The European Ceramic Society

List of European labs which can welcome Ukrainian Ceramists

ECerS would like to establish a list of the places available in European Labs to welcome Ukrainian Ceramists in order to allow them to continue their work by using equipments, etc.

Please send us your availabilities at :

  • Number of ceramists that can be welcomed,
  • Equipments available at the lab,
  • Preferable research topics.

Financial support could be granted by the JECS Trust as for mobility projects:

  • travel expenses covered
  • per diem of 50 € allowed to the candidate
  • 500 € allowed per month to the host laboratory for the use of facilities and equipments (must not be justified)
  • stays up to 3 months that could be extended considering the situation


Here is the list of places available that were communicated to us :

Please check often this page as we know that some more will be published soon - update 16/05/2024:

2-3 researchers (MSc, PhD, Postdoc, engineer, etc.) with physics, chemistry, or materials background at The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom.
Equipment available at the lab: Magnetron sputtering for thin film deposition. Materials characterization: AFM, SEM/EDS, TEM, XRD, XPS, Raman, FTIR, dielectric breakdown characterization, electrical and photoelectrical measurements, mechanical properties (nanoindentation, pull-off adhesion, scratch and tensile tests) etc. Micro-/nanofabrication facilities.
Preferable research topics: Electrical insulation, thermal management coatings, wear resistant coatings, gas sensors, optical sensors, functional coatings, bioceramics, 2D materials. We are open to supporting other activities within the ceramic field.
Working place: Thin Film Lab, Advanced Materials Research Group, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Nottingham.
Address: Wolfson Building, The University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0) 115 82 83079
Contact: Dr Zakhar Kudrynskyi – 


2-3 researchers at any level (BsC, MSc, PhD, Postdoc) Technical University of Denmark (Copenhagen area)

Equipment available at the lab: Full equipment for ceramics processing and characterization, different techniques for bulk and thick film manufacturing, also nanoparticles and crystal growth. SEM, EDS, XRD, TG-DTA, XPS, Raman, FTIR, magnetometer, piezoelectric characterization system, etc.
Preferable research topics: Superconductors, piezoelectrics, ferroelectrics, thermoelectrics, functional coatings. We are open to support other activities within the ceramic field.
Working place: Section for Applied Ceramics and Processing, Department of Energy Conversion and Storage, Technical University of Denmark
Address: Anker Engelunds Vej 1, Building 301, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Contact: Senior Researcher Jean-Claude Grivel – 


1 researcher at any level (BsC, MSc, PhD, Postdoc, engineer, etc.) at the chair of Ceramics in RWTH Aachen (Germany)

Equipment available at the lab: full lab for ceramic processing and powder characterization, different sintering techniques, SEM, EDX, XRD, Aero-acoustic levitation, TGA, BET, ICP, XFS, different 3D printing techniques, mechanical properties at high temperature (for example Instron machines, etc.). 
Preferable research topics: Additive manufacturing, refractories, bioceramics, MAX phases, High Entropy Ceramics, high temperature (corrosion and mechanical response) and we are open to support other activities within the ceramic field.
Working place: Institute of Mineral Engineering, Chair of Ceramics at RWTH Aachen (Germany)
Address: Forckenbeckstraße 33, 52074 Aachen, Germany. 
Telephone: +49 24180 98330
Contact: Prof. Jesus Gonzalez –


2 postdoc/researchers and 1 engineer at Centre for Energy Research - Eötvös Loránd Research Network - Centre of Excellence of Hungarian Academy of Sciences - Institute of Technical Physics and Materials Science in Budapest - Hungary

Equipments available at the lab: powder technology, attition milling, ceramic sintering-HIP, SPS, TEM, SEM/EDS/XPS, magnetron-DC RF HIPIMS sputtering
Preferable research topics: silicon nitride, bioceramics, coating, graphene, composites
Working place: Thin Film Physiscs Department
Address: Konkoly-Thege Miklós str. 29-33., 1121 Budapest, Hungary
Telephone: +36203270323
Contact: Dr. Csaba Balázsi -


1 researcher with a chemistry or materials background for 3 to at most 4 months at the School of Metallurgy and Materials of the University of Birmingham – UK

Research Topic: synthesis of non-oxide ceramic powders for which the goal is to come up with a process that could work at the industrial (as distinct from the laboratory) scale
Working place: School of Metallurgy and Materials of the University of Birmingham – UK
Address: Netshape Bldg, School of Metallurgy and Materials - University of Birmingham - Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Website: School of Metallurgy and Materials - University of Birmingham
Telephone: +44-(0)121 4145180
Contact: Prof. Jon Binner -


1 researcher with a materials or mechanical engineering background (e.g. FEM, robotics) for up to 6 months at University of Padova - Italy

Research Topic: Additive Manufacturing of ceramic components (including geopolymers and derived from waste) at different length scales using various AM approaches
Working place: Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
Equipments available: Additive manufacturing: SLA & DLP (Robotfactory 3DLPrinter-HD 2.0, GiziMate Xtreme, Lumipocket LT, Prusa SL1, Asiga Pico2), material extrusion (Delta WASP 2040 Turbo, Raise3D), binder jetting (Desamanera), volumetric printing (Xube) - Other: furnaces (air/N2/Ar, Tmax 1700°C); optical and scanning electron microscopy; He pycnometry; N2 and Ar physisorption; X-ray diffraction; thermogravimetric analysis; dilatometry; universal mechanical testing machine; micro-indentation; non-destructive resonance frequency (elastic modulus); (photo)rheometry
Address: via Marzolo 9, 35131 Padova, Italy
Telephone: +39 049 8275825
Contact: Prof. Paolo Colombo –


1 or 2 researcher(s) at the Polytechnic University of Hauts-de-France - Valenciennes, France

Research Topics : Piezoelectrical ceramics and ceramic-polymer composites (all Processing and characterization equipments); ceramic-metal composites; ceramic sol-gel coatings from pre-ceramic precursors; ceramic coating on textile fibers; 3D printing of ceramics by FDM and SLA; Microwave sintering of ceramics; Bioceramic and bioglass scaffolds; Calcium phosphate powder synthesis (pilot synthesis equipment); Antibacterial treatment of bioceramic scaffolds.
Working place: LMCPA -Polytechnic University of Hauts-de-France 
Address: Campus Mont Houy - 59313 Valenciennes - France
Website: LMCPA | Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France (
Telephone: +33 3 27 51 12 34
Contact: Prof. Anne Leriche -


1 or 2 researcher(s) at the University of Burgundy - Dijon, France

Research Topics: Spark Plasma Sintering of ceramics, metals (HEAs) or composites and their microstructural characterization. Synthesis and properties of porous aluminosilicates and related materials
Working place: ICB laboratory
Address: 9 avenue Alain Savary. BP 47 870. 21 078 Dijon Cedex
Telephone: +33 3 80 39 61 63 / 60 38
Contact: Dr. Sophie LE GALLET ( and Dr. Igor BEZVERKHYY (

Last news

Jun 13, 2024
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.

Jun 10, 2024
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.


Contact us for any information: - We will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.


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