Ceramic Tech Chat

From academia to industry, from early career to seasoned scientists, take a look at ceramic and glass materials through the eyes of ACerS members.

Ceramics: More than just a job description

For ACerS members, being a ceramic scientist or engineer is more than just a job description—it is the culmination of interesting and sometimes roundabout journeys to a career that lets them make a big impact in today’s world.

Hosted by ACerS Bulletin editors, we talk to ACerS members and learn about their unique and personal stories of how they found their way to careers in ceramics. Join us at Ceramic Tech Chat as we learn what they discovered personally, professionally, and scientifically along the way.

This podcast publishes on the third Wednesday of every month.

Disclaimer: The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on this podcast does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

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Other opportunities

Want to learn more about the materials that our members use? ACerS member Taylor Sparks, associate professor at the University of Utah, hosts a podcast with his student Andrew Falkowski on the past, present, and future of materials science and engineering. Check out “Materialism” here.

Interested specifically in refractory materials? HarbisonWalker International, the largest supplier of refractory products and services in North America, started a new monthly podcast on refractory technical knowledge, innovation, and insights. Check out “High Temperature Times” here.

Want to know how materials science will change the world? Former ACerS student member Punith Upadhya, now a design assurance engineer at Boston Scientific, co-hosts a podcast on how materials are engineered to make an impact in today’s world. Check out “It’s a Material World” here.

Looking for deep dives into specific areas of the materials world? Goodfellow’s podcast covers a wide range of topics, including PLA and other polymers, ceramic and other foams, perovskites, copper, green materials, and tantalum. Check out “Materials Inside Podcast” here.