The International Workshop on Advanced Ceramics (IWAC) series of workshops was initiated in 2004 by Professors Pierre Abélard (Limoges), Jean-François Baumard (Limoges) and Masayuki Nogami (Nagoya) to promote collaboration between laboratories in Europe and Asia. Since then, workshops have been held in Limoges, Nagoya, London and Erlangen. The informal format of exchanges has proved to be a valuable tool for constructing international networks and relations in research and in teaching.

This 7th edition of IWAC (IWAC-07) will be held in Limoges (France) on September 26-28, 2016 organized by SPCTS laboratory and under the auspices of the French Group of Ceramics.


Scope of the Workshop IWAC07

The objective of this workshop is to demonstrate that ceramics, from materials to systems, may bring innovative solutions to society needs. This workshop will cover all aspects of characterization, design and processing technologies of ceramics, with emphasis on energy and environment-related ceramics, information and communication technologies and bio-medical applications.

The workshop will consist of invited and contributed oral presentations, and poster sessions. The presentation of recent research activities on ceramics especially by young researchers is strongly encouraged.


Discussion Topics

1. Energy Materials

Fuel cells, solar cells, conductors, storage materials, hydrogen production and storage, energy conversion, computational science, nuclear ceramics, etc…

2. Environmentally Conscious Materials

Catalysts, refractories, ecomaterials, geomaterials, hydraulic binders, construction materials, thermal barriers, super-insulation, wear resistant materials, etc...

3. Information and Communication Technologies

Functional electroceramics, linear and nonlinear dielectrics, optical materials, electro-optic materials, magnetic oxide materials, microwave dielectrics, microelectromechanical systems, Low Temperature Co-Fired Ceramic materials, etc…

4. Bio-Materials

Calcium phosphates, bio-glasses, composites/hybrids, biocompatibility, scaffolds, drug delivery carriers, tissue engineering, biomimetics, cell-material interactions, biotechnology, biophotonics, etc…

5. Next-generation Materials

Crystal structure, theory and simulation, interfaces, catalysis, porous structures, hybrids, molecular precursor design, powder synthesis, coatings, drying mechanisms and methods, shaping, additive manufacturing, etc…


Important deadlines

Abstracts submission                           

Poster abstract submission deadline  : 30 mai

Oral abstract submission closed


Registration and payment    

Registration fees include lunches, coffee during breaks and the conference banquet
Regular Attendee : 250Euros
Student Attendee : 150Euros                               

Deadline of registration and paiement, June 30, 2016




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