The Materials Genome Initiative is a multi-stakeholder effort to develop an infrastructure that will accelerate materials discovery and deployment.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
Apropos to the latest round of ash clouds spewing from the EyjafjallajökullI volcano, plus indications that some
utilities are going to be building new high-temperature fast-cycle gas turbines for peak electrical power generation, we offer this video that expands on a story I first wrote about in April.
Steve Jung made the above presentation at ACerS’ Glass and Optical Materials Division 2011 annual meeting and conference.Read More
The Mo-Sci Corporation recently announced its development of a novel and inexpensive wound care pad — composed of borate glass nanofibers — that helped speed the healing of venous stasis ulcers in a majority of patients enrolled in a small human clinical test group of adult diabetics.Read More
University of Toledo professor Abdul-Majeed Azad believes a new paradigm is needed as the science community considers how to deal with the growing amount and threat of CO2
in the atmosphere.
Richard Brow discusses his fascination with glass and delves into two specific
areas: tapping into the theoretical strength of glass, and the special
field of phosphate glasses.
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.