As fireworks are the manifestation of joy and celebration, at CeramicWorks Laboratory we aspire to create technological wonders with ceramics which will transcend us to a world of new possibilities.
Now the question arises, Why ceramics? Ceramics are defined as solid inorganic compounds of metals and non-metals which are held together by ionic and covalent bonds. In simpler words, everything that is non-metal or polymer can be called ceramics. And that’s where its strength lies: they are everywhere, in the porcelain bowls, as armors, ballistics, space shuttles, electronics, lasers, sensors, energy harvesters, solar-cells, batteries, vehicles, furnaces, bio-ceramics, insulators, conductors, jewelries…
you name it!
Figure 1. Ceramics in technology (not an exhaustive list, just a representation), from Google images.
One of my teachers once described ceramics as "Ceramics are the materials of future and they will remain so forever." The reason being the permutations and combinations of possibility for coming up with new ceramic compounds is beyond imaginations and so are their applications. But, let us not limit ourselves to ceramics only; let's use all the materials ceramics, metals, polymers, composites, metamaterials, all of them realize a world of new material, new technologies, new possibilities.