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19 July 2018

Media Advisory

Global Experts in Ceramic Technologies to Gather in Singapore to Drive Sustainable Development
Premier CMCEE conference to be held in Singapore for the first time to break new grounds in ceramic materials and components research related to energy and environmental applications

The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) will hold the 12th International Conference on Ceramic Materials and Components for Energy and Environmental Applications (CMCEE) from 23 to 27 July, 2018 at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore. The conference will be a focal point for global exchange of knowledge, expertise and ideas in ceramic technologies to contribute to sustainable development.

Dr. Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources will grace the official opening ceremony as the Guest-of-Honour. She will address close to 700 delegates from academia, industry and research institutions from more than 46 countries around the world.

Advanced ceramic materials, due to their superior functional properties, could provide solutions to major energy and environmental challenges brought about by unprecedented global population growth. CMCEE 2018 will feature close to 800 technical presentations targeted at addressing key challenges and opportunities in research, development, engineering, manufacturing and applications of ceramic materials.

Conference Highlights
• Plenary sessions by: Dr. Shunpei Yamazaki, Founder & President, Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd., Japan; Prof. Alexander Michaelis, Fraunhofer Institute of Ceramic Technologies and Systems, IKTS, Dresden, Germany; Prof. Jean Marie Tarascon, Collège de France in Paris, France; and Prof. Cato Laurencin, University of Connecticut, USA.
• Five symposia tracks covering the following topics: Ceramics for Energy Conversion, Storage and Distribution Systems; Ceramics for Energy Conservation and Efficiency; Ceramics for Environmental Systems; Cross-Cutting Materials Technologies; and Technology, Society and Sustainability.
• CMCEE 2018 Conference Dinner on 26 July, 6:30pm to 9pm, with Mr. Heng Chee How, Senior Minister of State for Defence, as the Guest-of-Honour who will also present the IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award (PEAA) 2018.

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Media Invitation – CMCEE 2018 Opening Ceremony
Date: Monday, 23 July 2018
Time: 8.30am to 12.30pm (Registration starts at 8.00am)
Guest-of-Honour: Dr Amy Khor
Senior Minister of State for Ministry of Environment and Water Resources
Venue: Level 3, Summit 1
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre

Please RSVP to The Right Spin PR by Friday, 20 July 2018:
– Kathlyn Loke: / 6325 5927
– Esther Lim: / 6325 5935

We look forward to your favourable reply. Thank you!

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About The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES)
The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) was formally established in July 1966 as the national society of engineers in Singapore. IES is the premier engineering institution in Singapore and is called upon by the Government to provide feedback on professional engineering matters.

IES is well represented among the faculty members of the major engineering institutions of higher learning in Singapore. Through close collaboration with the local universities and polytechnics, IES organises courses, seminars and talks for engineers and IES members to advance the continuous development of engineers.

The Institution maintains close links with professional organisations of engineers regionally and throughout the world. These include organisations in Australia, China, Japan, United Kingdom and the United States. The Institution also represents Singapore in the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations (AFEO) and the Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and the Pacific (FEIAP) in promoting goodwill and fellowship among all engineers in ASEAN and the Asia-Pacific region.

Through its Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB), IES obtained full signatory status in the Washington Accord (WA) in June 2006. The entry grants IES the authority to represent Singapore, the first country within the ASEAN region which has obtained full signatory status in the WA, to vet education systems under the WA mutual recognition framework.

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The Institution of Engineers, Singapore
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