Following the successful previous International Symposiums on SiAlONs and Non-oxides in 2001, 2007 and 2010, this meeting is intended to provide a broader forum to present the most recent developments in research and applications of SiAlON and non-oxide ceramics. The symposium will also have a focus on new processing techniques and novel applications including environmental and energy issues of non-oxide ceramics.

Proposed Topics

New SiAlON, nitride and carbide phases
Polymer derived non-oxide ceramics
Powder processing
Microstructural design and control
Nano- and micro-composites
Porous non-oxide ceramics
Functional SiAlONs and non-oxide ceramics
Applications for SiAlONs and non-oxides
Environmentlly-related non-oxide ceramics


English is the official language. All printed materials, presentation and discussion will be in English. There will no simultaneous translations.

Co-spopnsore and Endosement

Co-sponsored by

JSPS 124th Committee on Advanced Ceramics
Engineering Ceramics Division, the Ceramic Society of Japan

Endorsed by

the Ceramic Society of Japan
the American Ceramic Society
the European Ceramic Society
the Korean Ceramic Society
the Australian Ceramic Society
the Indian Ceramic Society
the Chinese Ceramic Society
World Academy of Ceramics