School of Metallurgy and Materials
University of Birmingham, Edgbaston
Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK

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Professor Jon Binner is a Professor of Ceramic Science & Engineering in the School of Metallurgy and Materials, at the University of Birmingham. 

The focus of his research is the generation of both the necessary scientific understanding and the required engineering solutions for the development of processing routes for ceramic materials that display technical and/or financial advantages over existing processes and which yield new or improved materials.

He has published about 220 research papers, as well as editing or contributing to 19 books, given around 60 keynote, plenary and invited talks at international conferences and holds 7 patents. He has won 128 research grants totalling about £16.3M, many have been international in nature.

He is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS), the European Ceramic Society (ECerS), the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3) and the Association for Microwave Power in Europe for Research and Education (Ampere). He was the President of the IOM3 from 2012-14 and is currently President-Elect of ECerS – he will be President from 2019 to 2021; right across the process of Brexit. The IOM3 awarded him the Holliday Prize in 1995, the Ivor Jenkins Medal in 2007 and the Verulam Medal & Prize in 2011. He won an MBDA Innovation Award in 2016.