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European Union – USA Engineering Ceramics Summit


Preliminary Program: European Union – USA Engineering Ceramics Summit

This transatlantic EU-USA Ceramics Summit on “Innovative engineering for functional and value-added materials – towards green and sustainable solutions” will bring together a wide class of experts from academia, industries and research institutes/laboratories to discuss the current state of the art and
existing technical challenges in research, development, engineering, manufacturing, and application of ceramic and novel functional materials.

During the last 50 years, a wide ranging ground breaking research, technology development, and commercialization in the field of engineering and functional ceramics took place on the European and American continents. These seminal contributions enabling design and engineering of ceramics for multifunctional properties, led to their wide scale applications in energy, aerospace, healthcare, communication, infrastructure, transportation, environmental, and other industries. These break-through ceramic technologies and systems led to significant improvements in living standards and quality of life
for people from all over the world. The goal of this summit is to provide a forum for the information exchange on current status and emerging trends in innovative ceramic technologies and to identify strategic elements and new materials technology pathways for a sustainable future.

The technical program of the summit will cover wide ranging topics to capture the breadth of the on-going ceramics research and identify:

  • Current trend and future directions for materials research and technology
  • Challenges and prospects for various ceramic technologies
  • Energy and environmental issues and role of ceramics
  • Ceramic education, training and knowledge management
  • Overview of major ceramics efforts in the region
  • New strategies and technologies for sustainable and self-sufficient solutions
  • Reducing environmental footprint
  • EU-USA collaborative efforts
  • Open Innovation and industrial R & D

The technical program of the summit will consist of invited and contributed presentations. We hope that this forum will serve as a global stage for the information exchange on the latest emerging ceramic technologies and facilitate open dialogue and discussion with leading experts.


  • Sanjay Mathur, Univ. of Cologne, Germany
  • Mryityunjay Singh, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
  • Alex Michaelis, Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems
  • Juan Ramon Morante, IREC, Spain
  • Pavol Sajgalik, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia
  • Giorgio Sberveglieri, Univ. of Brescia, Italy
  • George Kiriakidis, FORTH, Greece
  • Danilo Suvarov, Institut “Jožef Stefan,” Slovenia
  • Jacques Lamon, Univ. of Bordeaux, France

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