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ACerS Cements Division

 

Mission Statement

 

Our Mission: 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.

 

 

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.

Credit: S. Cardigan; Flickr; CC BY 2.0

 

Watch the Cements Division video!  

The American Ceramic Society Cements Division is a diverse community of researchers from industry and academia that study the materials science of cements. Our aim is to advance the fundamental knowledge of and to develop new technologies for concrete—the most widely used man-made material on Earth.

 

This video, filmed at our July 2015 meeting at Kansas State University, attempts to capture the enthusiasm and energy of this group, giving various perspectives of what the Cements Division and ACerS bring to our field. 

 

If you share our interests or are curious to discover a new field, then please join us at our upcoming conference at Pennsylvania State University in spring 2018. We hope to see you there!

 

 

 

Publication Highlights

As a service to the members of the Cements Division and those interested in joining The American Ceramic Society, ACerS and Wiley are providing free access to articles published in the Journal of the American Ceramic Society that are relevant to the cements industry. These articles will be unlocked until September 30, 2017.  After that time, ACerS members can access these articles after logging in to www.ceramics.org.

 

Cements in the 21st century: challenges, perspectives, and opportunities
           Joseph J. Biernacki, Jeffrey W. Bullard, Gaurav Sant, Kevin Brown, Fredrik P. Glasser, Scott Jones, Tyler Ley, Richard Livingston, Luc Nicoleau, Jan Olek, Florence Sanchez, Rouzbeh Shahsavari, Paul E. Stutzman, Konstantine Sobolev, Tracie Prater
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jace.14948/full

 

 

Characterization of ceramic-based construction and demolition waste: use as pozzolan in cements
            Eloy Asensio, César Medina, Moisés Frías, María Isabel Sánchez de Rojas
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jace.14437/full

 

 

The Influence of Activated Coal Mining Wastes on the Mineralogy of Blended Cement Pastes
            Moisés Frías, Olga Rodriguez, Raquel Vigil de la Villa, Rosario García, Sagrario Martínez-Ramiréz, Lucía J Fernández-Carrasco, Iñigo Vegas
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jace.13840/full

 

Division Flyer 

 

 

Meeting Spotlight
 

June 11 – 12, 2018

 

 9th Advances in Cements-Based Materials (Cements 2018) 

 

Pennsylvania State University  |  State College, Pa. USA

 

 

 

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Division Leadership

 

Chair: Matthew D’Ambrosia | CTLGroup | Ph: (847) 972-3264

Chair-elect: David Corr | Northwestern University

Secretary: Denise Silva | CGP Applied Technologies

Trustee: Maria Juenger | University of Texas-Austin | Ph: (512) 471-1630

 

Division Rules and Reports

 

Cements Division Rules

Cements Annual Report 2012-2013

Cements Annual Report 2013-2014

Cements Annual Report 2014-2015

Cements Annual Report 2015-2016

 

Awards

 

Brunauer Best Paper Award

This award is presented for the best scientific paper on the topic of cement and concrete published by ACerS during the previous year.

 

        2016 Winning paper: Soft X-ray Ptychographic Imaging and Morphological Quantification of         Calcium Silicate Hydrates (C–S–H)

         Journal of the American Ceramic Society; 98(12) 4090–4095 (2015)

         by Sungchul Bae, Rae Taylor, David Shapiro, Peter Denes, John Joseph, Rich Celestre,                  Stefano Marchesini, Howard Padmore, Tolek Tyliszczak, Tony Warwick,
         David Kilcoyne, Pierre Levitz and Paulo J. M. Monteiro

 

2015 Winning Paper: “An Application of Computer-Aided Molecular Design (CAMD) Using the Signature Molecular Descriptor”

 

Part 1. “Identification of Surface Tension Reducing Agents and the Search for Shrinkage Reducing Admixtures”

Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 97 (2) 365-377 (2014)

by Hamed M. Kayello; Naresh K. R. Tadisina; Natalia Shlonimskaya; Joseph J. Biernacki; Donald P. Visco Jr.

 

Part 2. “Evaluating Newly Identified Suface Tension-Reducing Substances for Potential Use as Shrinkage-Reducing Admixtures”

Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 97 (2) 378-385 (2014)

by Natalia Shlonimskaya; Joseph J. Biernacki; Hamed M. Kayello; Donald P. Visco Jr.

 

2013 Winning Paper: “The Instantaneous Apparent Activation Energy of Cement Hydration Measured Using a Novel Calorimetry-Based Method”

Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 95 (10) 3291-3296 (2012)

 

2011 Winning Paper: “New Insights into the Effect of Calcium Hydroxide Precipitation on the Kinetics of Tricalcium Silicate Hydration”

Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 93 (7) 1894-1903 (2010)

by Jeffrey W. Bullard and Robert J. Flatt

 

2010 Winning Paper: “First-Principles Study of Elastic Constants and Interlayer Interactions of Complex Hydrated Oxides: Case Study of Tobermorite and Jennite” 
Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 92 (10) 2323-2330(2009)
by Rouzbeh Shahsavari, Markus J. Buehler, Roland J.-M. Pellenq, and Franz-Josef Ulm

 

L.E. Copeland Award
This award recognizes an individual for outstanding contributions to the development and understanding of cement and concrete science. Presentation of this award is considered whenever the Copeland Award Committee feels that there is a suitable candidate. 

 

Della Roy Lecture and Award

The Della Roy lecturer is selected each year by the division executive committee. The recipient does not need to be a member of the Cements Division or the Society at large.

 

        2017 Della Roy Lecturer:

        Paulo Monteiro, University of California, Berkeley

        Lecture title and link: “Characterization of Cementitious Materials Using X-Ray Synchrotron Radiation: What we know, what we don’t know, and what we want to know”  

 

2016 Della Roy Lecturer:

Joe Biernacki, Tennessee Technological University

Lecture title: “What do artificial intelligence, synthetic life-chemistry and nuclear fusion have to do with cement? (a vision for things to come)”

 

2015 Della Roy Lecturer:

Hamlin Jennings, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Jennings died the week before he was to give the Della Roy Lecture. His colleagues put together this video tribute recognizing the many contribution of Hamlin Jennings and showed it at the Cements meeting     held at Kansas State University in July 2015.  

 

2014 Della Roy Lecturer:

Ellis Gartner, scientific director (chemistry), Lafarge Central Research, France

Lecture title: 40 Years a Cement Scientist – Can this be Sustainable?

 

2013 Della Roy Lecturer:

Leslie J. Struble, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Lecture title: Calcium in Geopolymers

Watch the video of Dr. Struble presenting the lecture “Effects of Calcium on the Geopolymer Reaction”

 

2012 Della Roy Lecturer: 

Edward Garboczi, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Lecture title: The Computational Materials Science of Concrete: Past – Present – Future

 

2011 Della Roy Lecturer:

Karen Scivener, Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Construction Materials at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland). 

Lecture title: Modelling Hydration Kinetics of Cementitious Systems

 

        2017 Student Poster Winners:

 

        Alexander Brand
        National Institute of Standards and Technology

 

        Kai Gong 
        Princeton University 

 

        Abhishek Master
        University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

         Azadeh A. Asghari
         Missouri University of Science & Technology

 

 

         2017 YouTube Contest Winner:

 

         Marisol Tsui Chang 
         Oregon State University 

 

Job Opportunities

 

ACerS Career Center

 


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