The European Ceramic Society


Mar 14, 2023

Award on Best Contributions to the Wiki on Ceramic Processing!

The JECS trust is funding an award for the best contribution to the Wiki on Ceramics Processing. 

The contributions were evaluated by an international committee:

  • Prof. Amanda Krause, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Prof. Gary Messing, Penn State University, USA
  • Prof. Rodrigo Moreno, Institute of Ceramics and Glass CSIC, Spain

Among a number of excellent contributions, the committee voted for three articles. We congratulate the three award winners:

  • 1st price (voucher of 500 € to participate to an ECerS conference): Martin Bram and Ralf Steinert (Forschungszentrum Jülich) for their article on “Field assisted sintering technology/spark plasma sintering”
  • 2nd price (voucher of 300 € to participate to an ECerS conference): Ralf Steinert and Martin Bram (Forschungszentrum Jülich) for their article on “Cold isostatic pressing”
  • 3rd price (voucher of 200 € to participate to an ECerS conference): Maximilian Gehringer (TU Darmstadt) for his article on “Tape Casting”


Beyond the award, we warmly thank all authors and contributors to this wiki. Still, both new contributions and extension of existing content are still highly welcome! The Wiki can be reached at


The Wiki on Ceramics Processing

You can't make it without materials, and you can't make materials without processing. This phrase holds for all material classes, and particularly for ceramics. Research and development in the field of ceramics involves researchers from various fields, e.g. materials scientists, chemists, physicists, electrical and mechanical engineers. Beyond different fields, researchers are of very different education and career background, e.g. Bachelor/Master students, technicians, laboratory assistants, PhD students and Postdocs. Generations are changing, the experienced one retiring and the new ones facing old problems without necessarily having access to the knowledge accumulated over decades. Unfortunately, beyond textbooks and scientific papers, very little references elaborate the practical side of ceramic materials science. What are the important aspects of powder processing? How do I mix and mill raw materials? How do I shape a ceramic green body? How do I select the right sintering method? What are the guidelines to design a heat treatment for sintering? How do I polish my sample?

The new Wiki on Ceramics Processing, initiated by ACerS members Wolfgang Rheinheimer and Olivier Guillon (both at the Institute of Energy and Climate Research - Materials Synthesis and Processing (IEK-1), Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany), provides such a platform. Staff members at IEK-1 have provided a core of articles open to everyone, which simply needs to be expanded. You are welcome to read and extend these articles and to create new ones for the benefit of the current and future ceramic community!

More at:


Questions? Contact Wolfgang Rheinheimer ( or Olivier Guillon ( for information and assistance.

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