Final Program

Meeting Description
The 37th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, held January 27-February 1, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Fla., turned out to be one of the largest and most global of the meetings in the series with more than 1,000 attendees from 45 countries. Conference program chair Sujanto Widjaja and Engineering Ceramics Division chair Sanjay Mathur reported that ICACC’13 had more than 900 papers and posters plus 55 exhibitors at the conference expo. As always, ICACC covered an impressive array of topics, from coatings to fuel cells to armor to multifunctional materials.

Energy, biomedical applications, and computational modeling themes also crisscrossed through the symposia. The Society’s student organization, the President’s Council of Student Advisors (PCSA), held its annual meeting and officer elections in conjunction with the conference. And, the annual Schott-sponsored shot glass drop contest— which for the first time required a special lift to reach the winning height—provided a recreational high point during the expo.

Learn more about ICACC’14, hosted in Daytona Beach, Florida January 26-31, 2014.

Meeting Summary
ICACC 2013 Report

American Ceramic Society Bulletin, Vol. 92. No. 3, pg 49.

Meeting History

In 1977, The American Ceramic Society’s Ceramic-Metal Systems
Division held its 1st Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced
Materials in Cocoa Beach, Florida with 21 in attendance. In 1985, the
Ceramic-Metal Division changed it name to the current Engineering
Ceramics Davison. While the meeting underwent a few name changes through
its history, one thing had remained contact – the meeting location in
Cocoa Beach. Thus, most people referred to the meeting as simply “The
Cocoa Beach Meeting.” Things changed in 2007, however, as “The Cocoa
Beach Meeting” moved up the coast to Daytona Beach to accommodate the
growth of this popular meeting. The move was successful as the 2007
conference was the first ICACC to attract more than 1,000 attendees.
While the meeting location has changed, the meeting’s purpose remains
constant – to provide a high quality technical program with the latest
information on advanced ceramics and composites and to provide the best
possible venue for networking opportunities.