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It was quite a week in beautiful Montreal, but MS&T’13 is in the books. By all accounts the conference was a hit, with solid attendance, highly informative technical tracks, many ACerS and student events, and a successful expo that left exhibitors happy with the quantity and quality of visitors to their booths.

Our visit to the US’s neighbor up north was pleasant, but MS&T’14 will be back in a familiar venue next year. It’s scheduled for Oct. 12th–16th in Pittsburgh, Pa.

In the meantime, please enjoy a few more photos from this year’s event.


ACerS’ Fulrath Award session promotes technical and personal friendships between Japanese and American ceramic scientists with a series of lectures. Here session chair Tom Mason of Northwestern University (right) congratulates Japanese industrial winner Yuji Kintaka of Murata Mfg. Co. (Credit: ACerS.)


Expo visitors could take a break to try out their hockey slapshot skills on the show floor. (Credit: ACerS.)


ACerS Arthur L. Friedberg Memorial lecturer Greg E. Hilmas of Missouri University of Science and Technology makes a point during his talk, “Engineered Structural Ceramic Materials: Novel Methods for Increasing Toughness, Wear Resistance and Thermal Shock.” (Credit: ACerS.)

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A Wednesday morning coffee break resulted in many lively discussions as graduate students explained their research to expo visitors at a concurrent poster session. (See also the large photo above. Credit: ACers.)


Kristen Brosnan (left), newly installed president of ACerS’ National Institute of Ceramic Engineers, presents a plaque to outgoing NICE president Olivia Graeve. (Credit: ACerS.)