The Italy Chapter of The American Ceramic Society serves ACerS members in Torino and Italy 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 Italy.  These will focus on the development of early career researchers  to present their work to our members, provide publicity for job opportunities, and the establishment of networking collaborations.

The Chapter is headquartered in Torino.


Co-Chairs:  Monica Ferraris and Paolo Colombo

Co-Secretaries: Valentina Casalegno and Enrico Bernardo

Treasurer: Milena Salvo

The 9th Industrial Workshop (IW9) on Advanced Materials for Energy: challenges and opportunities”, originally scheduled for 11-12 May 2020 in Turin, has been postponed to 17-18 May 2021.
Italy Chapter Workshop enjoyed by many

Over 40 people attended the workshop entitled “The thousand lives of glass” on May 17, 2019, on the island of Murano, Venice, Italy.  The event, co-sponsored by the ACerS Italy Chapter and the SSV (Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro, the Italian reference centre for glass technology), featured a number of experts from industry and academia for a full immersion into advanced applications of glasses.

The day-long conference showcased presentations that focused on a wide range of glass applications for advanced glasses, from photonics to biomedicine, from enery saving to waste management, for example.

Murano glasses have been well-known for centuries. According to Monica Ferraris, Co-chair of the Italy Chapter of ACerS, “It was just amazing to talk about new applications of this exciting material!  We are going to organize another “Thouand lives of glass” workshop in Murano in a couple of years.”

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                                      Participants of the Italy Chapters workshop, “Thousand lives of glass”

Italy Chapter Represented at July 21 Meeting

The Italy Chapter of The American Ceramic Society was represented at Politecnico di Torino during the Institute of Materials Physics and Engineering Annual Meeting and poster session on July 21 in Torino, Italy.

Daniel Milanese, Monica Ferraris, Milena Salvo, Valentina Casalegno, and Federico Smeacetto discussed Chapter activities to colleagues. It was an informal event attended by 40 people from Politecnico di Torino, and was an occasion to exchange ideas in front of 35 posters showing the latest research results.

Check back soon for upcoming meetings and events!

Italy Conference Participants May 2019