Welcome to the New England Section! Our Section enjoys a rich history, as we were granted our original Charter by The American Ceramic Society on February 11, 1918! The Section was active from 1918 until World War II, but there are no existing Section records from that period. The Section was reactivated in December 1952.

The Section annually bestows the F.H. Norton Distinguished Ceramist Award to recognize individuals for significant contributions to the field of ceramics and/or service to the New England Section.

Officers

Chair:  (seat vacant)

Immediate Past President: John Redman

Treasurer: C. Scott Nordahl

Secretary:  (seat vacant)

Counselor: Marina Pascucci

If you would like to contact any of the New England Section officers, visit the ACerS online membership directory for contact details.  You must be a member to access the directory.  Or contact Karen McCurdy at kmccurdy@ceramics.org for assistance.

Meetings and Events

ACerS New England Section to host cocktail hour at the ACerS Annual Meeting at MS&T21

October 19, 2021
5-6 p.m.
Barley’s Brewing
467 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215

Attending the ACerS Annual Meeting at MS&T21? Please plan to join the New England Section on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. EST to chat and socialize!

Anyone within the New England Section is welcome to join us at Barley’s Brewing.  The section has recently reactivated and is planning upcoming events. Feel free to share this invitation with New England area colleagues, regardless of ACerS membership status.

Please contact Karen McCurdy at ACerS if you plan to attend. While registration is not required, we would like to have an idea of expected attendance. We look forward to seeing you there!

Beyond 5G Materials, Measurements and Standards Webinar

On October 8, 2021, Dr. Orloff introduced the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) microwave materials program and discussed a new effort to develop traceable mmWave standard reference materials.

The recording of the webinar will be posted soon.

This new standard impacts on-wafer calibration standards, traceable power, phase and impedance. Dr. Orloff discussed cavity perturbation theory, which is a method that’s easy and inexpensive to do. Having introduced NIST’s goals, he reviewed a list of essential equipment needed to perform the on-wafer calibrations.

Nathan (Nate) D. Orloff is the Project Leader of the Microwave Materials Project in the Communications Technology Laboratory at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, Colorado. His research focuses on standards, materials-by-design for communications, 5G standard reference materials, on-wafer materials metrology, and bridging the gap between optical and microwave on-wafer measurement science.

ACerS New England Section cocktail hour at Ceramics Expo

The ACerS New England Section hosted a cocktail hour on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at  the 1890 Lounge at the Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade. Approximately 15 New England ACerS members gathered to network and discuss ideas for the section.

New England Section to revitalize

New England Section of ACerS invites section members for an important meeting regarding the future of the section. A virtual Zoom planning meeting is scheduled on June 15, 2021 at 12 p.m. 

All members of the New England Section can join the meeting at this link. The section officers are energized and eager to welcome new leaders and volunteers. 

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Opportunities: ACerS Career Center

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