MSSM will include a workshop on the ‘Sustainable Ceramics towards Net Zero Carbon by 2050. The workshop will not only focus on critical issues that surround the ceramics industry such as fuel switching (hydrogen vs. electrification), resource efficiency, digitisation and the potential of low energy sintering technology but also on ceramics that can enable sustainable technologies such as batteries for electric vehicles and fuel cells.

Symposium Chairman Professor Ian M. Reaney

Ian M. Reaney (IMR, PI) is a Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society and the IOM3, and Dyson Chair in Ceramics at UoS. He is European Site Director for the US National Science Foundation Centre for Dielectrics and Piezoelectrics. He has won numerous awards, such as the Verulam Medal (2017) and most recently the Robert E Newnham Award (2021) from the IEEE for structure-property relations in electroceramics. He is a named Investigator on

35 EPSRC grants totalling >£45m with >£8m as PI, including the recent, multi- and interdisciplinary grant (EP/L017563/1, £2.4m) on ‘Substitution and Sustainability in Functional Materials and Devices’ (SUBST) and Transforming the Foundation Industries Network+ (EP/V026402/1, £2.3m). He has >400 publications (>24k citations, h-index=81).

Ian will talk about Cold sintering of Advanced Ceramics and Glass.