New Horizons in Ceramic Processing and Manufacturing: Celebrating the Institute for Manufacturing Technologies of Ceramic Components and Composites of the University of Stuttgart

A special issue of Ceramics (ISSN 2571-6131).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 133

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Institute for Manufacturing Technologies of Ceramic Components and Composites (IFKB), University of Stuttgart, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
Interests: advanced oxide based structural ceramics; zirconia materials; ceramics processing; conventional and additive and manufacturing technologies
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Institute for Manufacturing Technologies of Ceramic Components and Composites (part of the mechanical engineering faculty of University of Stuttgart) is celebrating its continuity under new leadership. Simultaneously, we would like to honour former managing director Prof. Rainer Gadow, who provided more than 25 years of service from the foundation of the institute in 1995 until his retirement in 2021. He initially primarily focused activities on surface technology and composite materials, which fitted well into the industrial landscape of Stuttgart. Later on, he began new projects in advanced structural ceramics, bioceramics and additive manufacturing. Since September 2023, Prof. Wolfgang Rheinheimer has become managing director and will extend the focus of our institution into new research fields such as functional ceramics, microstructure–property relationships, and advanced sintering technologies aiming at applications in energy technology.

We invite you to propose short communications, full papers, or reviews corresponding to this Special Issue. These may centre on the following topics:

  • Structural ceramics
  • Functional ceramics
  • Composite materials
  • Ceramic coatings
  • Characterization of ceramic materials
  • Processing/manufacturing, including AM
  • Sintering fundamentals and applications
  • Microstructure and Properties of Ceramics

Prof. Dr. Frank Kern
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Ceramics is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • structural ceramics
  • functional ceramics
  • ionic conductors
  • composite materials
  • ceramic coatings
  • characterization
  • processing/manufacturing including am
  • sintering
  • microstructure evolution
  • properties of ceramics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

  • structural ceramics
  • functional ceramics
  • ionic conductors
  • composite materials
  • ceramic coatings
  • characterization
  • processing/manufacturing including am
  • sintering
  • microstructure evolution
  • properties of ceramics
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