Perspectives in the Studies of Ceramic and Glass Cultural Heritage

Scope: The symposium aims at being a meeting and dialogue point for professionals and students related with the study of ceramic and glass in cultural, historical and artistic Heritage, from perspectives encompassing either archaeometric applications or the latest advances in conservation. This symposium is one of the first joint meetings on these fields of study in the scope of the Iberian Peninsula.


Dr. Manuel Garcia Heras

Instituto de Historia. Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, CCHS-CSIC, Madrid, Spain/ Sección Arte, Arqueometría y Patrimonio, SECV.


Prof. Trinitat Pradell

Departamento de Física. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-Barcelona TECH, Barcelona, Spain.

Prof. Márcia Vilarigues

VICARTE, Vidro e Cerâmica para as Artes. Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal.

Key-note speaker:

Dr. Judit Molera

Escola Politècnica Superior Universitat de Vic - Universitat Central de Catalunya, Vic, Spain.

Ceramics for Construction: The Challenge of Sustainability

Scope: Spain leads the production of ceramic tiles in Europe together with Italy. Portugal also plays its role in this industry. Thus, Europe faces an important challenge in the coming years: making this industry more and more sustainable. The symposium aims to highlight the important advances in research related to the improvement of sustainability in materials and processes in ceramic tile and other construction ceramic products, as well as the incorporation of the circular economy concept in the design and use of new products.


Enrique Sánchez

Instituto de Tecnología Cerámica – Universidad Jaume I, Castellón, Spain / Sección Cerámica para la Arquitectura, SECV.


João António Labrincha Batista

Universidade do Aveiro, Aveiro, Potugal.

Jordi Llop

Escuela de Cerámcia de Alcora, Alcora, Spain.

Key-note speaker:

Dr. Vicente Sanz

Instituto de Tecnología Cerámica – Universidad Jaume I, Castellón, Spain.

Dr. Michele Dondi

CNR-ISTEC, Faenza, Italy.

Ceramic Industry: New Challenges in Occupational Health

Scope: The new development in ceramic materials (e.g.: nano-sized materials) and processing (e.g.: ink-jet printing and new legal requirements (e.g.: classification of RCS as carcinogen) may entail new risks in occupational health in the ceramic industry. This symposium is intended to be focused on these new challenges.


Eliseo Monfort

Instituto de Tecnología Cerámica, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain.


Ana Sofia Fonseca

The National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhague, Denmark.

Key-note speaker:

Ana Sofia Fonseca

The National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhague, Denmark.

Ceramic Raw Materials between Innovation and Circular Economy

Scope: In the ceramic industry, both technological innovation and a growing concern on waste recycling have been deeply changing the manufacturing cycle and the requirements for raw materials. This topic will overview recent advances in the field, with emphasis on resource efficiency and sustainability in the framework of the circular economy. Link to the activities of the EIP-RMs commitment CRAM “Towards a Raw Materials Strategy for the European Ceramic Industry”.


Michele Dondi

CNR-ISTEC, Faenza, Italy


Javier García-Ten

ITC, Instituto de Tecnologia Ceramica, Castellon, Spain

José Vítor Vieira Lisboa

LNEG-LGM, Lab. Geologia e Minas, Amadora, Portugal

Key-note speakers:

Angeliki Christogerou

MetLab, University of Patras, Greece

Luis Pérez Villarejo

University of Jaén, Dept. Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering, Linares, Spain

Cementitious materials and alternative binders for a more sustainable construction model

Scope: The purpose of this national symposium is to present the latest available scientific and technical information in the field of Cement and Concrete. This edition is particularly focused in the field of alternative and sustainable binders and supplementary cementitious materials, for which the research is growing in importance. Original papers on all aspects of traditional cements, pozzolans, mineral admixtures, standard and alternative cementitious materials are invited to be presented at the symposium.


Manuel Torres Carrasco

Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, CSIC, Madrid, Spain


Dra. Inés García Lodeiro

University of Sheffield, UK/Instituto de Ciencias de la Construcción Eduardo Torroja, CSIC, Madrid, Spain

Dra. Jessica Giró Paloma

Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Key-note speaker:

Ana Fernández Jiménez

Instituto de Ciencias de la Construcción “Eduardo Torroja”( IETCC-CSIC),  Madrid, Spain


Scope: In Europe, several dramatic milestones have to be performed by refractory materials in the next incoming years: • Refractories that improve the energy savings in the industry. • Refractories based on recycling processes to avoid environmental impacts. • Refractories based on local raw materials to reduce the dependency during the manufacture. Because of these and other reasons, we found the next V Congreso Hispano-Luso de Cerámica y Vidrio y LVI Congreso Nacional de la SECV, to be held in Barcelona (Spain) on 8-11 October 2018, the perfect place to interchange ideas between industry and academia about these and others topics related to refractories.


Margarita Álvarez

Refractarios Alfran S.A. / Vicepresidenta Sección Refractarios SECV


Abílio P. Silva

University of Beira Interior. Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Science and Technologies (C-MAST-UBI), Covilhã, Portugal

Victor Mendoza

Insertec S.A. / Presidente Sección Refractarios SECV

Antonio H. de Aza

Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, CSIC , Madrid, Spain / Secretario Sección Refractarios SECV

Key-note speakers:

Refractories: Smart self-healing Materials
Carmen Baudín

Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, CSIC. Madrid. Spain

Sustainability in Stainless Steel. An experience in Circular Economy
Juan Almagro

Acerinox Europa SAU. Los Barrios (Cádiz). Spain

La protección y la transferencia de conocimiento. Una oportunidad, una necesidad. La situación en el campo de los materiales refractarios
Ángel Caballero

Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, CSIC. Madrid. Spain

Smart Coatings on Ceramics and Glass-Ceramics

Scope: This symposium aims to draw attention to the latest advances in the design of new properties or functionalities in ceramic and glass ceramic surfaces. The main focus will be on the development of new ceramic and glass-ceramic supports, developed through the concepts of circular economy, in which new properties will be obtained such as: photocatalytic and photovoltaic properties and new technologies in the field of ceramic decoration, more in line with the new trends in the 4.0 industry.


Prof. Juan Bautista Carda Castelló

Department of Inorganic and Organic Chemistry. Jaume I University of Castellón, Spain


Dr. Ester Barrachina Albert

Solid State Chemistry Research Group. Jaume I University of Castellón, Spain

Dr. Diego Fraga Chiva

Solid State Chemistry Research Group. Jaume I University of Castellón, Spain

Key-note speakers:

Dr. Ivan Calvet

Solid State Chemistry Research Group. Jaume I University of Castellón, Spain

Dr. Guillermo Monrós

Jaume I University of Castellón, Spain

Ceramic and Glass for Energy

Scope: This topic will focus on ceramic and glass materials (design, synthesis, processing, characterization, devices) employed to solve aspects of energy conversion, harvesting and storage including an important number of subjects such as photovoltaics and solar cells, thermoelectrics, catalysis, superconductors, electrochemical energy storage and conversion such as fuel cells, electrolysers, membranes, batteries, supercapacitors, hydrogen production and storage, etc.


Miguel Angel Laguna

Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón, CSIC-Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain


Jorge Frade

Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

Eva Chinarro

Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, CSIC, Madrid, Spain / Sección Cerámica para la Electrónica y la Energía, SECV

Monica Lira-Cantu

Institut Catalá de Nanociència I Nanotecnologia, Barcelona, Spain

Key-note speaker:

Duncan P. Fagg

Nanoengineering Research Group - Centre for Mechanical Technology and Automation (TEMA), Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

Thermal Spray Technologies

Scope: This Symposium will focus on thermal spray technologies using in the area of ceramic materials. These technologies have been widely used in field as thermal barrier coatings, wear and corrosion resistance application and in functionalized surfaces. The different talks will give a view of the most recent works both in science and applied fields.


Dra. Irene García Cano

Centro de Proyección Térmica (CPT). Dto. Ciencia de Materiales y Química Física. Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain


Dr. Sergi Dosta Parras

Centro de Proyección Térmica (CPT). Dto. Ciencia de Materiales y Química Física. Universitat de Barcelona

Key-note speaker:

Dr. Sergi Dosta Parras

Centro de Proyección Térmica (CPT). Dto. Ciencia de Materiales y Química Física. Universitat de Barcelona

Ceramics and Glasses for Medical Applications

Scope: This symposium will be an opportunity to share and learn about the exciting domain of ceramics and glasses for medical applications, including recent advances in the fields of synthesis, characterization, processing and evaluation of bioceramic-based systems. It will cover different applications, such as the design and development of new materials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, the design of new prostheses or implants, the controlled release of drugs, the design of new materials for diagnostic technologies, or the application in the clinics of customized technologies including new additive manufacturing techniques and avanced biofabrication.


MariPau Ginebra

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya


Maria Helena Fernandes

Universidade do Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

Maria Canillas

Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, CSIC, Madrid, Spain.

Key-note speaker:

Antonia Pajares

Universidad de Extremadura

Magnetic Materials

Scope: The symposium is envisioned as the gathering point for research on magnetic materials at Iberian level. It will comprise the following topics: ceramic permanent magnets, soft magnetic materials, multiferroic ceramics and oxides for applications in biomedicine and spintronics.


Adrian Quesada

Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, CSIC /Sección Ciencia Básica, SECV


Joaquín Vieira

Universidade do Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

Miguel Angel García García-Tuñón

Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, CSIC, Madrid, Spain

César de Julián Fernández

Istituto dei Materiali per l’Elettronica e il Magnetismo- CNR, Italia

Key-note speaker:

Robert Pullar

Aveiro Institute of Materials, Universidade do Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

Ferroelectric Materials

Scope: The aim of the symposium is to provide a forum for the discussion of current research on dielectric, ferroelectric, relaxor and piezoelectric materials; multiferroic materials; sensors, actuators and MEMS; lead free ceramics and other sustainable materials; new processing techniques; nanoparticles and nanostructured materials; thick and thin films materials, LTCC and related topics


Teresa Jardiel

Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, CSIC, Madrid, Spain.


Lorena Pardo Mata

Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC, Madrid, Spain.

Jose Eduardo García García

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.

Key-note speaker:

Pol Lloveras

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech, Barcelona, Spain

Cemented Carbides, Hardmetals and other Ceramic-Metal Composites

Scope: The symposium covers the aspects related to the advanced processing, design, modeling and characterization of the ceramic-metal composites aimed to severe working conditions, such as the cutting processes, high deformation or wear. They are included the classic formulations on cemented carbides and hardmetals as well as those with alternative ceramic and/or metallic phases that provide a better mechanical response or a lower environmental impact.


A. Javier Sanchez-Herencia

Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, CSIC, Madrid, Spain


Filipe Oliveira

Universidade do Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

Luis Llanes

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-Barcelona TECH. Barcelona, Spain

Jose Ygnacio Pastor

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Elena Gordo

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Mechanical Properties of Advanced Ceramics for Structural Applications

Scope: This symposium aims to serve as a forum for the dissemination of the most recent studies of state-of-the-art ceramics with outstanding mechanical properties for use as structural and / or multifunctional materials. Special emphasis will be given to the correlation between processing-microstructure-properties, especially when using novel ceramic manufacturing processes, such as plasma spark sintering. Also, special attention will be paid to the new techniques of mechanical characterization and to the modelling of these properties, especially in systems with complex microstructure that requires study at many length scales. The relationship between mechanical properties and their applications will be of particular importance. The symposium pays tribute to Prof. Dr. Arturo Domínguez Rodríguez, after a long and fruitful career devoted to this topic.


Diego Gomez

Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain.


José María Ferreira

Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal.

Ángel Luis Ortiz Seco

Universidad de Extremadura, Badajoz, España.

María Dolores Salvador Moya

Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, España.

New trends in advanced ceramic materials micromechanical properties

Scope: The main focus of the symposium is to discuss current research and key developments in characterization methods to measure the local mechanical properties of ceramic materials in-situ and ex-situ. A wide range of techniques like Raman spectroscopy, SEM, TEM, AFM or synchrotron radiation is becoming increasingly popular for studying mechanical behavior of materials in-situ. The symposium is to address and exchange information in the field of in and ex-situ mechanical testing with the intent of providing a forum to share and discuss research progress on nanomechanical testing.


Joan Josep Roa Rovira

Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, Barcelona, Spain


Emilio Rayón Encinas

Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain

Miguel Monclús

IMDEA Materials, Getafe, Spain

Key-note speaker:

Jon M. Molina-Aldareguia

IMDEA Materials, Getafe, Spain

Glasses and Glass Technologies

Scope: The symposium is intended to cover both fundamental and applied topics on glasses and glass-ceramics, including all aspects of current glass science and technology, from synthesis to properties and applications. Particular attention will be paid to contributions showing a strong synergy between academic and industrial partners on the latest innovations in glass industry.


Francisco Muñoz

Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, CSIC, Madrid, Spain/ Sección Vidrios, SECV


María Jesús Pascual

Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, CSIC, Madrid, Spain/ Sección Vidrios, SECV

Rui M. Almeida

Insituto Técnico Superior de Lisboa

Key-note speaker:

Karen Davies

Asociación Nacional de Fabricantes de Vidrio (ANFEVI)

Sol-Gel: Processing and Advances Applications

Scope: Nowadays, Sol-gel processing has diverse applications in very important fields which solar cells, biomaterials, photonics, catalysis, among others. In this context, we propose to present the novelties in the field of sol-gel chemistry, as well as, the recent advanced materials synthesized by this route. We expect fruitful scientific discussions with the participation of students, scientists and even industrials.


Yolanda Castro

Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, CSIC, Madrid, Spain / SECV


Veronica Zea de Bermudez

Universidade do Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vilareal, Portugal

Jadra Mosa

Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, CSIC, Madrid, Spain

Key-note speaker:

Beatriz Julian-Lopez

Institute of Advanced Materials (INAM). Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain.

Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

Scope: This symposium focuses on challenges and successfully advanced manufacturing techniques, including additive manufacturing and ceramic thin films and coatings,  that enables transfer of science and technology into industrial products and processes. Provide a forum which highlights exciting new approaches to solving manufacturing challenges to obtain products with outstanding properties. Current advances and state-of-the art in ceramic processing approaches also will be covered.


Gemma Herranz

Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain


Pedro Miranda

Universidad de Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain

Zoilo González

Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, CSIC, Madrid, Spain

Key-note speaker:

Paula Vilarinho

Universidade do Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
Additive manufacturing for ceramics fabrication: fundamentals, strategies and recent developments