Career Path: Prof. Jon Binner

Thursday, June 10, 2021, at 11 am (Eastern US time)

ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors (PCSA) is hosting the June webinar, Career Path: Prof. Jon Binner in the ACerS Professional Skills and Personal Development Webinar Series.


This webinar will describe the career path that Jon Binner has taken, with all of its good and bad moves. Although he has exclusively worked in the academic sector, the talk will also look at his involvement with the Professional Societies and, indeed, his interactions with industry and the ‘third sector’.

Career Path: Prof. Jon Binner

Professor Jon Binner

Jon Binner is the Professor of Ceramic Science and Engineering at the University of Birmingham. He obtained his Bachelors and PhD, both in Ceramic Science & Engineering, from Leeds University in 1981 and 1984 respectively. Since graduating, he has held a series of Faculty positions at the Universities of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Leeds, Nottingham, Brunel and before his current position he was the Dean of the School of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering at Loughborough University. He was Deputy Head of the Engineering & Physical Sciences College at the University of Birmingham for nearly 5½ years before deciding to focus on his research and teaching again. He is also a Visiting Professor at both Beijing University of Chemical Technology and Kunming University in China.

Jon has published just over 240 peer-reviewed research papers, as well as editing or contributing to 19 books, given around 80 keynote, plenary and invited talks at international conferences and holds 8 patents. He has won 142 research grants totaling about £20.2M (US$28.1M), many have been international in nature. He is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS), the European Ceramic Society (ECerS), the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3) and the Association for Microwave Power in Europe for Research and Education (Ampere).

He was the President of the IOM3 in the UK from 2012-14 and is currently President of ECerS. The IOM3 awarded him the Holliday Prize in 1995, the Ivor Jenkins Medal in 2007, the Verulam Medal & Prize in 2011 and the Pfiel Award in 2017.


Registration is now closed. If you missed the webinar, ACerS members may view it in the ACerS Webinar Archives. Member log-in required.

ACerS member: no cost
ACerS GGRN and Material Advantage student member: no cost
ACerS non-member: $30
ACerS student non-member: $15

If you have any questions, please contact Yolanda Natividad.

This webinar is brought to you by ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors (PCSA).