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The June/July 2023 issue of ACerS Bulletin is now available online.

In this month’s issue, we look at unusual properties of ceramics. The cover story by Xufei Fang, Atsutomo Nakamura, and Jürgen Rödel looks at how engineering dislocations into ceramics can lead to versatile and unexpected functional and mechanical properties. The accompanying Kreidl award abstract by UCLA student Qi Zhou describes the use of force-enhanced atomic refinement to model the 3D structure of silicate glasses. Plus, the “Business and Market View” column overviews the global market for waste heat recovery systems.

This issue also contains the annual ACerS Bulletin student section, which this year focuses on the theme of community. The impermanent nature of life as a student imparts the necessity of an effective community. Students share how their communities support them both personally and professionally.

Also included in this issue is the latest Ceramic & Glass Manufacturing, which explores how manufacturers are coping with volatile energy costs. The cover story contains interviews with Morten Wierod (ABB Electrification, president), Michael Lyda (Advanced Energy, technical supervisor), Erik Muijsenberg (Glass Service Inc., vice president), Dara Ward (CoorsTek, corporate sustainability manager), and Jens Schulte (Schott, head of zero carbon program) about what steps companies are taking to improve their energy resiliency. An accompanying article by Arnaud de Giovanni and Ben Warren of EY.com discusses the role decentralized energy networks will play in energy resiliency. Plus, a final article looks at how California-based NanoArchitech’s cementitious nanoceramic coatings and composites can help buildings withstand extreme weather patterns.

Finally, meet the incoming ACerS officers and Board members for 2023–2024.

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 more than one hundred years of past issues of the ACerS Bulletin is free only to members—so considering joining us today!