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.
The seminar 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 seminar chair 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 Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.