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:
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- Computational Design of Ceramic Materials (CDCM). TIG Champions: Liping Huang, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Veena Tikare, Sandia National Labs; Sujanto Widjaja; Corning Incorporated; Randall Youngman, Corning Incorporated
- Bioceramic-based Materials for Medical Devices and Regenerative Medicine. TIG Champions: Steve Jung, Mo-Sci Corporation; Julian Jones, Imperial College London
- Manufacturing and Cost Issues for Ceramic, CMC and other Advanced Materials. TIG Champion: Edmund Moore, Wright Patterson AFB
Technical Interest Group (TIG) Rules
- Chair and Co-chair must be willing to commit time (three years) to organize and promote TIG activities.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.