The last 1DRAC meeting and UK round of the ceramic student speaking contest took place at Imperial on 13 April 2011. Further information

CASC helped to organise the 8th International workshop on interfaces at the boundary between natural and synthetic materials.

Selected future conferences and other meetings in the field of structural ceramics are listed below, especially those that will be attended or organised by CASC members. Please contact Fraser Wigley if you have further information for this list.

35th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC'11)

23-28 January 2011, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA

  • Professor Bill Lee - Opportunities for advanced ceramics and composites in the nuclear sector
  • Naeem Ur-Rehman - The strain-rate dependence of the hardness of AlN doped SiC
  • Jonathan Philips - Layered double hydroxides for anion capture and storage
  • TingTing Zhang - Bottom-up design for nuclear waste encapsulation
  • Tayyab Subhani - Glass composites containing carbon nanotubes: processing, characterisation and prospects for toughening (Best Poster Award)
  • Eugenio Zapata-Solvas - Evaluation of mechanical properties of ultra-high tmeperature ceramics (UHTCs)
  • Jianye Wang - Temperature and strain-rate dependent plasticity of ZrB2 composites from hardness measurements
  • Eugenio Zapata-Solvas - Microstructural investigation of HfB2-based ceramics after ultra high temperature testing with a defocussed laser beam
  • Dr Luc VandeperreFraser Wigley

1DRAC, including PG Speaking Competition

13 April 2011, Imperial College London

  • Tayyab Subhani - Fabrication and characterization of glass matrix composites containing carbon nanotubes
  • Naeem Ur-Rehman - Processing and properties of AlN doped SiC
  • Janke Ye - Low temperature molten salt synthesis of SiC hollow nanospheres
  • Dr Luc Vandeperre

CASC Industry Day

17 May 2011, Imperial College London

  • Dr Finn Giuliani
  • Dr Julian Jones
  • Professor Bill Lee
  • Professor Eduardo Saiz
  • Dr Stephen Skinner
  • Dr Luc Vandeperre

12th Conference of the European Ceramic Society (ECerS XII)

19-23 June 2011, Stockholm, Sweden

8th International Workshop on Interfaces

26-30 June 2011, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

  • Dr Julian Jones
  • Professor Bill Lee
  • Professor Eduardo Saiz

Second CASC Summer School on Ceramics

21-23 September 2011, CASC, Imperial College London

1 Day Research Meeting on Advanced Structural Ceramics - 1 DRAC

5 December 2016 , Kingston University of London, UK

This meeting is the tool of IoMMM’s (IOM3) Ceramic Science Committee to encourage PhD students and Post-Docs to give a presentation on their work to a knowledgeable audience so that they can obtain feedback to improve their work in preparation for international conferences and publication. However, we are also interested in slightly longer talks, which might go a bit further into a topic and which might be educational for people with more experience too. 

41st International conference and expo on advanced ceramics and composites - ICACC'17

22-27 January 2017 ,daytona beach, USA

Showcases cutting-edge research and product developments in advanced ceramics, armor ceramics, solid oxide fuel cells, ceramic coatings, bioceramics, and more. The technical program and Industry Expo provides an open forum for scientists, researchers, engineers, and industry leaders from around the world to present and exchange findings on recent advances in ceramic science and technology.

15th of March: new meeting of the UK Chapter of the American Ceramic Society.

      Room G05, Royal School of Mines, Imperial College

The first meeting of the UK Chapter of The American Ceramic Society was held at the Department of Materials at Imperial College London on March 15, 2017.  A total of 55 were present for the meeting and it is remarkable that nearly half of those attending were from outside of London–from as far as St. Andrews in Scotland, and some other areas around the UK, such as Liverpool, Birmingham, Sheffield, Loughborough, and Oxford. This is a testament to the willingness of the UK ceramic community to participate in UK Chapter events!

There was continuous interaction between researchers from academia and industry as 12 participants were from industry representing seven different companies (Jonhson Matthey, Morgan Advanced Materials, Lucideon, British Federation of Ceramics, Electrosciences, NovaMat and Nutec Bickley Kilns). It was remarkable the interest of young graduates and undergraduates as they represented approximately one-third of the audience of what could be considered a perfectly balanced mix of experienced researchers, industry people, early-career researchers, and students.

Post talking about the meeting: click here

5th of april: Ceramic network innovation event

Lucideon, Stoke-on-Trent

  • A new meeting in the Ceramic Innovation Network series organised by Lucideon, took place the 5th of April. It was organised together with the British Ceramic Confederation.  This year’s meeting was“Digital Technologies in Ceramic Manufacturing”.  

    For more information check the flyer: Digital Technologies in Ceramic Manufacturing

    7th of April, 1-DRAC meeting.

       Imperial College

      As always 1-DRAC is an opportunity to stay in touch with the UK’s ceramic science community, for PhD and PDRA researchers to enhance their presentation skills and to update the community on recent research advances. This year’s spring meeting was  held at Imperial College London on Friday the 7th of April in conjunction with the UK heat of the European Ceramic Society’s speech competition at its bi-annual conference (9-13 July 2017, Budapest,