Winter Workshop 2019 will be held in conjunction with the 43rd International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC) in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA.

Winter Workshop participants are able to attend all events of the ICACC, which showcases cutting-edge research and product developments in all aspects of ceramics.  The technical program and Industry Expo provides an open forum for scientists, researchers, engineers, students, and industry leaders from around the world to present and exchange findings on recent advances in ceramic science and technology.

Tentative Schedule

· Friday, January 25:
5:45 p.m.  Welcome Social Hour and Dinner

· Saturday, January 26:

8:00 a.m.  Breakfast and Networking

9:00 a.m.  Lectures by Senior Experts in their fields

Dr. Derek King, Research Scientist of UES, Inc: “Ceramic Matrix Composite Constituent Processing and Properties for High Temperature Aerospace Applications”

Dr. Roger Narayan of North Carolina State University: “Ceramics for Medical Applications”

Dr. Anabel Lanterna of the University of Ottawa: “Light-responsive materials in heterogeneous photocatalysis: TiO2 and beyond”

Dr. David L. Poerschke of the University of Minnesota: “Feeding the Virtual Test Pipeline: Developing Thermodynamic Descriptions of Deposit-Induced Degradation of Thermal and Environmental Barrier Coatings"


Career Development Sessions

Dr. Ricardo Marin of the University of Ottawa, who will be speaking on the topic, “A colorful journey on the bandwagon of lanthanide ions through commitment, perseverance, and friendship”

Dr. David L. Poerschke of the University of Minnesota:  "Communicating Your Science: Strategies to Effectively (and Ethically) Engage Diverse Audiences"

Ms. Kimberly Hammer of General Electric Research: Title TBA

Career Panel with Open Discussion
Panelists:  David Perschke, Ricardo Marin, Roger Narayan, Derek King, Kimberly Hammer

Overview of ACerS Student Activities

6:30 – 8:00  Dinner at popular local restaurant

· Sunday, January 27: Tour of the Kennedy Space Center  8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The registration fee ($590 USD) covers 5 nights (January 25, 26, 27, 28, 29) at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort (shared housing), Winter Workshop, Kennedy Space Center Tour, and all activities of ICACC (through February 1)!  Non-workshop participants may register for the Kennedy Space Center Tour separately.


Abstract submission deadline was November 18, 2018. Abstracts can no longer be accepted.

For questions about Winter Workshop, please contact Belinda Raines at