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Prashant Kumta on nanoceramics for bone regeneration and protein transport

By / April 29, 2010

Prashant Kumta has been a pioneer in the use of
nanoceramic materials for bone regeneration and to bind and transpor
proteins and protein-like substances into cells.

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Jim Marra on using ceramic and glass materials to treat and stabilize nuclear and other hazardous wastes

By / April 29, 2010

Jim Marra is an expert on using ceramic and glass materials to convert extremely dangerous ColdWar era liquid nuclear wastes to a solid form that can last for thousands of years.

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Linda Pinckney on glass–ceramic applications

By / April 8, 2010

If you have a glass-top stove, you may have wondered why the rest of the glass stays cool when you have only one burner turned on.

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Hilmas and Fahrenholtz on ultrahigh-temperature ceramics and hypersonic flight

By / April 8, 2010

Greg Hilmas and Bill Fahrenholtz, both professors at Missouri S&T, are working on developing ceramic materials that can withstand ultrahigh temperatures (1,600°C–3,000°C) that will be encountered by hypersonic planes of the future.

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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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’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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Ceramic Matrix Composite Brakes

By / February 10, 2010

At the ICACC’10 conference in Daytona Beach, one of the keynote speakers was the University of Bayreuth’s Walter Krenkel.

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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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