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Technical Interest Groups (TIGs)

Organize with fellow ACerS members around interdisciplinary or emerging topics through a Technical Interest Group. TIGs are intended to allow members, and their colleagues who are not yet members, to collaborate on research and solutions for specific ceramic-related topics. Form a Technical Interest.


TIGS will reflect the interests of the members who organize them. Possible outcomes include:

  • Symposia at established meetings
  • Articles in ACerS publications
  • New books or proceedings
  • Development of a new meeting
  • Round-robin tests of materials
  • New standards
  • Discussion Groups


Join a Technical Interest Group


Technical Interest Group (TIG) Rules

  1. Chair and Co-chair must be willing to commit time (three years) to organize and promote TIG activities.
  2. Within one year, chair and co-chair must be able to identify a minimum of eight additional ACerS members who will participate in TIG activities.
  3. Each new TIG must have at least ten members within one year of forming; no restrictions on how many TIGs a member may participate in, but no member may chair (or be an associate chair) of more than one TIG
  4. Chair and co-chair must submit one paragraph that describes the goals and interests of the TIG, and one paragraph that outlines plans; e.g., organize symposia, round-robin research projects, publications, etc.
  5. TIGs must submit annual reports (1 to 6 pages) to the ACerS Strategic Planning for Emerging Opportunities Committee, reviewing activities and identifying plans for next year.
  6. Annual reports due to SPEO 45 days before start of ACerS Annual Meeting Contact.



For questions about forming a Technical Interest Group or to learn more about potential TIG ideas, contact Mark Mecklenborg, Director, Technical Publications and Meetings, 614-794-5829.


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