The Spain Chapter of The American Ceramic Society serves ACerS members throughout Spain 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 Spain. 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 Spain Chapter is headquartered in Castellón.
2020 Chapter Officers
Chair: Arnaldo Moreno Berto, Asoc de Investigación de las Industrias Cerámicas (AICE)
Secretary: José Serafín Moya, Instituto Ciencia Materiales
Treasurer: Joaquín Ramírez, Universidad de Sevilla
If you would like to contact any of the Spain Chapter officers, visit the ACerS online membership directory for contact details. You must be a member to access the directory. Or you may contact Vicki Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meetings and Events
Spain Chapter hosts Vitreous and ceramic materials for high-tech applications workshop
The Spain International Chapter hosted a workshop on “Vitreous and ceramic materials for high-tech applications” that took place on October 26, 2023, at University of Sevilla.
Residual stresses in electrolytes for protonic conductive fuel cells, flash sintering of ceramic materials, graphene-based structures in zirconia ceramics, zirconia graphene composites for SOFC components, and lead-free low melting point glasses for structural and functional uses, are a few examples out of the eight lectures included in the session that started with the welcoming words of the Chair of ACerS Spain Chapter, Professor Arnaldo Moreno.
These contributions were presented by speakers from various centers linked to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), such as the Nanomaterials & Nanotechnology Research Center (CINN), the Materials Science Institute of Madrid (ICMM), and the Materials Science Institute of Sevilla (ICMS). Other speakers were members of the Department of Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Sevilla, the Institute of Materials at the University of Santiago de Compostela, the University of Lyon INSA Lyon (France), and the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering of Punjab Engineering College (India).
A group of around 25 people had the opportunity to discuss very outstanding topics with the lecturers during the workshop and later during a relaxed lunch at the premises of University of Sevilla.
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.
Spain Chapter tours Airbus facilities in Madrid
Last June 27, 2023 a group from the Spain Chapter led by its Chair, Arnaldo Moreno, visited the Airbus facilities in Getafe, Madrid. They took a guided tour during which they were shown the assembly process of the parts produced in Spain for different Airbus models. The group then moved to the Imdea Materials Institute, an Airbus partner. Its Director, José Manuel Torralba, gave them an explanatory talk about the activities of the Center and the main R+D+I projects that they develop for companies in the aeronautical, energy, etc. sectors. The day closed with a lunch in which the members of the Spain Chapter had the opportunity to share experiences and impressions of the visits.
Spain Chapter organized Ceramic and vitreous materials for the 21st Century Workshop
The Spain Chapter hosted the workshop on “Ceramic and vitreous materials for the 21st century” on October 19, 2022, at the University Jaume I of Castellón, specifically at the Institute of Ceramic Technology ITC which is the headquarters for the Spain Chapter. Visit this link for more details about the event.
(Photo on right) Spain Chapter Chair, Arnaldo Moreno speaks at the "Ceramic and vitreous materials for the 21st Century" workshop on October 19, 2022.
(Photo on left) Spain Chapter Chair Arnaldo Moreno (right) and Treasurer Jose Moya at the "Ceramic and vitreous materials for the 21st Century" Workshop.
Spain Chapter and the Spanish Society of Materials (SOCIEMAT) award prize for Scientific Career in Glass and Ceramics
Professor Alicia Durán Carrera has been awarded the 2022 Spanish Society of Materials (SOCIEMAT) - Spain Chapter of the American Ceramic Society (ACERS) prize for the scientific career in Glass and Ceramics. The awarding committee, chaired by Mr. Arnaldo Moreno Berto and Mr. Juan José de Damborenea González from both organizations, met virtually on May 24, 2022, and chose to award the prize to Professor Durán for her prominent research in Glass, Vitroceramics, and Materials produced by the Sol-Gel route, ranging from basic and fundamental research to technological development for the glass industry.
The award ceremony took place during the National Materials Congress, CNMAT 2022, which was held June 28 - July 1, 2022.
Congratulations to Professor Durán!
Photos from CNMAT2022. Congratulations to all the prize winners!
ACerS Spain Chapter boosts the LVIII Congress of the Spanish Ceramic and Glass Society
The 58th Congress of the Spanish Ceramic and Glass Society took place in Madrid in a hybrid mode for the second time on May 3 through 6, 2022. Several international institutes and ceramics and glass research centers gathered to discuss hot topics in a friendly and collaborative environment.
The Spain Chapter of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS), based at the University Jaume I of Castellón, specifically at the Institute of Ceramic Technology (ITC), sponsored the Symposium on Additive manufacturing of ceramics and glass: Technologies, additives and printing media. The Symposium was held at the Assembly Hall of the Institute of Materials Science of the Spanish National Research Council. 15 papers were presented and approximately 40 people attended. The symposium was co-chaired by Professor Arnaldo Moreno Berto, Chair of ACerS Spain Chapter.
With many members of the ACerS Spain Chapter in attendance, including Secretary José Serafín Moya, the chapter utilized the opportunity for a working session. The chapter noted the many activities that were produced in the last two years and plans for were made for future activities for the remainder of 2022.
Sustainability in the Ceramic Sector
November 4, 2021
The ACerS Spain Chapter co-sponsored Sustainability in the Ceramic Sector on November 4, 2021. Topics included circular economy and industrial symbiosis and hypocarbonic industry.
Spain Chapter hosts SECV-Zero Emissions- Renewable H2, Energy Vector
The SECV-Zero Emissions- Renewable H2, Energy Vector Conference was held on October 4 and 5, 2021. The conference was co-organized by the ACerS Spain Chapter, the Spanish Ceramic and Glass Society (SECV) and the Institute of Ceramic Technology (ITC).
The initiative focused on the Zero Emissions challenge and offered an overview of the most promising technologies in generating, storing and distributing renewable H2, as well as funding sources for the industrialization of these technologies.
Professor Arnaldo Moreno, Chair of the ACerS Spain Chapter participated in the event. The rector of Jaume I University of Castellón chaired the opening ceremony, which was attended by members of the scientific community and the business world.
ACerS Spain Chapter Sponsors Conference
Together with the Spanish Ceramic and Glass Society (SECV), the Spain Chapter of the American Ceramic Society, is organizing the Annual Congress of SECV to be held at the University Jaume I of Castellón (UJI) in October 26-29.
The Annual Congress of SECV will take place in a hybrid mode. ACerS Spain Chapter will be the official sponsor of the Conference and specifically,of the symposium, “Additive Manufacturing of Ceramic Materials”. Visit the website for more information.
Spain Chapter holds inaugural event
Castellón, 20/02/2020: Over 50 professionals attended the kick-off session of the Spain Chapter of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS), held at Universitat Jaume I (UJI) of Castellón on Institute for Ceramic Technology (ITC) premises.
The session was inaugurated by Jesús Lancis, Vice-Rector for Research and Knowledge Transfer at Universitat Jaume I (UJI); Gustavo Mallol, Director of the Ceramic Industry Research Association (AICE); Enrique Sánchez, Director of the University Institute for Ceramic Technology “Agustín Escardino” (IUTC-UJI); and Arnaldo Moreno, President of the ACerS Spain Chapter and member of the Institute for Ceramic Technology (ITC).
Pilar Gómez and Arnaldo Moreno then delivered an introduction to additive manufacturing, followed by the presentation: “Digitalization, technologies and examples”, by Fátima Vélez de Guevara and Cristina Fabuel, experts at ITC in this field. The paper: “Additive manufacturing of ceramic/glass composites of low melting temperature (500 °C)” then followed. This presentation had been prepared by experts from three major research centers, namely the Institute for Materials Science in Madrid (ICMM-CSIC), the Nano-Materials and Nanotechnology Research Center (CINN-CSIC) in Asturias, and the Institute for Ceramics in Galicia (ICG-USC).
The next talk: “Thermal extrusion of ceramic components from colloidal suspensions” was presented by members of the Institute for Ceramics and Glass (ICV-CSIC) in Madrid. Members of the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC) in Sant Adrià de Besòs (Barcelona) then delivered the paper: “Ceramics 3D printing for energy applications”. The Technology Center IDONIAL (from Gijón, in Asturias) subsequently analyzed: “Lithography-based 3D printing for technical ceramics and bioceramics: operating details and success stories”. Experts from the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa, Switzerland) and the Institute for Ceramics and Glass (ICV-CSIC) in Madrid then addressed: “Additive manufacturing of dental ceramics by stereolithography”.
Then followed the firm BE MORE 3D from Valencia, whose presentation dealt with the “Application of additive manufacturing to architecture. 3D printing of housing”. Finally, the paper “Stone 3D printing for construction, design & research” by the firm CONCR3DE from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, wrapped up the session.
It was generally a very satisfactory start to the activities of the Spain Chapter of ACerS, as these innovative technologies are being increasingly studied and used in a wide range of fields. The action drew the attention of professionals from the ceramic and other sectors, in view of prospective applications that may be expected, shortly, to be ever more widely implemented in many different fields.
Photo gallery by Damián Llorens (UJI):