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-Chair:  Monica Ferraris, Politecnico Di Torino 

Co-Chair:  Paolo Colombo, Università di Padova

Co-Secretary: Valentina Casalegno, Politecnico Di Torino 

Co-Secretary: Enrico Bernardo, University of Padova

Treasurer: Milena Salvo, Politecnico Di Torino 

If you would like to contact any of the Italy 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.

The ACerS Italy Chapter is organizing “The thousand lives of glass in Murano (Venice, Italy) in May 2022

The ACerS Italy Chapter is planning “The thousand lives of glass” in Murano (Venice, Italy), May 2022.

This workshop (in Italian) is free and available to researchers, industries and students interested in glass science and technology. The aim is to bring innovative ideas on the use of glass out of the laboratories and transfer them to anyone interested in developing what glass still offers- a few millennia after its birth! More details will be forthcoming.

This initiative will also celebrate The International Year of Glass.

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.”

Click here to view the speakers and presentations. 

                                      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