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Engineering Ceramics Summit of the Americas


During the last fifty years, a wide ranging, ground breaking research, technology development, and commercialization in the field of engineering and functional ceramics took place in the American continent. These seminal contributions to design and engineering of ceramics for multifunctional properties led to their wide scale applications in energy, aerospace, healthcare, communication, infrastructure, transportation, environmental, and other industries. These ceramic technologies and systems led to significant improvements in living standards and quality of life for people from all over the world.


This summit follows two very successful summits held previously, namely Pacific Rim Engineering Ceramics Summit in 2011 and EU-US Engineering Ceramics Summit in 2012. The Ceramics Summit of Americas is expected to bring together a wide variety of experts from academia, industries, research institutes/laboratories to discuss the current state of the art and various technical challenges in research, development, engineering, manufacturing, and application of ceramic materials. The goal of this summit is to provide a forum for the information exchange on current status and emerging trends in various ceramic technologies in the American continent (South, Central and North America). The technical program of the summit will cover wide ranging topics and identify:


• Current trend and future directions for research and technology

• Challenges and opportunities for various ceramic technologies

• Energy and environmental issues and role of ceramics

• Ceramic education, training, and knowledge management

• Refractories and Glass Ceramics Technologies

• Overview of major ceramics efforts in the region


The technical program of the summit will consist of invited and contributed presentations. We hope that this forum will serve as a global stage for the information exchange on the latest emerging ceramic technologies and facilitate open dialogue and discussion with leading experts.

Summit Organizers

  • Mrityunjay Singh, Ohio Aerospace Institute, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
  • Jose Arana Varela, Sao Paulo Research Foundation, Sao Paulo, Brazila
  • Enrique Rocha-Rangel, Universidad Politécnica de Victoria, Mexico
  • Kevin Plucknett, Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Edgar Dutra Zanotto, Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil
  • Victor Carlos Pandolfelli, Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil
  • Miriam Susana Castro, University of Mar del Plata, Argentina
  • Reginaldo Muccillo, IPEN, Brazil
  • Claudia Patricia Garcia, Universidad Nacional de Colombia – Sede Medellín, Colombia
  • Aldo Bologna Alles, Universidad de la República, Uruguay

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