The Germany Chapter of The American Ceramic Society serves ACerS members in or near the cities of Cologne, Bonn, Aachen, Dusseldorf, and Dortmund for the purpose of promoting the arts and sciences connected with ceramics and glass science and engineering.  Events such as workshops, industrial showcases, and seminars are planned to enhance and facilitate the interaction, technical discussions, and potential collaborations between ACerS members in Germany.

The Chapter is headquartered in Cologne, North-Rhine Westphalia.

2018 Germany Chapter Officers:

Chair: Sanjay Mathur, University of Cologne

Chair Elect: Yakup Gönüllü, Schott AG

Secretary: Emanuel Ionescu, TU Darmstadt

Treasurer: Thomas Fischer, University of Cologne

If you would like to contact any of the Germany Chapter officers, visit the ACerS online membership directory for contact details.  You must be a member to access the directory.  Or, you may contact Karen McCurdy at for assistance.

Germany Chapter plans Sustainability Workshop: "Building global partnerships for sustainable development"

October 29, 2021, 1 - 3 p.m. (CEST)

5th Sustainability Workshop

ACerS Germany Chapter co-hosts 4th Sustainability Workshop: Sustainability in Science Education on July 30

On July 30, the ACerS Germany Chapter brought together scientists and students to discuss possible strategies and actions regarding the motto: "Sustainable Education- Educate Sustainability". For more photos and a full report, visit this link.

2.Sustainability Workship
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ACerS Germany Chapter co-hosts 3rd International Sustainability Workshop focused on Gender Equality

The ACerS Germany Chapter and the Materials Research Society (MRS) International Chapter at the University of Cologne will co-host the “3rd International Sustainability Workshop focused on Gender Equality” on March 5, 1–3 p.m. CET. During this free event, women from different areas will share their experiences and give an insight into women in science. 

This workshop is free of charge.

Invited Speakers:
Dr. Ursula Sautter (UN WOMEN)
Prof. Dr. Yana Vaynzof (TU Dresden)
Dr. Veronika Brune (University of Cologne)
Stephanie Mangold (SCHOTT AG Mainz)

Click here for more information and register here

Frontiers in Advanced Ceramics, December 4, 2020

The Acers Germany Chapter and the Rhine Ceramic Chapter Germany hosted the 3rd International Rhine Round Table on "Frontiers in Advanced Ceramics" on December 4, 2020.

This virtual meeting was the third instalment of the Rhine Round Table discussion series, jointly organized by University of Cologne and TU Darmstadt. The panel discussed the benefits of joining a professional society.

Led by Sanjay Mathur, panelists included: Alexander Michaelis, DKG president; Dana Goski, ACerS president; Eva Hemmer, MRS student engagement/ACerS board member; Jon Binner, ECerS president; Martina Zimmermann, DMG vice president; Mark Mecklenborg, ACerS executive director; Moritz von Witzleben, JECS-Trust president; and Todd M. Osman, MRS executive director.

The panel can be watched at this link.  Thank you to all who participated in this valuable program.

Highlight Symposium: Frontiers in Advanced Functional Materials at the MSE 2020, September 22-25, 2020

The ACerS Germany Chapter in cooperation with the German Materials Society organized the international Highlight Symposium, September 22-25, 2020. Experts working on the synthesis, processing and device integration of functional materials collaborated to provide sustainable solutions for applications in energy, environment and health sectors. Functional nanomaterials with intrinsically tailored properties and new paradigms in processing were the focus of the symposium.

The symposium symbolizes the spirit of the ACerS Germany Chapter to promote the engagement of young scientists in community activities and also to enhance inter-society (DGM and ACerS) collaborative efforts.

Symposium: Frontiers on Mahatma Gandhi, August 21, 2020

To celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of the Mahatma, a symposium was organized jointly by the American Ceramic Society Germany Chapter and the Materials Research Society International Chapter in collaboration with the SIDDHI initiative of IIT Madras as part of the Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC). The webinar conducted by Shri. Birad Raja Ram Yajnik, Founder and Director of Mahatma Gandhi digital museum, Hyderabad, India. There were approximately 250 participants.