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ACerS Bioceramics Division

Mission Statement


Our Mission: The Bioceramics Division of The American Ceramic Society is dedicated to stimulate the growth and activity of the Society, particularly in the areas of the science, engineering, and manufacturing of bioceramics, biocomposites, and biomaterials.





Publication Highlights 

As a service to the members of the Bioceramics Division and those interested in joining The American Ceramic Society, ACerS and Wiley are providing free access to articles published in the Journal of the American Ceramic Society, International Journal of Applied Glass Science and the International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology that are relevant to the bioceramics industry.


In honor of Earth Day 2018, the theme for this quarter’s articles selected from the ACerS journals is “Working towards greener manufacturing.”  Smarter synthesis methods, reducing production temperatures, and minimizing waste are not only good for our planet, they are good for the bottom line. We invite you to enjoy these articles, which are free to read until June 30, 2018 and suggest you take a look at the articles selected for all the divisions.


After June 30, ACerS members can access the articles by logging in to www.ceramics.org.


Low‐temperature synthesis of nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite: Effect of Mg and Sr content
          Liga Stipniece, Inga Narkevica, Kristine Salma‐Ancane




An innovative α‐calcium sulfate hemihydrate bioceramic as a potential bone graft substitute
          Heng-Jui Hsu, Rahmat Abd Waris, Muhammad Ruslin, Yun-Ho Lin, Chin-Sung Chen, Keng-Liang Ou




Effect of the drying process on the compressive strength and cell proliferation of hydroxyapatite-derived scaffolds
          Francisco Martínez-Vázquez, Antonia Pajares, Pedro Miranda




Low‐temperature molten salt synthesis of forsterite powders with controllable morphology
          Zhou Fu Wang, Mei Jing Chen, Yan Ma, Hao Liu, Chun Hui Han, Xi Tang Wang







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 Meeting Spotlight


New Materials for Healthcare: Ideas Generation Workshop


The Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore) and Tata Steel New Materials Business hosted theNew Materials for Healthcare Ideas Generation Workshop” at Hotel Oberoi, Bangalore, on May 6, 2018. The event was endorsed by the American Ceramic Society. The central objective of the conclave was to understand the challenges faced by practicing clinicians, which can be addressed with translational research involving innovative biomaterials. Read more





October 14 – 18, 2018

Materials Science & Technology 2018, combined with ACerS 120th Annual Meeting (MS&T18)

Greater Columbus Convention Center  |  Columbus, Ohio USA


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Division Leadership

Chair: Steve Jung | Mo-Sci Corporation

Chair-elect: Roger Narayan North Carolina State University

Vice Chair: Julian Jones  | Imperial College London

Secretary: Ashutosh Goel | Rutgers University

ACerS Board of Directors Division Liaison: Dana Goski | Allied Mineral Products, Inc.

President’s Council of Student Advisors Delegate: Addie Lupercio | Boise State University

Division Rules and Reports

 Bioceramics Division Rules


DVD Courses

Bioceramics: Advances and Challenges for Affordable Healthcare Short Course on DVD

Taught by the late Dr. Larry Hench, the course features five lectures that discuss the ethical and technical challenges facing affordable healthcare in the 21st century with an emphasis on the evolution and clinical applications of bioactive ceramic materials. Review the four-course series.


Surface Chemistry & Characterization of Bioactive Glasses

Gain an in-depth view of the mechanisms behind this revolutionary science in this second DVD series by the late Dr. Larry Hench—leading bioglass researcher, industry expert, and thought leader. This nine-lecture short course provides detailed insight into the discovery of bioactive materials, with reviews of animal models and clinical applications. Additionally, obtain an overview of the mechanisms and technology behind bioglass bonding, toxicology and biocompatibility, with a particular emphasis on characterization strategies and how to determine the best method of quality assurance.

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