ACerS Bulletin

The membership magazine of The American Ceramic Society

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Africa—A wealth of resources and aspirations

In this issue we look at research and markets in Africa. The cover story explores how numerous African countries are moving beyond just exporting raw materials to cultivating homegrown talent and pursuing international research and development collaborations. In-depth market snapshots of Algeria, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, and South Africa are included.

An additional feature article describes how a combination of multicomponent chalcogenide nanocomposites and laser/thermal processes enables a transformative opportunity to bring gradient refractive index lenses one step closer to commercialization.

The October/November issue announces the ACerS leaders for 2021–2022. The Society will install new officers and directors on the ACerS Executive Committee and Board at the 123rd Annual Business Meeting in October.

Finally, this month’s “Into the Bulletin Archives” column takes a look at the Bulletin’s history in the 1990s, including the establishment of a Ceramic Information Center at the Society headquarters following a strategic planning exercise.

Table of Contents

Feature Articles

 

Africa—A wealth of resources and aspirations

by Alex Talavera and Randy B. Hecht
Africa sees its future in technological advance—and actively seeks global partners to help achieve its research and economic development potential.
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Bioinspired optics: Chalcogenide glass-ceramic nanocomposites mark a milestone in infrared gradient refractive index materials

by Myungkoo Kang and Kathleen A. Richardson
A combination of multicomponent chalcogenide nanocomposites and laser/thermal processes enables a transformative opportunity to bring gradient refractive index lenses one step closer to commercialization.
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Meetings

 

MS&T 2021

36

PACRIM 14 including GOMD 2021

38

EMA 2022

41

ICACC 2022

42

Departments

 

News & Trends

4

Spotlight

10

Ceramics in Biomedicine

19

Columns

 

Letter to the Editor

3

Business and Market View

Jon Evans

In vitro diagnostics: Technologies and global markets
7

Into the Bulletin Archives—1990s

by Lisa McDonald

8

Deciphering the Discipline

by Benard Tabu and Michael Spencer

Innovative approach to learning and teaching of sciences in Africa
48

Resources

 

Calendar

44

Classified Advertising

45

Display Ad Index

47

 

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