The DC/MD/NoVa Section of The American Ceramic Society encompasses the following areas:

Washington DC: All eight wards

Maryland Counties: Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Baltimore, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Queen Annes, Saint Marys, Somerset, Talbot, Washington, Wicomico, and Worcester

Northern Virginia Counties: Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William

2018 Section Officers:

Co Chair: Victoria Blair

Co Chair: Ed Gorzkowski

Secretary: Lavina Backman

Treasurer: Brian Donovan

Contact any of the officers listed above for more information on the DC/MD/NoVa Section!

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“Determining the Mechanical Properties of Ceramics and Glasses”

Over 30 material science professionals virtually joined Dr. Jeffrey Swab on September 30, 2020 for the webinar, “Determining the Mechanical Properties of Ceramics and Glasses”. Dr. Swab’s presentation is available at this link. Thank you Dr. Swab for sharing your knowledge and expertise!

Jeffrey J. Swab is a senior ceramic engineer and team leader with the US Army Research Laboratory.  He began his career with the Army in 1983 as a junior engineer after receiving a BS in ceramic science and engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.  He subsequently received a MS and PhD in materials science and engineering from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute and SUNY – Stony Brook, respectively.  Jeff spent 20 months as a guest researcher at the NIST as well as 2 years teaching at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Dr. Swab has been a member of the American Ceramic Society since 1982 and is a member of the Engineering Ceramics Division and the Glass and Optical Materials Division.  He is one of the original architects and lead organizers of the highly successful armor ceramics symposium held in conjunction with the International Conference & Exposition on Advanced Ceramics & Composites meeting.  He is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society and received the ECD Global Star.