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Celebrating ACerS 2017 awards and honors, plus more inside September ACerS Bulletin

By April Gocha / August 17, 2017

The September 2017 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring ACerS 2017 class of awards, an interagency report on ceramic coatings to improve engine efficiency, and a novel bauxite porcelain microstructure for high-voltage insulation—is now available online.

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Branding the author in you—How to get your research cited

By Jonathon Foreman / June 27, 2017

You’ve finally published your research. Now how do you get cited? Jonathon Foreman, managing editor of ACerS journals, offers tips on getting your research cited and shared.

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JACerS editor provides tips for getting research published in series of workshops in China

By Faye Oney / June 12, 2017

Bill Fahrenholtz is presenting workshops to students in several universities in China on how to get their research published. Here are the highlights of the first one he delivered to students at the University of Science and Technology Beijing.

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PACRIM12–GOMD viewed through the lens of youth

By Eileen De Guire / June 6, 2017

University of North Dakota assistant professor, Surojit Gupta, has made it his mission to help grad students attend ACerS conferences. Six students who attended PACRIM12–GOMD in Hawaii—with NSF funding from Gupta—report on their experiences.

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PACRIM12 with GOMD feeds attendees in mind and body

By Eileen De Guire / June 4, 2017

[Image above] Food provided during the poster session and eaten with this view of the resort. Tuesday, May 23. Credit: M. Ahmadzadeh By Mostafa Ahmadzadeh Washington State University Aloha! My name is Mostafa Ahmadzadeh. I’m a 3rd-year P.hD. candidate at Washington State University, working on glasses and glass-ceramics for applications in nuclear waste vitrification. I…

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Future responsibilities and the road ahead for new graduates

By Eileen De Guire / June 4, 2017

[image above] Open-air networking between sessions at PACRIM12-GOMD. Credit: ACerS By Yin Liu Alfred University As a first-time PacRim attendee and second-time recipient of the NSF travel award, I feel myself immersed in a vastly changing world, even on an “isolated” Pacific island from the main continent. I got my Ph.D. in ceramics in May,…

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PacRim Young Investigator Forum explores big ideas in nano

By Eileen De Guire / June 4, 2017

[image above] These raft recliners were not PACRIM attendees! They are dummies used in a children’s game show that was being filmed onsite while the conference was underway. Credit: ACerS By Dereck Nills Ferreira Muche University of California, Davis    The PACRIM 12 with Glass & Optical Materials Division Meeting (GOMD) 2017 in Waikoloa, Hawaii, held…

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PacRim forum takes mystery out of journal publishing

By Eileen De Guire / June 4, 2017

[image above] Lunch sponsored by Saint-Gobain made efficient use of the lunchtime publishing workshop. Credit: ACerS By Hui Li University of California, Davis Now in the third year of my Ph.D. life in materials science, PACRIM12 is the first time that I got the chance to attend a science conference in the field as a…

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Do you want to be cited? Search engine optimization can accelerate your career with minimal additional effort

By Jonathon Foreman / May 30, 2017

You can give yourself a leg up in the professional world by employing search engine optimization techniques while writing your manuscripts—simply focus on the most important keywords and place them into your manuscript strategically.

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In prestigious company: ACerS president Bill Lee gains Freedom of the City of London

By April Gocha / May 28, 2017

ACerS president Bill Lee recently participated in one of the oldest surviving traditional ceremonies still in existence today—and, as a result of this “peculiarly English” ceremony, Lee is now a Freeman of the City of London.

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