MSSM will include a special workshop on the ‘Sustainable Manufacturing of Ceramics towards Net Zero Carbon by 2050. The workshop will focus on critical issues that surround the ceramics industry which relies heavily on fossil fuels (CH4) for large scale manufacturing. Topic such as fuel switching (hydrogen vs. electrification), resource efficiency and digitisation will be discussed with representatives from European industry and academia.

Symposium Chairman Professor Ian M. Reaney

Ian M. Reaney (IMR, PI) is a Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society and the IOM3, and Dyson Chair in Ceramics at UoS. He is European Site Director for the US National Science Foundation Centre for Dielectrics and Piezoelectrics. He has won numerous awards, such as the Verulam Medal (2017) and most recently the Robert E Newnham Award (2021) from the IEEE for structure-property relations in electroceramics. He is a named Investigator on 35 EPSRC grants totalling £45m with £8m as PI, including the recent, multi- and interdisciplinary grant (EP/L017563/1, £2.4m) on ‘Substitution and Sustainability in Functional Materials and Devices’ (SUBST) and Transforming the Foundation Industries Network+ (EP/V026402/1, £2.3m). He has 400 publications (>24k citations, h-index=81).

Ian will talk about Cold sintering of Advanced Ceramics and Glass