Successful 6th International Conference on Electrophoretic Deposition (EPD 2017)

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The 6th International Conference on Electrophoretic Deposition (EPD 2017) was held on 1-6 October 2017 in Gyeongju, South Korea. Researchers from academia and industry coming from more than 15 counties attended the conference, including 6 Keynote speakers, presenting in oral and poster contributions their latest results and discussing the basics and fundamentals of EPD and its applications in a wide range of technology fields, including energy and functional materials, nanomaterials, ceramic composites, biomaterials and functional coatings. The final program of the conference can be seen here. This 6th edition of the EPD conferences series sponsored by Engineering Conferences International was endorsed by the American Ceramic Society, the Electrochemical Society, the European Ceramic Society, the German Ceramics Society and the Spanish Society for Ceramics and Glasses. A student contest took place sponsored by the Journal of the European Ceramic Society Trust in which PhD students from different countries participated. The conference chairman was Prof. A. R. Boccaccini (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany), conference co-chairs were Prof. J. Dickerson (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA), Prof. O. van der Biest (Kath. University of Leuven, Belgium) and Dr. T. Uchikoshi (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan) (in the photograph below). During the conference, also a symposium to honor co-chair Prof. O. van der Biest was held. The next conference in the series, EPD 2020, will be held in USA. In addition to Prof. A. R. Boccaccini, our Institute was represented at this conference by Ms Svenja Heise, Ms Laura Ramos and Mr Muhammad Atiq Ur Rehman (PhD students), who presented poster and oral contributions. Moreover Mr Muhammad Atiq Ur Rehman obtained the second prize in the student contest while Svenja Heise received an award as the PhD student with the most active participation at the conference.