Stockholm, Sweden.

Ceramics have for several millennia served mankind with useful materials. Today, ceramic science is a well established academic discipline and ceramic materials are used in a multitude of applications that utilize the unique combinations of functional, thermal, chemical and mechanical properties.

Recently, challenges related to the development of new technologies with a significantly smaller environmental foot print and sustainable and environmentally benign manufacturing processes is rapidly changing materials science in general and ceramic research in particular.

The ECerS XII in Stockholm intended to be a forum where academic researchers, students and industrialists can meet to present and discuss recent scientific advances and novel applications.