ACerS Energy Materials and Systems


Our Mission

The Energy Materials and Systems Division of The American Ceramic Society focuses on stimulating the growth and activities of the Society in the arts and sciences pertaining to ceramic and glass materials for energy-related applications. We represent the Society in matters pertaining to the science and engineering of ceramic and glass materials and related technology, as they apply to the harvesting, conversion, storage, transport and utilization of energy.

The 2021 D.T. Rankin Awardee, Shashank Priya and the Outstanding Student Researcher Awardee, Jun Li were presented their awards at ACerS Annual Meeting and MS&T in Columbus, Oh. in October. Congratulations to Dr. Priya and Jun Li!

Shashank Priya and Kyle Brinkman
Shashank Priya and Kyle Brinkman
Jun Li and Kyle Brinkman
Jun Li and Kyle Brinkman

The Energy Materials and Systems Division in conjunction with the editors of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society are developing a special issue of the Journal with Kyle Brinkman leading the guest editor team. The focus of this special issue is on Energy Materials in connection with the Energy Materials and Systems for Sustainable Development symposium which took place in October at MS&T 2021.

This issue aims to showcase the cutting edge of research and your work in this field is outstanding. On behalf of the Division, I invite you to submit your next manuscript to this special issue.

We plan to publish this special issue in late 2022. To achieve this goal, we ask that you submit your manuscript by 01-Jan-2022.

For more information and submission details, view the flyer here.



46th International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC2022)


January 23–28, 2022

Learn More

Suggested articles of interest to the Energy Materials and Systems Division published in the American Ceramic Society journals.

View our 2021-2022 Energy Materials and Systems Division Officers.

View the Division’s governing rules and reports.

View the Division’s awards.

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 Energy Materials and Systems

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

The Materialism Podcast

In 2020, the division provided a sponsorship to help produce the University of Utah's materials science podcasts co-created by Professor Taylor Sparks, student moderator, Andrew Falkowski, and student audio technician Jared Duffy. The Materialism Podcast is a podcast dedicated to exploring the past, present, and future of materials science. Click on the icon below to listen to one of the many interesting episodes.

Virtual Meet & Mingle

The Energy Materials and Systems Division hosted a virtual Meet & Mingle on November 25, 2020. This on-line event was well-received and provided an opportunity for members to network with peers and to attend two presentations by experts in the field, Prof. Claus Daniel and Dr. Daniele Benetti.

Watch Professor Claus Daniel's presentation below.

Student Stipends

The Energy and Materials Systems Division of The American Ceramic Society awards two stipends in the amount of $500 each to help fund students in attending ACerS Annual Meeting combined with MS&T. These stipends are targeted at deserving students with current or future interests in energy-related fields of ceramic and materials engineering. Student participation in EMSD sponsored symposia through an oral or poster presentation is encouraged but not required. The nomination form should be completed by any student and recognized by a faculty member familiar with the student’s academic performance.