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7-9 JUNE 2017, FAENZA


Welcome to Faenza and to
the Cen 2017 Forum

Following the successful “Ceramics for Energy” – CEn 2015, we cordially invite you to participate to the 2017 edition which will be held from 7 to 9 June in Faenza.

CEn 2017 provides a unique platform of researchers, technologists and industrial participants to discuss the latest advances and breakthroughs in ceramic-based materials linked to hydrogen, low carbon and high efficiency energy technologies.

This new edition is a great networking opportunity to share new ideas and knowledge on the following topics:

  • Solar Technologies
  • Solar and Bio-fuels
  • Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers
  • Hydrogen Production and Storage
  • Sustainable Use of Fossil Fuels and Gas Separation Membranes
  • Thermoelectrics and Piezoelectrics
  • Batteries and Supercapacitors
  • Thermal Storage Materials
  • Materials for Energy Saving and Efficiency
  • 2D Materials
  • Smart Mobility
  • Additive Manufacturing

The 3-days program features Scientific Sessions involving prestigious keynote, invited and international speakers selected after an abstract peer-review process by the Scientific Committee.

Specific masterclasses will be given by High Level Researchers in a dedicated session for students.

Selected papers from Cen 2017 Forum will be published in a Special Issue of the Journal of the European Ceramic Society.

The Forum, promoted and organized by ISTEC-CNR, will take place in Faenza at the prestigious International Museum of Ceramics (MIC).

Faenza is an ancient Roman city situated 50 kilometres (31 miles) southeast of Bologna, world-famous for ceramics. The ceramics of Faenza boasts a tradition of many centuries that also today continues to hold significant importance in artisan and industrial expression. The geographic location of the city makes it a meeting point between the Tuscan and Po cultures, becoming a ceramic centre of primary importance since the Middle Ages. The fame of these products of Faenza is such that the majolica is known throughout the world with the French name “Faience”.


Of Roman origins, Faenza is a wonderful city of art whose fame shone in the Renaissance period of the production of ceramics, exquisite craftsmanship, exported to many European countries. The very name has become synonymous with ceramics (majolica) in various languages among which French (faïence) and English (faience). From the second half of the first century A.D. the city flourished considerably as a result of its agricultural propensities and the development of industrial activities such as the production of everyday pottery and brickwork objects and linen textiles.

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International Ceramic Museum (MIC), Faenza, Ravenna

The International Museum of Ceramics represents the greatest collection of ceramics in the world from Italian and European works, from Medieval Ages to the nineteenth century, to important sections dedicated to pre-Colombian America, ancient Greece, the Roman period, the Middle East and Islamic ceramics. Specific areas are dedicated to ceramics by the most important twentieth century and contemporary artists, both Italian and foreign.