ACerS Spotlight

MS&T20 Registrations: Distinguished Life, Emeritus and Senior Members

By Erica Zimmerman / May 20, 2020

ACerS 122nd Annual Meeting takes place October 4 – 8, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pa. during MS&T. MS&T affords you an opportunity like no other. You have the chance to hear the latest technical advances and cutting-edge developments in the materials science community, connect with friends, and network with your peers. Make your plans to attend today!…

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Volunteer spotlight: Lavina Backman

By Belinda Raines / May 6, 2020

ACerS is pleased to announce that Lavina Backman 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. Backman recently completed her Ph.D. at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Virginia (UVA). She specializes in…

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2020 Society Awardees Announced

By Erica Zimmerman / April 15, 2020

The American Ceramic Society’s 2020 awardees have been selected. Awards will be presented at ACerS Annual Meeting in conjunction with MS&T20 October 4 – 8, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA. Congratulations to the 2020 awardees!

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Meet ceramic scientists and engineers in ACerS upcoming podcast

By Lisa McDonald / April 14, 2020

Ceramic scientists and engineers are all around us—now is your chance to meet them. ACerS new podcast, Ceramic Tech Chat, will premiere May 13, 2020. Find out what to expect in its first season.

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Volunteer spotlight: Clive Randall

By Belinda Raines / April 3, 2020

ACerS is pleased to announce that Clive Randall 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. Randall is professor of materials science and engineering and director of the Materials Research Institute at The Pennsylvania State University. He has a…

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Samuel Geijsbeek PACRIM International Award nominations due May 23, 2020

By Erica Zimmerman / March 31, 2020

The Geijsbeek PACRIM International Award recognizes individuals who are members of the Pacific Rim Conference (PACRIM) societies for their contributions in the field of ceramics and glass technology that have resulted in significant industrial and/or academic impact, international advocacy, and visibility of the field. Industrial candidates will be evaluated based on the technology development and…

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Society reschedules three spring conferences in response to COVID-19

By Eileen De Guire / March 17, 2020

The American Ceramic Society announces it has rescheduled events through May because of COVID-19. The decision, not taken lightly, is based on guidance from WHO and CDC, as well as local government and public health authorities of our conference venues. “We considered the emphasis in the near term for ‘social distancing,’ as well as evolving…

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Faculty sought for Central Ohio Technical College two-year ceramic engineering degree program

By Eileen De Guire / March 10, 2020

Responding to a critical need of the ceramic manufacturing industry, Central Ohio Technical College (Newark, Ohio), in partnership with the Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation and The America Ceramic Society, plans to establish a two-year associate’s degree in ceramic materials engineering technology. COTC expects to welcome its first student cohort in fall 2020 pending approval…

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Nominations open for ECD Mueller, Bridge Building, Jubilee Global Diversity and Global Young Investigator awards

By Erica Zimmerman / March 3, 2020

The Engineering Ceramics Division invites nominations for the 2021 James I. Mueller, Bridge Building, Jubilee Global Diversity and Global Young Investigator awards. The deadline for submitting nominations for all four awards is July 1, 2020. The Mueller Award recognizes the enormous contributions of James I. Mueller to the Engineering Ceramics Division and to the field of engineering ceramics.…

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Volunteer spotlight: Kristin Breder

By Belinda Raines / March 3, 2020

ACerS is pleased to announce that Kristin Breder 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. Breder is a senior principal scientist and group leader at Saint-Gobain Research North America. She has been with Saint-Gobain for 20 years.…

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