ACerS news

Thinking of our friends and the situation in Japan (updated)

By / March 14, 2011

It goes without saying that all ACerS members, leaders and staff are distraught about the effects of Japan’s earthquake, tsunami and the struggle of that nation to regain control of the nuclear power facilities. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the people of Japan. Despite our Society’s name, a large portion of …

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Senior editor wanted

By / March 4, 2011

Do you like this blog? Do you already write about science? If you are an experienced science writer or reporter (with a credentialed background in one of the physical sciences or engineering) with strong understanding of digital and prepress publishing processes, we’d like to talk to you! The American Ceramic Society has an opening for…

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MS&T’11 symposium to highlight career of Jay Narayan

By / March 2, 2011

Credit: Narayan, NCSU. One of the things I am looking forward to at this fall’s MS&T program is a special symposium dedicated to the research contributions of Jagdish (Jay) Narayan, a professor at North Carolina State University. Narayan, a member of ACerS and many other sci-tech organizations, has covered a lot of territory in his…

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Micromeritics offers free materials characterization workshop

By / February 15, 2011

Micromeritics, a manufacturer of particle and nanotechnology instruments and equipment, is offering a free materials characterization workshop and plant tour on March 15, 2011, at its headquarters located in Norcross, Ga. The company says the workshop will benefit scientists, laboratory supervisors and technicians in industry and academia where knowledge of the physical characteristics of powders and…

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PACRIM abstract deadline extended

By / January 27, 2011

With over 1,100 abstracts already in hand, the organizers of the 9th International Meeting of Pacific Rim Ceramic Societies (PACRIM 9) say they are extending their call for papers to Feb. 11, 2011. PACRIM 9 will be held July 10-14, 2011 in Cairns, Australia. The meeting has been organized to coincide with the biennial meeting…

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Competition announced for refractories-based Gustav Eirich Awards

By / January 18, 2011

Two Germany entities, the Maschinenfabrik Gustav Eirich Company of Hardheim and the European Center for Refractories (ECRef) of Hohr-Grenzhausen have announced the opening of a competition for the Gustav Eirich Award. The award is designed to promote the excellence of young academics and support innovative ideas in the refractory industry. The goal of the award…

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A perspective on materials databases

By Steve Freiman and John Rumble / January 13, 2011

It is widely accepted that convenient access to reliable materials property data is vital to the development of innovative components and devices, as well as for modeling and theoretical calculations of properties. We believe the field of ceramics can be used as a prototype for the issues facing the development and maintenance of a materials…

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Germany’s Fraunhofer: Diamond–ceramic composites, sepsis test-on-a-card, hot-embossed glass microlenses

By / December 22, 2010

Germany’s Fraunhofer Institutes have been churning out a fascinating collection of announcements this year that showcase the group’s ability to successfully span the research-demonstration-deployment worlds. Deservedly, a lot of countries are looking at Fraunhofer’s ability to blend science, engineering and manufacturing in ways the leverage lots of both government and private sector support. For example,…

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Visions of beauty at the nanoscale: 2010 Ceramographic winners

By / November 30, 2010

Each year, the ACerS Basic Science Division sponsors a ceramographic competition at the Society’s Annual Meeting. The competition’s top award is the Roland B. Snow Award, presented to the Best of Show winner of the competition. All of this year’s entries went on display at the recent MS&T’10 conference in Houston where they wowed the…

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Goyal named R&D Mag’s ‘Innovator of the Year’

By / November 8, 2010

ACerS Fellow Amit Goyal of Oak Ridge National Lab was named Innovator of the Year by R&D Magazine. An ACerS member since 1998, Goyal’s work is focused on high-temperature superconductivity. R&D Magazine has given Goyal’s work much recognition, having honored his contributions to five R&D 100 Award-winning projects. Just this past year Goyal received two awards,…

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