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Basic Science Division


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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.


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Division Chair

Wayne D. Kaplan
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
kaplan@tx.technion.ac.il | 972-4-829-4580


Eduardo Saiz
Imperial College, London
e.saiz@imperial.ac.uk | +44 510 486 6202

Vice Chair

Bryan Huey
University of Connecticut
bhuey@ims.uconn.edu | (860) 486-3284


Shen Dillon
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
sdillon@illinois.edu | (937) 231-0569



Electronic Materials and Applications – EMA 2014 

January 22-24, 2014, Orlando, FL, USA  

Materials Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy – MCARE 2014

February 16-20, 2014, Clearwater, FL, USA

4th Ceramic Leadership Summit – CLS 2014

April 7-9, 2014, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Innovations in Biomedical Materials: Focus on Ceramics
July 30-August 1, Columbus, Ohio, USA

3rd International Conference on Electrospinning 2014

August 4-7, 2014, San Francisco, California, USA

MS&T’14: Materials Science & Technology Conference and Exhibition, combined with ACerS 116th Annual Meeting

October 12-16, 2014, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 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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