News 2018

29
January

ECerS XVII postponed to 2022

Since the current pandemic situation does not allow for the reliable planning of a face-to-face conference in Dresden (or any other place in Europe) during 2021, ECerS and IKTS have had to take the unfortunate decision to shift XVIIth conference of the European Ceramic Society to next year, i.e. 2022.Read More

11
February

YCN - Industry in Spot: Victoria Christensen (University of California, Santa Barbara)

I am a third-year PhD student in Professor Frank Zok’s group at the University of California, Santa Barbara. My funding comes from IHI, a Japanese company working on developing ceramic matrix composite materials for commercial turbine engines. Read More

11
February

YCN - Industry in Spot: Yoran De Vos (VITO)

My current projects focus on additive manufacturing of porous materials for catalysis and adsorption. I mainly employ Direct Ink Writing (DIW), as it is scalable and very suitable to obtain porous structures out of almost any material, without issues with debinding.Read More

11
February

YCN - Research in Spot: High performance electromechanically active materials by Ahsanul Kabir

Electromechanically active materials i.e. materials change their shape in response to an electric field have a wide range of sensing and actuating applications from low to high temperatures. Read More

11
February

YCN - Research in Spot: New opportunities in transparent ceramic by Guangran Zhang

Transparent ceramic has been developed as an alternative of single crystal in 1960s for its superior mechanical strength, lower processing temperature and comparable optical transparency. Read More

11
February

YCN - Research in Spot: Fabrication of Bone‐Like Structures via “COBICS”, Ceramic Omnidirectional Bioprinting in Cell Suspensions by Iman Roohani

The rapid advances in additive manufacturing of bioceramics have enabled generation of high resolution bone-mimicked constructs for bone tissue engineering applications. Read More

11
February

YCN - Letters from PhD students who got the ECerS “Grant for 2020 ACerS Winter Workshop” - Salim Brahimi

What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you love, give it the best there is in you, seize your opportunities, and be a member of the team. I was thrilled to learn that I have received a grant from ECerS with financial support from the JECS Trust, to attend and participate in the Winter Workshop organized by The American Ceramic Society ACerS virtually on January 28‐29, 2021. Read More

11
February

YCN - Letters from PhD students who got the ECerS “Grant for 2020 ACerS Winter Workshop” - Andreja ˇu˛ić

Thanks to JECS Trust, I had an opportunity to attend the “ACerS Virtual Winter Workshop” that was held on 28th and 29th January of 2021.Read More

11
February

Grants for 2021 online American Winter Workshop

In the framework of the ECerS International Ceramist Student Exchange Program, sponsored by the JECS Trust, ECerS launched a call in January 2021 to allow grants to young researchers to attend the online Winter Workshop organised by ACerS in January 2021. Read More

18
November

MS&T20 - presentations available on open access!

The ACerS 122nd Annual Meeting with Materials Science & Technology 2020 was organised online from 2nd to 6th November 2020. During this event, the first ACerS-ECerS joint symposium “Emerging Ceramic Technologies; Challenges and Future Prospects” was organised.Read More

30
November

Report on the 1st YCN Webinar “How to get published in scientific journals” by Prof. Richard Todd (Editor-in-chief of the JECS)

The first YCN Webinar took place on November 19 with more than 130 attendees! Read More

03
December

Report on the Electroceramics XVII conference

Electroceramics XVII was organized online from 24 to 28 August 2020 by the Materials Science Department of the Technische Universität Darmstadt in collaboration with the European Ceramic Society. Read More

03
December

Report on yCAM 2020

The young Ceramists Additive Manufacturing Forum (yCAM) is an event and networking platform organized by EMC and supported by ECerS and the JECS Trust, dedicated to all young researchers interested in the Additive Manufacturing of ceramicsRead More

03
December

YCN Research in Spot: Scaffolds derived from cuttlefish bone for bone tissue engineering by Ana Sofia Neto

The aging of population is intrinsically associated with the increasing incidence of health problems in the musculoskeletal system. Therefore, significant efforts have been undertaken to develop novel bone grafts. Read More

03
December

YCN Research in Spot: New materials for solid oxide fuel cell cathodes with superior performance and improved long-term stability by Christian Berger

The investigation of new energy systems becomes increasingly important, because of the high energy demand needed, at simultaneously reduced environmental impact. A significant share of energy is currently generated from fossil fuels, and this is a major issue concerning environmental pollution and impeded availability. Read More

03
December

YCN Research in Spot: MAX phase and MAB phase derived MXenes for energy storage application by Nick Goossens

Two-dimensional graphene-like materials have been a hot research topic in the past years in search of the Holy Grail of electrochemical energy storage. That is, a material which is able to reversibly store very high amounts of charge at a very high (dis)charging speed. Unfortunately, most known materials satisfy just one of the two conditionsRead More

03
December

YCN Industry in the Spot: Julie Devillard (Saint-Gobain Research Paris and MATEIS, Lyon)

After graduating from Grenoble INP Phelma with an engineering degree in materials science and engineering, I decided to continue my studies with a thesis. However, I wanted to keep a link with industrial research so I chose a CIFRE thesis.Read More

03
December

YCN Industry in the Spot: Ambra Patterlini (Lincotek Medical Trento SpA, Italy) and Giovanni Urruth Bruno (Marion Technologies, France)

Interview of Ambra and Giovanni lead by Nicolas Somers, YCN committee member, Read More

03
December

Debriefing of the yCAM 2020 Conference by Eren Özmen, co-organizer

The 4th edition of the young Ceramists Additive Manufacturing Forum (yCAM) was carried out virtually in the last week of October 2020, following the ECerS School on additive manufacturing of ceramic materials. Read More

03
December

Debriefing of the yCAM 2020 Conference by Farid Salari, participant for the first time

The young ceramists additive manufacturing forum, held on 28-30 October 2020, was a unique platform not only for young researchers in this field to find professional connections but also as a society to establish friendships among people who pursue their passion in a scientific environment.Read More

12
November

IOM3 New Identity

The UK Ceramic Society, the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3), launches new visual identity & website.Read More

27
August

OPEN CERAMICS Special Issues

Don't miss the opportunity to publish in one of the 4 Special Issues of OPEN CERAMICS launched lately!Read More

16
July

Journal of ECerS remains number 1!

The Journal of the European Ceramic Society was ranked No. 1 in the category Materials Science – Ceramics in the latest Clarivate Analytics Journal Citation Reports (2019) with an Impact Factor of 4.495.Read More

11
September

Letter from YCN Committee Member, Nicolas Somers, France

YCN Newsletter 6 - September 2020Read More

11
September

YCN Research in Spot: Multifunctional Ceramic Matrix Composites for Nuclear Applications by James Wade-Zhu

YCN Research in Spot - September 2020Read More

11
September

YCN Research in Spot: Tape casting of Si3N4 based bioceramics by Yasemin Tabak

YCN Research in Spot - September 2020Read More

11
September

YCN Research in Spot: Additive manufacturing of novel bioactive metalloid-bioceramic composites for bone tissue engineering by Nikhil Kamboj

YCN Research in Spot - September 2020Read More

15
May

ELECTROCERAMICS XVII goes online!

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Electroceramics XVII conference will be organized as the first all-virtual version of this biannual meeting in order to share our research and stay connected during these insecure times.Read More

05
May

YCN Research in Spot: On-demand rapid processing of complex-shaped ceramics by Hugo Curto

The development of additive manufacturing (AM) since the last decades enthusiastically increase the potentiality of these technologies. AM of ceramics is now reaching industrialization thanks to its advantages such as high precision, the versatility of the processed pieces, quick processing time and so on. Moreover, AM technologies like stereolithography (SLA) are referred as indirect technologies because the produced parts must be thermally debinded and sintered. Read More

05
May

YCN Research in Spot: Freeze casting of ultra-light ceramic foams by Hermina Hudelja

Highly porous, lightweight ceramics with high surface area are and high enough rigidity important in applications such as catalysis, thermal insulation and adsorption. There is a strong incentive to employ simple and green processes for the preparation of this family of ceramics. Unfortunately, conventional shaping techniques require sintering, which lowers porosity and surface area.Read More

05
May

Letter from Hermina Hudelja - PhD student who got the “Grant for 2020 American Winter Workshop”

In January 2020, thanks to JECS Trust, I had the opportunity and pleasure to attend ACerS Winter workshop 2020 organized in the scope of 44th International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites held in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA. Read More

05
May

Letter from YCN Committee Member, Marie Lasgorceix, France

Once upon a time the YCN... It's hard to describe such a rewarding experience in just a few lines. Four years ago, I was invited by Dominique Hautcoeur and Erkka Frankberg to join the YCN committee. At that time, I was not aware of the great opportunity that was offered to me. I was then realizing it afterwards through all the adventures carried out within this framework. Read More

02
December

Result of the call "Grant for 2020 American Winter Workshop"

There were 57 candidates from 21 countries and 16 grants were allowed.Read More

02
December

Highly ductile amorphous oxide at room temperature and high strain rate

Erkka J. FrankbergRead More

02
December

Letter from our new YCN Committee Member, Antonia Ressler, Croatia

Dear Young Ceramists Network members, Firstly, I would like to thank you all for joining Young Ceramists Network and making it the platform for all of us to stay in touch and share opportunities and events.Read More

02
December

Research in Spot

Jülich researchers seek to reduce the cost of producing MAX phases and high-performance metals and ceramics using salt.Read More

12
November

Report on Shaping 7 Conference

The 7th Shaping Conference, jointly organized by the European Ceramic Society and the Portuguese Ceramic and Glass Society, was held in Aveiro, Portugal, from 11th to 13th September 2019.Read More

12
November

Report on Shaping 7 Summer School

The Summer School on “Rheology Applied to Additive Manufacturing” was organised by ECerS and the Portuguese Ceramic and Glass Society at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, on 13th September 2019.Read More

06
November

MOOC "High Performance Ceramic Materials: from preparation to the thermal and mechanical properties"

The aim of this course is to introduce you to the field of ceramic science and engineering. Most of the MOOC sequences are accessible to anyone with an interest in the subject and a minimum of scientific knowledge. Read More

25
February

ECerS involved in the AIMed project

ECerS is one of the organisation partners of the H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) AIMed projectRead More

19
February

Collaboration agreement signed between ACerS and ECerS

American and European ceramic societies sign collaboration agreement: Ceramic societies will establish joint award, joint symposium and continue student event collaborationsRead More

01
August

Report on Torino 2019 Refractories Summer School

The Summer School on “Ultra refractories Thermo-structural composites Refractories” was organised by ECerS and the Politecnico di Torino, at campus Ligotto in Torino, Italy, on 14th and 15th June 2019.Read More

25
July

Result of the YCN Photo Contest

All young ceramic researchers were invited to submit a microphotograph.... and the winner is...Read More

02
May

AMPHIBIA

AnisoMetric Permanent HybrId magnets Based on Inexpensive And Non-critical materials - Presented by Adrian Quesada, CSIC, Spain Read More

02
May

Novel techniques for high-performance oxygen-conducting solid electrolytes and non-shrinkable constructive ceramics manufacturing

Presented by Olga Kurapova (PhD, assistant professor), Department of Physical Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Saint Petersburg State UniversityRead More

21
December

Two ERC Consolidator Grants for Ceramics

Two ERC Consolidator Grants were awarded this year to researchers working on ceramic materials: Dr. Raul Bermejo and Dr. Marco Deluca, both based in Leoben, Austria. Read More

15
November

Next Shaping Confererence 09 2019

The Shaping 7 conference will be organised by ECerS and the Sociedade Portuguesa de Cerāmica e Vidrio (SPCV) from 11 to 13 September 2019 in Aveiro, Portugal.Read More

14
September

Next ECerS Summer School Torino 06 2019

Prior to the XVI the ECerS Conference, a Summer School will be organised from 14th to 15th June 2019 at the Ligotto in TorinoRead More

26
July

Journal of ECerS is again number 1!

The Journal of the European Ceramic Society was ranked No. 1 in the category Materials Science – Ceramics in the latest Clarivate Analytics Journal Citation Reports (2017) with an Impact Factor of 3.794. Read More

16
October

Report from YCN Workshop in Smolenice 10/2018

The 1st YCN networking workshop was organised by ECerS YCN Committee from 2nd to 4th October 2018 in Smolenice Castle (Slovakia). Read More

16
July

July 2018 Electroceramics Summer School

The Summer School on “Process and properties of Electroceramics for Energy applications” was organised by ECerS and the University of Hasselt, Belgium, on 6th and 7th July 2018.Read More

26
June

4 year MSc + PhD place at Oxford University

Towards the Perfect Neck for High Pressure High Temperature Polycrystalline Diamond. Read More

07
February

Femtosecond laser as a tool to modify the interaction between bioceramic surface and cells

Written by Marie Lasgorceix, Belgian Ceramic Research Centre, Mons, BelgiumRead More

07
February

Raman spectroscopy on nano-structured relaxor ferroelectrics

Written by V. K.Veerapandiyan & M. Deluca - Materials Center Leoben Forschung GmbH - Leoben, AustriaRead More

07
February

New book "Corrosion of Refractories: The Fundamentals"

The first volume of the FIRE Compendium series on refractories on the theme of corrosion has been recently published (2017) for which Jacques Poirier and Michel Rigaud are the editors. Read More