The symposia Advances in Electroceramics
and Microwave Materials and Their Applications
were held during the 8th Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology (PACRIM 8) from May 31-June 5, 2009 in Vancouver, Canada. This issue contains 17 peer-reviewed papers (invited and contributed) from these two symposia. The book is logically organized and carefully selected articles give insight into multifunctional materials and systems and incorporates the latest developments related to multifunctional materials and systems including electroceramics and microwave materials.