The ACerS International Italy Chapter, in collaboration with the European Virtual Institute on Knowledge-based Multifunctional Materials (KMM-VIN), successfully organized the 10th KMM-VIN Industrial Workshop. The workshop, which had the theme “Advanced Materials for Energy: Challenges and Opportunities,” took place at Politecnico di Torino, Italy, on May 11–12, 2023.

Under the coordination of professor Federico Smeacetto and colleagues from Politecnico di Torino, the workshop provided a platform for renowned experts from both industry and academia to engage in discussions regarding the latest advancements in the field of advanced materials for energy and associated technologies. The event attracted a substantial number of attendees, with more than 50 active participants, including senior and young researchers, industry professionals, and students. The poster session was particularly beneficial for young professionals, as it offered them valuable networking opportunities.

The ACerS International Italy Chapter generously sponsored three Best Poster awards, recognizing exceptional contributions in the field. The winners of these awards were

First place: C. Malinverni, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Title: Joining of ceramic matrix composites that operate under extreme conditions using glass-ceramics

Second place: G. H. O. Marcatto, TU Graz, Austria

Title: Fully additive manufacturing of PC/AlSi10Mg hybrid joints with surface structured substrate: a promising approach for lightweight applications

Third place: E. Zanchi, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Title: Integration of glass-based sealings with metallic interconnects in Solid Oxide Cell stacks

Heartfelt congratulations were extended to the winners for their outstanding achievements. The workshop served as a valuable platform for knowledge exchange and collaboration, further advancing the field of advanced materials for energy.