Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 6th International Conference and Exhibition on Materials Science and Chemistry Rome, Italy.

Day 2 :

Keynote Forum

Jon Binner

University of Birmingham, UK

Keynote: Development of high and ultra-high temperature ceramic matrix composites

Time : 09:30-10:10

OMICS International Materials Chemistry 2018 International Conference Keynote Speaker Jon Binner photo

Jon Binner is the Deputy Head of the Engineering & Physical Sciences College, and Professor of Ceramic Science & Engineering in the School of Metallurgy and Materials, at the University of Birmingham. He has published about 220 research papers, as well as editing or contributing to 19 books, given around 60 keynote, plenary and invited talks at international conferences and holds 7 patents. He has won 128 research grants totalling about £16.3M, many have been international in nature. He is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS), the European Ceramic Society (ECerS), the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3) and the Association for Microwave Power in Europe for Research and Education (Ampere). He was the President of the IOM3 from 2012-14 and is currently President-Elect of ECerS. The IOM3 awarded him the Holliday Prize in 1995, the Ivor Jenkins Medal in 2007 and the Verulam Medal & Prize in 2011.

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There is an increasing demand for advanced materials for aerospace and other applications, with temperature capability ranging from 1500℃ to well over 2000℃ and able to survive highly corrosive environments whilst subject to intense heat fluxes and mechanical stresses. The interaction of environmental conditions together with the requirement that dimensional stability is maintained makes the selection of suitable materials extremely challenging. This paper discusses the design, development, manufacture and testing of a new class of ceramic matrix composites based on either SiC or C fibre preforms and enriched with different ceramic powders as well as a matrix infiltrated by either microwave- or RF-heated chemical vapour infiltration (CVI). These composites will form suite of materials suitable for application in severe aerospace environments.

A Cfibre – HfB2 powder – Cmatrix composite being arc-jet tested at ~2700

Keynote Forum

Shouxun Ji

Brunel University London, UK

Keynote: The formation mechanism of metastable Al6(Fe, Mn) phase in die-cast Al-Mg alloys

Time : 10:10-10:50

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Shouxun Ji is currently a Lecturer at BCAST. Before rejoining Brunel in October 2010, he was a Manager at Arcadia, leading a team working on various projects to develop products and managing supply chains. Prior to that, he was the Chief Engineer of BCAST specialized in semi-solid processing of rheo-die casting, rheo-extrusion and rheo-twin roll casting. He is focusing on developing lightweight materials and structures for the automotive industry, including purpose developed aluminium and magnesium alloys with improved ductility, strength, modulus, or thermal conductivity, and the hybrid structures using different materials. He is also working on new materials for aerospace application, such as materials for explosive cords and high strength casting materials for aircraft. Meanwhile, he is in charge of all the equipment specification, planning and supply in the AMCC 1 and 2 programmes.

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The formation, 3D morphology and growth mechanism of Al6(Fe, Mn) phase were studied in Al-Mg-Mn-Fe alloys processed by high pressure die casting (HPDC). Thermodynamic calculation indicates that Al6(Fe, Mn) phase in the HPDC Al-Mg-Mn-Fe alloys is a metastable phase. The experimental results confirm that Mn addition in the alloy suppresses the transformation from metastable Al6(Fe, Mn) phase to stable Al13(Fe, Mn)4 phase under nonequilibrium solidification conditions. Energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) analysis of extracted particles reveals that the average Mn/Fe atomic ratio in the Al6(Fe, Mn) phase decreases as the Mn/Fe atomic ratio in the melt decreases. It is also found that the Al6(Fe, Mn) phase grows to form two elongated prism morphologies: rhombic prism (equilibrium morphology, bounded by {110} and {002}), and rectangular prism (growth morphology, bounded by {002}, {200} and {020}). The primary Al6(Fe, Mn) phase shows hollow structure and the eutectic one is in the form of fine solid particles. The growth mechanism of Al6(Fe, Mn) phase is also elucidated according to the crystallographic rules and the morphological characteristics of Al6(Fe, Mn) phase.

(a) Crystal structure and 3D morphologies of Al6 (Fe, Mn) phase

Break: Networking and Refreshments Break 10:50-11:05 @ Foyer