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The Southwest India Chapter of The American Ceramic Society serves ACerS members throughout Southwest India 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 Southwest India.  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 Southwest India Chapter is headquartered in Bangalore, India.

2023 Chapter Officers

Chair: Dr. Madhusoodana C D, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited

Secretary: Prof. Dr. Ravi Kumar, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Treasurer: S Chandrashekar, Saptha Group

If you would like to contact any of the Southwest India Chapter officers, visit the ACerS online membership directory for contact details. You must be a member to access the directory. You may also email the chapter leadership team at or you may contact Vicki Evans at

Meetings and Events


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Southwest India Chapter to hold Inaugural Event

As you are already aware, a new Southwest India Chapter of ACerS has been formed for better networking of professionals in these regions.

We are planning inauguration of this new chapter on September 22, 2023, in Bangalore, India.

It is also proposed to host a Research to Business (R2B) Meet on Ceramics & Advanced Materials - Innovative & Emerging Materials on September 22, 2023, in Bangalore, India.

Professor Sanjay Mathur, President of ACerS, has kindly consented to be present at this historic event. A flyer is below with more details. We would like to invite you to attend this event.

Request your line of confirmation to  You may fill up the following google form and give your participation details.

Looking forward to your active participation in this event and future ACers Chapter events!

SW India Inaugural Event Flyer