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, USA
  • Z.Y. Fu
    Cheung Kong Scholar of the Ministry of Education of China, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China
  • T. Ohji
    Advanced Manufacturing Research Inst., National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Chubu, Nagoya, Japan
  • V.C. Pandolfelli
    Dept. of Materials Engineering, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Sao Carlos, SP, Brazil
  • R. Riedel
    Institut für Materialwissenschaft, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany

Editorial Board

  • J.H. Adair
    Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Y. Zhou
    Institute of Advanced Ceramics, Harbin Institute of Technology, 92 West Dazhi Street, Nan'gang District, 150001, Harbin, China
  • D. Agrawal
    The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
  • A. Akbar
    Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, The Ohio State University, 295 Watts Hall, 2041 College Road, Columbus, Ohio, OH 43210, USA
  • R. Asthana
    Dept. of Engineering and Technology, University of Wisconsin at Stout, 326 Fryklund Hall, USA
  • M.W. Barsoum
    Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, PA 19104, USA
  • J.P. Bennett
    Albany Research Center, Albany, OR, USA
  • G. Bertrand
    CIRIMAT - ENSIACET, 4 Allée Emile Monso - B.P. 44362, 31432, Toulouse Cedex 4, France
  • K. Byrappa
    Dept. of Geology, University of Mysore, P.B. 21, 570 006, Manasagangotri, Mysore, India
  • T. Chartier
    SPCTS, Université de Limoges, 12, rue Atlantis, 87068, Limoges Cedex, France
  • P. Colombo
    Dipart. di Ingegneria Meccanica, Settore Materiali, Università degli Studi di Padova, Via Marzolo 9, 35131, Padova, Italy
  • R. Danzer
    University of Leoben, Leoben, Austria
  • B. Derby
    University of Manchester, Manchester, England, UK
  • A. Dominguez-Rodriguez
    Dept. de Fisica de la Materia Condensada, Universidad de Sevilla, Apartado 1065, 41080, Sevilla, Spain
  • J. Dusza
    Institute of Materials Research, SAS, Kosice, Slovakia
  • M. Ferrari
    Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie (IFN), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Trento, Italy
  • M.F. Ferreira
    CICECO, Dept. of Biology, Universidade de Aveiro, Campus de Santiago, 3810-193, Aveiro, Portugal
  • J.R. Frade
    Management, Industrial Engineering and Tourism, Universidade de Aveiro, 3810-191, Aveiro, Portugal
  • N. Frage
    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, 84120, Beer Sheva, Israel
  • W.L. Gladfelter
    Institute of Technology, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 207 Pleasant Street S.E, Minneapolis, Minnesota, MN 55455-0431, USA
  • T. Graule
    EMPA, Duebendorf, Switzerland
  • H.J. Hannink
    Manufacturing and Infrastructure Technology (CMIT), Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Normandy Road, Clayton, VIC 3168, Victoria, Australia
  • T. Ishikawa
    Tokyo University of Science, Yamaguchi, Japan
  • S.J.L. Kang
    KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea
  • M. Kawashita
    Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
  • D.K. Kim
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, The Republic of Korea
  • H-D. Kim
    Engineering Ceramics Research Group, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials, 531 Changwondaero, 641-831, Gyeongnam, The Republic of Korea
  • Y.-W. Kim
    University of Seoul, Seoul, The Republic of Korea
  • J. Knowles
    Eastman Dental Institute, University College London (UCL), 256 Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8LD, London, England, UK
  • W. Krenkel
    Dept. of Ceramic Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Science, Universität Bayreuth, Ludwig-Thoma-Strasse 36b, D-95447, Bayreuth, Germany
  • Y. Li
    Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China
  • H.T. Lin
    Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
  • J. Lis
    Dept. of Materials Science and Ceramics, AGH University of Science & Technology, Al. Mickiewicza Adama 30, 30-059, Kraków, Poland
  • L.M. Llanes Pitarch
    Dept. of Materials Science & Metallurgical Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), ETSEIB, avinguda Diagonal 647, 08028, Barcelona, Spain
  • P. Miele
    Université de Montpellier, Montpellier, France
  • M. Naito
    Joining and Welding Research Inst., Osaka University, 11-1 Mihogaoka, Ibaraki-shi, 567-0047, Osaka, Japan
  • A.P. Nosov
    Inst. of Metal Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, 18 S. Kovalevskaya St., 620219, Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation
  • J. Poirier
    Polytech' Orléans, Orleans, France
  • S. Ramesh
    Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia
  • I.E. Reimanis
    Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, USA
  • K. Rezwan
    Universität Bremen, 28359, Bremen, Germany
  • R.E. Riman
    Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, NJ 08854, USA
  • A.S. Rogachev
    ISMAN - RAS, Chernogolovka, Moscow Region, Russian Federation
  • F. Rosei
    INRS-EMT, 1650 Blvd. Lionel Boulet, Varennes, J3X 1S2, Quebec, Canada
  • Y. Sakka
    National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), 305-0047, Tsukuba, Japan
  • Z.J. Shen
    Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry Arrhenius Laboratory, Stockholms Universitet, S-106 91, Stockholm, Sweden
  • W. Sigmund
    Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, 225 Rhines Hall, P.O. Box 116400, Gainesville, Florida, FL 32611, USA
  • M. Singh
    QSS Group Inc, NASA Glenn Research Center, MS 106-5 Ceramic Branch, Cleveland, Ohio, OH 44135-3191, USA
  • G. Srinivasan
    Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, USA
  • D. Suvorov
    Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • T. Troczynski
    University of British Columbia, 2329 West Mall, Vancouver, V6T 1Z4, British Columbia, Canada
  • W.H. Tuan
    Dept. of Materials and Science Engineering, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, 10617, Taipei, Taiwan
  • A. Vinu
    Newcastle University, NE1 7RU, Newcastle, England, UK
  • M. Wang
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, 7/F, Haking Wong Building, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, China
  • S. Yin
    Inst. for Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, 980-8577, Sendai, Japan
  • N. Zhou
    Henan University of Technology, Luoyang, Henan, China
  • Y. Zhou
    Aerospace Research Institute of Materials and Processing Technology, Beijing, China