ACerS Basic Science Division

Our Mission

The Basic Science Division of The American Ceramic Society is dedicated to the development of ceramic science underlying present and future applications of ceramics. The Basic Science Division fosters the scientific and technological foundations of ceramic science, identifying new areas in, and fields of, ceramic science critical to our current and future members.

2019 Roland B. Snow Award
Best in Show winner

Xin Li Phuah and Haiyan Wang
Purdue University

Title: “Purdue’s ZnO Loops”

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Materials Science & Technology 2020

Virtual Meeting

November 2 - 5, 2020
Meeting Details

Solid State Studies in Ceramics | Gordon Research Conference

South Hadley, Mass., USA

Rescheduled for 2022

A curated selection of articles published in the the American Ceramic Society journals.

Contact our 2019-2020 BSD Officers.

Recognizing excellence in ceramic and glass science.

View the Division’s annual reports and rules governing the division.

The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) values and seeks 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.

About BSD

Learn how BSD can help your research and career.  Download and share the BSD flyer summarizing the Division’s benefits, mission and focused meetings.


The Basic Science Division solicits technical topic areas of interest to our members and the future of ceramics.  BSD researchers study fundamental science and processes such as:

materials and process modeling | measurements and standards | environmentally friendly processing | combinatorial methods | colloids and interfacial chemistry | fuel cells and batteries | microporous materials | nanotechnologies | ceramics and biology | biomedical materials | electronic structure of ceramics | polishing and tribology | materials for wireless communication | ceramics in optical communication | lightweight composites |electrochemical sensors and catalysts | solid free-form fabrication |novel synthesis and processing | multifunctional materials | ceramic coatings | thin films | joining | interfaces | sintering | preceramic polymers | thermal protection materials | ceramic armor and window materials | layered materials | high-temperature composites | membranes and filtration | photovoltaics | functionally graded materials | photonic crystals | powder mechanics | texture