The Spring 1 Day Research meetings on Advanced Ceramics (1-DRAC), took place the 7th of April at Imperial College, room G20 of the Royal School of Mines.

We had members for all around the Europe, from academia and companies atending:  Loughborough University, Queen Mary University of London, Oxford University, Birmingam University, Erlangen University, Leicester University, University of Mancherster, Rolls Royce, Safran, Lucideon...

The meeting was organised with the support of the Ceramics Society division of IOM3 and the help of Margaret Wegrzyn

This year’s spring meeting was held in conjunction with the UK heat of the European Ceramic Society’s speech competition. The winner was Chang Shu (from Birmingham University), that presented her work titled: "A phase diagram study of (Ba, Ca) (Zr, Ti) O3 piezoceramics from combining structural and functional measurements".

The price is the free attendance to the European Ceramic Society meeting in Budapest, (9-13 July 2017, Budapest, http://ecers2017.akcongress.com/).

You can find here the programme for the day: 1-DRAC Programme

Dr. Vandeperre

Dr. Vandeperre welcoming to the 1-DRAC meeting

10. Sam Humphry-Baker

Sam Humphry-Baker from CASC talked about Cermets for Fusion Applications

11. Mirna Bechelany (SAFRAN)

Mirna Bechelany (SAFRAN) talked about Ceramic cores for Turbine Blades

12. Maqbool Muhammad (Erlangen University)

Maqbool Muhammad (Erlangen University) talked about his PhD work on Metal ions doping in bioceramics

13. Anas Alshammery

Anas Alshammery (Leicester University) talked about: Modelling sintering using molecular dynamics and discrete element method

14. Yizhe Li (University of Manchester)

Yizhe Li (University of Manchester) presented his work titled: Electric Field-Induced Strain in High Temperature Piezoceramics

15. Chang Shu receiving the award for the best Speech

Chang Shu receiving the award for the best Speech

Dr. Ni

Dr. Ni talking about Transmission electron microscopy for advanced ceramics

3. Margaret Wegrzyn presenting the UK heat of ECerS Student Speech contest

Margaret Wegrzyn presenting the UK heat of ECerS Student Speech contest

4. Yumeng Chen (Loughborough University) talking about Additive Manufacturing of Bioceramic Implans- Case study on acetabular cups

Yumeng Chen (Loughborough University) talking about Additive Manufacturing of Bioceramic Implans- Case study on acetabular cups

5. Min Yu (Queen Mary University) talking about Wood-derived carbon geopolymer ceramic composites

Min Yu (Queen Mary University) talking about Wood-derived Carbon-geopolymer ceramic composites

6. Helen Pratt (Oxford University)

Helen Pratt from Oxford University presented her work on the Effects of ion-irradiation damage on mechanical behavior in silicon carbide.

7. Chang Shu (University of Birmingham)

Chang Shu (University of Birmingham)talking about: "A phase diagram study of (Ba,Ca)(Zr,Ti)O3 piezoceramics from combining structural and functional measurements"

8. Speech Contest Students

Speech Contest Students.From left to right: Yumeng Chen, Helen Pratt, Min Yu, Chang Shu.

9. Matthew Appleton

Matthew Appleton from Rolls Royce talked about Thermal Barrier Coatings