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January 6th, 2014

Basic Science Division


Get Involved with the Basic Science Division


The Basic Science Division of The American Ceramic Society is dedicated to the development of the ceramic science underlying present and future applications of ceramics. The Basic Science Division fosters the scientific and technological foundations of ceramic science, identifying new areas in, and fields of, ceramic science critical to our current and future members.

Division Chair

Bryan Huey

University of Connecticut
Institute of Materials Science, 97 N. Eagleville Rd., Unit 3136, Storrs, CT 06269-0001

bhuey@ims.uconn.edu | (860) 486-3284


Shen Dillon

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
838 Sedgegrass Dr., Champaign, IL 61822-2024

sdillon@illinois.edu | (937) 231-0569

Vice Chair

Xingbo Liu

West Virginia University
PO Box 6106, Morgantown, WV 26506-6106

xiliu@mail.wvu.edu | (304) 293-3339 


Dunbar Birnie

Rugers University

607 Taylor Rd
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8065 

dbirnie@rci.rutgers.edu | (848) 445-5605  


BSD Officers: 2012-2017 


February 24 – 27, 2015 

Materials Challenges in Alternative & Renewable Energy (MCARE 2015)

Jeju Island, Korea


April 28 – 30, 2015

Ceramics Expo

Cleveland, Ohio USA


June 14 – 19, 2015

International Conference on Ceramic Materials and Components for Energy and Environmental Applications (11th CMCEE)

Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Vancouver, BC Canada


August 30 – September 4, 2015

11th Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology (PACRIM 11)


JeJu Island, Korea


October 4 – 8, 2015

Materials Science & Technology 2015, combined with ACerS 117th Annual Meeting (MS&T15)
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Columbus, Ohio USA


All ACerS Meetings



Rules of the Basic Science Division



Technical Topic Areas of Interest to BSD


The Basic Science Division solicits technical topic areas of interest to our members and the future of ceramics. If you have a topic area to add to this list, and want to be a champion for this area, please tell the BSD Program Chairs.

  • Materials and Process Modeling:  Veena Tikare
  • Measurements and Standards:  Chris Schilling, Ajit Jilla
  • Green (Environmentally Friendly) Processing:  Jim Adair, Shin-Ichi Hirano
  • Combinatorial Methods in Ceramics Research:  Debbie Kaiser, Lynne Schneemeyer
  • Colloids and Interfacial Chemistry Michael Hu, Vince Hackley
  • Power Sources – Fuel Cell and Batteries
  • MicroPorous Materials
  • Ceramics in Nanotechnologies:  Mark Deguire, Michael Hu, Jeff Brinker
  • Ceramics and Biology
  • BioMedical Materials:  Gary Fischman, Otto Wilson
  • Aging and Reliability in Ceramics:  Jill Glass
  • Electronic Structure of Ceramics
  • Chem-Mechanical Polishing and Tribology:  Said Jahanmir, Rob Sabia
  • Materials for Wireless Communication:  Duane Dimos, Mike Lanagan, Steve Freiman
  • Ceramics in Optical Communication:  Subhash Shinde
  • Light Weight Composites
  • Sensors and Actuators (MEMS)
  • Electrochemical Ceramics – Sensors and Catalysts:  Greg Rohrer, Xiaoqing Pan
  • Solid Free Form Fabrication
  • Novel Synthesis and Processing
  • Multi-Functional Materials
  • Ceramic Coatings:  Nitin Padture, Desiderio Kovar
  • Thin Films
  • Ceramics Joining:  Ivar Reimanis, Ron Loehman
  • Interfaces:  Vinayak Dravid, Xiaoqing Pan, Siu-Wai Chan
  • Sintering
  • Preceramic Polymers
  • Thermal Protection Materials:  Sylvia Johnson
  • Ceramic Armor and Window Materials
  • Layered Materials
  • High Temperature Composites
  • Fibers
  • Membranes and Filtration
  • Photovoltaics
  • Functionally Graded Materials
  • Photonic Crystals
  • Powder Mechanics:  Kevin Ewsuk, John Lannutti
  • Texture:  Gary Messing, Keith Bowman, Mark Vaudin
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