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ACerS Divisions


The ten divisions represent principal disciplines of traditional and advanced ceramics and glass. They connect members to valuable information and to welcoming communities who share similar technical interests and challenges. One division affiliation is included in membership, and additional divisions are only $10/year.


Art, Archaeology & Conservation Science: 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.


Join the Art Division!

Basic Science: 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.


Join the Cement Division!

Cements: Involved with the research, development, manufacturing and sale of cements, limes, and plasters.


Join the Electronics Division!

Electronics: 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.


Join the Engineering Ceramics Division!

Engineering Ceramics: 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.


Join the Glass & Optical Materials Division!

Glass & Optical Materials: 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.


Join the Nuclear & Environmental Technology Division!

Nuclear & Environmental Technology: 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.


Join the Refractory Ceramics Division!

Refractory Ceramics: 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.


Join the Structural Clay Products Division!

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


Join the Whitewares & Materials Division!

Whitewares & Materials: Concentrates on finding ways to improve the production of whiteware products — floor and wall tile, dinnerware, foodservice ware, and sanitaryware — and the production and processing of minerals, materials, and additives used in manufacturing of these ceramic products.





























































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