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August 21, 2015

The American Ceramic Society announces selection of Green, Harmer, and Raj as 2015 Distinguished Life Members

The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) today announced the names of the organization’s 2015 Distinguished Life Members: David J. Green, Martin P. Harmer, and Rishi Raj. The Distinguished Life Member Award is the highest honor accorded to members of the scientific and technical organization. The award recognizes an individual’s eminent contribution to the ceramic and glass profession.

 

May 15, 2015

The American Ceramic Society awarded $480k NIST AMTech planning grant to establish functional glass manufacturing consortium

The American Ceramic Society has been awarded a $480,000 planning grant by the NIST Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) program to form the Functional Glass Manufacturing Innovation Consortium (FGMIC). The FGMIC is one of 16 AMTech awards announced by NIST for a total of $7.8 million. ACerS executive director, Charlie Spahr, says, “This consortium provides everyone involved in functional glass manufacturing to have a voice in prioritizing how to improve the competitiveness of their industry.” The project starts June 1, 2015.

 

April 22, 2015

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation to install first Board of Trustees

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation will install its first Board of Trustees during the inaugural Ceramics Expo trade show, April 28–30 in Cleveland, Ohio. An initiative of The American Ceramic Society, the CGIF’s mission is to ensure that the global ceramic and glass industry is able to attract, inspire, and train the highest quality talent available to work with this unique class of engineered materials.

 

April 14, 2015

150-plus reasons manufacturing is still alive in the Great Lakes

American manufacturing is alive, its heart beating strong. In fact, here, in the midst of the midwest-Great Lakes region, that beat is stronger than ever. Ohio, the same state that lost 20 percent of its manufacturing jobs—some 166,000—during the recession of 2007–2009, has regained 50,000 of those jobs in the last four years. Similarly, other Great Lakes states (Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana) have gained industrial jobs thanks to growth in the technology, energy, logistics, and construction markets. The markets rely on advances in ceramics and glass—complex materials systems that power our cars, digital devices, and healthcare technology. It’s only fitting, then, that Cleveland, Ohio—a town rich with manufacturing history and expertise—play host to the very first Ceramics Expo (CEX) in 2015.

 

April 7, 2015

The American Ceramic Society announces 2015 Class of Fellows

The American Ceramic Society (ACerS)—the premier membership organization for the global technical ceramics and glass communityannounces that 16 members will be elevated to Fellow status. The Fellow designation recognizes ACerS members who have distinguished themselves through outstanding contributions to the ceramic arts or sciences, broad and productive scholarship in ceramic science and technology, conspicuous achievement in ceramic industry, or by outstanding service to the Society.

 

April 1, 2015

The American Ceramic Society (ACerS)—the premier global membership organization for the technical ceramics and glass community—has formed a Manufacturing Division to address the needs of members and prospective members worldwide who work within the ceramics and glass industry and its supply chain.

 

February 4, 2015

Over 2,000 advanced ceramics industry leaders and manufacturers, technicians, scientists and developers – along with buyers, executives and other corporate decision makers worldwide – will come together in Cleveland, Ohio April 28-30, 2015 at the first US Ceramics Expo. The event is organized by Smarter Shows in Brighton, UK, on behalf of the expo’s founding partner, the American Ceramic Society in Columbus, Ohio.

 

October 1, 2014

Search for sustainability drives innovation, advances in materials and manufacturing

As our planet’s population balloons, so, too, do the global challenges we face. Problem number one? Finding enough energy, food, and water sources to meet the growing demand. Problem number two? Developing innovative thinking and sustainable technology to take on those demands. Enter materials—specifically, ceramic materials—which continue to provide solutions to everyday challenges such as environmental protection, energy supply and generation, healthcare, and infrastructure.

 

September 18, 2014

The American Ceramic Society to install 2014–2015 officers, board members during 116th Annual Meeting

The American Ceramic Society (ACerS)—the leading professional organization for ceramics and glass professionals—will install its newly elected officers and board leadership during its 116th Annual Meeting on Monday, October 13, at the Materials Science and Technology 2014 (MS&T14) conference in Pittsburgh, Pa.

 

August 5, 2014

2013 impact factors find the Journal of the American Ceramic Society on top

The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) today announced the 2013 impact factors for its family of peer-reviewed journals—which includes the now top-ranked Journal of the American Ceramic Society—published by Wiley.

 

July 8, 2014

Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation debuts; appoints development director to lead donor and partner engagement 

The American Ceramic Society today announced the appointment of Marcus J. Fish to the new position of development director for the Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF). A new initiative of ACerS, the CGIF mission is to ensure that the global ceramic and glass industry is able to attract and train the highest quality talent available to work with this unique class of engineered materials.

 

May 27, 2014

The American Ceramic Society and Florida Tech announce partnership (PDF)  

The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with the Florida Institute of Technology’s (FIT) Continuing Education department to offer a series of short courses in bioceramics taught by Dr. Larry Hench.

 

May 20, 2014

The American Ceramic Society announces selection of Logan, Varshneya, and Wicks as 2014 Distinguished Life Members 

The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) today announced that Kathryn Logan, Arun Varshneya, and George Wicks have earned the distinction of Distinguished Life Membership. Distinguished Life Membership is the highest honor accorded members of the scientific and technical organization, and is given in recognition of an individual’s eminent contribution to the ceramic and glass profession.

 

May 19, 2014

The American Ceramic Society announces 2014 Class of Fellows 

The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) announces that 17 members will be elevated to Fellow status. The Fellow designation recognizes ACerS members who have distinguished themselves through outstanding contributions to the ceramic arts or sciences, broad and productive scholarship in ceramic science and technology, conspicuous achievement in ceramic industry, or by outstanding service to the Society.

 

Feb. 18, 2014

Manufacturers to tackle business strategies at April summit 

US Bureau of Labor statistics from January show the manufacturing sector has regained only 622,000 of the 2.3 million jobs lost since December 2007. To survive—and thrive—manufacturers need solid business strategies that account for global competition, innovation, patenting, workforce development, and more. Helping manufacturers build successful business strategies is the goal of the Ceramic Leadership Summit in Baltimore, Md., April 7–9, organized by The American Ceramic Society. 

 

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