It is a great honour and pleasure for us to welcome you to the 13th Conference of the European Ceramic Society that will take place in Limoges City from the 23rd to the 27th of June 2013.
Limoges is located 400 kms southward from Paris, at the centre of France. Since its foundation by the Romans 2000 years ago, Limoges has always been a crossroad of cultures and peoples. The city is known as the French "capital of the arts of fire" with well-established porcelain companies, enamel art studios and a significant industrial cluster in the field of technical ceramics.
The ECerS XIII Conference is organised by the French Ceramic Group and is hosted by the Ceramic European Center, a research and teaching institution under the tutelage of the French National Research Council (CNRS), the University of Limoges and the National Engineering College for Industrial Ceramics (ENSCI).
Organised every two years, the ECerS Conference is the place to be for scientists, students and industrialists willing to have a direct access to one of the largest community of international experts of ceramic science and technology.
The presentations will cover a broad range of topics from basic to applied science in relationship with major issues such as energy, environment, information and communication technologies, biotechnologies… The conference will also be a unique occasion for students to introduce their work, some of them having the possibility to take part to the student speech contest, and for exhibitors to meet their customers.
We also hope that you will take a bit of time to stroll within our historical city and enjoy it. We welcome you again in Limoges, and in the Limousin Region, wishing you a fruitful stay.
Chairman : Thierry CHARTIER
Co-chairman : Michel BOUSSUGE