Papers from The American Ceramic Society's 31st International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, held in Daytona Beach, Florida, January 21-26, 2007. Content includes papers on recent technical progress by national laboratories, universities and private industries on solid oxide fuel cell technology including SOFC component materials, processing, cell/stack fabrication and design, electrochemical performance and stability, long-term chemical interactions, interface engineering, modeling, test procedures and performance analysis.
Narottam P. Bansal is a Senior Research Scientist at NASA Glenn Research Center. Dr. Bansal is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society and has authored/co-authored 4 books, 6 invited book chapters, 3 review articles, 8 NASA Tech Briefs, and 215 research papers. As a member of the Engineering Ceramics Division, Dr. Bansal has served as chair of the Awards and Scholarship Committee. He is a past chair of the Northern Ohio section of the American Ceramic Society. Jonathan Salem is a Materials Research Engineer at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, OH. He has authored or co-authored over 60 archival publications, over 70 proceedings publications, and four national and international standards on mechanics of ceramics. He is a fellow of American Society for Testing and Materials and received a NASA Manned Spaced Flight Awareness Award for work on ceramic bearings for the Space Shuttle Main Engine Turbo-pump. Dongming Zhu is a senior Materials Research Engineer at Army Research Laboratory at NASA Glenn Research Center. He has authored more than 100 archival publications and three patents. He is a member of the American Ceramic Society and ASM, International, has been a lead organizer for several International Symposia. He is currently the Chair-elect of the Engineering Ceramic Division of the American Ceramic Society, and an associate editor of the International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology. He has received several awards from NASA and professional societies.