Ceramics International covers the science of advanced ceramic materials. The journal encourages contributions that demonstrate how an understanding of the basic chemical and physical phenomena may direct materials design and stimulate ideas for new or improved processing techniques, in order to obtain materials with desired structural features and properties.

Ceramics International covers oxide and non-oxide ceramics, functional glasses, glass ceramics, amorphous inorganic non-metallic materials (and their combinations with metal and organic materials), in the form of particulates, dense or porous bodies, thin/thick films and laminated, graded and composite structures. Process related topics such as ceramic-ceramic joints or joining ceramics with dissimilar materials, as well as surface finishing and conditioning are also covered. Besides traditional processing techniques, manufacturing routes of interest include innovative procedures benefiting from externally applied stresses, electromagnetic fields and energetic beams, as well as top-down and self-assembly nanotechnology approaches. In addition, the journal welcomes submissions on bio-inspired and bio-enabled materials designs, experimentally validated multi scale modelling and simulation for materials design, and the use of the most advanced chemical and physical characterization techniques of structure, properties and behaviour.

Technologically relevant low-dimensional systems are a particular focus of Ceramics International. These include 0, 1 and 2-D nanomaterials (also covering CNTs, graphene and related materials, and diamond-like carbons), their nanocomposites, as well as nano-hybrids and hierarchical multifunctional nanostructures that might integrate molecular, biological and electronic components.

Ceramics International is particularly keen to attract papers which deal with fundamental scientific aspects that are relevant to the development of the whole range of advanced ceramics including e.g. phase equilibria and transformations, reactivity, transport processes, thermodynamic and electronic properties, as well as quantum effects in low dimensional materials.

Priority materials and areas of interest are:

  • Advanced ceramics and composites for civil, military and industrial applications at room and moderate temperatures- High and ultrahigh temperature structural ceramics and composites for use in extreme environments;
  • Electroceramics such as dielectric and microwave ceramics, ferroelectrics, piezoelectrics, pyroelectrics, thermoelectrics, ferroelastics; magnetic, multiferroic, semiconducting and fast ion-conducting ceramics; high Tc superconductors, topological insulators;
  • Optical ceramics including luminescent and chromogenic materials, transparent conducting and semiconducting ceramics, electro-optical, magneto-optical and laser materials, inorganic optical fibers, plasmonic structures and electromagnetic metamaterials;
  • Ceramics for nuclear fission, fusion and nuclear waste management technologies;
  • Bioinert and bioactive ceramics for the full range of medical applications, including functional nanoparticles, composite materials and hybrid hierarchical nanostructures for tissue engineering, delivery systems, bio imaging and neural interfaces.

Editorial board

General Editor

  • P. Vincenzini
    World Academy of Ceramics, National Research Council, Faenza, Italy


  • R.K. Bordia
    Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, United States
  • Z.Y. Fu
    Ministry of Education of the Peoples Republic of China Changjiang Scholar Program, Wuhan, China
  • T. Ohji
    National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan
  • V.C. Pandolfelli
    Federal University of Sao Carlos Department of Materials Engineering, SAO CARLOS, Brazil
  • R. Riedel
    Technical University of Darmstadt Department of Materials and Earth Sciences, Darmstadt, Germany

Associate Editors

  • M. Ferrari
    National Research Council Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnologies, Trento, Italy
  • A. Łukowiak
    W Trzebiatowski Institute of Low Temperature and Structural Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Wroclaw, Poland
  • Z.J. Yu
    Xiamen University, Xiamen, China

Editorial Board

  • J.H. Adair
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 15228, United States
  • D. Agrawal
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, United States
  • A. Akbar
    The Ohio State University Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 295 Watts Hall, 2041 College Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43210-1124, United States
  • R. Asthana
    University of Wisconsin-Stout Department of Engineering and Technology, 326 Fryklund Hall, Menomonie, Wisconsin, , United States
  • M.W. Barsoum
    Drexel University Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104, United States
  • J.P. Bennett
    US Department of Energy, Washington, OR, United States
  • G. Bertrand
    Graduate National School of Chemical and Technological Engineering, 31077, Toulouse, France
  • K. Byrappa
    University of Mysore Department of Studies in Earth Science, P.B. 21, 570 006, Mysore, India
  • T. Chartier
    Institut de Recherche sur les Ceramiques, 12, rue Atlantis, 87068, Limoges, France
  • Paolo Colombo Dr. ing.
    University of Padova Department Industrial Engineering, Via Marzolo 9, 35131, Padova, Italy
  • R. Danzer
    University of Mining, Leoben, Austria
  • B. Derby
    The University of Manchester, M13 9PL, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • A. Dominguez-Rodriguez
    University of Seville Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Apartado 1065, 41080, Sevilla, Spain
  • J. Dusza
    Institute of Materials Research of SAS, 4001, Kosice, Slovakia
  • M.F. Ferreira
    University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário, 3810-193, Aveiro, Portugal
  • J.R. Frade
    University of Aveiro Department of Economics Management Industrial Engineering and Tourism, 3810-191, Aveiro, Portugal
  • N. Frage
    Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, 84105, Be'er Sheva, Israel
  • W.L. Gladfelter
    University of Minnesota Department of Chemistry, 207 Pleasant Street S.E, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55455-0431, United States
  • T. Graule
    Empa Materials Science and Technology, CH-8600, Dübendorf, Switzerland
  • H.J. Hannink
    CSIRO Australian Manufacturing and Materials Precinct, Normandy Road, Clayton, 3168, Australia
  • T. Ishikawa
    Sanyo-Onoda City University, 756-0884, Sanyoonoda, Japan
  • S.J.L. Kang
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
  • M. Kawashita
    Tohoku University International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Sendai, Japan
  • D.K. Kim
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 335 Gwahangno (373-1 Guseong-dong), Yuseong-gu, 305-701, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of
  • H-D. Kim
    Korea Institute of Materials Science Engineering Ceramics Research Department, 531 Changwondaero, 641-831, Changwon, Korea, Republic of
  • Y.-W. Kim
    University of Seoul, Dongdaemun-gu, 02504, Seoul, Korea, Republic of
  • J.C. Knowles
    University College London, WC1E 6BT, London, United Kingdom
  • W. Krenkel
    University of Bayreuth Department of Ceramic Materials Engineering, Ludwig-Thoma-Strasse 36b, D-95447, Bayreuth, Germany
  • J. Lamon PhD
    Laboratory of Mechanics and Technology, 61 avenue du President Wilson, 94235, Cachan, France
  • Y. Li
    Wuhan University of Technology, 430070, Wuhan, China
  • H. Lin
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 37831-2008, United States
  • J. Lis
    AGH University of Science and Technology Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics, Al. Mickiewicza Adama 30, 30-059, Krakow, Poland
  • L.M. Llanes Pitarch
    Polytechnic University of Catalonia Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, ETSEIB, avinguda Diagonal 647, 08028, Barcelona, Spain
  • A. Manthiram PhD
    The University of Texas at Austin Texas Materials Institute, 1 University Station C2200, Austin, Texas, TX 78712, United States
  • P. Miele
    University of Montpellier, 34095, Montpellier, France
  • M. Naito
    Osaka University Joining and Welding Research Institute, 11-1 Mihogaoka, 567-0047, Ibaraki-shi, Japan
  • A.P. Nosov
    M N Mikheev Institute of Metal Physics of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 18 S. Kovalevskaya St., 620990, Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation
  • J. Poirier
    Orleans University, Orleans, France
  • S. Ramesh
    University of Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • I.E. Reimanis
    Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, 80401-1887, United States
  • K. Rezwan
    University of Bremen, 28359, Bremen, Germany
  • R.E. Riman
    Rutgers University School of Engineering, 98 Brett Road, Piscataway, New Jersey, 08854-8058, United States
  • A.S. Rogachev
    Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
  • F. Rosei
    National Institute for Scientific Research Energy Materials and Telecommunications Research Centre, Varennes, J3X 1S2, Quebec, Canada
  • Y. Sakka
    National Institute for Materials Science, 1 Chome-2-1 Sengen, 305-0047, Tsukuba-Shi, Japan
  • Z.J. Shen
    Stockholm University Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, S-106 91, Stockholm, Sweden
  • W. Sigmund
    University of Florida Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 225 Rhines Hall, P.O. Box 116400, Gainesville, Florida, 32611-6400, United States
  • M. Singh
    NASA John H Glenn Research Center, MS 106-5 Ceramic Branch, Cleveland, Ohio, OH 44135-3191, United States
  • G. Srinivasan
    Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, 48309-4401, United States
  • D. Suvorov
    Jozef Stefan Institute, 1000, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • T. Troczynski
    The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, V6T 1Z4, British Columbia, Canada
  • W.H. Tuan
    National Taiwan University Department of Materials and Science Engineering, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, 10617, Taipei, Taiwan
  • A. Vinu
    The University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan, Newcastle, NSW 2308, New South Wales, Australia
  • M. Wang
    University of Hong Kong Department of Mechanical Engineering, 7/F, Haking Wong Building, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • S. Yin
    Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, 980-8577, Sendai, Japan
  • N. Zhou
    Henan University of Technology, Luoyang, China
  • Y. Zhou
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Y. Zhou
    Harbin Institute of Technology Institute of Advanced Ceramics, 92 West Dazhi Street, Nan'gang District, 150001, Harbin, China