ACerS news

PACC-FMAs 2024 welcomes a swell of new attendees for a week of talks and sloths

By Lisa McDonald / April 19, 2024

The 2024 Pan American Ceramics Congress and Ferroelectrics Meeting of Americas took place April 7–11 in Panama City, Panama. The conference witnessed a surge in attendance compared to 2022 and welcomed a record-number of students from South American countries.

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Failure analysis takes center stage at 59th Annual Symposium on Refractories

By Amanda Engen / April 9, 2024

ACerS Greater Missouri Section and Refractory Ceramics Division held the 59th Annual Symposium on Refractories in St. Louis, Mo., March 26–28, 2024. Almost 240 members of the refractory ceramics community attended the meeting, which focused on unleashing refractory potential through root cause analysis.

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Ceramics for manufacturing, plus more inside April 2024 ACerS Bulletin

By Lisa McDonald / April 4, 2024

The April 2024 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring ceramics for manufacturing—is now available online. Plus—new C&GM.

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Unleashing ceramic potential through root cause analysis, plus more inside March 2024 ACerS Bulletin

By Lisa McDonald / February 29, 2024

The March 2024 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring methods and procedures to determine the root cause of material failures and behavior—is now available online. Plus—Zachariasen and the Manhattan Project.

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EMA 2024 debuts in Denver

By Amanda Engen / February 28, 2024

The Electronic Materials and Applications Conference moved from its original home in Florida to Denver, Colo., taking place Feb. 13–16, 2024. More than 330 attendees, of which nearly a third were students, attended the conference.

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Overcoming ceramic challenges at the 48th ICACC in Daytona Beach

By Amanda Engen / February 13, 2024

The 48th International Conference on Applied Ceramics and Composites took place in Daytona Beach, Fla., Jan. 28–Feb. 2, 2024. The conference included 19 symposia; five focused sessions; and a special focused session on diversity, entrepreneurship, and commercialization.

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Communicating the sustainability crisis: ACerS members help lead the charge for action with new paper, alliance

By Lisa McDonald / January 16, 2024

The world is facing a fundamental sustainability crisis. Scientists have a role to play in not only developing new materials and technologies to combat the crisis but also in communicating about the situation to the public. Several ACerS members have made significant strides in this regard with the release of a new paper and helping to establish a new international alliance.

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Ceramics for renewable energy generation, plus more inside January/February 2024 ACerS Bulletin

By Lisa McDonald / January 11, 2024

The January/February 2024 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring ceramics for renewable energy generation—is now available online. Plus—ceramic-based arts for mood disorder treatment.

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Rockin’ around the CTTs: Lisa’s top five favorite Ceramic Tech Today posts from 2023

By Lisa McDonald / January 2, 2024

Chronic disease treatment, mineral production, and research evaluation make Lisa’s list of top five favorite CTT posts from 2023.

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Introduction to “Piezoelectric and dielectric ceramics” for ACT @ 20

By Jonathon Foreman / December 15, 2023

To celebrate the milestone of the 20th volume of the International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, the editorial team assembled a selection of journal papers representing the excellent work from the advanced ceramics community. The focus this month is piezoelectric and dielectric ceramics.

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