Eileen De Guire, Author at The American Ceramic Society

Eileen De Guire

ICACC organizers dodge curveballs and make conference a success

By Eileen De Guire / February 6, 2019

The International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC 2019) took place January 27 to February 1 in Daytona Beach. Over 1,000 people attended, with 60 percent coming from outside the U.S.

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Science for the future at the Electronic Materials and Applications Conference

By Eileen De Guire / January 29, 2019

The Electronic Materials and Applications Conference (EMA 2019) reached its 10th anniversary in Orlando on January 23-25, 2019. Topics ranged from superconductors to materials for 5G, and attendees presented talks on theoretical science and engineering research.

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MS&T18 and ACerS Annual Meeting—Recapping a busy week

By Eileen De Guire / October 19, 2018

MS&T18 closed the week with a record 3,200 attendees, 92 vendors, and thousands of technical presentations. The Annual Meeting, Awards banquet, technical sessions, and student contests rounded out a busy week for ACerS members.

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The American Ceramic Society Names New Executive Director

By Eileen De Guire / September 21, 2018

WESTERVILLE, OHIO—The American Ceramic Society Board of Directors announces the appointment of Mark J. Mecklenborg as executive director effective Jan. 1, 2019. He will succeed current executive director Charlie Spahr when he retires at the end of the year. Mecklenborg will be the Society’s 11th executive director. ACerS president Michael Alexander says, “Mark brings an energy…

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Free download: Honoring the ACerS Awards Class of 2018

By Eileen De Guire / August 13, 2018

The September Bulletin celebrates the ACerS Award recipients of 2018

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Novel MXene–ZnO composites made with cold sintering process

By Eileen De Guire / July 31, 2018

A new paper reports success making nanocomposites with wildly dissimilar materials by the cold sintering process. Each constituent brings functional properties, and the composite’s properties are better than either constituent alone.

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Ocean’s 8 makes the case for ceramic engineering education

By Eileen De Guire / June 22, 2018

Eileen loves caper movies and had high hopes for Ocean’s 8, the fourth episode in the heist genre that began with Ocean’s 11. She claims the movie’s takeaway message is that we need more ceramic engineers!

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Glass—How has it changed human lives?

By Eileen De Guire / June 11, 2018

Glass is one of the most important materials enabling the development of modern civilization. But which advances in glass science and technology have had the greatest impact on humankind? 

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More than 400 converge on San Antonio for Glass and Optical Materials Division Annual Meeting

By Eileen De Guire / May 25, 2018

ACerS Glass and Optical Materials Division welcomed a record 410 people from 25 countries to the 2018 conference in San Antonio, Texas. Four full days of technical programming, award lectures, the L. David Pye festschrift, student activities, and business meetings made for a high-energy conference.

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Refractories Symposium focuses on glass while breaking a ‘glass ceiling’

By Eileen De Guire / March 26, 2018

Last week ACerS St. Louis Section and Refractory Ceramics Division presented the 54th Annual Refractories Symposium, which has grown into the most significant annual gathering of the refractories community in North America. Nancy Bunt was the first woman to be honored with the St. Louis Section Theodore J. Planje award.

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