Young Ceramists Additive Manufacturing Forum (yCAM)

Mar 23, 2017 – Mar 24, 2017, TU Berlin, (Germany)

The registration deadline has expired. Participant registration has been closed for this event.

Please note:

Registration deadline - February 28th, 2017



  • Submission deadline (lecture and Poster) - January 10th, 2017
  • This event is dedicated to young scientists, up to 35 years old.


The yCAM team glad to announce that, thanks to the financial support of the JECS Trust, all presenters will have the chance to apply to JECS Trust for a reimbursement of their travel and lodging expenses, up to 300 €.

A maximum of 24 abstracts will be selected from all abstracts submitted until January 10th, 2017 and the final program with the names of the presenters will be published on January 31st, 2017.

Due to the low amount of poster submissions received so far, the poster session is cancelled and only oral presentations will be considered.

As a reminder, it is possible to attend the yCAM Forum without submitting an abstract. All participants, attendees and presenters, must register for the event and pay the 25 € registration fee.

The invoices for the payment of the registration fee will be issued in February 2017


Young Ceramists Additive Manufacturing Forum

Europe Makes Ceramics (EMC) is an initiative of the European Ceramic Society (ECerS) which aims at building a network of young scientists and professionals working in the field of Additive Manufacturing of ceramic materials.
The yCAM conference is the first event organized by EMC and dedicated to young scientists who are developing a career in the field of additive manufacturing of ceramics or are entering this topic.
The yCAM conference covers the main AM technologies applied to ceramics and in particular the following topics:


  • Robocasting / Direct ink writing
  • Stereolithography
  • Powder-based 3D Printing
  • Selective laser sintering/melting
  • Direct inkjet printing
  • Laminated object manufacturing
  • Novel Additive Manufacturing technologies

Additive Manufacturing materials and technologies:

  • Silicate ceramics, pottery, ceramic art and architecture
  • Technical ceramics and advanced applications: bioceramics, porous ceramics, piezoelectric ceramics, printed circuits etc.
  • Composites and multi-material Additive Manufacturing

Design and software

  • Innovative and process-driven design
  • Software and data preparation for Additive Manufacturing


International board of advisors:

Prof. Dr. Jens Günster,
BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing,
Division Ceramic Processing and Biomaterials
Berlin, Germany

Prof. Dr. Aleksander Gurlo,
Berlin Institute of Technology
Chair of Advanced Ceramic Materials
Berlin, Germany

Prof. Ing. Paolo Colombo
University of Padova
Department of Industrial Engineering
Padova, Italy

Prof. Dr.  Xiaoyong Tian
Xi'an Jiaotong University
School of Mechanical Engineering
Xi’an, China


Andrea Zocca graduated from the University of Padova (Italy) with a Bachelor’s degree (2009) and Master’s degree (2011) in Materials Engineering. In 2015 he obtained a PhD in Materials Engineering from Clausthal University of Technology (Germany) and the University of Padova, in the frame of a joint doctorate. During his PhD studies he worked at BAM, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin (Germany) and at Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padova (Italy). In 2015 he obtained an Adolf Martens post-doc fellowship at BAM. Currently he is post-doctoral researcher at BAM in the division of Ceramic Processing and Biomaterials.

His main research interests are in the Additive Manufacturing of ceramic materials, with focus on technical ceramics and on the processing of preceramic polymers.


Giorgia Franchin graduated from the University of Padova (Italy) with a Bachelor’s Degree (2011) in Materials Engineering, where she also obtained a Master’s degree (2013) in the same field. She is conducting her PhD studies in the Industrial Engineering Graduate School of the University of Padova, working mainly on direct ink writing of ceramics using preceramic polymers and geopolymers to produce highly porous ceramic lattices and bioceramic scaffolds. During her PhD studies she worked at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab with the Mediated Matter group on the development of an extrusion based 3D printing process for molten glass. She has been a delegate of the President’s Council of Student Advisor of the American Ceramic Society since 2015.

David Karl received a diploma in fine art from Braunschweig University of Art (2010) studying with Nicola Torke, Jospehine Pryde, Dörte Eißfeldt and Thomas Rentmeister.

He earned a Master of Fine Arts at the Slade School of Fine Art of University College London (2012).

In 2015 he obtained a bachelor's degree in materials sciences from Technical University of Berlin. At present he is pursuing a PhD at the chair of Advanced Ceramic Materials headed by Prof. Dr. Aleksander Gurlo. Since 2016 his work has been supported by the Evonik Foundation.

His current research focuses on the Additive Manufacturing of composites as well as ceramic materials.