The European Ceramic Society
ECerS help for Ukrainian Ceramists
In March 2022, the European Ceramic Society and its foundation, the JECS Trust, decided to help the Ukrainian colleagues.
YCN Newsletter 15 : Happy holidays and reflection
YCN Newsletter 15: "Obtaining transparent yttrium-containing ceramics of complex shapes by slip casting" by Dariia Chernomorets
My name is Dariia Chernomorets and I am a second-year PhD student in Materials Science at the Institute for Single Crystals, NAS of Ukraine (Kharkiv, Ukraine).
YCN Newsletter 15 : Discord announcement
We are delighted to introduce our new YCN platform !
YCN Newsletter 15 : Announcement ECerS Career Fair in Lyon
We are together with the organizers of the conference announcing a Career Fair that will take place during the ECerS 2023 conference in Lyon !
YCN Newsletter 15 : "Exploring the wonders and the nightmares of binder jetting!" by Marco Mariani
Binder jetting of ceramic-based materials is a growing and interesting field of research.
YCN Newsletter 15 : Story of Isaiah A Moses
Isaiah is a postdoc at Penn State, USA and his research involves data science and development of machine learning models to characterize 2D materials experimental samples.
Report on yCAM 2022
yCAM 2022 was held from 9th to 11th November 2022 at the University of Barcelona in Spain.
ECerS 2023 : Abstract submissions and registrations are open!
It is our great pleasure to announce that registrations and abstract submissions are open for the 2023 ECerS biggest event: the XVIIIth Conference and Exhibition of ECerS that will take place in Lyon from 2nd until 6th July 2023!
Obituary Professor Tomaž Kosmač
Our dear friend and colleague Professor Tomaž Kosmač has passed away in October 2022.
YCN Newsletter 14 : New YCN committee member
Dr. Awais Qadir joined the YCN committee as a new member !
Report on the Shaping 8 Summer School
Prior to the Shaping 8 Conference, a Summer School "A swiss knife for ceramics shaping: Between fiction, hope and vision" was held on September 13th and 14th, 2022 devoted to ceramics processing science.
Report on the Shaping 8 Conference
The 8th Shaping Conference was organized jointly by the European Ceramic Society and the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology Empa in partnership with the Swiss Association for Materials Science and Technology, SVMT, from 14th to 16th September 2022 in Dübendorf/Zurich, Switzerland.
YCN Newsletter 14 : From industrial ceramics… back to industrial ceramics ! by Romain TRIHAN
I am Romain Trihan, ceramist and researcher for a long time already !
YCN Newsletter 14 : Article by Isabela Reis Lavagnini
Conventional sintering is a slow process that involves heating a ceramic body from the outside to the inside using extremely high furnace temperatures.
YCN Newsletter 14 : Article by Evita Willems
Today ~60% of dental restorations are made of ZrO2 ceramics as they exhibit excellent mechanical properties, are chemically stable, are biocompatible, and have natural aesthetics.
YCN Newsletter 14 : Farewell to the YCN committee by Erkka Frankberg
The Young Ceramists Network (YCN) was founded on a sunny Saturday on 11th of June 2016.
YCN Newsletter 14 : Article by Christian Bechteler
My name is Christian Bechteler, I am a DPhil (PhD)-student in Materials at the University of Oxford.
YCN Newsletter 14 : In the research for new properties of zirconia matrix composites by Carmen Muñoz Ferreiro
3Y-TZP (3 mol% yttria stabilized tetragonal zirconia polycrystals) is a well-known ceramic for its high strength and fracture toughness, along with its biocompatibility.
Report on ECerS Industrial Working Group (IWG) – Cerame Unie meeting
The meeting was held on 12th July 2022, during the Ceramics in Europe conference held in Krakow, Poland.
Report on the 2022 Ceramics in Europe Conference
The Ceramics in Europe 2022 conference was organized in Krakow, Poland, from 10th to 14th July 2022 by The Polish Ceramic Society, the European Ceramic Society, the International Ceramic Federation and the International Committee of Electroceramics.
Report on the 2022 ECerS Summer School on Sintering
The 2022 ECerS Summer School “Fundamentals and Advanced Technologies of Sintering” took place from 8th to 9th July at AGH University in Krakow, Poland prior to the Ceramics in Europe Conference.
Report on the 2022 FIRE ECerS Summer School on Refractories
ECO-DESIGN OF REFRACTORIES - E for Ecological, Economic, Eco-energetic - FIRE - ECerS SUMMER SCHOOL for students and industrialists
Obituary Professor Luc Vandeperre
We recently sadly learned that Professor Luc Vandeperre passed away
Report on the 2022 AIMed ECerS Summer School
The first AIMed ECerS Summer School was organised by ECerS and the AIMed network at the University of Trieste (Italy), from 13th to 15th June 2022!
ACerS ECerS - January 2023 Winter Workshop Grant
In the framework of the ECerS International Ceramist Student Exchange Program ECerS presents the January 2023 Winter Workshop Grant.
Open Ceramics - Call for Papers for forthcoming special issue: ‘Bioceramics’
Bioceramics are currently used in different medical fields, especially in orthopaedics, dentistry, and hard tissues surgery.
YCN Newsletter 13 : Tuning thermal conductivity of porous SiC ceramics with additives for thermal energy application by Ying CHUNG
In recent years, capturing and utilizing thermal energy have become the center of focus in several research fields to cope with the issue of reducing carbon dioxide emission.
YCN Newsletter 13 : Additive manufacturing of functionally graded ceramic materials by Berfu Goeksel
Since the 1960s, titanium has been the preferred material for dental implants owing to its excellent mechanical and chemical properties.
YCN Newsletter 13 : ACerS Winter Workshop Satisfaction and Research Progress on Surface Modification of Refractory Multi-Principal Element Alloys by Brady Bresnahan
The ACerS Winter Workshop took place virtually February 17 and 18 and was the first professional society workshop I attended. Going into the workshop I was nervous, like most people are when meeting new people, and was particularly skeptical about the online format.
Award on Best Contributions to the Wiki on Ceramic Processing!
The European Ceramic Society (ECerS) is funding through the JECS Trust an award for the best contributions to the Wiki on Ceramics Processing.
Next Deadline for JECS Trust Call for Projects is 31st May 2022!
Please note that the decisions of the JECS Trust board will not be known before Mid-July 2022 and so the project submitted must not begin before 1st August 2022.
ECerS Bioceramics Network - Logo Contest!
The newly formed ECerS BIOCERAMICS network is creating its own website and needs an appealing logo to provide its identity!
Result of the November 2021 JECS Trust Call for projects
31 applications have been submitted to the JECS Trust by the deadline of 30th November 2021: 5 for General activities (conferences, workshops, summer-schools, etc.), 22 for Mobility and 4 for ECerS.
ECerS Statement towards Ukrainian Situation
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 email@example.com :
- Number of ceramists that can be welcomed,
- Equipments available at the lab,
- Preferable research topics.
Financial support could be granted by the JECS Trust.
YCN Newsletter : Women in Ceramics by Iva Milisavljevic
During my growing up and all the way to my undergraduate student days, I had always been surrounded by strong female role models, whether those were the teachers, professors, or the women who supported me along the way in my education.
YCN Newsletter : Women in Ceramics by Marina Ciurans Oset
Plasma Centrifugal Atomization of Cast Tungsten Carbide for Wear Resistant Coatings: Properties and Applications
Oil drilling, ore processing and metal shaping applications, among other, require highly wear-resistant tool materials capable of withstanding harsh working conditions under heavy loads. Transition d-metal carbides containing elements from groups IV-VI are ideal materials for such applications owing to their exceptional physical and mechanical properties.
YCN Newsletter : Women in Ceramics by Inês Vilarinho
Despite the preponderant role of women in society, only in 1975, the United Nations have started to celebrate the International Women's Day. This was a huge step not only for women’s rights but also to enlighten the society perception on the gender inequality that have always affected women throughout history.
YCN Newsletter : Women in Ceramics by Anna Alfocea Roig
The Ordinary Portland cement (OPC) has a significant environmental impact. For every kg of OPC produced, approximately 0.81 kg of CO2 is generated. Therefore, it is necessary to search for alternative environmental cements to reduce the use of OPC.
YCN Newsletter : Women in Ceramics by Laurie Gaüzère
To the YCN Newsletter reader,
First of all, I want to thank the YCN committee for giving me the opportunity to share my research. My name is Laurie Gaüzère and I am now starting the 2nd year of my PhD at the Institute of Condensed Matter Chemistry of Bordeaux (ICMCB), which is located at the University of Bordeaux in France. I am financially supported by the French National Association for Research and Technology (ANRT) and by the company Galtenco Solutions.
YCN Newsletter : Women in Ceramics by Karolina Warchal
I am Karolina Warchal and I work as a Process Engineer in NGK Ceramics Europe SA in Baudour, Belgium. NGK site in Baudour produces ceramic catalyst supports for vehicles. My current work focuses on production process optimization as well as product quality improvement.
17th YCN Webinar - 14th September 2023
Don't miss the 17th YCN Webinar !!
Obituary Professor Paul Goursat
It is with great sadness that we inform you that our dear friend and colleague Professor Paul Goursat died peacefully.
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