An entrepreneur’s vision and a company’s birth: An interview with Surmet’s Suri Sastri

By Stephanie Liverani / September 9, 2015

Suri Sastri, president and founder of Surmet Corporation, shares insights about the company’s journey to success with ACerS in this video interview. Surmet won the ACerS Corporate Technical Achievement Award in October 2013.

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Hench lecture on “Innovative ceramic technologies to change the world”

By Eileen De Guire / May 7, 2014


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Video: 3D structures from liquid metal

By Jim Destefani / July 11, 2013

We know, we know…we’re the American CERAMIC Society. But this bit of video from North Carolina State University (Raleigh), where researchers at the university have used 3D printing to produce…

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How does Superman shave?

By Jim Destefani / June 11, 2013

If you’ve been living under a rock, you may not be aware there’s a new “Superman” movie due out June 14. A trailer for Man of Steel shows a bearded…

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Arun Varshneya recounts mentor’s influence in Cooper Lecture

By / November 12, 2012

Serendipity was smiling on Arun Varshneya when he met Al Cooper in 1965. As Varshneya recounts during the Cooper Distinguished Lecture he delivered at the MS&T’12 conference, the two met when Cooper was taking a sabbatical year at Sheffield University (United Kingdom) where Varshneya was nearing the end of his undergraduate studies.

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Wolfgang Rossner on advanced ceramics for sustainability & Siemens’ corporate technology

By / September 5, 2012

Wolfgang Rossner, leader of the Ceramic Materials and Devices division of Siemen’s, spoke at the Ceramic Leadership Summit about how the company approaches the development of its technical strategies.

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ABB’s Kreusel says ‘Energy storage as an important part of Smart Grids’

By / March 8, 2012

When people test-drive hybrid-electric or extended-range electric vehicles, such as the Toyota Prius or the Chevy Volt or the Nissan Leaf, the question came up, “What happens to electric vehicle batteries when they wear out?”

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UAB group demonstrates techniques to electrospin improved 3D tissue engineering scaffolds

By Eileen De Guire / March 7, 2012

A lot of the basics of electrospinning have been figured out and it is relatively easy to use a desktop apparatus to spin mats of a particular material or even functionally graded materials, so a lot the recent emphasis on electrospinning has been devoted to scaling up these systems for mass production.

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Final photo report from MCARE 2012

By / March 2, 2012

Tom Mroz, technical director, Harper International. Credit: ACerS. Wednesday and Thursday were the final days of symposia at the Materials Challenges in Alternative & Renewable Energy meeting. At least two…

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Flying machines and falling men

By Eileen De Guire / February 22, 2012

The University of Pennsylvania GRASP Lab released a video of flying robots maneuvering in swarm-like formations. The machines are called “Nano Quadrotors,” to reflect their small size (about the size of a small saucer) and their four helicopter-like rotors.

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