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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.

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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 Ceramic Confederation)
“Representing UK ceramic manufacturers: Introduction to the British Ceramic Confederation”
13:10-13:40    View Abstract


Dr. Amanda Quadling (Morgan Advanced Materials)
“Morgan Advanced Ceramics: Regulation and Resource in Research”
13:40-14:00   View Abstract


Ms. Theresa Davey (Chair, ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors)
“Students and early-stage career opportunities in the American Ceramic Society”
14:00-14:20  View Abstract


Prof. John Irvine (St. Andrews University)
“Interface evolution and emergent nanomaterials”
14:20-14:50   View Abstract


Speakers 2nd slot:

Prof. John Provis (University of Sheffield)
“Cements – are they really ceramics?”
15:15-15:45  View Abstract


Prof. Robert Hill (Queen Mary College)
“Bioactive glasses for dental applications”
15:45-16:15   View Abstract


Prof. Ian Reaney (University of Sheffield)
“Microwave ceramics for beyond 5G”
16:15-16:45    View Abstract


Prof. Bala Vaidhyanathan (University of Loughborough)
“Field Assisted Sintering of Ceramics – Are there m(any) similarities?”
16:45-17:15    View Abstract


Chair of sessions 1 & 2: Dr. Eugenio Zapata-Solvas


Cost: £10


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