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

Italy, Germany and Spain Chapters held joint Networking Event at ECERS conference 

The Italy, Germany and Spain Chapters held a networking event, 'ACerS@ECERS', during the XVIIIth Conference of the European Ceramic Society (ECERS), in Lyon, France on July 3, 2023. The event consisted of a pre-dinner aperitif in the Parc de la Tête d'Or. Members of Italy, Germany and Spain ACerS Chapters attending the same ECERS conference were able to socialize, network and plan future events together.

ACerS at ECerS August 2023

ACerS Italy Chapter organized the 10th KMM-VIN Industrial Workshop “Advanced Materials for Energy: challenges and opportunities”

The 10th KMM-VIN Industrial Workshop "Advanced Materials for Energy: challenges and opportunities" was successfully organized by the ACerS Italy International Chapter in collaboration with the European Virtual Institute on Knowledge-based Multifunctional Materials (KMM-VIN). The workshop took place at Politecnico di Torino, Italy, on May 11-12, 2023.

Under the coordination of Prof. Federico Smeacetto and colleagues from Politecnico di Torino, the workshop provided a platform for renowned experts from both industry and academia to engage in discussions regarding the latest advancements in the field of Advanced Materials for Energy and associated technologies. The event attracted a substantial number of attendees, with over 50 active participants, including senior and young researchers, industry professionals, and students. The poster session was particularly beneficial for young professionals, as it offered them valuable networking opportunities.

The ACerS Italy Chapter generously sponsored three Best Poster awards, recognizing exceptional contributions in the field. The winners of these awards were:

First Place: C. Malinverni, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Title: Joining of ceramic matrix composites that operate under extreme conditions using glass-ceramics

Second Place: G. H. O. Marcatto, TU Graz, Austria

Title: Fully additive manufacturing of PC/AlSi10Mg hybrid joints with surface structured substrate: a promising approach for lightweight applications

Third Place: E. Zanchi, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Title: Integration of glass-based sealings with metallic interconnects in Solid Oxide Cell stacks

Heartfelt congratulations were extended to the winners for their outstanding achievements. The workshop served as a valuable platform for knowledge exchange and collaboration, further advancing the field of Advanced Materials for Energy.

Student Award Winners
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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