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GFMAT-2/Bio-4 Archive


July 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am EDT
July 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm EDT
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Toronto Marriott Downtown at CF Eaton Centre Hotel
525 Bay St.
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2L2 Canada
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The American Ceramic Society (ACerS)
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Attendees had the chance to experience not one but two conferences this past week. The 2nd Global Forum on Advanced Materials and Technologies for Sustainable Development (GFMAT-2) and the 4th International Conference on Innovations in Biomaterials, Biomanufacturing and Biotechnologies (Bio-4) took place in tandem July 21–26 in Toronto, Canada.

More than 360 people, including 50 students, from 31 countries traveled to Toronto to attend GFMAT-2 and Bio-4. This year marks the first time the two conferences were held jointly.

Organizing chairs

Tatsuki Ohji
AIST, Japan
General Chair


Roger Narayan
NC State University, USA
Bio-4 Lead Chair
Markus Reiterer
Medtronic Inc., USA
Bio-4 Co-chair
Alessandro Alan Porporati
CeramTec GmbH, Germany; University of Trieste, Italy
Bio-4 Co-chair
Thomas Webster
Northeastern University, USA
Bio-4 Co-chair


Jingyang Wang
Institute of Metal Research, China
GFMAT-2 Lead Chair
Palani Balaya
NUS, Singapore
GFMAT-2 Co-chair
Dietmar Koch
DLR, Germany
GFMAT-2 Co-chair
Kiyoshi Shimamura
NIMS, Japan
GFMAT-2 Co-chair

The American Ceramic Society values diverse and inclusive participation within the field of ceramic science and engineering. ACerS strives to promote involvement and access to leadership opportunity regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, appearance, geographic location, career path or academic level.