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ECerS Ceremony

Awardees

Rodrigo Moreno
JECS Trust Award
Rodrigo Moreno
Institute of Ceramics & Glass
Synthesis and Colloidal Processing Group
Spain

Dr. Rodrigo Moreno obtained the PhD degree in Chemistry by Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 1988. He has developed all his scientific activity at the Institute of Ceramics & Glass (CSIC, Spain), where he became Tenured Scientist in 1990, Research Scientist in 1999, and Research Professor in 2004, position that he maintains currently. He is the leader of the Synthesis and Colloidal Processing Group of ICV from 2005. His main interest lies on the synthesis of ceramic powders, the colloidal stability and rheology of ceramic suspensions, and the manufacture of structural and functional materials by colloidal processing techniques.

He is co-author of more than 360 articles (260 in journals included in SCI), 9 patents, several book chapters, and one book. He has been member of the organization committees of around 50 national and international conferences and has pronounced more than 60 invited lectures. Prof. Moreno is member of the Spanish Ceramic Society, the Spanish Society of Materials, and the American Ceramic Society. He maintains a very active work in the Journal of the European Ceramic Society, where he has published more than 80 papers and is currently one of the editors. He was distinguished as a Fellow of the European Ceramic Society in 2015.

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Haibo Zhang
JECS Best Paper Award
Haibo Zhang
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Huazhong University of Science and Technology
China

Paper entitled “Preparation and enhanced electrical properties of grain‐oriented (Bi1/2Na1/2)TiO3‐based lead‐free incipient piezoceramics” published in the Journal of the European Ceramic Society 35 (2015) 2501–2512.

Haibo Zhang is an associate professor in School of materials science and Engineering at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan China. Haibo Zhang received his bachelor’s degree in Microelectronics and Solid State Electronics from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2003. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2008 concerning the preparation and characterization of BNT based lead free piezoelectric thick films. He joined the Research Laboratory of Hydrothermal Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Kochi University, Japan in 2008, and has been a postdoctoral researcher for two and a half years in Kochi University Japan. Zhang got a faculty position in School of Materials Science and Engineering at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2011. From 2012 to 2014, he worked as a Humboldt Research Fellow with Professor Jürgen Rödel in Institute of materials science at Technique University of Darmstadt, Germany. Since 2014 he works as an associate professor in School of materials science and Engineering at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan China. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed SCI research papers and had 10 Chinese patents. Zhang’s research interests include (i) lead-free piezo- and ferroelectrics materials, (ii) preparation and characterization of piezoelectric multilayer actuators and transducers. His current research concerns the mechanisms of ferroelectric-relaxor composite ceramics.

He is member of the Chinese Ceramic Society.

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Anne Leriche
Stuijts Award
Anne Leriche
University of Valenciennes and Hainaut Cambrésis
Laboratory of Ceramics and Associated Processes
France

Anne Leriche is a full professor at the University of Valenciennes and Hainaut Cambrésis - “Laboratory of Ceramics and Associated Processes” (LMCPA) in Maubeuge, France.
She got a M. Sc. in Chemistry in 1981 and the Doctorate of Sciences in 1986, both with honors from the State University of Mons (Belgium). She obtained the diploma “Habilitation to supervise researches” in 1992 from the University of Valenciennes (France).
She obtained a grant to start her doctorate thesis from a Belgian institution (1981-1983) then became successively researcher at the Belgian Ceramic Research Centre in Mons (1983-1989) and R&D head of a start-up company Neoceram SA (1989-1990). In 1990, Anne Leriche joined the LMCPA at the University of Valenciennes as researcher. She has been Lecturer from 1991 to September 1994, then Reader and finally full Professor in 2006. She has been Director of the LMCPA lab from September 1999 to September 2016. She received a French Education Award called “Chevalier” (knight) “Palmes académiques”.

During her career, Anne Leriche supervised 20 theses, participated to several European projects and published more than 150 papers. She was editor of 1 book and 3 book chapters and is co-author of 4 patents. She presented a lot of oral talks and 17 invited conferences in several countries (Europe, China, Korea and the United States of America). She was lecturer in 3 International and 2 National Ceramic Schools and organized 4 international conferences.

Her main research fields concerns the synthesis and characterization of ceramic matrix composites (zirconia toughened alumina, mullite-zirconia by reaction sintering, silicon carbide reinforcement of various matrix, nanocomposites). She has been also active in the development of processes as assisted sintering methods using pressure or microwave, etc. for thermomechanical ceramics and bioceramics. Recent works concern the functionalization of bioceramics.

Anne Leriche is currently President of the JECS Trust, Treasurer of the French Ceramic Society, Past-President of the French Ceramic Society after 10 years of presidency (2006-2016), Past-President of the European Ceramic Society and member of the Belgium Ceramic Society board. She was entitled “fellow of ECerS” in 2013 and was elected to the World Academy of Ceramics in 2011.

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Kathleen Richardson
Richard Brook Award
Kathleen Richardson
Optics and Materials Science and Engineering at CREOL
College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central FL, USA

Dr. Kathleen Richardson is currently Professor of Optics and Materials Science and Engineering at CREOL / College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central FL, where she runs the Glass Processing and Characterization Laboratory (GPCL). Most recently at Clemson University, she and her research team carry out synthesis and characterization of novel glass and glass ceramic materials for optical applications, examining the role of structure/property relationships on resulting optical function and performance in bulk, planar and fiber optical materials. Prof. Richardson's group has extensive industrial and government supported research programs evaluating materials for precision molded optics, the use of non-oxide glasses in chem-bio planar sensors, evaluation of complex material interactions in next-generation integrated opto-electronic chip design, and in nano-composites for advanced detection and optical applications. Prof. Richardson’s group is a leading source of expertise in the evaluation of photo-induced structure/property modification mechanisms in non-oxide glasses for optical applications, and has authored more than 220 peer-reviewed publications, numerous proceedings and book chapters, and has organized and chaired multiple domestic and international meetings within her discipline.

Dr. Richardson is a past-President of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS), a past-Chair of ACerS’ Glass and Optical Materials Division (GOMD) and a past-President of the National Institute of Ceramic Engineers (NICE). She recently completed her term as a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) and currently serves on the Coordinating Technical Committee (CTC) of the International Commission on Glass (ICG). As a result of these activities, she has enabled many multi-institutional, international education and training activities in Glass and Ceramics which have benefited numerous US and International students and young professionals under her mentorship and/or supervision.

Most recently, Dr. Richardson has served on advisory boards of numerous organizations, including the Board of Directors of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS), Virginia Tech’s Materials Science and Engineering Department, the NSF-ERC on Mid-Infrared Technologies for Health and the Environment (MIRTHE) at Princeton University and as part of the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Ultrahigh-bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS), in Sydney Australia. She is a recognized world leader in infrared glass research and education, and as a result of these efforts, currently holds the rank of Fellow, in the American Ceramic Society, the Society of Glass Technology (UK), SPIE and the Optical Society of America (OSA). Since 2006, she has served as a member of the Board of Trustees at Alfred University.

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Joachim Heym
Industrial Award
Joachim Heym
Schunk Ingenieurkeramik GmbH
Germany

Joachim Heym is the Managing director of the Schunk Ingenieurkeramik GmbH since 2009. He has been working since 1985 within the Schunk Group as Production Manager, Sales Manager, Business Unit Manager.

Joachim Heym is chairman of the DKG (Deutsche Keramische Gesellschaft - German Ceramic Society) board since 2015 and has been member of the board of the DKG since 2009. He is also Board Member and Vice President of VKI, the Federation Ceramic Industry in Germany. Joachim Heym has also been President of EuTeCer (European Technical Ceramic Federation, Brussels) during 4 years, from 2010 to 2014.

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David Salamon
Young Scientist Award
David Salamon
Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC)
Brno University of Technology
Czech Republic

David Salamon is associate professor and a project leader at the Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC) in Brno University of Technology in the Czech Republic.

He received his master degree in Chemistry of materials at Faculty of Chemistry, Brno University of Technology in 2000, and master degree in Company management and economics at Faculty of Business and Management, Brno University of Technology in 2002. He achieved Ph.D. degree in Inorganic technology and materials from the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Slovak Academy of Sciences after defending his thesis “Preparation of alpha-Sialon with defined microstructure” in 2005. After Ph.D. he worked at the Arrhenius Laboratory in Stockholm University in Sweden, and he moved for his second postdoc to Faculty of Science and Technology in Twente University, Netherlands in 2007. After return to Czech Republic in 2011 he is working at Brno University of Technology, where he was appointed associate professor in 2016.

Currently he is author or co-author of 26 publications recorded in Web of Science®, he has one patent, related h-index is 7. Main focus of his research is on the application of non-conventional methods (such as Spark Plasma Sintering and Microtemplating) for microstructure tailoring of structural ceramic materials. He is a long term member of The European Ceramic Society and an active participant on the ECERs meetings since 2005. During his research career he was member of Slovak, Dutch, and Czech Ceramic Societies. Recently, he was elected to the board of the Czech Ceramic Society.

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Social Programs

Gala Dinner

Gala Dinner

Conference Participants are invited to join the gala dinner cruise on boat Europa, the largest Hungarian ship on the Danube.

While cruising the river under the magnificent bridges in front of the World Heritage view of historic Buda, the famous Parliament building and the cultural-governmental centre of Pest with an explanation of a professional guide you will enjoy a choice of delicious Hungarian dishes paired with a great selection of Hungarian wines.

JECS and ECerS Awards will also be announced at this event.

Transfer from conference venue to the port will be organized and included in the price.

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Chairs

Conference Chairmen

Prof. Dr. Servet Turan
Prof. Dr. Servet Turan

Anadolu University
Turkey

Dr. Csaba Balázsi
Dr. Csaba Balázsi

Centre for Energy Research
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Hungary

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Conference Co-Chairmen

Prof. Dr. Alpagut Kara
Prof. Dr. Alpagut Kara

Anadolu University
Turkey

Dr. Katalin Balázsi
Dr. Katalin Balázsi

Centre for Energy Research
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Hungary

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Exhibitors & Partners

Silver Partners

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Bronze Partner

Exhibitors

Lithoz
PowderPro
3DCeram
IMCE
Union Process
Makesz
SETARAM Instrumentation
Etimine SA
Prodways

Special Partners

European Ceramic Society
JECS Trust
Turkish Ceramic Society
Scientific Society of the Silicate Industry
Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines
Interceram
HypOrth
Grace Project
American Elements
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Satellite Events

Place of this event will be at the conference venue.
The event will cover some invited lectures and practical testing.
Additional registration required!

Chairs:

Zhijian James Shen
Zhijian James Shen
Professor
Materials Chemistry Division
Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry
Arrhenius Laboratory
Stockholm University
Stockholm, Sweden

Csaba Dobó-Nagy
Csaba Dobó-Nagy
Professor
Semmelweis University
Budapest, Hungary

Description:

The works on developing and customized manufacturing of novel advanced ceramics with improved properties for dental prosthesis, implants and guided bone regeneration, are particularly encouraged. Fundamental understanding of the interactions between ceramics on micro-to-nanoscale level and hard-to-soft tissues on protein and cell level, of the reliability of ceramic parts in relation to their hierarchical microstructures and of the feasibility of fitting the ceramic processes into a full digital clinic approach, all became of important general interest. Technologies enabling the establishment of an ecosystem based on model-free digital workflows are welcome. This satellite event aims to provide a forum for multidisciplinary discussion amongst ceramists, that is, ceramic researchers and manufacturers, dental clinicians and technicians, and biologists with the focus on challenges presented to the current and the emerging technologies, as well as to the future concepts going beyond the state of the art.

The satellite event will focus on:

  • Aesthetic monolithic ceramic prosthesis
  • Materials solutions for minimal invasive dentistry
  • Ceramics for guided bone regeneration
  • Bioactivation of surfaces of inert high strength ceramics
  • Ceramic implants and abutments with enhanced healing and tissue-integration capacities
  • Net-shape manufacturing of individualized ceramic components
  • Advanced bonding concepts of ceramic restorations
  • Ageing and fatique of ceramic restorations
  • Clinical follow-up studies of ceramic dental restorations

This event focuses on performing R&D&I and technology consulting tasks.
Place of this event will be at the conference venue.
Additional registration required!

Chairs:

Alpagut Kara
Alpagut Kara
Professor
Anadolu University
Eskisehir, Turkey

István Asztalos
István Asztalos
President
Scientific Society of the Silicate Industry
Budapest, Hungary

Description:

Smart manufacturing systems are realizing the promise and potential of Industry 4.0 that enables any product to be made at the smallest possible cost, the highest quality, and the lowest environmental impact for industrial ceramics.

This event focuses on performing R&D&I and technology consulting tasks relating to the following:

  • Design and construction of industrial machines and laboratory equipment for ceramic materials.
  • Measurement of variables under industrial conditions, and automation of process stages.
  • Determination of powder flowability, and robotics applications to the ceramic process.
  • Fast integration and flexible configuration: commissioning, integration and (re)configuration, as well as preventive maintenance of all components, modules and machines.

Invited speakers:

The program with speakers will be updated here as it develops!

The aim of this event is to visit the Budapest Research Reactor, which has been utilized as a neutron source for research and various industrial and medical applications.
Additional registration required!

Chairs:

Ákos Horváth
Ákos Horváth
Director General
Centre for Energy Research
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Budapest, Hungary

Katalin Balazsi
Katalin Balázsi
Head of Thin Film Physics Department
Institute for Technical Physics and Materials Science
Centre for Energy Research
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Budapest, Hungary

Description:

The mission of the Centre for Energy Research is to perform research and development in the field of nuclear science and technology for facilitating the adoption and the safe use of nuclear technology in Hungary, to participate in international research efforts aiming at the establishing a new generation of nuclear power plants and closing the fuel cycle.

The aim of this event is a visit of Budapest Research Reactor which has been utilized as a neutron source for research and various industrial and medical applications. Irradiations are performed in vertical channels (the reactor has now more than 40 channels that can be used for isotope production and material testing) whereas physical experiments are carried out at the horizontal neutron beam ports.

In the frame of satellite event „Ceramics and composites design, processing and properties to their performance in harsh nuclear environments „ scientists can get access to the BRR experimental facilities with some interesting presentations not only of novel ceramic based materials.

The aim of event is to visit the Centre for Energy Research, Institute for Technical Physics and Materials Science, which has been utilized as a microscopic laboratory for research and various industrial and medical applications of ceramics.
Additional registration required!

Chairs:

Servet Turan
Servet Turan
Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Anadolu University
Eskisehir, Turkey

Béla Pécz
Béla Pécz
Director
Institute for Technical Physics and Materials Science
Centre for Energy Research
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Budapest, Hungary

Description:

Characterization techniques have become widely used in the definition of ceramics due to their structure, simplicity, cost effectiveness, rapidness, and maybe most importantly, the indenter itself can be used as a mechanical microprobe in ceramic thin films, interfaces, grain boundaries, and nanocomposites.

Satellite event „New Frontiers on the Ceramic Characterization Techniques„ cover measurement techniques, reliability, and problems associated with this testing method of ceramic materials with respect to microscopic techniques.

The event will cover some invited lectures and practical testing of different characterization techniques as TEM, HREM, electron diffractions, etc.

What is YCN?

The Young ceramic Researchers Network (YCN) is an initiative of the European Ceramic Society (ECerS) sponsored by the JECS Trust. This nonprofit network aims at bringing young students and professionals currently doing research on Ceramics.

Following the ECerS` traditional special care for young ceramists the “student evening” will be held again during the 15th ECerS conference taking place in beautiful city of Budapest. Young ceramist researchers, that is, Master and PhD students including early stage PhD`s are all invited and will have an opportunity to socialize, interact and discuss their work in a warm and festive atmosphere, where short talks about scientist careers are planned for the evening as well. A great opportunity to start professional and/or friendly relationships, to initiate collaborative networks and plan lab visits. This time the students evening will be organized by newly established Young Ceramists Network (YCN), who will present itself and its activities, the Ceramic Social Club, JECS Trust fund and much more.

  • A network for Young people conducting research on the field of Ceramics (under 40 years old)
  • For young researchers (professional, PhD but also post-doctoral or master students), belonging to European/International research institutions (universities, laboratories...)
  • An interactive website

Mission, aims and values

All members share a common feature: to conduct research on the field of Ceramics.

  • Promote research in the field of Ceramics
  • Facilitate and encourage contacts, meetings, links between young researchers
  • Facilitate the exchange of ideas, work experience, the access to some facilities, the mobility of its members in the European space
  • Increase the scientific training of its members by organizing conferences, symposia, thematic schools
  • Help its members find a permanent position (in academic research and/or industry) or other all around the world

Website:

www.young-ceramic.org

The student speech contest at the biannual ECerS conference is an event where young research students, representing each of the ECerS member countries, are able to give an oral presentation that is evaluated by a jury.

Chairs:

Louis Winnubst
Louis Winnubst
Professor
Ceramic Membranes Group
University of Twente
Enschede, Netherland

János Szépvölgyi
János Szépvölgyi
Professor Emeritus
Institute of Materials and Environmental Chemistry
Research Centre for Natural Sciences
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Budapest, Hungary

Description:

The presentation duration will be 15 minutes, followed by questions from the jury and the audience.

  • Each member country of ECerS can send one (PhD, MSc, BSc) research student as the candidate of their country for the ECerS student speech contest.
  • The oral presentation at the contest should be based on research work that the candidate has performed himself/herself at a research institution in the country he/she is representing.
  • Graduate representatives must be within their first five years of full time research at the time of the speech.
  • If the representative is a PhD student, the candidate can participate in the competition if he/she defends (or will defend) his/her thesis after September 1, 2016.
  • The candidate obtains free registration to ECerS XV
  • The national ceramic societies are requested to pay the costs for travelling and lodging of their candidate student. The conference organizers have submitted a proposal to the JECS Trust for (partially) reimbursing these costs. Decision on this proposal will be taken by the JECS Trust board at the beginning of February 2017.
  • The national society will inform the ECerS educational working group as well as the conference organisers not later than April 30, 2017 who will be the representative of their country (1).

The candidates should not register for the conference through the web page. Once the national societies inform about their candidates, the conference organizers will contact the candidate to give instructions about abstract submission, registration, travelling and lodging.

(1) The following data from the candidate should be sent by e‐mail (before April 30 2017):

  • Name of the candidate
  • Name and address of university/institute
  • E‐mail address
  • Date of birth
  • (Expected) date of defence of BSc, MSc or PhD thesis
  • Title of presentation

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Conference Topics

Topic chairs:

Jens Günster
Jens Günster
Head of Division, Ceramic Processing and Biomaterials
Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing BAM
Berlin, Germany

Farid Akhtar
Farid Akhtar
Associate Professor
Luleå University of Technology
Luleå, Sweden

Topic members:

Raj Bordia
Materials Science and Engineering
Clemson University, Clemson, USA

Paolo Colombo
Centre for Mechanics of Biological Materials
University of Padova, Padova, Italy

Rodrigo Moreno
Spanish National Research Council
Madrid, Spain

Tatsuki Ohji
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Tsukuba, Japan

Wei Pan
State Key Lab of New Ceramics and Fine Processing
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Ender Suvaci
Material Science and Engineering Department
Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Turkey

Topic description:

This symposium will review the current state of advanced processing methods for ceramics, including advanced, technical ceramics, silicate ceramics and refractories. Focuses will be placed on new developments in concepts and technologies for powder synthesis, forming, sintering and additive manufacturing.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Powder synthesis: hydrothermal, pre-ceramic polymers, laser and plasma based, wet-chemistry processes
  • Novel forming methods: ice-templating, soft solution, sol gel, temperature-induced forming, direct foaming
  • Novel sintering methods: SPS, microwave, flash-sintering, laser-sintering, cold sintering, and progress in traditional sintering methodes
  • Additive manufacturing

Topic sessions:

  • Powder Synthesis
  • Novel and Advanced Forming Methods
  • Novel and Advanced Sintering Methods
  • Additive Manufacturing

Topic chairs:

Diletta Sciti
Diletta Sciti
Research Project Leader
Structural ceramics
Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramics (ISTEC-CNR)
Faenza, Italy

Csaba Balázsi
Csaba Balázsi
Scientific advisor
Centre for Energy Research
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Budapest, Hungary

Topic members:

Jon Binner
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Ricardo Castro
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Kemper Hall University of California, Davis, USA

Erica Corral
College of Engineering
University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

Dusan Galusek
Vitrum Laugaricio - Joint Glass Center of the Institue of Inorganic Chemistry
Trencin, Slovakia

Pavol Hvizdos
Institute of Materials Science
Slovak Academy of Sciences, Kosice, Slovakia

Karel Maca
Deptartment of Ceramics and Polymers, FME
Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic

Carolina Tallon
Materials Science & Engineering
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA

Topic description:

High-Tech ceramics offer a variety of outstanding physical and mechanical properties but their behaviour critically depend on the microstructure which should be carefully tailored to develop specific sets of properties. Conventional sintering of highly refractory ceramics is usually carried out at very high-temperature to obtain density close to the theoretical one, often at the expenses of microstructural control. The consolidation of nano-crystalline powders to fully dense nanostructured specimens is still a challenge, due to the difficulties of retaining the starting grain size during sintering. In composites, degradation of reinforcing phases such as carbon fibers, whiskers, graphene is an issue when the temperature required for the starting matrix densification is significantly higher than the stability of the reinforcing phase.

Nowadays, novel high temperature processes and sintering techniques are available allowing effective densification of highly refractory materials as well as control of interface reactions and microstructure. Very often, scale up of components thermally treated by these nonconventional techniques is an issue. Additional aspects to be considered are “green technologies” able to reduce the energy consumption and the process time as compared to conventional techniques. Joining of ceramics is another critical area of research where advanced temperature processes may lead to significant improvement of performance.

This topic will thus cover recent progress, challenges and emerging approaches of non-conventional high temperature processes or novel sintering techniques, capable of retaining the microstructure to a fine scale and of limiting unwanted interface reactions as much as possible; bulk scale-up issues; high temperature processing for joining.

Expected contributions mainly concern materials (including joining) whose process and/or properties are enabled or improved by advanced sintering techniques such as: Spark plasma and flash sintering, High-frequency induction heating, laser sintering, Reactive metal infiltration, Microwave sintering, Laser Sintering, Reactive sintering. The emphasis is on process/microstructure/properties relationship, microstructural evolution control approaches, mechanisms and kinetics of processes, possibility to scale-up the advanced sintering techniques, future directions.

Topic sessions:

  • Basics of sintering, sintering models
  • Improved materials through advanced sintering
  • Non conventional sintering techniques (SPS, flash sintering)
  • Infiltration tecniques (RMI, M-CVI)
  • Joining

Topic chairs:

Zoltán Lenčéš
Zoltán Lenčéš
Institute of Inorganic Chemistry
Slovak Academy of Sciences
Bratislava, Slovakia

Richard Todd
Richard Todd
Department of Materials
University of Oxford
Oxford, UK

Topic members:

Carmen Baudín
Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, CSIC, Spain

Raúl Bermejo
Institut für Struktur- und Funktionskeramik
Montan University, Leoben, Austria

Rachman Chaim
Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa, Israel

Thomas Graule
EMPA, Dübendorf, Switzerland

Stuart Hampshire
Materials and Surface Science Institute
University of Limerick, Ireland

Cengiz Kaya
Research and Graduate Policies at Sabancı University
Istambul, Turkey

Hagen Klemm
Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische Technologien und Systeme IKTS
Dresden, Germany

Topic description:

Advanced structural ceramics are key materials in a multitude of applications in the automotive, aerospace, electrical, military and medical sectors for example. New areas such as energy generation and environmental technology combined with more ambitious specifications have increased the demand for novel ceramics featuring improved properties and functionality whilst making manufacturing processes more efficient. The central requirement is for strong, reliable components operating without degradation under mechanical load, in abrasive or corrosive environments and/or under high temperatures.

Example themes:

  • novel processing
  • microstructure-property relationships
  • ceramics for extreme conditions
  • oxide and non-oxide structural ceramics
  • ceramic composites
  • bioceramics
  • bioinspired structural ceramics
  • advanced ceramic coatings
  • testing and characterisation of advanced ceramics
  • impact and tribological behaviour
  • high temperature properties and superplastic ceramics
  • structural ceramics for energy, nuclear and environmental applications

Topic chairs:

Vincenzo Buscaglia
Vincenzo Buscaglia
Senior Researcher
Institute for Condensed Matter Chemistry and Technologies for Energy
ICMATE-CNR
Rome, Italy

Sanjay Mathur
Sanjay Mathur
Professor & Director
Institute of Inorganic and Materials Chemistry
University of Cologne
Cologne, Germany

Topic members:

Adrian Goldstein
Israel Ceramic and Silicate Institute
Technion City, Haifa, Israel

Eung Soo Kim
Kyonggi University, Seoul, Korea

Rosa I. Merino
Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón
Zaragosa, Spain

Macit Ozenbas
Middle East Technical University
Ankara, Turkey

Vladimir V. Srdic
University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia

Danilo Suvorov
Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Rong-Jun Xie
National Institute for Materials Science
Tsukuba, Japan

Topic description:

Functional ceramic materials with tunable electrical and optical properties are of high technological importance in view of their promising applications in a wide range of fields. This symposium will focus on the processing, characterization and device applications of novel electroceramics, glass-ceramic and optical ceramic materials. A particular emphasis will be placed on the fundamental issues to advance our understanding and utilization of glass-ceramics and optical ceramics and integrated related devices. Besides new fundamental insights, novel and emerging processing technqiues to fabricate transparent glasses and electroceramics, novel application areas together with advances in phenomenological modeling will form the focus of this topic.

Topic sessions:

  • Optical and Electronic Materials and Devices
  • Functional Ionic, Electronic and Mixed Conductors
  • Multiferroics, Ferroelectrics, piezoelectrics and dielectrics
  • Defect chemistry and transport in powders and thin films of electroceramics
  • Modelling, simulation and improved characterization techniques
  • New techniques for fabrication of optical and electrical coatings
  • Novel concepts of materials and engineering
  • In-situ characterization of atomistic structures and processes

Topic chairs:

Pierre-Marie Geffroy
Pierre-Marie Geffroy
Research Assistant
SPCTS - European Ceramic Center University of Limoges
Limoges, France

Servet Turan
Servet Turan
Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Anadolu University
Eskisehir, Turkey

Topic members:

José Manuel Serra Alfaro
Institute of Chemical Technology
Valencia, Spain

John Kilner
Faculty of Engineering
Imperial College London, London, UK

Hua-Tay Lin
Guangdong University of Technology
Guangdong, China

Truls Norby
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science
University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Mamoru Senna
Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

Angelo Vaccari
Department of Industrial Chemistry
University of Bologna, Italy

Topic description:

This topic will cover the ceramic and glass solutions for energy harvesting and storage expects contributions from a wide range of subjects related to batteries, thermoelectrics, fuel cells, photovoltaics and solar devices, steam electrolysers, membranes, electrochemical systems and technologies. The scope of this topic includes the performance-synthesis and processing-properties-crystal structure and characterization relationship for these materials and devices. Specific components include electrodes, electrolytes, electrochemical membranes, catalysts, substrates, seals, interconnects or interfacial layers and semiconductors. Testing of single components, stacks, alternative system concepts, harvesting and recycling technologies are also considered within the scope of this topic.

Topic sessions:

  • Li- and Na-ion batteries including solid state
  • Photovoltaics and solar energy
  • Memresistors and thermoelectric materials
  • Ceramic proton conductors and PCFCS
  • Steam electrolysis and hydrogen production
  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
  • Oxygen transport membranes and CO2 capture
  • Supercapacitors
  • Energy and photonic devices
  • Solar Fuels/Artificial Photosynthesis: Materials and Devices

Topic chairs:

José M.F. Ferreira
José M.F. Ferreira
Associate Professor
Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering, CICECO
University of Aveiro
Aveiro, Portugal

Francis J. Cambier
Francis J. Cambier
Director General
Belgian Ceramic Research Centre
Mons, Belgium

Topic members:

Maria Pau Ginebra
Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy
Technical University of Catalonia (UPC)
Barcelona, Spain

Ashutosh Goel
Materials Science and Engineering, Rutgers
The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, USA

Anne Leriche
University of Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Chambrésis
Maubeuge, France

Paola Palmero
Department of Applied Science and Technology
Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy

George E. Stan
National Institute of Materials Physics
Bucarest-Măgurele, Romania

Antonio Tilocca
Department of Chemistry
University College London, London, UK

Topic description:

Ceramics and glasses have long been considered as materials for healthcare. They are commonly used in orthopaedic surgery and dentistry but they are potentially suitable for a wide range of important applications within the medical device industry. In orthopaedics, ceramics play a pivotal role as they are increasingly used for the manufacturing of femoral heads and cups for total hip replacement. In addition, they have been used as materials for artificial heart valves, bone fillers and - more recently, for dental restorations. Moreover, a number of compositions in the frame of bioactive ceramics are currently used as coatings for metallic devices, promoting the formation of natural bone tissue and thus favouring their integration into hard tissues. Ceramic particles, microspheres, and nanostructures play a role in the cancer treatment. Besides such applications, the trend today is to widespread their use as scaffolds for tissue engineering, as carriers for drug release as dental implants and, finally, as nanostructures for cancer diagnostic and therapy. Most of such applications are the results of the important advances which have been made along the past few years both on bio-inert and bio-active ceramics, glasses and glass ceramics, and on the ceramic products themselves. New bioceramics with improved mechanical and biological performances (as it is the case of zirconia-based composites or more recently non-oxide ceramics) have been developed. At the same time, ceramics and composites (including organic-inorganic composites) for bone substitute or scaffold applications are currently developed, improving the interaction of the ceramics with both cells and living tissues. Furthermore, the latest technological advances allow their manufacturing by innovative 3D techniques, to create multi-scale, hierarchical materials. The latest achievements are also dedicated to low temperature syntheses, bio-mineralization, surface modifications of implants, or to the grafting of inorganic micro- and nano-spheres with biomolecules to promote biological interactions. In this frame, long-lasting and bioresorbable/osteo-inductive scaffolds are the ultimate goals.

Topic sessions:

  • New findings in the field of ceramics for orthopaedic, dental, cardiovascular and cancel treatments
  • Applications in regenerative medicine and drug delivery
  • New material design, on new compositions in ceramics for healthcare
  • Materials with improved bio-mechanical properties, innovative approaches to processing and characterization
  • In-vitro and in-vivo studies of bioceramics

Topic chairs:

Maria Chiara Bignozzi
Maria Chiara Bignozzi
Director, Ceramic Centre
Professor, University of Bologna
Bologna, Italy

Alpagut Kara
Alpagut Kara
Professor
Anadolu University
Anadolu, Turkey

Topic members:

Jean-André Alary
Imerys C.A.R.R.D., Villach, Austria

Rusmadiah Anwar
Formgiving Design Research Group
Faculty of Art and Design, MARA University of Technology
Shah Alam, Malaysia

Adriano Michael Bernardin
Ceramic Materials Group, UNESC
Santa Catarina, Brazil

Enrico Bernardo
Department of Industrial Engineering
University of Padova, Padova, Italy

Francis Cambier
Belgian Ceramic Research Centre, Mons, Belgium

João Labrincha
Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering
University of Aveiro, Aveiro,Portugal

Maximina Romero
Spanish National Research Council
Madrid, Spain

Amin Salem
Chemical Engineering Department
Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran

Igor Štubňa
Department of Physics
Constantine the Philosopher University, Nitra, Slovakia

Moritz von Witzleben
Inmatec Technologies, Rheinbach, Germany

Yifei Zhang
Morgan Advanced Materials
Stourport-on-Severn, UK

Topic description:

This topic is focused on various challenges and opportunities in design, fabrication, and testing of industrial ceramics, silicates and composites. Main aim is a to demonstrate the ceramic component manufacturing and integration technology for developing of creative, ceramics-oriented solutions for industrial applications to meet the needs and the expectations of the industries from the ceramic, glass and refractory sectors in the broader sense (productors, users and integrators).

Topic sessions:

  • risk related establishment of processes and / or emerging materials
  • innovation and future technological needs
  • develop tools for industry
  • methodology to current and future industrial needs
  • enabling collaboration between ceramist and professionals in industry

Topic chair:

Prof. Ehrenfried Zschech
Prof. Ehrenfried Zschech
Division Director
Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS
Dresden, Germany

Katalin Balázsi
Katalin Balázsi
Head of Thin Film Physics Department
Institute for Technical Physics and Materials Science
Centre for Energy Research
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Budapest, Hungary

Topic members:

Wai-Yim Ching
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Missouri - Kansas City, Kansas City, USA

Diego Gómez García
Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain

Vojislav V. Mitic
Faculty of Electronic Engineering
University of Nis, Nis, Serbia

Cekdar Vakifahmetoglu
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Istanbul Kemerburgaz University, Istanbul, Turkey

Topic description:

Key societal concerns, such as sustainable consumption, and the low carbon economy, motivate the need for new, innovative ceramic materials. To answer this challenge, we can accelerate the development of new ceramic materials with unique properties through the predictive power of simulations (e.g. DFT calculations, phase field simulation) combined with experimental studies, which are able to determine the microstructure as well its evolution during processing as well as operation. For this topical symposium, we invite contributions to a discussion on developing the ceramics genome via in-situ experimentation and computational modeling and simulation.

Topic sessions:

  • Atomistic structure and bonding behaviour of ceramics
  • Microstructural evolution driven by temperature, electrical bias, mechanical stress, or magnetic field
  • In-operando studies of ceramic-based materials and devices
  • Novel ceramics & compounds for energy generation and storage
  • New developments and application of in-situ experimentation
  • Computational modeling and simulation of structural dynamics
  • High throughput experiments relating ceramic structure and properties
  • Managing big data—tools and methods
  • Materials data discovery

Topic chairs:

Onuralp Yücel
Onuralp Yücel
Professor
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department
Istanbul Technical University
Istambul, Turkey

Mathias Herrmann
Mathias Herrmann
Head of Department Sintering and Characterization,
Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS
Dresden, Germany

Topic members:

Samuel Bernard
Institut de Chimie (INC)
French National Centre for Scientific Research
Paris, France

Ali Erdemir
Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, USA

William G. Fahrenholtz
Materials Science & Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rollo, USA

Serdar Ozbayraktar
Element Six, Johannesburg, South Africa

Topic description:

Boron based ceramics show a unique combination of properties based on special crystal structures, atomic bonding as well as the microstructure formed during sintering. These result in lightweight materials of high hardness, high elastic modulus but low density and usually with high melting temperatures. Beside these special electric properties were observed for different borides. These unique properties result in a wide range of applications from armour materials, nuclear applications up to thermoelectrics, refractories and many others.
The topic will cover both fundamental and applied aspects of preparation microstructure formation, properties and application of boron containing ceramics materials.

Topic sessions:

  • Fundamental aspects of boron physics, structure and chemistry
  • Production of boron containing ceramic powders
  • Processing and consolidation of boron containing ceramic powders
  • Synthesis and characterization of boron containing ceramic coatings
  • Boron containing composite materials, polymers, nitrides, oxides and their applications
  • Boron ceramics in medicine – design and synthesis
  • Boron ceramics in nuclear applications – design and synthesis

Topic chairs:

Philippe Colomban
Philippe Colomban
Research Professor
CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Sorbone Universités
Paris, France

Ljiljana Damjanovic
Ljiljana Damjanovic
Associate Professor
Faculty of Physical Chemistry
University of Belgrade
Belgrade, Serbia

Topic members:

Luís Filipe Vieira Ferreira
Instituto Superior Técnico
University of Lisbon, Portugal

Ali İssi
Dumlupinar Üniversitesi, Dumlupınar, Turkey

Giuseppina Padeletti
CNR ISMN, Istituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati
Rome, Italy

Trinitat Pradell
Department of Physics
Escola Superior d'Agricultura de Barcelona (ESAB)
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

Peter Vandenabeele
Department of Archaeology
Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Topic description:

One of the oldest materials used in the world is ceramic pottery. Potteries or ceramics became unique daily used materials since the establishment of civilizations. They have been produced in wide varieties of bodies, with glazes in different colors and decorations. ECERS 2017 focuses on the topics of technology, provenance, dating, restoration and conservation of archaeological ceramics and other related materials. Cultural Heritage session of the congress will be composed of the themes given below:

Topic sessions:

  • Ceramics, Glazes, Glass and Vitreous Materials (technology and provenance)
  • Metallurgical Ceramics (technology and provenance)
  • Stone, Mortar and Pigments (technology and provenance)
  • Archaeochronometry (dating)
  • Ceramics, Glazes, Glass, Paint and Coroplastic Art in Archaeology
  • Restoration and Conservation of Archaeological Ceramics and Glass
  • Others (characterization techniques applied in art and archaeometry, research studies on the development of characterization techniques used in archaeometry, etc.)

Topic chairs:

Suat Yilmaz
Suat Yilmaz
Professor
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Istanbul University
Istanbul, Turkey

Jacek Szczerba
Jacek Szczerba
Professor
AGH University of Science and Technology
Krakow, Poland

Topic members:

Christos G. Aneziris
Institut für Keramik, Glas- und Baustofftechnik
Freiberg, Germany

Antonio H. de Aza
Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio-CSIC
Madrid, Spain

Swapan Kumar Das
Central Glass and Ceramics Research Institute
Kolkata, India

Victor C. Pandolfelli
Federal University of Sao Carlos
Sao Carlos, Brazil

Topic description:

Refractories are commonly used in several industries like Iron and Steel, Cement, Glass, None-Ferrous Metals, Petrochemical, Power, Environmental, Aerospace and so on. Refractory materials are required being heat, thermal stress, abrasion, chemical agents and other physical phenomena induced by heat resistant. Additionally, they should possess good insulating properties that improve the energy savings in the industry.

The aim of refractories session is to illustrate:

1. Fundamentals of refractories knowledge: Science, Technology and Processing
2. Sustainable development of refractories
3. Refractories used under different working environments
4. Progress and further perspective of refractories
5. State-of-the-art and open problems in refractories

Because of these and other reasons, we found the next European Ceramic Society Conference, 15th International Conference of the European Ceramic Society, to be held in Budapest (Hungary) on 9-13 July 2017, the perfect place to interchange ideas about these and others topics related to refractories. To all of you in the European refractories community, we encourage you to participate fully in ECERS 2017.

Topic sessions:

  • Fundamentals of refractories knowledge: Science, Technology and Processing
  • Refractories used under different working environments
  • Progress and further perspective of refractories

Topic chairs:

Wilhelm Siemen
Wilhelm Siemen
Director
Porzellanikon - Staatliches Museum für Porzellan, Hohenberg a. d. Eger
Selb, Germany

Beril Anılanmert
Beril Anılanmert
Professor
Faculty of Fine Arts, Industrial Product Design
Isik University
Istanbul, Turkey

Topic members:

María Pilar Alonso Abad
Universidad de Burgos, Spain

Biba Djordjević
National Museum in Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

György Fusz
Faculty of Music and Visual Arts
Institute of Media and Applied Arts
Univestity of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary

Zsolt Gyarmati
Szekler Museum of Ciuc
Miercurea Ciuc, Romania

István Ködmön
Herend Porcelain, Herend, Hungary

Marc Leuthold
Art Department, SUNY-Potsdam
Potsdam, New York, USA

Steve Mattison
International Ceramic Studio
Kecskemét, Hungary

Michal Moore
University of Ulster, London, United Kindom

John Tynan
Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI)
Castle Yard, Kilkenny, Ireland

Topic description:

The aim of the topic is the interconnection of materials, transformation of ceramic process to art. The topic will bring together international ceramic artists and specialists from the universties, crafts and institutions share their view and present their thoughts of future developments in ceramics art.

Topic sessions:

  • Art
  • Design
  • Technology
  • Reconsideration of new ceramics
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Exhibitors & Partners

Information for Exhibitors and Partners

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Conference Venue

Novotel Budapest City

ECerS2017 will be hosted in Novotel Budapest City, located in the Buda side, just behind of Gellért Hill. The venue is surrounded by picturesque chestnut trees and is close to the city centre and the historic Castle District of Buda.
It's easily reachable by local public transportation as well.
Budapest Congress Centre
Novotel Budapest City

Relax in 4-star comfort on the Buda side of the Danube at Novotel Budapest City, 20 minutes walk from the castle and only 10 minutes from the downtown by public transportation.

Breakfast with local specialities in the sunlit restaurant or under the trees on the terrace get your day off to a bright start. Unwind after a day of sightseeing in your airy, modern room at Novotel. Free WiFi is available in the entire Hotel.

Address & Contact

Alkotás utca 63-67, 1123 Budapest
Phone: (+36) 1 3725 400
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Novotel Budapest City

Prices

  • Early Bird (till 16 April, 2017)
    Novation single: 99 EUR/Night
  • Regular
    Novation single: 118 EUR/Night
  • Price includes breakfast, VAT & local tax.

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