Interviews

Jeff Stevenson on solid oxide fuel cells

By / March 18, 2010

Jeff Stevenson is a Laboratory Fellow in the Energy Materials Group at the Pacific Northwest National Lab, and has been working on SOFCs for more than a decade.

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Jay Singh on the 34th ICACC and Challenges Facing Ceramists Today

By / February 10, 2010

In this discussion, Singh shares highlights from the conference, and discusses some of the global challenges facing today’s ceramists.

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Geopolymer: A Cheaper, Greener Alternative for Cement – Trudy Kriven

By / February 9, 2010

In the revolutionary way that aerogel is starting to redefine insulation, geopolymer
may be poised to redefine cement, concrete and a lot of other advanced
composite materials.

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Video of the week: Jack Mecholsky on using fractal geometry to study ceramic materials

By / November 27, 2009

John (Jack) Mecholsky is a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Florida. Mecholsky is also past member of the ACerS Board of Directors. Mecholsky is associated with the Dental Biomaterials Program, Biomedical Engineering, and the Veterinary College. His research focuses on biomaterials, fractal analysis, fractography and the…

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Cal Stevenson: High Temperature-Resistant Furnaces

By / September 10, 2009

Stevenson is the founder and CEO of Deltech Furnaces Inc., a maker of specialty furnaces that have been used for everything from analyzing moon rocks to manufacturing advanced materials for fuel cells.

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Delbert Day – Medical Treatments with Microspheres

By / September 1, 2009

Del Day, the curator’s professor emeritus of Missouri University of Science and Technology, discusses his work in the field of bioceramics. Day has spent several decades researching bioceramic and bioglass materials, and developing applications for those materials.

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Video of the week- Sylvia Johnson on NASA’s thermal protection systems

By / August 12, 2009

Sylvia Johnson, branch chief for the Thermal Protection Materials and Systems Branch of the NASA Ames Research Center, discusses applications related to thermal protection systems that she and her team have been developing for NASA space vehicles. She describes the differences between reusable TPS used, for example, with the space shuttle, and ablating single-use ceramics…

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Aldo Boccaccini – Vitirification of hazardous wastes, bioglass and electrophoretic deposition

By / August 10, 2009

Aldo Boccaccini is a professor in materials science at Imperial College, U.K. and a member of the London Center for Nanotechnology, a joint project between Imperial College and University College, U.K.

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Joel Moskowitz: Ceradyne’s Armor Roots, New Market Opportunities and Surviving the Economy

By / July 30, 2009

Here is a chance to get a first-hand business report from one of the United States’ most successful ceramic products company.

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Gary Messing: Substituting ceramics for single crystals

By / July 17, 2009

How do you sinter material to perfection to make it as transparent as window glass . . . or a single crystal?

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