The 39th edition of the International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites opened Monday, January 26th in Daytona Beach. While the northeastern United States braced for an epic snowstorm, about 1,100 scientists and engineers from around the world gathered to attend symposia, give presentations, network, and meet customers and vendors at the expo.
ICACC’15 showcased cutting-edge research and product developments in advanced ceramics, armor ceramics, solid oxide fuel cells, ceramic coatings, bioceramics and more. The technical program consisted of 13 symposia, six focused sessions, the 4th Global Young Investigator Forum and the 2nd European Union – USA Engineering Ceramics Summit. The technical program and Industry Expo provided an open forum for scientists, researchers, engineers and industries from around the world to present and exchange findings on recent advances on various aspects related to ceramic science and technology.
The future of the conference as it heads into “middle age” looks bright. A growing number of young people were in attendance—about 200 students and quite a few young professionals. Volusia County issued a press release stating that the conference brings $1.5 million of business every year. Plans for next year’s 40th jubilee celebration are well underway.
CTT Blog Published on January 27th, 2015 | By: Eileen De Guire
|Young Professional Events|
Professional development for the next generation of materials scientists and engineers is critical. ICACC’15 played host to several events designed to engage and nurture young professionals.
- 4th Global Young Investigators Forum brought together young researchers from around the world by facilitating scientific discussions to promote the exchange of ideas essential to identifying emerging global challenges at the forefront of ceramic science and engineering research. Programming took place from Monday, January 26 to Wednesday, January 28.
- Frederico Rosei, INRS-EMT, presented Mentorship for young scientists: Developing scientific survival skills Thursday, January 29. The central theme was that succeeding requires “soft professional skills” beyond those needed for scientific work. The lecture gave guidance and mentoring on the job market, funding in modern science, publishing, ethics, alternative careers and more.
- The Student & Young Professional Mixer on Monday, January 26, was a chance to meet with peers and connect with leaders in the field of advanced ceramics.
|2015 Program Chair
|Engineering Ceramics Division Leadership
Trustee: Tatsuki Ohji
The American Ceramic Society values diverse and inclusive participation within the field of ceramic science and engineering. ACerS strives to promote involvement and access to leadership opportunity regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, appearance, geographic location, career path or academic level.
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