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Ceramic Materials Courses

Increase Your Knowledge with ACerS Ceramic Materials Short Courses

Are you an engineer, scientist, operations professional or student looking to increase your materials science knowledge? Continue your education with ACerS Ceramic Materials Short Courses. Taught by experts, these courses expand on foundational topics and equip attendees with additional skills for the marketplace.

ACerS courses on DVD  

Bioceramics: Advances and Challenges for Affordable Healthcare (2 DVD set)
Taught by Dr. Larry Hench, the course features five lectures that discuss the ethical and technical challenges facing affordable healthcare in the 21st century with an emphasis on the evolution and clinical applications of bioactive ceramic materials. Review the four-course series.


Surface Chemistry and Characterization of Bioactive Glasses (4 DVD set)  NEW!

Gain an in-depth view of the mechanisms behind this revolutionary science in this second DVD series by Dr. Larry Hench. This nine-lecture short course provides detailed insight into the discovery of bioactive materials, with reviews of animal models and clinical applications. Additionally, obtain an overview of the mechanisms and technology behind bioglass bonding, toxicology and biocompatibility, with a particular emphasis on characterization strategies and how to determine the best method of quality assurance.


Sintering of Ceramics (6 DVD set)
Taught by Dr. Mohamed N. Rahaman, the course covers sintering basics; diffusion and defect chemistry; solid-state, viscous and liquid-phase sintering; microstructure development and control; and much more. The course can be taught over two days or segmented by topics. Order now!


Understanding Why Ceramics Fail and Designing for Safety (2 DVD set)  NEW!

Taught by Steve Freiman. This short course explores the practical fracture mechanics background necessary to understand brittle failure, and describe some of the unique characteristics of ceramic materials that must be taken into account in their design and use. Microstructural effects, the deleterious effects of external environments on crack growth, and test procedures will be discussed. The course also will review best practices in the use of both fracture mechanics and strength tests, the powerful tool of quantitative fractographic analysis in understanding the cause of failure, and a modern, computer-driven approach to statistically examine strength distributions for ceramics and set service stresses to ensure safe lifetimes to very low probabilities of failure.

ACerS courses at meetings  

To reserve your spot, select a course below or contact Customer Service at 866-721-3322 or 240-646-7054.


October 3, 2015
Introduction to Two and Three Component Phase Diagrams, held in conjunction with MS&T15 in Columbus, Ohio


October 4, 2015
Understanding Why Ceramics Fail and Designing for Safety, held in conjunction with MS&T15 in Columbus, Ohio


October 8-9, 2015

Sintering of Ceramics, hosted at MS&T15 in Columbus, Ohio 

ACerS & ASM online courses  

ACerS and ASM International have partnered to offer specialized educational courses in ceramic technology. The ceramic industry requires specialized training in ceramic technology, but the opportunities for such training, outside of traditional 4-5 year college engineering programs, is very limited. The courses offered through this partnership provide basic ceramic technology training. These online courses make learning a snap with no travel cost and no time away from the job. Take a look at the courses and spur your lifelong learning!


Ceramic Laboratory Procedures 

Ceramic Processing

Electronic Ceramics and Materials

Fundamentals of Ceramics

Glass Technology

Glaze Technology

Materials Science For Industry

Physical Properties of Ceramic Materials

Refractory Technology

Statistical Process Control for Ceramics and Glass



To receive an ACerS member discount, contact ASM International customer service at 1-440-338-5151, ext. 0 or 1-800-336-5152 ext. 0.


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Organize a Course  

If you would like to volunteer to organize a 1- or 2-day short course on a ceramic science, engineering or business topic, download the Ceramic Materials Course Proposal and send it to Mark Mecklenborg.


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