ECerS XIX

Welcome

The XIXth Conference of the European Ceramic Society will take place from August 31 to September 4, 2025 at the International Congress Center in Dresden, Germany.

On behalf of the European Ceramic Society ECerS, the Deutsche Keramische Gesellschaft DKG, and Fraunhofer Institute of Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, it is our great pleasure to welcome you to the beautiful City of Dresden.

Planned every two years, the ECerS Conference focuses on cutting-edge research and product developments in a wide range of ceramic-related areas. The program provides an opportunity for scientists, researchers, engineers, and industry leaders from around the world to present and exchange their latest findings in ceramic science and technology.

The XIXth ECerS Conference is divided into 14 symposia covering all relevant aspects of ceramic science and technology. It specifically addresses the most important challenges of our society, such as sustainability, energy transition and closed cycle technologies. Moreover, the 100th annual meeting of DKG is fully integrated.

Dresden’s beauty is undisputed – and unmistakable it reveals itself to visitors at first glance and is characterised by an irresistible combination of romantic landscape, baroque architecture and one of the most beautiful historic city centres in Germany. At second glance, "Florence on the Elbe", as it is often called, attracts visitors with a wealth of art and culture that can easily hold its own on an international level. The locals love and enjoy their city, its streets and squares and its concert halls with regular performances by world-class artists – and guests from all over the world are very much invited to join in.

Moreover, Dresden is The City of Science in Germany. With 10 Fraunhofer institutes, 4 Max Planck institutes, 5 Leibnitz institutes, 2 Helmholtz institutes and Dresden University of Technology as one of Germanys top ranked Universities of Excellence Dresden has the densest agglomeration of research institutions all over Europe. Dresden also ranks No. 1 in Europe with around 1,500 companies and 48,000 employees in the areas of information and communication technology and microelectronics. Therefore, the conference also serves a hub to discover new R&D opportunities in Europe.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Dresden.

Conference committee

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Chair
Alexander Michaelis

Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS,
Institute Director
Germany

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Chair
Thomas Graule

Empa – Laboratory for High Performance Ceramics
European Ceramic Society, President,
Switzerland

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Chair
Christos Aneziris

Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg,
Deutsche Keramische Gesellschaft e.V. (DKG), President,
Germany