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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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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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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 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…

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Richard Bradt’s: ‘A fracture mechanics view of the practical strength of glass”

By / February 21, 2012

Organizers of the Glass & Optical Materials Division’s 2011 meeting invited veteran materials engineer Richard C. Bradt to address the topic of glass strength.

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Steve Jung: ‘Controlling the formation of calcium compounds when bioactive glass reacts in vivo’

By / February 13, 2012

Steve Jung made the above presentation at ACerS’ Glass and Optical Materials Division 2011 annual meeting and conference.

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Sandia’s Jose Zayas on Wind Energy: Background, opportunities and materials challenges

By / August 18, 2010

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…

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Ceramic, glass opportunities and advice for ARPA-E funding

By / August 18, 2010

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.

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’09 Friedberg Lecture: ‘Ceramics in a 21st Century Materials World’ by Gary Fischman

By / March 2, 2010

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.

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Orton 2009 Lecture

By / November 11, 2009

ETH Zurich professor Ludwig J. Gauckler gave the 2009 Edward Orton Jr. Memorial Lecture at the recently completed ACerS Annual Meeting and MST’09 Conference.

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