Published on January 30th, 2015 |
By: Eileen De Guire
ICACC 2015 Daytona Beach scrapbook
Published on January 30th, 2015 | By: Eileen De Guire
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A trip to Daytona Beach practically demands a scrapbook! A resort town much of the year, in January it is home to the International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites organized by ACerS Engineering Ceramics Division. Next year will mark the event’s 40th anniversary and its 10th anniversary in Daytona Beach.
The meeting closes today and was a success by all measures—1,100 attendees from more than 40 countries, 200-plus students, a vibrant expo, and good (enough) weather. First-time attendees I talked to are leaving with the new collaborators, network, and business they came to find.
Andy Gyekenyesi, ECD vice-chair and treasurer, and Mike Halbig, ECD chair, at the opening reception. Credit: ACerS
Friendships were renewed at Sunday’s opening reception. Credit: ACerS
Visiting the Wiley book table at the opening reception. Credit: ACerS
Sanjay Mathur (left) and Dileep Singh (right) are “on the same page,” but not in the same place—yet—at Sunday’s reception. Credit: ACerS
Networking is one of the most valuable parts of the conference. Credit: ACerS
A team uses drinking straws to build a protective cage for a shot glass provided by Schott Glass. Credit: ACerS
Onlookers and entrants in the Schott Glass drop competition. Credit: ACerS
Winners of the Schott Glass drop competition, from left: Bert Conings, Hasselt University, Belgium; Danny Vanpouke, Ghent University, Belgium; Chenxin Jin, Dalhousie University, Canada; Stephen Sehr, University of California, Santa Barbara. Credit: ACerS
The plenary session speakers receive recognition from ECD chair Mike Halbig. See Tuesday’s CTT for a full report on their talks. Clockwise, from top left: Mueller Award winner David Clarke, Harvard University; Bridge Builder award winner Sanjay Mathur, University of Cologne; plenary speaker Cato Laurencin, University of Connecticut; and Kazushige Ohno, Ibiden Co., Ltd, Japan. Credit: ACerS
Nick Semitka explains how Eirich mixing technology works. Credit: ACerS
Alan Nusbaum from describes Thermal Wave Imaging capabilities to a visitor. Credit: ACerS
Combining the poster session with the expo provided new things to learn. Credit: ACerS