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8th Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology


Register Now for PACRIM8!


Discover cutting-edge ceramic and glass technology from around the world May 31 – June 5, 2009.


You Will Learn
  • Presentations and information exchange on emerging ceramic technologies
  • An international perspective on the future of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Important discussions impacting the field’s future on a global scale
  • An opportunity to share knowledge and to network



Who Should Attend  

PACRIM8 is designed for materials scientists, engineers, researchers and manufacturers, delivering the opportunity to share knowledge and state-of-the-art advancements in materials technology.







May 1st 


May 1st

Attendee  $695  $795
ACerS Emeritus/Senior Member  $595  $695
Student  $275  $375
One-Day  $375  $475
Companion  $175  $175
Extra Dinner Ticket  $125  $125


If you prefer, download the Meeting Registration Form and mail/fax your completed form. Please note:full conference registration fees include welcome reception on Sunday and conference dinner on Thursday.



Plenary Session
Global Megatrends: Challenges and Opportunities for Ceramics is planned June 1, 2009 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. Speakers include Joseph A. Miller, Jr., EVP and CTO at Corning; Teruo Kishi, President of National Institute for Materials Science; and Larry L. Hench, Graduate Research Professor, University of Florida.


Technical Program

The Technical Program is now available through Itinerary Planner. View the abstracts of scheduled presentations and create your own customized schedule using this tool.


Noteworthy Events

The International Commission on Glass  (ICG) will host their 2009 Annual Meeting, and ACerS Glass and Optical Materials Division (GOMD) will host their Spring Meeting during PACRIM8. Don’t miss the Glass Plenary Session June 1, featuring ICG & GOMD Award Lectures. ICG will also sponsor a tutorial entitled  Clear As Glass. The tutorial addresses Master level or first year PhD students with a focus on glass science and technology.


Optional Tours

ACerS has developed unique optional tours in beautiful Vancouver. Register today for Vancouver City and Harbor tour or the North Shore tour.




PACRIM8 Program Chair

Dr. Mrityunjay Singh
Ohio Aerospace Institute
NASA-Glenn Research Center
Phone: 216-433-8883


Endorsed by:

The Australian Ceramic Society

The Ceramic Society of Japan

The Chinese Ceramic Society

The Korean Ceramic Society


Organized by:

The American Ceramic Society and The American Ceramic Society’s Glass and Optical Materials, Basic Science, Engineering Ceramics, Nuclear & Environmental Technology, and Electronics Divisions.


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