Virtual Winter Workshop 2021 a Great Success!

According to the post-event feedback from participants, the 6th annual Winter Workshop, presented by The American Ceramic Society and The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation, was a greatly appreciated educational event, which took place virtually on January 28 & 29, 2021.


From Salim Brahimi, Faculty of Technology at M'Hamed Bougara University in Algeria, and Winter Workshop participant:

A wonderful meeting was held between students, researchers, and scientists from all over the world, where progress and perspectives in the area of ceramics were exchanged. Beyond the sharing and discussions that covered a variety of topics in the field of ceramics, although we were remotely set up, the workshop felt very welcoming because of the additional social dimension it covered.

The experience, broader knowledge, outstanding expertise, and the tips of the researchers took all the group to dive deep into ceramics making the whole process a very fun and enjoyable experience. I felt that I learned a lot in just two days because of the large amount of information that was available to us. In particular, the workshop was an ideal opportunity to build new relationships with students and young professionals. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone in the ceramic community and beyond!

Thanks to everyone for sharing their expertise and experience and engaging in such fruitful, constructive, and open exchanges throughout the two days of the workshop. 

There were 44 participants representing students and young professionals from the United States and 12 international countries. Two sessions of approximately five hours each consisted of technical sessions and professional development activities.

Featured lectures and speakers were:

· Data Science for Advancing Ceramic Science by Dr. Krishna Rajan, University at Buffalo

· CMC TPS and Hot Structures for Hypersonic Vehicles by Dr. David Glass, NASA Langley Research Center

· Culture and Support Systems facilitated by Lynnora Grant, Rachel Woods-Robinson and Jessica Wade

· Social Impact of Ceramic Technology by Tim Dyer, President of Elcon Precision (view with passcode 9kEE#HAJ)

· Challenges on Clays and Concrete in Infrastructure and the Built Environment by Claudiane Ouellet-Plamondon, École de technologie supérieure, in Montreal

· Additive Manufacturing for Advanced Ceramics by Nick Ku, CCDC-US Army Research Laboratory

The event also featured a Collaborative Research Exchange in which students presented 10-minute presentations of their current research efforts.

Click here to view the Winter Workshop program and speaker bios.


Click here to view photos from the in-person Winter Workshop 2020!