The European Ceramic Society
Since 2019, ECerS is the official organiser of the Shaping Conferences.
The next Shaping conference (8th) will be held in Switzerland, from 14 to 16th September 2022, more information will be available soon.
A Summer School will also be organised prior to the Conference.
The Shaping 7 conference was jointly organised by ECerS and the Portuguese Ceramic and Glass Society, in Aveiro, Portugal, from 11th to 13th September 2019.
The conference was quite a success with 146 registered participants from 48 countries (Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Lichtenstein, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, UK and USA) attending the event. 48 of the 146 attendees were students.
The conference content focused on the advanced shaping processes applied for ceramics through the following main topics: Raw Materials, Plastic Forming, Dry powder processing, Colloidal dispersion, Ceramics without powders, Prototyping, Structures, Modelling, economic, environmental and societal issues, Porous Materials and Foam Structures.
The 2 plenary speakers were Gary Messing from Pennsylvania State University, USA, presenting “Tape casting-enabled Macro - and Microstructure Complexity to Access Novel Ceramics" and Thomas Graule from EMPA, Switzerland presenting "Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics and nanopowder technology".
There were also 12 invited speakers and 74 regular oral presentations.
37 posters were presented and a best student poster contest was organised to grant the 2 best posters:
- Winner of the first place: Lorena Hernández Afonso - University of la Laguna, Spain : "TIO2-BASED ENERGY DEVICES PRODUCED BY FDM 3D PRINTING"
- Winner of the second place: Giovanni Urruth Bruno - Marion Technologies, France: "Selective Laser Sintering/Melting of YSZ using TiC as absorbance enhancer"
A Summer School on “Rheology Applied to Additive Manufacturing” was organised prior to the Shaping 7 Conference.
This conference was sponsored by the JECS Trust.
Next Deadline for JECS Trust Call for Projects is 30th November 2021 !
Please note that the decisions of the JECS Trust board will not be known before February 2022 and so the project submitted must not begin before 1st March 2022.
Best paper award announced for the YCN special issue in Open Ceramics
A Best Paper Award was launched at the beginning of 2021 by YCN in collaboration with Elsevier for articles submitted in the "Young Ceramists in the Spotlight" Special Issue of the ECerS Open Access Journal "Open Ceramics".
The awarding event took place online in the afternoon of Monday 22nd November 2021.
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