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Topic 8: Advanced Thermal and Environmental Barrier Coatings: Processing, Properties, and Applications


This symposium focuses on recent advances in ceramic thermal-barrier, environmental-barrier and multifunctional coatings for all types of high temperature ceramic matrix composite (CMC) applications. The symposium will address fundamental aspects of coating sciences and technologies, emphasizing advanced design methodologies; processing; property evaluation and modeling; non-destructive testing and evaluation of advanced thermal, environmental barrier and multi-functional coatings, as well as the coating integration with the ceramic matrix composite systems. Particular emphases are also placed on integrated coating and CMC design, simulation, and performance demonstration; multi-scale modeling and experiment validation of coating processing-microstructure-property relationships; enhanced coating environmental stability, durability, and multi-functionality through innovative coating composition, architecture and processing optimizations; novel, hybrid and sensor embedded coating processing for extreme environments; coating simulative operating condition testing, life prediction and modeling. Special sessions may also be dedicated to advanced thermal and environmental barrier coating case studies on interface and grain boundary phenomena for low diffusion, high fracture toughness, and calcia-magnesium-alumino-silicate (CMAS) resistant coatings for aerospace, automotive, and energy applications.


Proposed Symposium Sub-Topics

  • Thermal and Environmental Barrier Coatings
  • Thermal Protection Systems and Ultra-High Temperature Ceramic (UHTC) Coatings
  • Coatings to Resist CMAS, Wear, Erosion, Corrosion and Tribological Loadings
  • Integrated Coating - Composite Systems and Additive Manufacturing
  • Oxidation and Diffusion Barrier Coating Systems
  • High-Temperature Vibration Damping Coatings
  • Nanostructured and Nanocomposite Coatings
  • Functionally-Graded Coatings and CMC Materials
  • Multifunctional Coating Systems: Sensing Capability, Performance and Durability
  • Advanced Coating Processing Methods, Modeling, and Applications
  • Advanced Testing and Non-Destructive Evaluation Methodologies
  • Grain-Boundary and Interface Phenomena, Adhesion and Interfacial Properties
  • Multi-Scale Modeling of Coating Properties, Mechanisms and Life Prediction
  • Computer Simulation and Tool Development for Coating Materials and Systems



  • Dongming Zhu, NASA Glenn Research Center, OH, USA. Phone: 1+(216) 433-5422, Fax: +1 (216) 433-5544, E-mail:
  • Hagen Klemm, Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, Dresden Germany. Phone: 1+ 49 351 2553-7553, Fax: 1+ 49 351 2554-135, E-mail:
  • Peter Mechnich, German Aerospace Center, Cologne, Germany
  • Robert Vaßen, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Juelich, Germany
  • Nitin P. Padture, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
  • Matthew Begley, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
  • Elizabeth Opila, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
  • Marina B. Ruggles-Wrenn, Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton, OH, USA
  • Satoshi Kitaoka, Japan Fine Ceramics Center, Nagoya, Japan
  • Tania Bhatia, United Technologies Research Center, East Hartford, CT, USA
  • David Poerschke, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Yan-Chun Zhou, Aerospace Research Institute of Material & Processing Technology, China


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