[Image above] PACRIM 12 will be held at the Hilton Waikoloa Village in Waikoloa, Hawaii, May 21–26, 2017. Credit: Karl Heubaum; Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Mark your calendars and schedule your travel plans.

The Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology (PACRIM 12) will be held May 21–26, 2017, in Waikoloa, Hawaii.

PACRIM is a bi-annual conference held in collaboration with the ceramic societies of the Pacific Rim countries, including ACerS, the Ceramic Society of Japan, the Chinese Ceramic Society, the Korean Ceramic Society, and the Australian Ceramic Society.  Over the years, PACRIM conferences have cemented their reputation as the leading forum for the state-of-the-art and emerging topics in ceramics and glass technologies.

ACerS Glass & Optical Materials Division Meeting also takes place during PACRIM. This year’s technical program features five symposia organized by scientific researchers and technical experts, including fundamentals of the glassy state, glasses in healthcare, and glass technology, among several others.


Attendees gather for a reception during PACRIM 10/GOMD 13 at the Hilton Del Coronado in San Diego, Calif., in June 2013. Credit: ACerS

PACRIM 12 there will also be a career development workshop in ceramics, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The workshop is designed to enhance the career development next-generation ceramic materials research and education leaders, and will be open to recent NSF Ceramics CAREER awardees and their mentors, but any interested members of the ceramics community are welcome (including undergraduates). Junior faculty, post-doctoral research associates, and graduate students are particularly encouraged to participate.

The workshop will be held May 20–21. For more information, contact the following organizers:

  • Geoff Brennecka, Colorado School of Mines, 303-384-2238, gbrennec@mines.edu
  • Hui (Claire) Xiong, Boise State University, 208-426-5671, clairexiong@boisestate.edu
  • Liping Huang, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 518-276-2174, huangL5@rpi.edu