Message of the General Chair

Dear colleagues,
it is a great honour and pleasure to welcome you to the XVI Conference of the European Ceramic Society that will take place in Torino, Italy, from the 16th to the 20th of June 2019. The Conference has been organized under the auspices of the Italian Ceramic Society.


Planned every two years, the ECerS Conference series showcase cutting-edge research and product developments in a wide range of ceramic-related areas, and the technical program provides an opportunity for scientists, researchers, engineers and industry leaders from around the world to present and exchange findings on recent advances in ceramic science and technology. The Conference will include Plenary lectures, the ECerS Awards Ceremony, the ECerS Fellowships Ceremony and the Student Speech Contest. A summer school devoted to high and ultra-high temperature ceramics will also be organized, under the auspices of ECerS.


The XVI ECerS Conference will be focusing on nine general themes covering most aspects of ceramic science and technology: Innovative processing and synthesis, High temperature processes and advanced sintering, Modelling of ceramics, Advanced structural ceramics, composites and refractories, Ceramics and glasses for healthcare, Ceramics for energy conversion and storage, Functional Ceramics, Silicate ceramics, Ceramics in cultural heritage and art. The symposia have been organized with the help of senior and young experts from Europe and around the world, providing an inspiring program that will stimulate participation from the global ceramic community. Scientists and specialists from academia, research institutions and industry as well as students are all welcome to attend and share their knowledge and expertise.


I am looking forward to meeting you in Torino.


Paolo Colombo
General Chair
The University of Padova, Italy