Through the global leadership of The American Ceramic Society, ceramic materials are widely recognized as indispensable for advancements in science, engineering, and commerce.


To advance the study, understanding, and use of ceramic and related materials, for the benefit of our members and society.


Excellence – We value and reward excellence in science, engineering, technical achievement, scholarship, industrial practice, and leadership.

Collaboration – We collaborate with other organizations to advance the frontiers of science, engineering, and technology.

Community – We build a welcoming and diverse community of peers, and a culture of volunteer leadership.

Accountability – Volunteer leaders and staff take their roles as stewards of the Society seriously, and operate in ways that are open, responsible, and ethical.

Service – We strive to provide members with exceptional experiences and outstanding service.

Pursuit of Knowledge – We support learning in all forms and foster the creation and dissemination of knowledge that advances the field of ceramic science and engineering.