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Coming off the celebration of its Centennial year, the Journal of the American Ceramic Society (JACerS) continues its celebration as the world’s most cited source of scientific knowledge and information for ceramic and glass.

Editor-in-chief Bill Fahrenholtz has organized JACerS Awards Symposium to showcase some of the most important advances reported in the Journal recently. This level of excellence is a direct result of leading researchers choosing to submit their outstanding work to the Journal.

If you need another reason to attend MS&T18 this October, we now have 13 more reasons for you to register today.

JACerS Awards Symposium, which will take place October 17 at MS&T18, consists of 13 invited presentations from leading researchers in ceramic research—on topics ranging from electronic materials to waste remediation. The extended presentations not only report on the current state of the art, they explore the future of ceramic materials, processes, and applications via theoretical studies, advanced processing and measurement methods, and predictive modeling.

Journal editors selected the best papers published in JACerS within the last two years based on criteria such as emerging research areas, number of citations, and high impact in the field of ceramic science. Graduate student authors and new authors will present their work alongside luminaries of the field.

The symposium, divided into two sessions, will take place in the Greater Columbus Convention Center (Columbus, Ohio) on Wednesday, October 17, starting at 8:00 a.m. in room A125.

Session I (morning)

Scaling effects in ferroelectrics: An old problem surpassed by new materials, Jon Ihlefeld, University of Virginia

Defect mechanisms in BaTiO3-BiMOceramics, Nitish Kumar, The University of New South Wales

Toward tunable and bright deep-red persistent luminescence of Cr3+in garnets, Jian Xu, Kyoto University

Cements in the 21stcentury: Challenges, perspectives, and opportunities, Joseph Biernacki, Tennessee Technological University

Rate controls on silicate dissolution in aqueous environments, Gaurav Sant, University of California, Los Angeles


Ceramic waste form performance and degradation: Mechanistic understandings, Jie Lian, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Session II (afternoon)

Emerging opportunities in ceramics and glass research: Follow-up from a 2016 NSF workshop, Katherine Faber, California Institute of Technology

Current understanding and future research directions at the onset of the next century of sintering science and technology, Rajendra Bordia, Clemson University


Mobility transition is the mechanism behind two-step sintering, Yanhao Dong, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Characterization and modeling of microstructural level stresses in alumina, Melissa Teague, Sandia National Laboratories

Viscosity of glass-forming systems: From medieval stained glass windows to advanced functional glasses, John Mauro, Pennsylvania State University

Energetics and structure relations of solid phases in silicon–oxygen–carbon system, Jiewei Chen, University of California, Davis

Environmental resistance of Cr2AlC MAX phase at high temperature, Jesus Gonzalez-Julian, Forschungszentrum Jülich

To learn more about each topic, visit this link for Session I and this link for Session II.

And registration for MS&T18 is now open! Visit the website for the complete schedule.

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