The January/February 2019 issue of ACerS Bulletin is now available online.
In this month’s issue, two feature articles take a look at how ceramics and glass help engineer a cleaner, safer world. Authors Reid Harvey, Mike Chu, and John Hess explain how modular filters based on silver-coated ceramic granules can provide sustainable, affordable access to clean water when water treatment infrastructure is lacking—a daily challenge for 1.8 billion people in the developing world. In the second article, authors Alexandra Leader and Gabrielle Gaustad give an overview of material intensity and criticality for materials involved in clean energy production, low emission transportation, and lighting. They stress the importance of designing clean energy technologies using materials that are not only cost effective and functional but also sustainable.
Sylvia Johnson began her term as ACerS president at the Annual Meeting during MS&T18 in Columbus, Ohio. Bulletin editor Eileen De Guire introduces members to their new president in a profile covering Johnson’s education—first woman to receive a ceramic engineering degree at University of New South Wales—and her goals as president, which include a focus on diversity and inclusion.
Also in the December issue, you will see highlights from ACerS 120thAnnual Meeting and MS&T18. Additionally, you’ll want to check out the tentative schedule of events for ICACC19 and EMA 2019—two important January meetings coming this month. And don’t miss the book review by ACerS Fellow Aldo R. Boccaccini of Modern Ceramic Engineering, 4thedition—as he says, it is a “superbly presented” book!
Last—but certainly not least—the annual summary of National Science Foundation Ceramics Program awards appears in this issue. NSF Ceramics Program director Lynette D. Madsen’s article showcases projects awarded during the second year that the Ceramics Program piloted no-deadlines for submissions.
You’ll find a lot more interesting content inside this—and every issue—of the ACerS Bulletin. The current issue is free to all for a short time, but remember that all the valuable content in over ninety years of past issues of the ACerS Bulletin is free only to members—so considering joining us today!