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Divisions

Make the most of your ACerS membership by joining a Division

ACerS membership divisions represent principal disciplines of traditional and advanced ceramics and glass, providing members with targeted professional communities, technical meetings, and resources. Discover valuable information and welcoming communities among those who share similar technical interests and challenges.

 

One division affiliation is included in membership; additional divisions are only $10/year.

 

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 ACerS Art, Archaeology, and Conservation Science Division

Art, Archaeology & Conservation Science: ACerS AACS Division advances the scientific understanding of the materials found in ceramic art, and provides information that aids in the interpretation, reconstruction and preservation of traditional ceramic art and artifacts, as well as the techniques used in their creation.

   
 ACerS Basic Science Division

Basic Science: ACerS BSD focuses on the basic properties of materials. Researchers concerned with the chemistry and physics of ceramic materials examine processing techniques, behavior, performance, and failure mechanisms.

   
 The Cements Division of The American Ceramic Society is involved with the research, development, manufacture, and sale of cements, limes, and plasters. Developments in Portland cement occupy much of the Division members’ efforts.

Cements: ACerS Cements Division is involved with the research, development, manufacturing and sale of cements, limes, and plasters.

   
The Electronics Division of The American Ceramic Society focuses on electronic materials and devices. Traditional areas of interest include dielectric and ferroelectric materials, high-k’ and tunable dielectrics for communications applications; ferroelectric and piezoelectric ceramics; ceramics for sensors, fuel cells, batteries, superconductors, and other renewable energy technologies; and recently, thermoelectric ceramics. In addition to the traditional areas, the division also explores emerging areas such as nanoscience, electronic composites, and new ceramic devices. 

Electronics: ACerS ED deals with capacitors, superconductors, varistors, electronic packages, sensors, semiconductors and other electronic devices. Applications include components for microcomputers, communication satellites, recording heads, microwaves, automotive control systems, lasers, and fuel cells.

 

   
The purpose of the Engineering Ceramics Division of The American Ceramic Society is to stimulate interest in the development and utilization of technology that falls within the broad category termed engineering ceramics. Members accomplish this by means of meetings for the presentation and discussion of professional papers, publication of professional literature, and promotion of scientific and industrial research. 

Engineering Ceramics: ACerS ECD examines advanced ceramics such as coatings and structural ceramics that are of monolithic or composite composition. Members are concerned with the application of advanced ceramics in fields as diverse as automotive components, bioceramics, aerospace, armor, and commercial products.

 

   
 The Glass & Optical Materials Division of The American Ceramic Society focuses on the scientific research and development, application and manufacture of all types of glass, including fiber optics, the encapsulation of nuclear and hazardous wastes in glasses and the interaction of glass and ceramics in biosystems. Members of this division work with glasses in the optical, aerospace, window and electronic industries among others.

Glass & Optical Materials: ACerS GOMD focuses on the scientific research and development, application and manufacture of all types of glasses, including fiber optics, the encapsulation of nuclear and hazardous wastes in glasses and the interaction of glass and ceramics in biosystems. 

 

   
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Manufacturing: ACerS Manufacturing Division (the former Whitewares & Materials Division) focuses on meeting the broader needs of today’s manufacturers who produce or use ceramic and glass materials, including the entire supply chain. In addition to enhancing networking opportunities, it addresses new manufacturing processes and techniques, sustainability, and business and environmental issues.

 

   
The Nuclear & Environmental Technology Division of ACerS explores applications of ceramics in nuclear energy production and medicine. Current uses of ceramics in this field include fuel and absorber materials for fission reactors as isotopic heat sources, and matrices for safe immobilization of nuclear and hazardous waste materials. 

Nuclear & Environmental Technology: ACerS NETD explores applications of nuclear ceramics in energy production and medicine. Current uses of ceramics in this field include fuel and absorber materials for fission reactors as isotopic heat sources and for safe encapsulation of nuclear and hazardous waste materials.

 

   
The Refractory Ceramics Division of The American Ceramic Society examines the science, production and application of ceramics for use at elevated temperatures and in other hostile environments. Members are involved in materials development, formulation, production, and engineering of refractories for the iron, steel, aluminum, and other nonferrous metal industries as well as the minerals processing, glass, cement, and petrochemical industries. 

Refractory Ceramics: ACerS RCD examines the science, production and application of ceramics for use at elevated temperatures and in other hostile environments. Members are involved in materials development, formulation, production, and engineering of refractories for the iron, steel, aluminum, and other nonferrous metals industries as well as the minerals processing, glass, cement, and petrochemical industries.

 

   
 The Structural Clay Products Division of The American Ceramic Society emphasizes the most efficient and economical ways to manufacture brick, pipe, red-body tile and other structural clay products.

Structural Clay Products: ACerS SCPD emphasizes the most efficient and economical ways to manufacture brick, pipe, red-body tile, and other structural clay products.

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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