January 8th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
If we’re going to colonize Mars someday, we’ll need to build durable structures to shelter us from the elements. Materials scientists at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., have developed a concrete material using only what's available on the red planet and without using water.
December 18th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
To honor the 40-year milestone of ICACC, Jim McCauley—ICACC cofounder and ACerS past president—gives us a brief history of the meeting and how it became the go-to international event for engineering ceramics.
December 10th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
U.K. television show "The Great Pottery Throwdown" goes beyond entertaining at the potter’s wheel—the show also uses scientific experts to link traditional ceramics to the world of advanced ceramics. Included in the show’s cadre of experts is none other than ACerS President-elect Bill Lee.
November 18th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
After almost a year of research and development, engineers at Iowa State University are putting their taller concrete wind turbine towers to the test with plans to revolutionize how we harness wind power in the U.S.
October 2nd, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Tarmac, a U.K.-based sustainable building materials and solutions company, has pioneered a new permeable concrete that allows a ridiculous amount of water to flow right through its surface, preventing pooling and puddles.
September 22nd, 2015 | by Eileen De Guire
In a video tribute, former students of the late Hamlin Jennings remember how he taught them to conduct scientific inquiry and to think broadly and without prejudice
September 1st, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
A new analysis—the first-ever look at artificial coastal infrastructure—shows that 14% of U.S. shorelines have been artificially hardened.
August 7th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Multiscale 3-D printing using cement-based materials was the focus of a National Science Foundation workshop held at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tenn.) July 16–17.
July 31st, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
ACerS’ Cements Division held their 6th Advances in Cement-based Materials meeting in Manhattan, Kan., July 20-22 and, by all accounts, it was a solid success. The meeting featured cutting-edge research, tutorials, and awards presentations.
July 13th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
The latest research to shed light on the ductility and durability of ancient concrete comes from geophysicists at the Stanford University, who discovered concrete-like rock deep within a dormant volcano in Italy they say could explain how ancient Romans invented the compound used to build structures like the Pantheon and Colosseum.