The European Ceramic Society

2023 YCN Student's Evening

The 2023 Student’s Evening was organised by YCN, with the support of the JECS Trust, during the XVIII ECerS Conference on Tuesday 4th July 2023 at 20:00 at Ninkasi Gerland, Lyon, France.

This event was the opportunity for the 250 Young Ceramist researchers registered, that were, Master and PhD students including early stage PhDs to meet new friends, extend the network and to listen to the presentation of Moritz Weiss and David Menne from Fast Cast Ceramics GmbH, entitled “How to start-up. From research and product idea to … ?”.

After that, the winner of the 2023 YCN Workshop, Katelyn Kirchner from the Pennsylvania State University - USA, presented again her winning talk “Beyond the Average: The Criticality of Spatial and Temporal Fluctuations in Oxide Glasses”.

Finally, the YCN Committee announced the 3 winners of the 2023 YCN Photo Contest:

  • The 1st place was awarded to Ana Castellanos Aliaga from Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, Spain, for her micrograph “Along the shore of the peptide sea”;
  • The 2nd place was awarded to Amousa Nima from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, for his picture “Mxene Dragon Head”;
  • The 3rd place was awarded to Camila Ribeiro from University of Aveiro, Portugal, for her micrograph “When materials mirror nature”.



We are looking forward to seeing you on 2nd September 2025 during the next YCN Students Evening in Dresden, Germany !


Photos : Sébastien Ferraro - ECerS 2023

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Next deadline for the JECS Trust mobility Grant is 31st August 2024!

Please note that the decisions of the JECS Trust board will not be known before Mid-October 2024 and so the project submitted must not begin before mid-November 2024.

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2024 ECerS International Ceramist Student Exchange Program – 3rd call!

In the frame of the 2024 ECerS International Student exchange program, ECerS is opening a third call, this time to allow grants to European Students to attend the 2024 Fall meeting of Korean Ceramic Society (COEX) that will be organised by the Korean Ceramic Society in Seoul, Korea, from 16th to 18th October 2024.


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