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12th Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology (PACRIM 12), including Glass & Optical Materials Division Meeting (GOMD 2017)



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Meeting Description


Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology is 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. 



Glass & Optical Materials Division Meeting (GOMD 2017) takes place during the Pacific Rim Conference. The technical program features five symposia organized by scientific researchers and technical experts―Fundamentals of the Glassy State, Glasses in Healthcare, Optical and Electronic Materials and Devices, Glass Technology and Crosscutting Topics, and Professor Jacques Lucas Honorary. Technical sessions consisting of oral and poster presentations, led by technical leaders from industry, national laboratories, and academia, will provide an open forum for glass scientists and engineers from around the world to present and exchange findings on recent advances in various aspects related to glass science and technology.


Make your plans to attend PacRim12 at the Hilton Waikoloa Village, in Waikaloa, Hawaii!



Who Should Attend


This conference will provide an excellent forum for interactions and friendships with participants from various continents, who are involved in research, development, engineering, manufacturing, and application of ceramics and glass materials.




PACRIM12 Technical Program

The technical program of PACRIM 12 will cover a wide range of very exciting topics that will include multi-scale modeling; innovative processing and manufacturing; nanotechnology and structural ceramics; multifunctional materials and systems; ceramics for energy and environment; and ceramics for biology, medicine, and human health.  Over 30 different symposia are planned that will identify global challenges and opportunities for various ceramic technologies.  PACRIM 12 will provide a unique forum for knowledge exchange and sharing, and facilitates the establishment of new contacts with peers from different continents.


PACRIM12 Organization

PacRim12 Conference Chair

Dileep Singh, Argonne National Laboratory











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The American Ceramic Society values diverse and inclusive participation within the field of ceramic science and engineering. ACerS strives to promote involvement and access to leadership opportunity regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, appearance, geographic location, career path or academic level.


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