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Sintering of Ceramics at Ceramic Summit


Ceramic Leadership Summit


June 23-24 ~ 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Instructor: Mohamed N. Rahaman, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Location: In conjunction with the Ceramic Leadership Summit in Baltimore, Maryland




ACerS Member – $675



Student – $225



Nonmember – $765



Course plus Membership – $795




Engineers and scientists in industry, national laboratories, and academia involved in the research, development, and production of ceramics; professionals interested in continuing education. The course includes Sintering of Ceramics, by M. N. Rahaman.


Course Description  

The course will follow the key topics the text book, Sintering of Ceramics, by M. N. Rahaman, CRC Press and will be supplemented by detailed ‘case studies’ of the sintering of specific ceramics and systems.


This two-day course covers following topics:

  • Review of sintering basics: characterization of sintering
    (methods used to measure/monitor the progress of sintering); driving
    forces; diffusion and defect chemistry
  • Solid-state and viscous sintering
  • Microstructure development and control
  • Liquid-phase sintering
  • Special topics: effect in homogeneities on sintering; constrained sintering of composites, adherent thin films, and multilayers; solid solutions additives (dopants); reaction sintering; viscous sintering with crystallization
  • Sintering practice: ‘how to do’ sintering; effect of various materials and processing parameters on sintering
  • Case studies: Sintering of nano-ceramics; sintering of solid-oxide fuel cell systems; sintering of ceramic matrix composites; sintering of non-oxide ceramics and ultra-high temperature ceramics



Learning Outcomes  

The student will develop sufficient background in the principles and practice of sintering to be able to (i) do sintering to achieve specified target microstructures, (ii) understand the difficulties encountered in practical sintering, and (iii) take practical steps to rectify the problems encountered in producing required target microstructures.



Instructor Biography  
Mohamed Rahaman

Mohamed Rahaman

Dr. Mohamed N. Rahaman is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Director of the Center for Bone and Tissue Repair and Regeneration at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Rahaman’s research interest cover processing, sintering, and microstructure control of advanced ceramics along with biomaterials for bone and tissue repair and regeneration. Rahaman is the author of four books, including Sintering of Ceramics, and the author/co-author of over 150 publications.



Hotel Information  

Hyatt Regency Baltimore
300 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
(402) 592-6464
(888) 421-1442


Cut-Off Date: May 28, 2010
Rate: $195.00 plus tax a night.


Mention The American Ceramic Society when securing reservations to ensure the meeting rate.




Cancellation Policy

ACerS reserves the right to cancel a course up to 4 weeks before the scheduled presentation date. Please contact ACerS customer service at 1-866-721-3322 or 1-240-646-7054 to confirm that the course is happening before purchasing your airline tickets. ACerS is not responsible for the purchase of non-refundable airline tickets or the cancellation/change fees associated with canceling a flight.


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