Ceramic Matrix Composites II: Science and Technology of Materials, Design, Applications, Performance and Integration

An ECI Conference Series

November 13 – 18, 2022
Santa Fe, NM

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Attendance at this conference is restricted to those fully* vaccinated against Covid-19.

Your registration will not be considered complete until your proof of vaccination is uploaded via the registration portal and verified by ECI staff. Acceptable proof includes copies of a U.S. CDC vaccination card or a certificate/document (listing your full name as it appears on your government issued ID) issued by the relevant health agency in your country of residence along with a government issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport. Please do not upload a QR code as proof because ECI does not have a compatible QR code reader due to region difference. If you have questions about these requirements, please email Kathy@engconfintl.org

* Two doses of an FDA or WHO authorized Covid-19 vaccine plus appropriate boosters, received at least 14 days prior to the conference OR one dose of an FDA or WHO authorized single dose Covid-19 vaccine, received at least 14 days prior to the conference.

We are all in this together. Thank you for being part of our community and following these policies. We look forward to see you in person very soon.

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Conference Chair
Dr. Ram Darolia, GE Aviation, USA

Conference Co-Chairs 
Prof. Jon Binner, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Prof. Yutaka Kagawa, Tokyo University of Technology, Japan
Prof. Dietmar Koch, University of  Augsburg, Germany
Prof. Rishi Raj, University of Colorado, USA
Prof. Gerard Vignoles, University of Bordeaux, France

Conference Secretaries
Prof. Ken Goto, Japan Aerospace exploration agency (JAXA)
Dr. Satoshi Kitaoka,  Japan Fine Ceramics, (JFCC)

About This Conference

Following the success of the first CMC conference in 2017, we are pleased to announce the next conference in this new series. Fiber-reinforced ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) are important class of materials for high temperature applications. Understanding of past and recent achievements and remaining unsolved issues in the area of CMCs is crucial for further research and development and applications.  Since CMCs are complex multi-disciplinary materials, it is critical that a forum such as this conference exists. 

The meeting will provide a forum for stimulating information exchange for this cutting edge technology and its scientific achievements. More than fifty technology experts and industry leaders have already agreed to make invited presentations.  Additional oral and poster presentations on recent hot topics are planned during the meeting.

The meeting will cover all R&D and application aspects for CMCs: from materials development to applications in gas turbines, nuclear fusion, space/hypersonics, rocket propulsion, brakes and cladding, Non-oxide based and oxide-based CMCs are target materials of the meeting. Advanced ceramic fibers, processing, evaluation, performance analysis, quality control, degradation, and environmental barrier coatings (EBCs) are major areas of the meeting. The meeting will seek to identify current issues and directions for future research and collaborations.  Since environmental barrier coatings are essential for higher temperature applications, two sessions will be directed towards their research, development and manufacturability.  

Conference Organization

Conference Chair
Dr. Ram Darolia, GE Aviation, USA

Conference Co-Chairs 
Prof. Jon Binner, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Prof. Yutaka Kagawa, Tokyo University of Technology, Japan
Prof. Dietmar Koch, University of  Augsburg, Germany
Prof. Rishi Raj, University of Colorado, USA
Prof. Gerard Vignoles, University of Bordeaux, France

Pre/Post Conference Hotel Reservations

Please use the attached form if you are planning to arrive prior to the conference start on November 13 or planning to extend your stay in Santa Fe after the conference.

Transportation

Shuttle transportation between Albuquerque Airport and Santa Fe

Reservations are required.

Shuttle service from Albuquerque is between 6:30 am and 10:45 pm

Shuttle service from Santa Fe to Albuquerque is between 3:45 am and 8:50 pm

Please make reservations through Groome Transportation (1-505-474-5696).

The cost is approximately $42.00 each way plus taxes.

Note that a Lyft or Uber is approximately $125 – $150 one-way.

Taxi service is approximately $200 – $250 one way.  Credit cards are accepted.

Call for Abstracts

The meeting will cover all R&D and application aspects for CMCs: from materials development to applications in gas turbines, nuclear fusion, space/hypersonics, rocket propulsion, brakes and cladding.  Advanced ceramic fibers, processing, evaluation, performance analysis, quality control, degradation, and environmental barrier coatings IEBCs) are major areas of the meeting..

Poster sessions are an integral part of the conference. Graduate students and young investigators are particularly encouraged to present posters.

Original papers for presentations at the above listed topics are invited. If you wish to be considered for an oral or poster presentation, please submit a one-page abstract.  Note that there are only a limited number of oral presentation slots available.  

Deadlines

Abstracts for oral presentation:        July 15, 2022
Abstracts for poster presentations Submission:  OPEN

Please prepare your abstract according to this template: docx or doc.

Submission link

Conference Fees and Registration

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Limited financial assistance is available to graduate students who are making poster presentations and early career researchers (within two years of graduation) such as Post Docs. Please contact Kathy Chan to apply.

All conference fees are inclusive. They include registration, accommodations (nights of Sunday November 13, Monday November 14, Tuesday November 15, Wednesday November 16, and Thursday November 17.  Check-out on Friday, November 18), all meals (except for Tuesday November 15 dinner on your own) and taxes from dinner on Sunday through lunch on Friday.  Incidental fees (telephone calls, faxes, spa, laundry, minibar etc.) are billed to your personal account by the hotel.  

ALL PARTICIPANTS (INCLUDING MEMBERS OF THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE AND INVITED SPEAKERS) ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER.

The conference fees are:

  Register on or before Oct 14, 2022 Register after
Oct 14, 2022
Participant (single occupancy or sharing room with a guest; guest fee additional) US $2,585 US $2,785
Participant (sharing a room with another participant) US $2,140 US $2,340
Bona fide Graduate Student (sharing a room with another student) (Those in this category must upload proof of current status during registration – copy of current Student ID or a letter from your University confirming your student status) US $1,825 US $2,025
Bona fide Graduate Student (single occupancy or sharing room with a guest; guest fee additional) (Those in this category must upload proof of current status during registration – copy of current Student ID or a letter from your University confirming your student status) US $2,270 US $2,470
**Fees for Guest/accompanying person sharing bedroom with a participant. (Includes all conference included meals and excursion) US $975 US $975

If you plan to bring children to the conference, please contact Kathy Chan for pricing.

Conference Registration

You will need a login name and password to register for ECI conferences through our online system. If you have been a recent participant at an ECI conference or have submitted an online application or request for information about an ECI Conference, you may already have an account with us. If you know your login information, please use it.

If you are not sure whether you already have a login and password, please click on automated password retrieval and enter your e-mail address before creating a new account. If we don’t have a valid email address on file for you, a pop up window will appear stating that no records were found. Click “OK” and then follow the instructions to create a new account.

If you have any questions or experience any difficulties, please email Kathy Chan.

Special Notes and Payment Instructions

We suggest that you register as soon as possible to be certain that you will have a hotel room at the conference rate.  

All participants are encouraged to register before October 14, 2022There is a discounted price for registering before this date.  Hotel space cannot be guaranteed for registrations received after this date.  Your registration is not officially confirmed until we receive payment of the amount due and COVID-19 vaccination proof is verified by ECI staff.  ECI reserves the right to cancel your room registration if payment is not received or your vaccination proof is invalid. Your invoice/receipt will automatically be e-mailed upon of receipt of your registration.  Should you need a signed receipt, please contact Kathy Chan.

Because of contractual guarantees made with the hotel for room and meal functions, no shows, late arrivals, missed meals and early departures cannot receive fee adjustments.  If you have a disability and may require accommodation in order to participate fully in this conference, please indicate this when you register. An ECI representative will contact you to discuss your specific needs. If you have special dietary requirements (e.g., vegetarian or a food allergy), please make a note on your registration.  The chef needs to know this information in advance if we are to accommodate you. ECI will attempt to accommodate special requests such as Kosher or Halal meals, but such meals may not be available at all conference sites. The participant must pay any additional costs for special meal requests that ECI pays a surcharge for.

Payment must be made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and Amex), check or money order drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. dollars, payable to ENGINEERING CONFERENCES INTERNATIONAL. Checks or money orders in any other currencies are NOT ACCEPTABLE.  Payment must be made on the web site except for those who are sending payment by wire transfer or have a purchase order from their company/institution.

WIRE TRANSFER PAYMENT: If you are planning to make payment by wire transfer, please contact Kathy Chan for the bank information. You must add $30 to cover ECI bank charges. Please reference your full name and the conference title.  Please email a scanned copy to Kathy Chan.  This is very important – otherwise it is extremely difficult to trace your payment and you may not receive a receipt prior to the conference.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation must be received by ECI in writing at least 28 days prior to the start of the conference in order for a full refund (less a processing fee) to be considered. The ECI auditors require that refunds for all conference cancellations be processed after the conference so that the necessary back-up information (e.g., hotel list of those in-house) can be attached to the refund request and ECI can verify that the hotel has not charged a cancellation fee.

Cancellation fees:

  • Cancellations received more than 28 days prior to the conference start date are subject to a processing fee of 4% of the total fee, plus any direct expenses incurred by ECI.
  • Cancellations received 15 – 28 days prior to the conference start date are subject to a $250 cancellation fee plus any direct expenses incurred by ECI.
  • Cancellations received 8 – 14 days prior to the conference start date are subject to a $500 cancellation fee plus any direct expenses incurred by ECI.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations received less than 7 days prior to the conference start date.
  • No refunds will be issued due to inclement weather or travel disruptions/cancellations.

Registrations may be transferred without incurring any penalty or cancellation fee.

Denied or delayed visa

If a participant is forced to cancel due to a denied or delayed entry visa, ECI will issue a full refund if ECI has been notified of a potential visa issue at least four weeks prior to the conference start date.

Change of payment method

If an attendee who has already paid the conference fee with a credit card requests that the fee be refunded to that card so that it can be paid in a different manner (e.g., charged to an alternate credit card, or paid via check or bank transfer), a processing fee of 4% of the total fee amount will apply.

Disclaimer

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of ECI to alter the content and timing of the program or the identity of the speakers. In the unfortunate circumstance that an event is cancelled, ECI is not liable for any costs incurred by participants in connection with their attendance.

Smoking is prohibited at ECI conferences and conference functions. 

Should you have specific questions regarding your registration, please contact Kathy Chan.

Venue Information

Santa Fe, New Mexico:  Santa Fe is a world-renowned travel destination with an unparalleled richness of history, heritage, arts and culture.  Founded around 1608 it is the oldest state capital in the United States, and sits in the foothills of the Sangre de Christo Mountains.  Santa Fe boasts a rich mix of culture, art and history as well as an average of 300 days of sunshine and blue sky per year.  The Spanish engrained their culture and heritage upon the landscape and the city has proudly carried on Spanish traditions ever since.

The conference hotel (LaFonda) is the only Santa Fe hotel situated on the historic Santa Fe Plaza.  The Plaza was the central place around which Spanish officials built houses and barracks.  The Palace of the Governors, constructed soon after the Plaza was established, still stands on the Plaza’s north size, and is the oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States.

16AI Santa Fe images

As a major tourist destination Santa Fe offers a diverse array of activities.  It is particularly known for its museums and art galleries, variety of restaurants, cultural activities and outdoor activities.  Among the museums are the Museum of International Folk Art, New Mexico History Museum, Museum of Indian Women in the Arts, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, Palace of the Governors (featuring a long colonnade used by local Pueblo Indians to sell handmade jewelry and wares, and hosts a museum filled with artifacts from Santa Fe’s early history, including weapons and armor from the original conquistadors), and Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian.

Sante Fe is a city of art and artists, featuring more than 200 art galleries within a two-mile radius and multiple world-class museums such as the Georgia O’Keefe MuseumNew Mexico Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts.  A stroll down the world-famous Canyon Road, with its restaurants, galleries and workshops, yields the full spectrum of work, from modern to tribal, paintings to sculptures, and everything in between.

Nowhere is Santa Fe’s Spanish influence more visible than the red-hued adobe walls of San Miguel Mission, built between 1610 and 1626.  The church, which is the oldest in the United States, has all of the hallmarks of the original Spanish settlement: richly adorned vigas, thick adobe walls and deeply religious iconography, including a wooden statue of St. Michael that dates to 1709.  Surrounding the mission is the Barrio De Analeo Historic District, with several homes dating back to the same period.

The city’s tight Colonial layout, centered on The Plaza, is extremely walkable, making attractions accessible to all.

For more information, please visit the official Santa Fe Convention and Visitors web site.

Nearby are additional attractions of interest, including:

  • The Bandelier National Monument provides the opportunity to see cliff dwellings, petroglyphs, and other Native American artifacts and structures.
  • The town of Los Alamos is home of the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Bradbury Science Museum which is operated by Los Alamos National Laboratory.
  • NY Times (January 15, 2017) “Beyond Santa Fe, A Different World
  • LaFonda on the Plaza:  LaFonda on the Plaza holds a coveted place in Santa Fe history, a component in a rich tapestry of hospitality that predates American independence.  City records indicate that La Fonda sits on the site of the town’s first inn, established when the city was founded by Spaniads in 1607, making the property the oldest hotel corner in America. LaFonda’s history can be traced back 400 years.  In 1821, Captain William Becknell and his party found their way to the LaFonda during the maiden commercial route across the plains from Missouri, establishing the Santa Fe Trail as well as La Fonda’s reputation for hospitality.  Throughout the 19th century, La Fonda quickly became the preferred lodging option among trappers, soldiers, gold seekers, gamblers and politicians.
  • Meow Wolf: Unique immersive art experience in Santa Fe.
16AI hotel lobby Fonda Santa Fe images

Vibrant décor and authentic New Mexican architecture intermingle with amenities such as Wi-Fi, concierge services, free water, a complimentary business center and more.  There is car rental on site, a fitness center with steam rooms, an all-season heated outdoor pool and hot tub, Keurig coffee makers in the rooms, robes and USB ports. The hotel boasts original artwork and hand-crafted furniture and there are several restaurants on site..

The wholly owned art collection of La Fonda on the Plaza began at the hotel’s inception, and has grown considerably over the years.  Paintings by the best Pueblo artists were acquired in the early years.  Original art work hangs in every guest room.  The book, In Every Room: A Story of the Art, highlights the artists and artwork in the hotel.

Hotel Address:  100 E. San Francisco St., Santa Fe, New Mexico  87501

Hotel Telephone:  800-523-5002; 505-982-5511         FAX:  505-988-2952

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