Due to continued mass gathering restrictions in Chicago, as well as travel restrictions for our international attendees due to COVID-19, we believe that by postponing this large global conference by six months, we will have a much better opportunity to host a robust conference with strong international participation.
After much deliberation, we have decided to postpone UNITECR 2021 from September 14–17, 2021 to March 15–18, 2022. The conference will remain at the Hilton Chicago hotel in Chicago, Illinois, USA. NOTE: All abstracts submitted will be carried over to the 2022 date unless you contact us to withdraw the abstract.
New abstract deadline: October 11, 2021
The Unified International Technical Conference on Refractories (UNITECR) is a biennial international conference that contributes to the progress and exchange of industrial knowledge and technologies concerning refractories. Refractory organizations from around the world will collaborate on the biennial conference, now planned for March 15–18, 2022, with a theme of “Refractories as a Global Industry.”
The NEW Early deadline for peer-reviewed submissions to International Journal of Ceramic Engineering and Science is October 1, 2021.
NEW Deadline for the paper proceedings will be December 1, 2021. Manuscripts received after that date will not be considered.
The official language of UNITECR 2021 is English.
Technical Program Chair
Dr. James Hemrick
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Telephone: (865) 776-0758
|Steven Ashlock, Virginia Kyanite|
|Rakesh Dhaka, U.S. Steel|
|Scot Graddick, Imerys|
|Ashley Hampton, RHI Magnesita|
|Bill Headrick, RHI Magnesita|
|Dawn Hill, Exertech LLC|
|Matt Lambert, Allied Mineral Company|
|Manoj Mahapatra, University of Alabama, Birmingham|
|Angela Rodrigues-Schroer, Wahl Refractories|
|Kelley Wilkerson, Missouri S&T|
UNITECR 2021 Officers
Tom Vert, President
James Hemrick, Technical Program Chair
North American IEB, Treasurer
Matt Lambert, Josh Pelletier, Nancy Bunt, Social Program Chairs
The American Ceramic Society (ACerS)
German Refractory Association (GRA)
Asociacion Latinoamericana de Fabricantes de Refractarios (ALAFAR)
The Technical Association of Refractories, Japan (TARJ)
Chinese Ceramic Society (CCS)
Indian Refractories Makers Association (IRMA)
Federation Europeenne des Fabricants de Produits Refractaires (PRE)
|North American UNITECR Committee|
|Jose Martin||Allied Mineral Products|
|James Hemrick||Reno Refractories|
|Ashley Hampton||RHI Magnesita|
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.