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ACerS Engineering Ceramics Division

 

Mission Statement

 

The purpose of the Engineering Ceramics Division of The American Ceramic Society is to stimulate interest in the development and utilization of technology that falls within the broad category termed engineering ceramics. Members accomplish this by means of meetings for the presentation and discussion of professional papers, publication of professional literature, and promotion of scientific and industrial research.Our Mission: The purpose of the Engineering Ceramics Division of The American Ceramic Society is to stimulate interest in the development and utilization of technology that falls within the broad category termed engineering ceramics. Members accomplish this by means of meetings for the presentation and discussion of professional papers, publication of professional literature, and promotion of scientific and industrial research.

 

 

The purpose of the Engineering Ceramics Division of The American Ceramic Society is to stimulate interest in the development and utilization of technology that falls within the broad category termed engineering ceramics. Members accomplish this by means of meetings for the presentation and discussion of professional papers, publication of professional literature, and promotion of scientific and industrial research.

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Publication Highlights

As a service to the members of the Engineering Ceramics Division and those interested in joining The American Ceramic Society, ACerS and Wiley are providing free access to articles published in the International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology that are relevant to the engineering ceramics 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.

 

Factorial Design to Minimize Residual Oxygen in Reaction Hot-pressed Zirconium Diboride
   
Eric Neuman, William Fahrenholtz, Gregory Hilmas
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijac.12685/full

 

Optimization of the tape casting process for the development of high performance silicon nitride substrate
    Yusen Duan, Jingxian Zhang, Xiaoguang Li, Ying Shi, Jianjun Xie, Dongliang Jiang
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijac.12679/full

 

Additive manufacturing and characterization of complex Al2O3 parts based on a novel stereolithography method
   
Di An, Henzhen Li, Zhipeng Xie, Tianbin Zhu, Zudong Luo, Zhijan Shen, Jing Ma
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijac.12721/full

 

Robocasting of Silicon Nitride with Controllable Shape and Architecture for Biomedical Applications
    Santuan Zhao,Wei Xiao,Mohamed N. Rahaman,David O’Brien,Jacob W. Seitz-Sampson,B. Sonny Bal
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijac.12633/full

 
Sintering behavior and biocompatibility of a low temperature co-fired ceramic for microfluidic biosensors
    Lin Luo, Richard Eitel
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijac.12648/full

 

Division Flyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Letter from the ECD Nominating Committee:

 

Dear Friends,

 

We are honored to serve on the Engineering Ceramics Division Nominating Committee for 2016-2017. One of the most important responsibilities of the ECD Nominating Committee is to bring forward the incoming division secretary candidate for 2017-18. This nomination was presented for approval at the ECD Annual Business meeting during MS&T 2017 meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (October 8-12, 2017) and will go on the ACerS annual election ballot in spring 2018.

 

Nominations and a short description of the candidate’s qualifications, should be submitted by August 15, 2017 to the nominating committee chair: michael.c.halbig@nasa.gov

 

As you all are aware, ECD is a very vibrant and energetic division in the Society with a lot of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers. This division organizes one of the most widely recognized international meetings in the world in the area of advanced structural and functional ceramics, composites, and other emerging ceramic materials and technologies. This division also organizes and sponsors major symposia and plays a key role in the annual meeting of the Society. We are very fortunate to have many highly motivated and committed volunteers from all over the world because they are the key elements of the bright future of this division and the Society.

 

We would like to thank you for your support and participation in the Engineering Ceramics Division.

 

Sincerely,

 

Michael C. Halbig, NASA-Glenn Research Center, USA; (ECD Nominating Committee Chair) michael.c.halbig@nasa.gov

 

Junichi Tatami, Yokohama National University, Japan; tatami@ynu.ac.jp, or

 

Tatsuki Ohji, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan;
t-ohji@aist.go.jp

 

ECD Introduces Global Engagement in Ceramic Science and Technology (GECST) Program

ECD is pleased to introduce the Global Engagement in Ceramic Science and Technology (GECST) Program.  The main objectives of this program are to encourage, develop, and promote students and young professionals in the field of ceramic science and technology through their active involvement and participation in the Engineering Ceramics Division (ECD) of The American Ceramic Society (ACerS). This program will also develop and foster cooperation among young professionals from different parts of the world.

 

The ECD-GECST Program will provide Global Graduate Researchers Network (GGRN) Membership support to groups of students at certain locations for up to four years maximum for each student (depending on their level of graduate study and anticipated graduation date). These memberships will enable graduate students to become members of ECD and ACerS. 

 

Please review the ECD GECST Program  for details. A GECST application form is required for consideration for this program.  Contact Surojit Gupta if you have questions.  

Meeting Spotlight
 

January 21 – 26, 2018

42nd International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC’18)
Daytona Beach, Fla. USA

Click here to view all upcoming ACerS meetings

 

Meeting Spotlight

 Leadership

Chair:  Jingyang Wang | Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials  | Ph: 86-24-23971762

Chair-Elect: Manabu FukushimaNational Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology | Ph: 81-52-7367405

Vice-Chair/Treasurer: Surojit Gupta | University of North Dakota | Ph: (267) 251-4260

Secretary: Valerie Wiesner | NASA Glenn Research Center 

Trustee: Tatsuki Ohji | AIST | Ph: 81-52-7367096

 

Division Rules and Reports

Engineering Ceramics Division Rules

ECD Annual Report 2012-2013

ECD Annual Report 2013-2014

ECD Annual Report 2014-2015

ECD Annual Report 2015-2016

ECD Annual Report 2016-2017

Awards

James I. Mueller Memorial Award

The Mueller award recognizes the enormous contributions of James I. Mueller to the Engineering Ceramics Division and the field of engineering ceramics. It is the intent of this award to recognize the accomplishments of individuals who have made similar contributions.

 
The two main criteria used in selecting the recipient are:

  1. Long-term service to the Engineering Ceramics Division, and
  2. Work in the area of engineering ceramics that has made a significant industrial, national, or academic impact.

Award selection can be based on either criteria number one or number two, or a combination of both.

 

The award consists of a memorial plaque, certificate, and an honorarium of $1000.

 

Additional information, including nomination deadline, here

 

  • 2017 Winner: Waltraud M. Kriven, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Lecture Title: Geopolymers: Structural inorganic polymers 

 

Bridge Building Award

The Bridge Building Award recognizes individuals outside of the United States who have made outstanding contributions to engineering ceramics.

 

The two main criteria used in selecting the recipient are:

  1. Contribution to the field of engineering ceramics, including expansion of the knowledge base and commercial use thereof, and
  2. Contribution to the visibility of the field and international advocacy.

The award can be based on either criteria number one or number two.  The award consists of a glass piece, certificate, and an honorarium of $1000.

 

Additional information, including nomination deadline, here.

 

  • 2017 Winner: Pavol Šajgalík, Slovak Academy of Sciences 
    Lecture Title: Additive-free, hot-pressed silicon carbide ceramics–a material with exceptional properties

 

Global Young Investigator Award

The Global Young Investigator (GYI) award recognizes the outstanding young ceramic engineer and scientist whose achievements have been significant to the profession and to the general welfare of the community around the globe. Nominations are open to candidates from industry, academia, or government-funded laboratory – across the world.

 

The award winner will present a keynote lecture at the Global Young Investigator Forum of the ICACC meeting. The award consists of US $1,000 honorarium and a certificate of achievement, as well as complimentary registration.

 

The main criteria used in selecting the recipient of this award will be:
(1) the individual’s contribution to the field of Ceramic Science and Engineering, including expansion of the knowledge base and their commercial use and

 

(2) the individual’s contributions to the promotion of conferences and technical events, global young professional forum, and other professional events, which resulted in visibility of the field and international advocacy.

 

A nominee must be 35 years old or younger at the time of award presentation (January of the award year), and is required to be a member of The American Ceramic Society. Nominations can be made by any individual or group. Self nominations are permitted, but are not recommended/preferred. Nominations made by a sponsor who is a member of The American Ceramic Society are strongly preferred.

 

Additional information, including nomination deadline, here.

 

  • 2017 Winner: Gang Liu, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences  
    Lecture Title: Multi-scale designing of solar-driven photocatalysts

 

Daytona Beach Best Paper and Poster Awards

ECD selects Daytona Beach Best Papers and Best Posters each year from the papers and posters that are presented at the annual Daytona Beach Conference. The Daytona Beach Best Paper Awards will be selected from the papers that are presented at the Conference and submitted in written paper format for the Conference proceeding publications, and that are recommended or nominated for Best Paper award consideration by one of the Conference paper technical reviewers or an ECD member. Invited papers are not eligible for awards.

 

 Job Opportunities

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