Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics: Materials for Extreme Environment Applications IV

17 Sep 2017 - 20 Sep 2017

The vision for this workshop is to have 5 main topic areas:

  • Processing (including all processing steps, scale up issues and novel approaches);
  • Environmental response (including thermodynamic considerations, oxidation behaviour, etc);
  • Characterization (including thermomechanical properties, subscale testing, etc);
  • Modelling (at all levels, from atomistic to processing and property related);
  • Applications (including hypersonics, propulsion, defence, nuclear and energy related).

As with the previous conferences, the bulk of the work is likely to be focused on processing and characterisation studies, as these materials are the subject of numerous fundamental research programmes, but it is important to encourage cross-fertilisation with modellers and applications driven activities ongoing within the testing and design communities, as well as bringing in the “bigger picture” systems-level engineers and managers to introduce them to the capabilities of the materials and share with the researchers their needs.

Cumberland Lodge (http://www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk/) is the venue. It is an educational charity and conference centre in the heart of the Great Park, Windsor. Its Patron is The Queen, who has granted sole occupancy of a beautiful seventeenth-century house for discussions aimed at the betterment of society. Only 27 miles from London and a short distance from Heathrow airport, dining and accommodation are of high quality and the atmosphere is that of a friendly country house. It is a 40 – 50 min walk into Windsor across the beautiful Great Park, where there is the historic town of Windsor and its famous Castle to explore and a good range of pubs and other amenities for socialising in the evenings.

Venue and booking

Event Location: 
Cumberland Lodge
The Great Park
United Kingdom
Organiser contact details: 

Prof. Jon Binner: College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, UK.

Tel: +44-121-4144396; Email: j.binner@bham.ac.uk

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