I am here at the PACRIM–GOMD meeting at the stunning Hotel Del Coronado on Coronado Island just outside of San Diego, Calif., along with almost 1,000 ceramic engineers and scientists from 39 countries. Over the four-and-a-half days of the conference, more than 1,000 talks will be given and about 200 posters will be on display. Additionally, ACerS’ Glass and Optical Materials Division is holding its annual meeting and symposium concurrently with PACRIM. A stunning venue and ample opportunity to network in nearly perfect weather conditions are making for a meeting with a fast-running undercurrent of energy and excitement. It’s infectious, and I’m going to let the pictures tell the stories!
Also, we are delighted to have Ling Fei helping us report on the conference, thanks to support from Battelle Memorial Institute. Fei is a 4th year PhD candidate at New Mexico State University working in Hongmei Luo’s group. Welcome Ling!