Welcome notes to XVIII ECERS

  • The XVIIIth Conference of the European Ceramic Society will take place in Lyon, on 2-6 July 2023.
    Lyon, where the Rhône and the Saône rivers meet, has always been a city of exchanges and industrial development, with major historic landmarks. ‘Lugdunum’ was founded in 43BC by the Romans and served as the capital of Gaul. It was also famous, as the world capital of silk, during the French Renaissance. Lyon’s cuisine is famous all over the world, the cinema was invented by the Lumière brothers in this City of Lights, surrounded by prestigious wine areas where you can taste Beaujolais, Burgundy and Côtes-du-Rhône, not far from the Alps and of course Mont Blanc. Lyon is also the city of cutting edge industry and engineering, especially in the fields of chemistry and materials, bio-technology and medicine, mobility systems, with numerous schools and faculties created to answer technological and societal needs.

    Thus, it is a great pleasure to welcome ceramists in the City of Lights, to share the latest discoveries in ceramic science and technology, reconnect with colleagues from around the world, in a convivial conference atmosphere . The conference, hosting ceramic experts from industry and academia, offering a unique opportunity to participate in an international event covering the development and applications of ceramic-based systems.
    In addition to the now traditional symposia dealing with innovative processing, thermo-mechanical properties, modelling and ceramics for different high-tech applications, emphasis will also be given to advanced characterization techniques, silicate-based ceramics and materials for building applications, as well as the place of ceramics in necessary sustainable development. Lyon has been growing and evolving for 2,000 years: it is today a leading sustainable destination. Therefore, intent on reducing our environmental impact, we will make this XVIIIth ECerS conference a truly “think green” event.

    We are looking forward to meeting you in Lyon!

    On behalf of the Organizing committee
    Jérôme Chevalier, General Chair
    Insa-Lyon, University Lyon, France
  • ECerS 2023 Organizing Committee
    • Francis Cambier, European Ceramic Society
    • Jérôme Chevalier, INSA-Lyon, University of Lyon
    • Gilbert Fantozzi, INSA-Lyon, University of Lyon
    • Véronique Huart, European Ceramic Society
    • Anne Leriche, Polytecnic University - Hauts-de-France
    • Sylvain Meille, INSA-Lyon, University of Lyon
    • Jacques Poirier, French Ceramic Society (Groupe Français de la Céramique)
    • Helen Reveron, INSA-Lyon, University of Lyon
    • Pascal Reynaud, INSA-Lyon, University of Lyon


  • ECerS 2023
    1. THE Congress of the European Ceramic Society: 1,000 expected delegates
    2. 3,000 m2 Exhibition: 50 booths expected mixing industrial and academic exhibitors:
      large groups, SMEs, scientific societies, universities, editors...
    3. 13 Scientific Symposia - 5 Satellite Events - Experimental Workshops and on-site Training - A Career Fair and ECerS School dedicated to young ceramic researchers
    4. A social program with many networking opportunities: Welcome cocktail, Gala dinner at Subsistances, Career Fair,...
    5. A Think Green event: sustainable development policy including ISO 14001 certification and Code of Ethics and Conduct process at Lyon Convention Centre
  • LYON
    1. N°2 Leading City Destination in Europe (World Travel Awards 2021) & European Capital of Smart Tourism (GDS Index 2019)
    2. Leading French life science city:
      550 research labs - 150,000 students - 13,300 researchers in the Greater Lyon area
    3. Auvergne Rhône-Alpes: the 1st region in France in the field of Engineering and one of the strongest in Materials Science
    4. A strong collaboration between more than 20 ceramic laboratories in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region
    5. A complete network of ceramic companies from high-tech ceramics to refractories and building applications




    First Announcement



    Registration opening



    Abstract submission opening



    Deadline Abstract submission



    Notification to authors

    3 May


    End of early bird registration

    End of May


    Final program



    XVIII ECerS Conference & Exhibition

  • EVENT PLANNER - Registration CONTACT
    26, avenue Jean Kuntzmann - 38330 Montbonnot, France
    Tel: +33 825 595 525 (0,15€/min*)
    Information desk: Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 17:00
    European Ceramic Society
    Groupe Français de Céramique
    MATEIS (INSA Lyon, Université Lyon 1, CNRS)
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