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ACerS Bulletin

The membership magazine of The American Ceramic Society

Smart materials make smartphones: How ceramics and glass contribute to the $479B smartphone market

In this issue we look at the growth of the 10-year-old smartphone market and the role ceramics and glass play in this $479 billion industry.

Also, organizers of Ceramics Expo provide a peek into the show's new format for 2019.

ACerS executive director Charlie Spahr retires at the end of 2018. In this candid interview, Spahr reflects on his career and especially his role in advancing the Society in several areas.

Finally, if you're responsible for purchasing at your company, check out our annual ceramicSource reference and buyer’s resource directory. You'll find a directory of products and services as well as an alphabetical listing of companies providing the products and services you're looking for.

Table of Contents

Feature Articles

 

Israel—Middle East Mavericks


Alex Talavera and Randy B. Hecht
In Israel, a small-scale country with big ambitions finds ways to make its mark on ceramic innovation.
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New Navrotsky Award recognizes innovation in solid-state thermodynamic research


Eileen De Guire
University of California, Davis, professor Alexandra Navrotsky established the Navrotsky Award for Experimental Thermodynamics of Solids to inspire others to work in the area of solid-state thermodynamics. She shares her thoughts on her career and the field she loves.
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Meetings

 

Materials Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy (MCARE 2018) highlights

33

MS&T18 and ACerS 120th Annual Meeting

34

Electronic Materials and Applications 2019 (EMA 2019)

38

43rd International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites

40

Ceramic Business and Leadership Summit

42

Departments

 

News & Trends

3

ACerS Spotlight

6

Research Briefs

19

Ceramics in the Environment

23

Columns

 

Deciphering the Discipline


Wirat Lerdprom

Current challenges for whitewares industry
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Resources

 

New Products

43

Calendar

44

Classified Advertising

45

Display Ad Index

47

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