ACers 2014 Class of Fellows. Credit: ACerS.
Bon jour from the beautiful city of Montreal, Canada where I’ve been attending the 115th Annual Meeting of the American Ceramic Society and the Materials Science and Technology 2013 conference! A record-breaking attendance of more than 3,200 materials scientists, engineers, vendors, and students from around the globe are here to report on their work, learn about the latest technologies, network, and conduct Society business.
ACerS held its 115th Annual Meeting yesterday, and president Richard Brow reported that the Society’s financial health is excellent and that the Society will be undertaking some exciting new initiatives. David Green was formally invested as president when Brow passed him the ceremonial ceramic gavel. A gala banquet Monday evening gave the Society the opportunity to honor its awardees including the 2013 Class of Fellows and new Distinguished Life Members, Katherine Faber, Ludwig Gauckler, and Gary Messing.
The Society conducts much of its business in committee, division, and board meetings behind the scenes, which has kept members hustling between the plenary session (see Jim’s report), technical sessions, special lectures, and Society business meetings.
Here is a visual sampling of this year’s conference. Enjoy!