Selected conferences and other meetings in the field of structural ceramics are listed below, especially those that will be attended or organised by CASC members.

  • 21-26 May 2017 : 12th Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology - PACRIM 12

      Waikoloa, Hawaii USA

     A bi-annual conference held in collaboration with the ceramic societies of the Pacific Rim countries – The American Ceramic Society, The Ceramic Society of Japan, The Chinese Ceramic Society, The Korean Ceramic Society, and the Australian Ceramic Society.  The 1st PACRIM conference was hosted by The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) at Maui, Hawaii, in 1993.  After almost 25 years, it is befitting to return to the Big Island of Hawaii for the 12th PACRIM conference. Over the years, PACRIM conferences have earned a distinct reputation as a premier forum for presentations and discussions on the state-of-the-art and emerging topics in ceramics and glass technologies. 


  • 9-13 July 2017 : 15th Conference & Exhibition of the European Ceramic Society - ECerS2017

       Budapest, Hungary

      Since the first ECerS conference in 1989, the tremendous growth in interest and participation from ceramic communities has made the ECerS Conference a globally very 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.




     EUROMAT is the premier international congress in the field of materials in Europe. The EUROMAT2017 congress venue will be the “Thessaloniki Concert Hall”, a unique complex of buildings conveniently located at the seafront of the city.In the year 2017 FEMS will be 30 years old. This milestone in the history of FEMS will be celebrated with special events in the Congress, organised to highlight this special occasion.

    Section F is organised by Professor Saiz and will explore design principles underying biological materials and present and prospective examples of how these design elements can be translated into artificial materials or biomaterials.

  •  17-20 september 2017: Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics: Materials for Extreme Environment Applications IV

    Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, UK


    Conference organised by the XMAT (Materials for Extreme Environments) partnertship.

    Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics (UHTC) are a family of compounds that display a unique set of properties, including extremely high melting temperatures (>3000°C), high hardness and good chemical stability and strength at high temperatures. UHTC materials are typically considered to be the carbides, nitrides, and borides of the transition metals, but the Group IV compounds (Ti, Zr, Hf) plus TaC are generally considered to be the main focus of research due to the superior melting temperatures and stable high-melting temperature oxide that forms in situ. The combination of properties make these materials potential candidates for a variety of high-temperature structural applications, including engines, hypersonic vehicles, plasma arc electrodes, advanced nuclear fuels, fusion first walls and divertors, cutting tools, furnace elements and high temperature shielding.

    A major focus of recent work is to combine the properties of the UHTC compounds with the concepts behind the design and manufacture of ceramic matrix composites, to form a new class of materials known as UHTCMCs. The purpose of this meeting is to thus bring together interested parties from academia, government and industry in a single forum that allows the bench researchers to interact with designers and engineers to discuss state-of-the-art research and development efforts, what the results mean in a broader context and how to move the technology forward toward near-term and longer term use.

  • 8-12 OCTOBER 2017: MS&T17.


    MS&T brings together scientists, engineers, students, suppliers and more to discuss current research and technical applications, and to shape the future of materials science and technology. It is organized in a joint partnership between four leading materials science-related societies – ACerS, AIST, ASM International, and TMS.

  • 4-7 November 2017 : 10th international conference on high-performance ceramics - CICC-10

      Nanchang, China

     Sponsored by the Chinese Ceramic Society it aims to provide an international forum for presentation, discussion and review of the latest advance in science and technology of high-performance ceramics. During the past years, the CICC series has developed to be the largest international conference on ceramics held in China and also an important international ceramic conference in Asia. Since 1998 when the first conference, CICC-1, was held in Beijing, CICC series attracted more and more scholars and graduate students to join together and exchange information in all areas related to the recent development in the field of high-performance ceramics. More than 600 scholars and students attended the latest conference in this series, CICC-9, which was held in November of 2015.


  • 12-16 November 2017:  Composites at Lake Louise 2017- CALL

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada

CALL explores all aspects of composites, with special focus on the areas of structural, functional, and biological materials. The CALL meeting is broken into Structural, Functional, and Biological Composites topical areas. Abstract submission open until 15th of June.