph.D. degree in 2011 from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology. He worked at University of Cambridge as a visiting professor in 2016–2017. His current research interests focus on amorphous materials and MXene-based materials for energy conversion and storage. He has published >250 peer-reviewed papers, and be cited over 14000 times, with H-index of 64. He serves on the editorial boards/young advisory board of Materials Horizons, Advanced Powder Materials, Nano-Micro Letter, Journal of Inorganic Materials, Acta Physico-Chimica Sinica, etc.
  Yuelei Bai, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
  Tentative Title: Phase Stability and Properties of the MAX and MAB Phases: From Understanding to Prediction by DFT Simulations
  Brief Bio: Yuelei Bai works as a full professor at Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT)
since 2021. In 2006, he graduated in the major of composite materials and structures from HIT, and was recommended for admission to Center for Composites Materials and Structures at HIT for his PhD degree in the major of engineering mechanics. In 2012, he got his PhD degree and a position as a lecture at HIT. Funded by the first (2013) International Postdoctoral Exchange Fellowship Program, he conducted 2-year postdoc research in Imperial College London and Nanyang Technological University from 2014 to 2016. Since 2009, his 44 papers have been published in the international journal including Acta Mater., J. Am. Ceram. Soc. and so on, with the total citations of 1663 and H-index of 24, and 20 keynote/invited talks have been delivered in conferences. He got the first-class Science and Technology Awards (Natural science) of Heilongjiang province in 2019, and has served as associate editor of J. Am. Ceram. Soc. and member of editorial committee of J. Adv. Ceram. and referee for 35 international journals.
  Shuzhou Li, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  Tentative Title: Material Discovery with Machine Learning Trained from a Small Database
  Brief Bio: Dr. Shuzhou Li received his B.Sc, M.Sc, and PhD in chemistry from Nankai
University, Peking University, and University of Wisconsin, respectively. After working as a postdoc in Northwestern University, he joined in Nanyang Technological University. Currently, he is an associate professor in school of materials science and engineering and his research interests are theoretical and computational material science. He has been focused on (1) Heterogeneous Catalysis; (2) Machine Learning in Materials Discovery; (3) Assembly of Nanostructures.
  Junjie Wang , Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
  Tentative Title: Design of Electron-rich Intermetallic Compounds for Catalysis and Energy Applications
  Brief Bio: Dr. Junjie Wang is a Professor at Northwestern Polytechnical University,
Xi'an, where he holds the deputy director position of the State Key Laboratory of Solidification Processing. His research focuses on development and applications of materials genetic technics, with an emphasis on design of electronic and energy materials. Junjie obtained his B.Sc., Master and Ph.D. in Materials Science at Northwestern Polytechnical University from 1998-2010, conducting research under the supervision of Prof. Academician Litong Zhang. This was followed by a CNRS postdoctoral fellowship at IEMN (Institute of Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology) in the group of Prof. Isabelle Lefebvre from 2010 to 2012. Then he worked as a joint postdoc of University of Antwerp and VITO from 2012-2013 in Belgium. He was awarded the 2013 JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) research fellowship and spent two years at NIMS as a JSPS research fellow. He held his first faculty position at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, from 2016 to 2018, before returning to China.
  Jiemin Wang , Institute of Metal Research, CAS, China
  Tentative Title: Theoretical Investigation of Water Molecule Adsorption Behavior on X2-RE2SiO5 (RE=Lu, Yb, Tm, Er, Ho, Dy, Tb) Surfaces
  Brief Bio: Dr. Jiemin WANG is an associate professor in Institute of Metal
Research (IMR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He earned B. S. degree from China University of Mining and Technology in 2005 and received his Ph. D. degree in materials sciences from IMR in 2011. He worked in High-performance Ceramics Division (merged to form new Advanced Ceramics and Composites Division in 2018) in IMR firstly as assistant professor from 2011 to 2015 then as associate professor from 2015 up to now. His research is focused on theoretical investigation of phase stability, defect structures, mechanical properties, thermal properties of advanced ceramics applicated under extreme environment using multi-scale modeling methods including first-principles, molecular dynamics and finite element method.
  Bin Liu , Shanghai University, China
  Tentative Title: Unveiling Structural Features and Mechanical Properties of Amorphous SiBCN Ceramics
  Brief Bio: Dr. Bin Liu received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Metal Research,
Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2010. He subsequently worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Kyoto University, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and at University of Tennessee. He is now a professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Shanghai University. His research focuses on the advanced ceramics used in extreme environments, including the intrinsic correlation of structure/chemical-bonds and mechanical/thermal properties, defect stability and diffusion mechanisms under complex environments, together with their influences on performance.

Invited Speakers

  Huimin Xiang, Aerospace Research Institute of Materials and Processing Technology,
  Tentative Title: Theoretical Insight into the Solar Thermal Absorption Property of M2AlC MAX phases
  Bingtian Tu, Wuhan University of Technology, China
  Tentative Title: Crystal Structure and Elasticity of Alumina-Rich Spinel
  Zhiheng Huang, Sun Yat-sen University, China
  Tentative Title: Ceramic Genome of Sintered SiC: Insight from µSHD
  Juanjuan Xing, Shanghai University, China
  Tentative Title: Microstructural Design of BaTiO3a Based Ceramics for Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor
  Fuzhi Dai, AI for Science Institute, China
  Tentative Title: Application of Machine Learning Potentials in Materials Science
  Yuanyuan Cui, Shanghai University, China
  Tentative Title: Structural stability and optical properties of RENiO3 surface upon oxygen vacancy
  Yixiu Luo, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  Tentative Title: Modeling and High-throughput Design of Complex-structure Ceramics for Thermal/environmental Barrier Coatings Applications
  Yiran Li, Shanghai University, China
  Tentative Title: Influence of Chemical Disorder on Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Multi-component Rare Earth Zirconate Pyrochlores
  Tao Hu, Suzhou University of Science and Technology, China
  Tentative Title: Screening MXene-based Single-Atom Catalysts for Selective Nitrate-to-Ammonia Electroreduction
  Shengcai Zhu, Shenzhen Campus of Sun Yat-sen University, China
  Tentative Title: Topological Ordering of Memory Glass in Extended Length Scales