Every 2 years, the European Ceramic Society also organises a conference in one of the member countries.
The next conference will be organised from 16th to 20th June 2019 in Torino, Italy.
The last conference was held in Budapest, Hungary, from 9th to 13th July 2017.
For the first time, the Conference was organised jointly by two member societies namely the Turkish Ceramic Society and the Hungarian Scientific Society of the Silicate Industry.
The ECerS2017 Conference has been organised around 12 general themes that cover most aspects of ceramics science and technology: New developments in processing and synthesis with a special focus on additive manufacturing; High temperature processes and advanced sintering; Advanced structural ceramics; Electroceramics and optical materials; ceramics for novel energy conversion, storage and use; Ceramics and glasses for healthcare; Challenges and opportunities in industrial ceramics; The ceramics genome: modelling, simulation and in-situ experimentation; Boron-based ceramics; Cultural heritage; Refractories; and Art and Ceramics.
The Conference Satellite Events have been organized on 6 scientific themes focusing on Advanced ceramics for dentistry; Smart manufacturing systems for industry; Ceramics and composites in harsh nuclear environment; New frontiers on ceramic characterisation techniques; the Young Ceramists Network; and the Student Speech Contest.
We had about 800 participants from more than 50 countries. The extensive scientific program consisted of 2 plenary lectures (Pavol Sajgalik and Mrityunjay Singh), 90 invited and 300 oral presentations divided into 6 parallel sessions. 330 posters have been presented in two poster sessions.