Ceramic Materials Short Courses

Increase your knowledge with ACerS ceramic materials short courses.

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Are you an engineer, scientist, operations professional, or student looking to increase your materials science knowledge? Our short courses expand on foundational topics and will equip you with the skills required for today’s marketplace.

Continue your education and select one of our current courses in the section below.

Our short courses are typically held in conjunction with a meeting. Below is a list of our available short courses

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Many of our courses are available as an online recorded option where you can watch the video sessions at your convenience. Click here to view all of our online courses.

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Join ACerS and MRS for a two-day virtual workshopMarch 8–9, 2023. The two, half-day Virtual Workshop on ceramic materials in extreme environments will bring together 12 leading experts from academia and industry to share their discoveries and insights.





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Held in conjunction with the 2023 GOMD Annual Meeting, the Glass Corrosion short course provides a comprehensive knowledge about the fundamental mechanisms of glass corrosion and their relation with kinetics.

Refractory Optimization in Steelmaking

This half day short course will provide an intense introduction to the selection of refractories in steel plants including:

  • Why do you pick the refractory you do?
  • How do you choose?
  • Where do you start the selection process?

The answers to these three questions are complex – it is always a balance of competing interests between Operations, Purchasing, and the Suppliers – the refractory selector is at a crossroads to decide which is the correct material for each application.

The course will give key principles and examples that will allow a selector to engage competently in the process of selecting refractories for steel ladles, BOFs, EAFs, etc.

Each participant will receive a copy of Refractory Material Selection for Steelmaking.

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