ACerS Divisions

Discover ACerS 11 Divisions

ACerS membership divisions represent principal disciplines of traditional and advanced ceramics and glass, providing members with targeted professional communities, technical meetings, and resources. Discover valuable information and welcoming communities among those who share similar technical interests and challenges.

Art, Archaeology & Conservation Science

ACerS AACS Division advances the scientific understanding of the materials found in ceramic art, and provides information that aids in the interpretation, reconstruction and preservation of traditional ceramic art and artifacts, as well as the techniques used in their creation.

Basic Science

ACerS BSD focuses on the basic properties of materials. Researchers concerned with the chemistry and physics of ceramic materials examine processing techniques, behavior, performance, and failure mechanisms.


ACerS Bioceramics Division is dedicated to stimulate the growth and activity of the Society, particularly in the areas of the science, engineering, and manufacturing of bioceramics, biocomposites, and biomaterials.


ACerS Cements Division is involved with the research, development, manufacturing and sale of cements, limes, and plasters.


ACerS EDiv deals with capacitors, superconductors, varistors, electronic packages, sensors, semiconductors and other electronic devices. Applications include components for microcomputers, communication satellites, recording heads, microwaves, automotive control systems, lasers, and fuel cell.

Energy Materials and Systems

ACerS Energy Materials and Systems Division aims to stimulate the growth and activities of the Society in the arts and sciences pertaining to ceramic and glass materials for energy-related applications.

Engineering Ceramics

ACerS ECD examines advanced ceramics such as coatings and structural ceramics that are of monolithic or composite composition. Members are concerned with the application of advanced ceramics in fields as diverse as automotive components, bioceramics, aerospace, armor, and commercial products.

Glass & Optical Materials

ACerS GOMD focuses on the scientific research and development, application and manufacture of all types of glasses, including fiber optics, the encapsulation of nuclear and hazardous wastes in glasses and the interaction of glass and ceramics in biosystems.


ACerS Manufacturing Division (the former Whitewares & Materials Division) focuses on meeting the broader needs of today’s manufacturers who produce or use ceramic and glass materials, including the entire supply chain. In addition to enhancing networking opportunities, it addresses new manufacturing processes and techniques, sustainability, and business and environmental issues.

Refractory Ceramics

ACerS RCD examines the science, production and application of ceramics for use at elevated temperatures and in other hostile environments. Members are involved in materials development, formulation, production, and engineering of refractories for the iron, steel, aluminum, and other nonferrous metals industries as well as the minerals processing, glass, cement, and petrochemical industries.

Structural Clay Products

ACerS SCPD emphasizes the most efficient and economical ways to manufacture brick, pipe, red-body tile, and other structural clay products.

Connect with a Division

Division meetings held throughout the year showcase cutting-edge research and product developments and are recognized worldwide. These conferences provide a forum for scientists, researchers, engineers, and industry leaders from around the world to present and exchange findings on recent advances in ceramic science and technology. Get the inside track to breakthrough technical research by being a member and by attending one of ACerS dynamic division sponsored meetings.

Three division affiliations are included in ACerS membership. Explore our 11 divisions, determine which groups you identify with, and join today!