Gordon Research Conferences
Meeting Details

Solid State Studies in Ceramics (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Defects and Interfaces for New Functionalities in Ceramics


August 11-12, 2018


Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA Site Information


Diletta Giuntini & Elias H. Penilla

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by July 14, 2018. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

GRS Speaker Abstract Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the date noted above, any applicants who wish to be considered for an oral presentation should submit their application by May 11, 2018. Please refer to the application instructions in the Meeting Description section below for more details (if available).

Meeting Description


The Gordon Research Seminar on Solid State Studies in Ceramics is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

After the success of the first edition in 2016, the 2018 meeting, "Defects and Interfaces for New Functionalities in Ceramics", will offer again the opportunity for young researchers to share knowledge with their peers and interact directly with experts in the field.

Ceramics research is growing rapidly, from the most fundamental aspects to a whole variety of applications in the energy, aerospace, electronics, optics, structural and biomedical fields. Defects and interfaces have acquired a prominent role towards the development of new functionalities in ceramic materials, thanks to their great influence on microstructure, properties and processing, while in-situ characterization techniques are enabling new perspectives on their formation and evolution.

Multiple viewpoints will be present, with experts coming from academia, industry and national labs joining for talks, poster sessions and a conclusive career panel. Discussion and networking in an informal atmosphere will be fostered, in preparation for the following GRC.

Application Instructions

The meeting will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.

The Chairs will select speakers from abstracts submitted by May 11, 2018. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Deadline section above.

Program Format

Saturday Sunday
  • Introductory Comments: 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Introductory Science Session: 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Poster Session I: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Dinner: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Evening Science Session: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Breakfast: 7:30 am - 8:30 am
  • Morning Science Session: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Poster Session II: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Lunch: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Concluding Science Session: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Evaluation Period: 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Program for related GRC begins: 6:00 pm

Related Meeting

This GRS will be held in conjunction with the "Solid State Studies in Ceramics" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


The American Ceramic Society - Basic Science Division

Meeting Program

The Conference Chair is currently developing an outline of the program components for this GRS. This information will be available by November 15, 2017. Please check back for updates.
© 2017 Gordon Research Conferences Search | Contact | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Follow us: Facebook Twitter