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Day 1, Thursday, 07/13/2023

08:40 – 09:00 a.m.
Prof. Uwe Schulz + Dr. Ravisankar Naraparaju 
Welcome at German Aerospace Center Cologne

Session 1, Properties of UHTCs and UHT-CMCs

09:00 – 09:30 a.m.
Prof. William G. Fahrenholtz,
Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Fundamentals of UHTCs and HE-UHTCs

09:40 – 10:10 a.m.
Prof. Jon Binner,
University of Birmingham, GB
Mechanical and physical properties of UHTCs and UHT-CMCs

Coffee-Break, 10:10 – 10:30 a.m.

10:30 – 10:50 a.m.
M.Sc. Jan Erik Förster,
German Aerospace Center, GER
Oxidation behavior of UHTCs at elevated temperature regimes

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Prof. Stefano Curtarolo,
Duke University, USA
Computational techniques to design new generation UHTCs using AI methods

11:30 – 12:00 a.m.
Dr. Ravisankar Naraparaju

Discussion of the Session 1, Properties of UHTCs and UHT-CMCs

Lunch-Break, 12:00 a.m. – 01:30 p.m.
01:40 – 02:10 p.m.
Lab-Tour: Department of high temperature and functional coatings


Session 2, Processing methods and Manufacturing

02:20 – 02:30 p.m.
Dr. Martin Friess
Introduction of Session 2, Processing methods and Manufacturing

02:30 – 02:50 p.m.
M.Sc. Luis Baier,
German Aerospace Center, GER
Processing of UHT-CMCs at DLR

03:00 – 03:30 p.m.
Dr. Diletta Sciti,
Production chain of UHTC- and UHT-CMC bulks and challenges in scale-up for the industry

Coffee-Break, 03:30 – 04:00 a.m.

04:00 – 04:20 p.m.
M.Sc. Jan Bernauer,
TU Darmstadt, GER
UHTCs containing polymer-derived ceramics for EBC and TBC applications

04:30 – 05:00 p.m.
Prof. Ralph Goller,
Hochschule Augsburg, GER
Manufacturing and machining of ceramic

05:00 – 06:00 p.m.
Dr-. Ravisankar Naraparaju
Discussion of the first Workshop-Day


Evening-Activity – Meet n‘ Greet

The "Brauhaus Früh am Dom" is a popular place for both, locals and international guests from all over the world to experience Cologne hospitality. Discover not only the cosiness of the traditional Cologne brewery, but also many historical pictures and furnishings from over 100 years of FRÜH gastronomy history! Enjoy a 3-course menu and various drinks such as the popular Früh Kölsch.

Traditional german brewhouse gastronomy in Cologne | FRÜH Gastronomie (

The costs for the dinner are included in the workshop fee. After registration time you will get an email with the optional menus.


Day 2, Friday, 07/14/2023

08:30 – 09:20 a.m.

Session 3, Applications with extreme requirements

09:20 – 09:30 a.m.
Dr. Martin Friess
Introduction of Session 3, Applications with extreme requirements

09:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Dr. Peter Mechnich,
German Aerospace Center, GER
High temperature oxidation experiments: Challenges and complications

10:10 – 10:40 a.m.
Prof. Seetha Raghavan,
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
Space application of UHTCs and UHT-CMCs: Challenges and opportunities

Coffee-Break, 10:40 – 11:00 a.m.

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Prof. Bernd Breidenstein,
Leibniz Universität Hannover, GER
Ceramic cutting tools: Possibilities and challenges

11:40 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Dr. Dirk Bormann,
GF Casting Solutions, GER
Material challenges and requirements in the ferrous / non-ferrous metallic production chain

Lunch-Break, 12:10 – 01:40 p.m.
01:50 – 02:50 p.m. Visitors Tour: Clinical Aerospace Medicine / Aerospace Medical Center (AeMC)

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© DLR. All rights reserved.

03:00 – 03:10 a.m.

03:10 – 03.40 p.m.
Dr. Anna Schneller,
Universität Augsburg, GER
Carbon foot print and environmental impact on material production

03:40 – 05:00 p.m.
Dr. Ravisankar Naraparaju and M.Sc. Jan Erik Förster
Final discussion + Evaluation of the Workshop