The last few decades witnessed significant progress in the use of ceramics for biomedical applications, with anticipated benefits in clinical diagnosis and treatment. In addition to conventional ceramic fabrication technologies, biomimetic processes also are being adopted to develop bioinspired materials and inorganic-organic hybrids. The advent of nanotechnology and additive manufacturing further increased the spectrum of applications of bioceramics and biocomposites.

This symposium will provide a platform to stimulate discussion among active researchers from academia/national labs, medical device manufacturers, entrepreneurs, and clinicians who are involved in the development and use of bioceramics.

Proposed sessions

  • Porous bioceramics (joint with Symposium 9)
  • Additive manufacturing of bioceramics
  • Biomineralization and tissue-material interactions
  • Bioactive and resorbable ceramics
  • Bioinspired, biosynthetic, and biomimetic ceramics
  • Self-assembled bioceramics
  • Ceramics for drug and gene delivery
  • Ceramics with bacteriostatic and bactericidal properties
  • In vitro and in vivo biocompatibility of bioceramics
  • Mechanical properties of bioceramics
  • Orthopedic and dental applications of bioceramics
  • Nanostructured bioceramics (joint with Symposium 7)
  • Magnetic nanoceramics for biomedical applications
  • Light-emitting nanoceramics for bioimaging, sensing, and therapy
  • Ceramic biosensors


  • Roger Narayan, University of North Carolina, USA,
  • Katalin Balazsi, Center for Energy Research, Hungary,
  • Hui-Suk Yun, Korea Institute of Materials Science, Korea,
  • Cristina Balagna, Politecnico di Torino, Italy,
  • Bikramjit Basu, Indian Institute of Science, India
  • Ilaria Cacciotti, Università degli Studi Niccolò Cusano, Italy
  • Marta Cerruti, McGill University, Canada
  • Enrico Bernardo, Università di Padova, Italy
  • Eva Hemmer, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Chikara Ohtsuki, Nagoya University, Japan
  • Akiyoshi Osaka, Okayama University, Japan
  • Kohei Soga, Tokyo University of Science, Japan
  • Enrica Verné, Politecnico di Torino, Italy