ACerS Spotlight

Volunteer spotlight: Chris Perry

By Karen McCurdy / May 6, 2021

ACerS is pleased to announce Chris Perry has been selected for Volunteer Spotlight, a program that recognizes a member who demonstrates outstanding service to The American Ceramic Society through volunteerism. Perry is president of both Christy Refractories and Industrial Services. Previously, he held the role of vice president of engineering with additional responsibilities for R&D and…

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Four Bioceramics Division award nominations: July 1 deadline

By Erica Zimmerman / May 4, 2021

It’s time to begin preparing nominations for four Bioceramics Division awards with a July 1, 2021 deadline. Award eligibility for each can be found at ACerS Awards Page. Young Scholar Award This award recognizes excellence in research among current degree-seeking graduate students and postdoctoral research associates. The recipient will receive a certificate, glass piece, and…

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ACerS Frontiers of Ceramics & Glass Webinar Series: “Advanced ceramic manufacturing”

By Erica Zimmerman / April 26, 2021

Hosted by the Northern California Section, this webinar will feature presentations from Professor Jian Luo (University of California, San Diego) and Professor Katherine T. Faber (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena). Their presentations will discuss recent studies from flash sintering to ultrafast sintering without an electric field and field effects on grain growth and the fundamentals of pore network design.

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ECD Secretary Nominations Deadline: July 31, 2021

By Erica Zimmerman / April 26, 2021

The ECD Nominating Committee invites nominations for the incoming 2021–2022 division secretary candidate. Nominations will be presented for approval at the ECD Annual Business meeting during ACerS annual meeting in conjunction with MS&T 2021 in Columbus, Ohio (October 17-21, 2021). Please send your nomination form by July 31, 2021 to the nominating committee chair, Surojit Gupta. Nominating CommitteeChair:…

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ACerS Professional Skills and Personal Development Webinar Series: “Career Path: Dr. Valerie Wiesner”

By Yolanda Natividad / April 13, 2021

Career Path: Dr. Valerie Wiesner Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at 11 am (Eastern US time) ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors (PCSA) is hosting the June webinar, Career Path: Dr. Valerie Wiesner in the ACerS Professional Skills and Personal Development Webinar Series. Dr. Valerie Wiesner will share her path that has led to a career in…

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ACerS PCSA #MaterialsLife Challenge

By Yolanda Natividad / April 7, 2021

ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors (PCSA) is kicking off the #MaterialsLife Challenge in April 2021. The aim is to celebrate the diverse experiences of life as a student, scientist, engineer, researcher, or all of the above. Each month, beginning in April, the PCSA will post a challenge prompt on their Instagram page. Follow @acerspcsa…

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Volunteer spotlight: Julian Jones

By Karen McCurdy / April 7, 2021

ACerS is pleased to announce Julian Jones has been selected for Volunteer Spotlight, a program through which we recognize a member who demonstrates outstanding service to The American Ceramic Society through volunteerism. Jones is professor of biomaterials at Imperial College London. His research group focuses on 3D-printed biomaterials for regenerative medicine (bone, cartilage, wound healing)…

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2021 GEMS Award Call for Papers

By Yolanda Natividad / April 6, 2021

The Basic Science Division organizes the annual Graduate Excellence in Materials Science (GEMS) awards to recognize the outstanding achievements of graduate students in materials science and engineering. The award is open to all graduate students who are making an oral presentation in any symposium or session at the Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) meeting. Abstracts…

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Uncountable sponsored webinar: “Digitalization and the future of formulating in modern R&D labs”

By Erica Zimmerman / March 29, 2021

ACerS corporate partner, Uncountable, is sponsoring the May webinar, “Digitalization and the future of formulating in modern R&D labs” on May 11, 2021. Scientists are the literal lifeblood of new product development and innovation, but they often spend much of their time simply pulling together data to conduct analysis in hopes of key learnings. The biggest lever that R&D leaders have today is to implement tools that make this learning process faster and easier, through better data tools. This Webinar will focus on the benefits of implementing a true data infrastructure, and the challenges that organizations will face along this journey.

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ACerS rejects all expressions of hatred

By Eileen De Guire / March 25, 2021

To our members and friends in the ceramic and glass community, This week’s senseless shootings in the United States in Atlanta, Ga., and Boulder, Colo., lead us to affirm that The American Ceramic Society rejects all expressions of hatred. Our hearts unite with our Asian-American members, our members in Georgia and Colorado, and our members…

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