The New Mexico Section of The American Ceramic Society was founded in 1972.

Section Leadership

Chair: Kevin Strong

If you would like to contact Kevin Strong, visit the ACerS online membership directory for contact details.  You must be a member to access the directory.  Or you may contact Karen McCurdy at kmccurdy@ceramics.org for assistance.


The New Mexico Section’s activities vary from year to year. We generally have 1-4 dinner meetings per year and have co-sponsored a local technical meeting, the Rio Grande Symposium on Advanced Materials.  We also perform various types of community service.

New Mexico Section hosts symposium

ACerS New Mexico Section sponsored the 31st Rio Grande Symposium on Advanced Materials that occured on September 16, 2019. More than 100 researchers from New Mexico institutions and other parts of the country came together to discuss materials science in a number of topic areas.

The Rio Grande Symposium on Advanced Materials (RGSAM) is a general technical meeting of materials researchers in the Rio Grande geographic region. It is an outgrowth of the Joint Technical Meetings of the New Mexico Section of the American Ceramic Society and the New Mexico Section of the Materials Research Society initiated in 1989.

At the core of this meeting is the Kreidl Memorial Lecture, honoring the career achievements of Norbert Kreidla remarkable and indefatigable glass scientist who spent his final years as a consultant based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This year’s Kreidl Lecturer is Mark C. Hersam, Walter P. Murphy Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University.


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