Cermodel 2017 - Modelling and Simulation Meet Innovation in Ceramics Technology

CERMODEL2017 will take place at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering of the University of Trento, via Mesiano 77, Mesiano, Trento (Italy), from July 26 to July 28, 2017.

Congress objectives

Advanced ceramics are continuously delivering significant contributions to technical and economic progress in nearly all industry sectors.

Continuous improvement and innovation is required at all levels of the technology chain, from raw materials to serial production, to ensure competitiveness and to fulfill the increasing expectations. Also, in future, advanced ceramics is facing the everlasting demands for higher performances, improved reliability and efficient cost level. It is important to recognize that innovation is less and less created in “isolated” surroundings but increasingly more in global networks including domain and application knowledge which is a high priority requirement for success in system technologies.

The Congress aims at gathering together international experts in the field of ceramic science and material modelling with representatives from research institutes and industry in order to enhance the communication between experimental materials research and computational work, to improve efficiency in several steps of the processing procedures and to predict the potential of new advanced materials under specific application conditions and for specific functionalities. Beside structural ceramics, special emphasis will be given to ceramic-matrix composites (CMCs), ultra-high temperature ceramics (UHTCs) and ultra-high temperature ceramic-matrix composites (UHTCMCs): prospects for successful insertion of these classes of materials are now being researched in aerospace, nuclear and other structural applications.

Key points will be: constitutive modelling, computer simulation and design, experimental calibration and validation of the ceramic forming process and of innovative ceramic products.

A special issue of Journal of European Ceramic Society is planned as the outcome of the CERMODEL2017 congress (submission deadline: October 31, 2017).

Topics of interest

  • Prediction/simulation of crystal structure and properties of advanced ceramics
  • Characterization and modeling of surfaces, interfaces and grain boundaries at multiple scales in ceramics
  • Modeling and simulation of grain growth and microstructure evolution in ceramics
  • Virtual material design for new innovative materials
  • Novel simulation methods for ceramic processing: shaping and sintering
  • Modeling and simulation for ceramic composite manufacturing
  • Modeling and simulation for CMCs ,UHTCs, and UHTCMCs
  • Mathematical models of electrical and magnetic properties in ceramics
  • Mathematical model of optical and physical properties in ceramics
  • Materials design for extreme environments
  • Simulation/characterization of mechanical and tribological behavior
  • Simulation/characterization of material behavior at high-temperatures
  • Improvement performance through prediction and modelling in refractories and clay-based ceramics
  • New ceramics for renewable energy applications

For information about the program and for the poster instructions please see the download box on the right.

For information about the deadlines please see the top right corner; for the contacts see the dedicated box at the bottom right corner.


  • Jon Binner
    University of Birmingham, UK
  • Rebecca Brannon
    University of Utah, USA
  • Vikram Deshpande
    University of Cambridge, UK
  • Mike Finnis
    Imperial College of London, UK
  • Marc Huger
    Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Céramique Industrielle, France
  • Walter Krenkel
    Universität Bayreuth, Germany
  • Vojislav Mitić
    University of Niš, Serbia
  • Pavol Šajgalík
    Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia
  • Raffaele Savino
    Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy

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