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MS&T20 Short Courses

There are no courses planned in conjunction with MS&T20 Virtual. The Sintering of Ceramics short course that was planned to be held during the in-person conference will now be held virtually in October. To learn more, visit the course website

Sintering of Ceramics

Dates: October 10-14, 2020 and October 20-22, 2020
Time: 10:30 a.m. to Noon
Instructor: Ricardo Castro, University of California, Davis

Sintering is a ubiquitous processing step for manufacturing ceramics for a diverse set of applications. While commonly related to powder processing of ceramic parts, its important roles in other processes, such as additive manufacturing, nanotechnology, and thin films, are less commonly discussed. This course will cover the principles and practices in sintering, giving students sufficient background to be able to:

  • Perform sintering of powders to achieve specified target microstructures
  • Understand the difficulties encountered in practical powder sintering
  • Take practical steps to rectify the problems encountered in producing required target microstructures
  • Understand how sintering aspects help optimization of related ceramic processes
Engineers and scientists in industry, national laboratories, and academia involved in the research, development, and production of ceramics, as well as professionals interested in continuing education in this area are encouraged to participate in this course.

Learn more through the course website.