JECS Trust


Dec 12, 2023

Report on the December 2023 BIOCAM Workshop and Master Class

BioCeramic additive manufacturing is a revolution in the personalized treatment of various pathologies, particularly in the regeneration of various anatomical parts of the human body such as dental, maxilofacial, skeletal or cranioplastic.

Given the growing interest in these topics, the first international Workshop dedicated to ceramic additive manufacturing for biomedical applications was Jointly organized in Mons, Belgium, on 6th and 7th December 2023 by the Belgian Ceramic Research Centre (BCRC) and the European Ceramic Society (ECerS), with the support of the EMC (Additive Manufacturing) and Bioceramics ECerS Networks and of the JECS Trust.

The event combined invited presentations by renowned international researchers with significant contribution in the field from different countries:

  • Bikramjit Basu from Indian Institute of Sciences, Bengalore, India
  • Marc Bohner from RMS Foundation, Bettlar, Switzerland
  • Laurent Grémillard from INSA – Mateis, Lyon, France
  • Hamada Elsayed from University of Padova, Padova, Italy
  • Martijn van Griensven from University of Maastricht, Merln, The Netherlands
  • France Lambert from CHU - Liège, Liege, Belgium
  • Anne Leriche from Ceramaths, Valenciennes - Maubeuge, France
  • Paola Palmero from Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy
  • Andrea Zocca from BAM, Berlin, Germany 
  • Jean-Marie RAQUEZ - SMPC - Univ. Mons, Belgium 

Some numbers about the Biocam Workshop – there were:

  • 10 invited presentations
  • 15 oral presentations accepted
  • 9 posters presented
  • 80 participants attending coming from 20 different countries - Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Latvia, Spain, Germany, Italy, Brazil, India, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland, Algeria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Slovenia and UK – 60 Regular participants and 20 students.

The Workshop was followed on 8th December by a one-day MasterClass during which international experts shared their experience of different additive technologies (Robocasting, Pellet Additive Manufacturing, Powder Bed Processes, Stereolithography) through theoretical lectures and practical applications on the BCRC equipment:

  • SLA - Nadia EL FEISS - ADMATEC - Alkmaar (NL)
  • FDM/PAM - Helio JORGE - CTCV (PT)
  • POWDER BED - David GROSSIN - CIRIMAT - Univ. Toulouse (FR)

There were 27 participants to the Master Class: 15 students, 4 lecturers and 8 regular participants coming from 12 countries: Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Latvia, Portugal, Brazil, Croatia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy and Slovenia.

The Workshop and MasterClass were a great opportunity to strengthen the links and collaborations between researchers, clinicians and industrialists but also to inspire a new generation of scientists on this topic of major societal importance.

Some pictures of the Workshop:


Some pictures of the MasterClass:


Last news

Jul 4, 2024
ACerS is offering travelling grants of 1.500 $ to attend the two 2024 ECerS Summer Schools

The grants can be allowed to undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. students from non-European based universities. The 2024 ECerS Summer Schools will be held prior to Electroceramics XIX (Vilnius, Lithuania - School: 17-18 August 2024)  and Shaping 9 (Warsaw, Poland - School: 24-25 September 2024)!

Jun 13, 2024
Next deadline for the JECS Trust mobility Grant is 31st August 2024!

Please note that the decisions of the JECS Trust board will not be known before Mid-October 2024 and so the project submitted must not begin before mid-November 2024.


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