15th Conference & Exhibition of the European Ceramic Society
2017-07-09 SZTE

15th Conference & Exhibition of the European Ceramic Society

The 15th Conference & Exhibition of the European Ceramic Society (ECerS2017) was held in Budapest, between July 9 and 13, 2017, truly one of the most important world ceramic events. For the first time, the Conference was organised jointly by two member societies namely the Turkish Ceramic Society and the Hungarian Scientific Society of the Silicate Industry.

Since the first ECerS Conference in 1989, the tremendous growth in interest and participation from ceramic communities has made the ECerS Conference a globally popular venue for scientists, artists, students and industrialists willing to have a direct access to one of the largest community of international experts of ceramic art, science and technology.

The ECerS2017 Conference has been organised around 12 general themes that cover most aspects of ceramics science and technology:

  1. New Developments in Processing and Synthesis with a Special Focus on Additive Manufacturing (88 participants)
  2. High Temperature Processes and Advanced Sintering (76 participants)
  3. Advanced Structural Ceramics (158 participants)
  4. Electroceramics and Optical Materials (125 participants)
  5. Ceramics for Novel Energy Conversion, Storage and Use (101 participants)
  6. Ceramics and Glasses for Healthcare (67 participants)
  7. Challenges and Opportunities in Industrial Ceramics (38 participants)
  8. The Ceramics Genome: Modelling, Simulation and In-situ Experimentation (16 participants)
  9. Boron Based Ceramics (30 participants)
  10. Cultural Heritage (11 participants)
  11. Refractories (28 participants)
  12. Art and Ceramics (15 participants)

The Conference Satellite Events have been organized on 6 scientific themes focusing on:

  1. Advanced ceramics for dentistry (35 participants);
  2. Smart manufacturing systems for industry (15 participants);
  3. Ceramics and composites in harsh nuclear environment (22 participants);
  4. New frontiers on ceramic characterisation techniques (28 participants);
  5. the Young Ceramists Network (125 participants);
  6. and the Student Speech Contest (20 participants).

This year we had about 800 participants from more than 50 countries. The extensive scientific program consisted of 2 plenary lectures (Pavol Sajgalik and Mrityunjay Singh), 90 invited and 300 oral presentations divided into 6 parallel sessions. 330 posters have been presented in two poster sessions.

The prestigious ECerS Society Awards have been presented during the ECerS Award Ceremony to:

Rodrigo Moreno, JECS Trust Award
Haibo Zhang, JECS Best Paper Award
Anne Leriche, Stuijts Award
Kathleen Richardson, Richard Brook Award
Joachim Heym, Industrial Award
David Salamon, Young Scientist Award

This year we had participants from 20 countries to the Student Speech Contest.

Awards have been presented to:

Urska Gabor from Slovenia:
Formation mechanism of PLD-derived Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-PbTiO3 thin films
Manuel Gruber from Austria:
Mechanical characterization of LiTaO3 and LiNbO3 single crystals for smartphone applicationsv
Chang Shu from United Kingdom:
A phase diagram study of (Ba,Ca)(Zr,Ti)O3 piezoceramics from combining structural and functional measurements

ECerS Fellowships Ceremony has been organized during Gala Dinner where new fellowships has been awarded. The big success of the ECerS 2017 is due to the many people from member national societies who have collaborated with us in planning and organizing this prestigious event. We believe that all of you used this opportunity not only to advance your research, but also to discover the beauties of the city of Budapest and its surroundings.

The next ECerS Conference is scheduled in Torino, Italy in June 2019.

Thank you for participating at ECerS2017 in Budapest!