Ceramics have a growing impact on medicine and dentistry. The primary challenge that guides development of new bioceramics is the demanding environment of the human body. Recent advancements in the field of bioceramics have involved the incorporation of bioactive ceramics in scaffolds for tissue engineering. The use of additive manufacturing to process ceramics implants with patient-specific features is also becoming more common.

Novel bioceramic materials are being developed that will provide improvements in diagnosis and treatment of medical and dental conditions. In addition, development and use of nanostructured materials, bio-inspired materials, and biomimetic materials have generated considerable scientific interest. This symposium will allow for discussion among many groups involved in the development and use of bioceramics, including ceramic researchers, medical device manufacturers, and clinicians.

Proposed sessions

  • Advanced processing of bioceramics
  • Antibacterial surfaces
  • Bioactive and resorbable ceramics
  • Bio-inspired and biomimetic ceramics
  • Biomineralization
  • Dental biomaterials
  • In vitro and in vivo characterization of bioceramics
  • Magnetic nanoceramics for biomedical applications
  • Materials for drug and gene delivery
  • Mechanical properties of bioceramics
  • Microstructured and nanostructured biosensors
  • Nanostructured bioceramics
  • Porous bioceramics
  • Self-assembled biomaterials


  • Roger J. Narayan, UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, USA, roger_narayan@unc.edu
  • Chikara Ohtsuki, Nagoya University, Japan
  • Markus Reiterer, Medtronic, USA
  • Yuki Shirosaki, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Min Wang, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Tim Woodfield, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Hui-suk Yun, Korea Institute of Materials Science, Korea
  • Rizhi Wang, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Igor Zhitomirsky, McMaster University, Canada