ICC 3rd International Congress on Ceramics

ICF Officers

President: Akio Makishima (Japan)
President-Elect: Gary Messing (USA)
Secretary-Treasurer: Juergen G. Heinrich (Germany)
Immediate Past-President: Gian Nicola Babini (Italy)


ICC Presidency Board

ICC1 President: Stephen Freiman (USA)
Toronto, Canada, June 25-29, 2006 (The American Ceramic Society)

ICC2 President: Gian Nicola Babini (Italy)
Verona, Italy, June 29-July 3, 2008 (The European Ceramic Society)

ICC3 President: Koichi Niihara (Japan)
Osaka, Japan, Nov. 14-18, 2010 (The Ceramic Society of Japan)

ICC4 President: Katherine T. Faber (USA)
Chicago, USA, July 15-19, 2012 (The American Ceramic Society)





The ICF was established in 1990 as a nongovernmental, nonprofit federation of societies representing ceramists, ceramic engineers and ceramic scientists of the member countries. The purpose of the ICF is to promote and stimulate understanding and cooperation among persons and societies form different countries over the world.


As the most important event, the ICF endorses and promotes organization of the innovative series of the International Congress on Ceramics and guarantees their natural and fruitful development. Every two years, ICF appoints a National Ceramic Society that will organize the next ICC as representative of a different region of the world.