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UK Chapter ACERS virtual workshop in association with TFI Network+: Sustainable Ceramic Manufacturing

6th July 2021

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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 is 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 with TFI Network+, will include a number of speakers focusing on a range of innovative topics including challenges in the refractories industry, recent research on energy density and 3D printing of Ceramics.

This event will take place online via Zoom.

Presentations will begin at 13:00, and the event will end at 15:00


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

13:10: Laura Cohen, Chief Executive, British Ceramics Confederation – Challenges and Opportunities in the UK Ceramics Sector: An overview

13:40: Dr. David Pearmain, Head of Flash Sintering, Lucideon – Next Generation Sintering: The scale up and benefits of Flash

14.00: Jess Andrews, postdoctoral research associate and Daniel Button, postdoctoral research associate, University of Sheffield – Title TBC

14:20: Dr. Mark Feaviour, Principle Research Scientist, Johnson Matthey – All Solid-State Batteries: State of the Art and Challenges

14.40: 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

15.00: closing remarks

About TFI Network

The Transforming Foundation Industries (TFI) Network+ is funded by EPSRC to assist the wider academic and industrial community to exchange best practice and cross-fertilise ideas for the benefit of the six foundation industries: bulk chemicals, cement, ceramic, glass, metals and paper.

Becoming a member of the Network allows you to advertise your expertise or business requirements to other members, identify other members who may have similar research areas for collaboration and submit applications for small project grants. Visit to become a member.

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Published: May 14th, 2021
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