Erica Zimmerman

Frontiers of Ceramics & Glass Webinar Series: Rheometer Testing to Evaluate Extrusion Behavior

By Erica Zimmerman / July 19, 2021

Hosted by the Structural Clay Products Division, this webinar is presented by Prof. John Sanders of Clemson University. Capillary rheometry is a useful tool in characterizing the extrusion behavior of traditional ceramic materials used for making structural ceramics. In this study, four raw materials were characterized and compared against a known raw materials that extrudes well. A full rheometric study consisting of six extrusion velocities for three different die sizes, at three moisture contents per material were carried out.

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MS&T21 Registrations: Distinguished Life, Emeritus and Senior Members

By Erica Zimmerman / June 29, 2021

ACerS 123rd Annual Meeting takes place Oct. 17–21, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio, during MS&T. MS&T affords you an opportunity like no other. You have the chance to hear the latest technical advances and cutting-edge developments in the materials science community, connect with friends, and network with your peers. Make your plans to attend today!

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Frontiers of Ceramics & Glass Webinar Series: Synthesis and performance of ceramic-based biological composites

By Erica Zimmerman / June 29, 2021

Hosted by the Colorado Section, this webinar from Prof. David Kisailus describes the increasing need for the development of multifunctional lightweight materials with high strength and toughness.

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2021 Society Awardees Announced

By Erica Zimmerman / June 4, 2021

The American Ceramic Society’s 2021 awardees have been selected. Awards will be presented at ACerS Annual Meeting in conjunction with MS&T21 October 17 – 21, 2021 in Columbus, Oh., USA. Congratulations to the 2021 awardees!

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ACerS Frontiers of Ceramics & Glass Webinar Series: “Years of Glass – How the chemical durability of glass is predicted over millennia and beyond”

By Erica Zimmerman / June 4, 2021

Hosted by the Glass & Optical Materials Division, this webinar will feature a presentation from Dr. Joseph Ryan (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) that will examine the state-of-the-art of glass corrosion science.

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Cooper, Henry and Hoffman awards: nomination deadlines extended

By Erica Zimmerman / May 20, 2021

Nomination deadlines for three ACerS division awards have been extended to June.  Award eligibility for each can be found at ACerS Awards Page. Glass & Optical Materials:  Alfred R. Cooper Scholars Award This award recognizes undergraduate students who have demonstrated excellence in research, engineering, and/or study in glass science or technology. The recipient will receive…

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Four Bioceramics Division award nominations: July 1 deadline

By Erica Zimmerman / May 4, 2021

It’s time to begin preparing nominations for four Bioceramics Division awards with a July 1, 2021 deadline. Award eligibility for each can be found at ACerS Awards Page. Young Scholar Award This award recognizes excellence in research among current degree-seeking graduate students and postdoctoral research associates. The recipient will receive a certificate, glass piece, and…

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ACerS Frontiers of Ceramics & Glass Webinar Series: “Advanced ceramic manufacturing”

By Erica Zimmerman / April 26, 2021

Hosted by the Northern California Section, this webinar will feature presentations from Professor Jian Luo (University of California, San Diego) and Professor Katherine T. Faber (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena). Their presentations will discuss recent studies from flash sintering to ultrafast sintering without an electric field and field effects on grain growth and the fundamentals of pore network design.

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ECD Secretary Nominations Deadline: July 31, 2021

By Erica Zimmerman / April 26, 2021

The ECD Nominating Committee invites nominations for the incoming 2021–2022 division secretary candidate. Nominations will be presented for approval at the ECD Annual Business meeting during ACerS annual meeting in conjunction with MS&T 2021 in Columbus, Ohio (October 17-21, 2021). Please send your nomination form by July 31, 2021 to the nominating committee chair, Surojit Gupta. Nominating CommitteeChair:…

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Uncountable sponsored webinar: “Digitalization and the future of formulating in modern R&D labs”

By Erica Zimmerman / March 29, 2021

ACerS corporate partner, Uncountable, is sponsoring the May webinar, “Digitalization and the future of formulating in modern R&D labs” on May 11, 2021. Scientists are the literal lifeblood of new product development and innovation, but they often spend much of their time simply pulling together data to conduct analysis in hopes of key learnings. The biggest lever that R&D leaders have today is to implement tools that make this learning process faster and easier, through better data tools. This Webinar will focus on the benefits of implementing a true data infrastructure, and the challenges that organizations will face along this journey.

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