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United Kingdom Chapter

united-kingdom-map-croppedThe UK Chapter of The American Ceramic Society serves ACerS Members in London and the United Kingdom for the purpose of promoting the arts and sciences connected with ceramics and glass science and engineering. Events such as workshops, industrial showcases, and seminars are planned to enhance and facilitate the interaction, technical discussionsf and potential collaborations between ACerS members in the UK.  These will focus on the development of early career researchers  to present their work to our members, provide publicity for job opportunities, and the establishment of networking collaborations.


The Chapter is headquartered at Imperial College London, Department of Materials.


Chair:  Dr. Eugenio Zapata-Solvas


Secretary: Ms. Theresa Davey


Treasurer: Dr. Luc Vandeperre


For more information on the UK Chapter, contact Dr. Eugenio Zapata-Solvas, Chair of the UK Chapter, at eugenio.zapata-solvas@imperial.ac.uk.


Upcoming Meeting:


When:  15 March 2017


Where:  Royal School of Mines, Department of Materials, Imperial College London, Prince Consort Road, SW7 2AZ  London UK




Arrival and reception lunch: 12:15-13:00


Opening comments (Prof. Alan Atkinson and Prof. Bill Lee):  13:00-13:10


1st slot of technical talks:  13:10-14:50


Coffee break:  14:50-15:15


2nd slot of technical talks:  15:15-17:15


Open debate to discuss UK Chapter goals:  17:15-17:30


Concluding remarks:  17:30-17:35


Coffee break and depart:  17:35-18:00


Speakers 1st slot:

Dr. Laura Cohen (British Federation of Ceramics)
“Representing UK ceramic manufacturers”


Dr. Amanda Quadling (Morgan Advanced Materials)
“Morgan and its collaboration with academia”


Ms. Theresa Davies (Chair, ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors)
“Students and early-stage career opportunities in the American Ceramic Society”


Prof. John Irvine (St. Andrews University)
“Interface evolution and emergent nanomaterials”


Speakers 2nd slot:

Prof. John Provis (University of Sheffield)
“Cements – are they really ceramics?”


Prof. Robert Hill (Queen Mary College)
“Bioactive glasses for dental applications”


Prof. Ian Reaney (University of Sheffield)
“Microwave ceramics for beyond 5G”


Prof. Bala Vaidhyanathan (University of Loughborough)
“Field Assisted Sintering of Ceramics – Are there m(any) similarities?”


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