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.Read More
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.Read More
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 things make events, such as the MCARE conference, financially possible: registrants and sponsors. This year, MCARE particularly benefitted from having Harper International (Lancaster, N.Y.) step…Read More
Organizers of the Glass & Optical Materials Division’s 2011 meeting invited veteran materials engineer Richard C. Bradt to address the topic of glass strength.Read More
Steve Jung made the above presentation at ACerS’ Glass and Optical Materials Division 2011 annual meeting and conference.Read More
Wind energy expert Jose Zayas earlier this year gave a detailed presentation about the evolution, physics, siting considerations, commercial risks and current engineering challenges facing medium- and large-scale wind turbine efforts in the United States. This presentation occurred at the Materials Challenges for Alternative and Renewable Energy Zayas, project manager for Sandia National Lab’s Wind…Read More
Dave Danielson, from ARPA-E, made a valuable
keynote presentation about ARPA-E funding interests and how ceramists
and other materials scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs can best
match up their interests with the agency’s.
Gary Fischman, director of National Academies’
boards dealing with Materials, Manufacturing and Infrastructure, was
the 2009 Arthur L. Friedberg Memorial Lecturer at the recent ACerS
Annual Meeting and MS&T’09 conference.