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.
December 9th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers from North Carolina State University discovered a new phase of solid carbon that is harder than diamonds and can be formed at room temperature and at ambient atmospheric pressure.
November 6th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Looking for your next career opportunity in the ceramic and glass industry? You'll want to check out this premiere online resource designed to match qualified job seekers with leading industry organizations.
October 21st, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Tufts University (Medord, Mass.) and the University of Sydney (Australia) have developed a novel type of biodegradable scaffold that combines silk and ceramic to help broken bodies jointly rebuild the cartilage and bone that compose joints.
September 25th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Earlier this month, the World Academy of Ceramics honored 13 ACerS members for internationally renowned, significant contributions to the advancement of ceramic science and technology.
September 16th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Dr. William David Kingery is still revered for his myriad contributions to the study of modern ceramics. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology materials science and engineering department reopened the W. David Kingery Ceramics and Glass Laboratory in April and students have been busy at work in the new space ever since.
September 9th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Suri Sastri, president and founder of Surmet Corporation, shares insights about the company's journey to success with ACerS in this video interview. Surmet won the ACerS Corporate Technical Achievement Award in October 2013.
July 8th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
The European Ceramic Society hosted a summer school program June 17–19 in Madrid that focused on ceramic and glass science and technology—specifically, applications to bioceramics and bioglasses.
June 25th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
ACerS got the inside scoop about what goes on in today's high school science classrooms at the Materials Camp for Teachers, organized by the ASM Materials Education Foundation, June 15-19, at Ohio State University. The Ceramics and Glass Industry Foundation was one of the event's sponsors.
June 24th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
In spite of its practical importance and long productive life, varistors today remain the unsung hero of electronics, especially when compared to more glamorous silicon-based transistors and diodes.