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Sustainable Ceramics Manufacturing Workshop

The future of the ceramic’s industry in the UK requires innovation towards sustainable products, a reduction in embodied energy, decarbonisation of production and the development of environmentally benign, cutting-edge ceramics for exploitation in the electronics, energy and technical ceramic sectors. The goal of the workshop was to bring together these different aspects of the ceramics’ roadmap to encourage the development of projects and collaborations between academics and industrialists.

This meetup, co-hosted by Transforming Foundation Industries Network+ and the UK Chapter of the American Ceramics Society and held on 6th July 2021, included a number of speakers focusing on a range of innovative topics including challenges in the refractories industry, recent research in solid state batteries and advanced manufacturing of ceramics.


Welcome and introduction by Professor Ian M. Reaney, Chair of UK Chapter ACERS and Director of TFI Network+

Dr Laura Cohen, Chief Executive, British Ceramics Confederation – Challenges and Opportunities in the UK Ceramics Sector: An overview

Dr. David Pearmain, Head of Flash Sintering, Lucideon – Next Generation Sintering: The scale up and benefits of Flash

Jess Andrews, postdoctoral research associate and Daniel Button, postdoctoral research associate, University of Sheffield – Cold Sintering of Advanced Ceramics and Glasses

Professor William E. Lee, professor of materials in nuclear energy and extreme environments, University of Bangor – Thoughts on the Future of Manufacture in Energy Intensive Industries

Dr. Mark Feaviour, Principle Research Scientist, Johnson Matthey – All Solid-State Batteries: State of the Art and Challenges

Published: July 8th, 2021
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