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Western New York Section










2017 Section Officers:


Chair:  Matt Creedon, Washington Mills


Treasurer: David Gottfried, Alfred University 


Secretary: Holly Shulman, Ceralink


Trustee One: Doreen Edwards, Rochester Institute of Technology


Trustee Two: Lou Mattos, Corning



Western New York Section Announces March 1, 2018 Tour and Dinner Meeting


ACerS members and friends are invited to enjoy an informative program, tour, and dinner at Praxair Technology Center, 303 Woodward Avenue, Tonawanda, NY, 14151.  Praxair, Inc., is a leading industrial gas company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide.  Praxair produces, sells, and distributes atmospheric, process, and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings.


Tentative agenda:


2:45 p.m. – Arrival and Welcome


3:15 p.m. – Presentation, “Ceramic Materials for Gas Separation” by Jonathan Lane, Praxair R&D


3:45 p.m. – Presentation, “Syngas Production with Praxair’s Oxygen Ion Conducting Ceramic Membranes” by Max Christie, Praxair R&D


4:30 p.m. – Infrastructure Tour: OTM Syngas Pilot Reactor


5:30 p.m. – Buffet dinner


7:00 p.m. – Departure


For more information and to RSVP (by February 21), contact Victoria Willard at VW2@alfred.edu.



Section Enjoys Recent Tour and Dinner Meeting

Members of the Western New York Section met on August 1 for a plant tour of ASK Chemical Hi-Tech, LLC, in Alfred Station, New York, which was followed by dinner at Rosebush Restaurant in Alfred.  A general Section meeting was held during which a draft mission statement was discussed, as well as plans for doing student outreach using the Materials Science Classrooms Kits, which were originally developed by the ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors and distributed by The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation. 


Western New York Section Holds Meeting

The newly-revitalized Western New York Section held a well-attended meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 26, 2017, in conjunction with Ceramics Expo.


Following an introduction by Section Chair Matt Creedon, special guest, ACerS President Bill Lee, kicked off the meeting by welcoming everyone and outlining his vision for the Society and the Section.


Christopher Janson, Business Development Executive, NYS Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics, followed with a presentation on how the Center leverages the University at Buffalo’s cutting edge materials science and informatics expertise to foster a culture of innovation and drive critical to R&D activities that directly impact private sector growth in advanced manufacturing, life sciences, and energy.



Matt Creedon led a discussion of Section membership and all in attendance were enrolled as Section members if they weren’t a member already.  A suggestion was made to also make Material Advantage students in the region Section members as well.


Attendees discussed various ideas for future events and it was agreed that a meeting should be planned for the near future.


For questions, contact Matt Creedon at mjcreedon22@gmail.com.


Check back for upcoming meetings and events!

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