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ACerS Electronics


Our Mission

The Electronics Division of The American Ceramic Society focuses on electronic materials and devices. Traditional areas of interest include dielectric and ferroelectric materials, high-k’ and tunable dielectrics for communications applications; ferroelectric and piezoelectric ceramics; ceramics for sensors, fuel cells, batteries, superconductors, and other renewable energy technologies; and recently, thermoelectric ceramics. In addition to the traditional areas, the division also explores emerging areas such as nanoscience, electronic composites, and new ceramic devices.

MS&T19 Travel Bursary

In order to encourage the participation of students and their faculty mentors who might not otherwise be able to attend the meeting, the Electronics Division (EDiv) is able to support the participation of up to two students at MS&T this year.

To be eligible for this travel bursary, which will provide up to $910 towards the costs of attendance (travel, registration, accommodation), you must be a registered student (undergraduate or graduate) giving an oral presentation in the Advances in Dielectric Materials and Electronic Devices symposium at MS&T this year.  In order to be considered, simply submit a one-page essay describing your reasons for wanting to attend MS&T, your plans for the meeting and expected graduation date to Rick Ubic, EDiv Chair at  Afterwards you will be required to report your activities during the meeting and your view of the benefits of your participation (to you, your advisor, your institution, and other meeting participants).  You will also be expected to attend the EDiv business meeting during MS&T (Monday, 30 September in room A105).

Decisions will be taken considering diversity, potential impact of participation, and financial need.  Priority will be given to applications submitted by 31 July 2019.


Conference on Electronic Materials and Applications 2020 (EMA20)

Orlando, fla. USA

January 22-24, 2020
Meeting Details

Field effects on bulk bismuth ferrite

Access articles published in the Journal of the American Ceramic Society and the International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology.

Contact our 2018-2019 Electronics Division Officers.

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

Follow the Electronics Division on Instagram and share your photos using the #sciencelife hashtag!

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.

EDiv Awards

The Electronics Division recognizes achievements among its membership through various division awards: Edward C. Henry Award, Lewis C. Hoffman Scholarship and Best Student Presentations.

About EDiv

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

A Brief History of the Electronics Division

The Electronics Division published a commemorative brochure in 2008 to mark its 50th anniversary.

The Electronics Division grew out of the defunct ACerS Whitewares Division and was established by the Board of Trustees in 1957. The Division held its first sessions at the 60th Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1958. This was followed by a first Fall Meeting at Asbury Park, N.J, which was attended by 198 registered participants. Since 2010 the Division has coorganized the Conference on Electronics Materials and Applications with Basic Science Division in Orlando, Fla., welcoming about 400 international researchers. A growing number of EDiv members are Fellows of the Society.

Learn more about  one of the most important electroceramics, History of the First Ferroelectric Oxide BaTiO3.