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Published on June 29th, 2012 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

The Refractories Institute, one of ACerS’ allies in the field of promoting interest in refractory ceramic science and engineering, issued two announcements about the organization this week. The first is TRI has a new set of officers and members of its board of directors. At its annual membership meeting, TRI members elected the following individuals …

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Materials & Innovations




Published on June 29th, 2012 | By: Eileen De Guire

Is the gravity still turned on? A free falling Slinky appears to defy the laws of physics. Or does it? Credit: You Tube. This video (about 6 minutes) of a free falling Slinky shot with a high-speed camera makes it look like the Slinky is floating in air before falling. In the first minute of …

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ACerS news




Published on June 27th, 2012 | By: Eileen De Guire

[flash http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/charlie_icc4.flv mode=1 f={image=http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/charlie_icc4.jpg}] Why attend the 4th International Congress on Ceramics and 3rd Ceramic Leadership Summit? ACerS executive director, Charlie Spahr, talks about the meeting program and special events coming up in July in Chicago. “What’s in it for me?” It is the timeless question asked by anyone thinking about investing in a product, …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on June 26th, 2012 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Check ‘ em out: Bringing down the cost of fuel cells Engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have identified a catalyst that provides the same level of efficiency in microbial fuel cells as the currently used platinum catalyst, but at 5% of the cost. Since more than 60% of the investment in making microbial fuel …

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Basic science




Published on June 26th, 2012 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Functional glass summer school sponsors. We received word from the International Commission on Glass that it, along with several other organizations, will be holding a special “summer school” on functional glasses Aug. 19–24 at Shanghai University. Organizers say the five-day program is especially targeted at new PhD students or those that have recently begun research …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on June 26th, 2012 | By: Eileen De Guire

Through atomic-scale manipulation, researchers have demonstrated that a single layer of atoms can disrupt or enhance heat flow across an interface. Credit: Mark Losego; UIUC. Heat. A lot of engineering revolves around pumping it in to make a reaction happen, like glass melting, for example. A lot of engineering revolves around sucking it out, like …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on June 25th, 2012 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

According to a release from Rice University scientists and students in a research group call their mixture “strain paint” and are hopeful it can help detect deformations in structures such as buildings, bridges and airplane wings. Their study, published online this month in Nano Letters details a composite coating they invented—containing dilute individualized single-walled carbon nanotubes …

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Business




Published on June 25th, 2012 | By: P. Carlo Ratto

• Carborundum Universal International Ltd Cyprus, a wholly owned subsidiary of CUMI India, part of the $4.4 billion Murugappa Group, signed an agreement with Austria-headquartered RHI AG to buy the Vienna-based heat-resistant refractory products maker’s South African units RHI Isithebe (Pty) Ltd and RHI Refractories Africa (Pty) Ltd. The two SA businesses logged combined revenues of Rs. …

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ACerS news




Published on June 22nd, 2012 | By: Eileen De Guire

Last week’s Cements Division meeting and symposium focused on computational tools applied to cement research and development. Here, David Lange, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, asks Ed Garboczi a question at the end of the Della Roy Lecture. Credit: ACerS. Last week the ACerS Cements Division held its annual meeting at the University of Texas at …

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Last week’s Cements Division meeting and symposium focused on computational tools applied to cement research and development. Here, David Lange, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, asks Ed Garboczi a question at the end of the Della Roy Lecture. Credit: ACerS.

Last week the ACerS Cements Division held its annual meeting at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas. The theme of the June 10-12 meeting was “3rd Advances in Cement-based Materials: Characterization, Processing, Modeling and Sensing.”

Edward Garboczi, NIST Fellow, Materials and Construction Research Division, gave the Della Roy award lecture, “The Computational Materials Science of Concrete: Past—Present—Future,” to an audience of about 100 attendees. Overall, there were 35 presentations, including three invited tutorial workshop presentations and 35 posters (32 presented by students). The workshop theme was “Novel Experimental and Computational Tools,” and the presenters were Rolf Arvidson and Rouzbeh Shahsavari, both from Rice University and Jeffrey Chen from Lafarge Centre de Recherche.

The Division also awarded its 2011 Brunauer Award for the best paper published on cements in 2010 to Jeff Bullard of NIST and Robert Flatt of Sika Technology, AG, Switzerland.

The meeting was organized by Zach Grasley, Maria Juenger and Jeff Chen in coordination with the Center for Advanced Cement-based Materials

Here are a few pictures from the event in Texas, provided by meeting organizer and UTA associate professor, Maria Juenger, and ACerS staffer, Marcia Stout.


Jeff Bullard, NIST, accepts the Brunauer Award for the best paper on cements published during 2010 from Paramita Mondal, Division Chair. Robert J. Flatt, co-author on the article, was not able to attend the meeting. Credit: ACerS.



The six winners of the student poster contest are (left to right) Feraidon Ataie, Kansas State Univ.; Sriramya Nair, Univ. of Texas at Austin; Syeda Rahman, Texas A&M Univ.;Nathan Mayercsik, Georgia Institute of Technology; Natalia Shlonimskaya, Tennessee Technological Univ. and Craig Hargis, Univ. of California, Berkeley. Credit: ACerS.



Ed Garboczi (right), NIST, accepts the 2012 Della Roy Lecture Award from Zach Grasley (left). Garboczi’s lecture was titled “The Computational Materials Science of Concrete: Past-Present-Future.” Credit: ACerS



One of the 35 posters presented at the Cements Division meeting. Credit: ACerS.



The poster session attracted 35 posters, of which 32 were presented by students. Credit: ACerS.



Graduate student Zeynep Basaran from the University of Texas at Austin makes a point during her presentation. Credit: M. Juenger; UTA.


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News roundup
Published on June 22nd, 2012 | By: Eileen De Guire

News from all corners … MaterialsViews reports that Corning’s Gorilla Glass will be used in Microsoft’s new Surface tablets, which are expected to be released by the end of this year. Credit: Microsoft. Corning’s Gorilla Glass used in new Microsoft tablet Microsoft revealed the new Microsoft Surface tablet Monday, featuring Corning’s Gorilla Glass. The 10.6 inch …

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