ACerS Spotlight

Volunteer spotlight: Rosario Gerhardt

By Karen McCurdy / October 8, 2021

ACerS is pleased to announce Rosario Gerhardt has been selected for Volunteer Spotlight, a program that recognizes a member who demonstrates outstanding service to The American Ceramic Society through volunteerism. Gerhardt is currently a Goizueta Faculty Chair at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to Georgia Tech, she was at Rutgers University. Gerhardt’s membership with…

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Frontiers of Ceramics & Glass Webinar Series: New Materials for Three Dimensional Ferroelectric Microelectronics

By Erica Zimmerman / September 26, 2021

New Materials for Three Dimensional Ferroelectric Microelectronics Tuesday, November 9, 2021; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern US time The ACerS Energy Materials and Systems Division is hosting the New Materials for Three Dimensional Ferroelectric Microelectronics webinar presented by Dr. Susan Trolier-McKinstry (The Pennsylvania State University). In the last decade, there have been major changes in the…

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Frontiers of Ceramics & Glass Webinar Series: Evaluating the Effect of Porosity and Mineralogy on the Thermal Properties of Brick

By Erica Zimmerman / September 26, 2021

“Evaluating the Effect of Porosity and Mineralogy on the Thermal Properties of Brick“ Monday, October 11, 2021; 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern US time The ACerS Structural Clay Products Division is hosting the Evaluating the Effect of Porosity and Mineralogy on Thermal Properties of Brick webinar presented by Dr. Nathaniel Huygen (Clemson University). This webinar will explore how understanding…

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ACerS Professional Skills and Personal Development Webinar Series: “Diversity and Inclusion”

By Karen McCurdy / September 20, 2021

“Diversity and Inclusion Webinar”  Tuesday, September 28, 2021; 11 a.m. Pacific Time Underrepresented engineers and scientists face systemic challenges in their careers not familiar to the broader ceramics/engineering community. In order to address these inequities, organizations and institutions must be a part of the solution. The ACerS Northern California section is committed to providing a…

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Volunteer spotlight: Ian Reaney

By Karen McCurdy / September 14, 2021

ACerS is pleased to announce Ian Reaney has been selected for Volunteer Spotlight, a program that recognizes a member who demonstrates outstanding service to The American Ceramic Society through volunteerism. Reaney is the Dyson Chair in Ceramics at University of Sheffield in Sheffield, United Kingdom, and the director for the £2 million Transforming Foundation Industries…

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2022 Call for Award Nominations

By Erica Zimmerman / September 3, 2021

Nominations for Society awards that will be presented at the annual awards banquet in October 2022 are now open. Additional information on each award, plus many Division and Class awards, is available at ceramics.org/awards. Nomination deadline for all awards is January 15, 2022 unless otherwise noted. Contact Erica Zimmerman at ezimmerman@ceramics.org or 614-794-5821 if you…

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ACerS Professional Skills and Personal Development Webinar Series: “Finding Your Community”

By Yolanda Natividad / August 12, 2021

Finding Your Community Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at 5 pm (Eastern US time) ACerS Young Professionals Network (YPN) is hosting the October webinar, Finding Your Community in the ACerS Professional Skills and Personal Development Webinar Series. Our webinar panelists will hold a discussion on the importance of community for professional advancement and fulfillment, for a target…

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Volunteer spotlight: Ashley Hilmas

By Karen McCurdy / August 9, 2021

ACerS is pleased to announce Ashley Hilmas has been selected for Volunteer Spotlight, a program that recognizes a member who demonstrates outstanding service to The American Ceramic Society through volunteerism. Hilmas is materials research engineer in the Composites Performance Branch at the Air Force Research Lab in Dayton, Ohio. She received her bachelor’s degree in…

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ACerS Professional Skills and Personal Development Webinar Series: “What happens after you click ‘submit’?”

By Yolanda Natividad / July 21, 2021

What happens after you click ‘submit?’ Thursday, August 19, 2021, at 10 am (Eastern US time) The ACerS Young Professionals Network (YPN), and the ACerS Publications Committee are co-hosting the August webinar, What happens after you click ‘submit?’ in the ACerS Professional Skills and Personal Development Webinar Series. WEBINAR DESCRIPTION The peer review process plays a…

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Frontiers of Ceramics & Glass Webinar Series: Rheometer Testing to Evaluate Extrusion Behavior

By Erica Zimmerman / July 19, 2021

Hosted by the Structural Clay Products Division, this webinar is presented by Prof. John Sanders of Clemson University. Capillary rheometry is a useful tool in characterizing the extrusion behavior of traditional ceramic materials used for making structural ceramics. In this study, four raw materials were characterized and compared against a known raw materials that extrudes well. A full rheometric study consisting of six extrusion velocities for three different die sizes, at three moisture contents per material were carried out.

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