Eileen De Guire, Author at The American Ceramic Society

Eileen De Guire

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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BMW, ACerS introduce new products at Daytona Beach last week

By Eileen De Guire / January 31, 2018

ACerS, like BMW, unveiled new products at the Hilton Daytona Beach last week. We introduced the new Bulletin Archive Online, while BMW introduced its M8 GTE race car.

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ICACC 2018—Never a dull moment between sessions, networking, and government shutdown

By Eileen De Guire / January 26, 2018

ICACC organizers worked around havoc created by the federal shutdown to deliver a conference with excellent technical content, networking, and an expo.

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Defects, failure, and cold contribute to success of Conference on Electronic and Advanced Materials

By Eileen De Guire / January 23, 2018

Nearly 345 people from about 22 countries, including about 85 students, came to Orlando, Fla., last week for the Conference on Electronic and Advanced Materials, coorganized by ACerS Electronics Division and ACerS Basic Science Division.

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