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The membership magazine of The American Ceramic Society

Ceramic materials engineer a cleaner, safer world

In this issue we look at how ceramics and glass engineer a cleaner, safer world. Two feature articles discuss silver-coated ceramic granules used in modular filters, and the intensity and criticality of materials used in clean energy technologies.

Also, see highlights from ACerS 120th Annual Meeting and MS&T18, and read a book review of Modern Ceramic Engineering, 4th edition.

Sylvia Johnson began her term as ACerS president at the Annual Meeting during MS&T18. In a first interview, Johnson discusses what led her to work in ceramics and her plans for the Society in 2019.

Finally, make sure to take a look at the 2018 recipients of the National Science Foundation Ceramics Program awards.

Table of Contents

Feature Articles

 

Filtering safe drinking water through granulated ceramics


Reid Harvey, Mike Chu, and John Hess
Modular filters based on silver-coated ceramic granules provide sustainable, affordable access to clean water when water treatment infrastructure is lacking.
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Glasses, ceramics, and metals are critical to a clean energy and mobility transition


Alexandra Leader and Gabrielle Gaustad
Understanding the intensity and criticality of materials used in clean energy production, low emission transportation, and lighting helps engineers design solutions for a more sustainable world.
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National Science Foundation awards in the Ceramics Program starting in 2018


Lynnette D. Madsen
As an independent federal agency of the United States government, the National Science Foundation (NSF) funds basic research conducted at America's colleges and universities. NSF's Ceramics Program in the Division of Materials Research resides within the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate.
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Meetings

 

MS&T18 and ACerS Annual Meeting recap

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25th International Congress on Glass (ICG 2019)

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Electronic Materials and Applications 2019 (EMA 2019)

40

43rd International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites

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Departments

 

News & Trends

3

Spotlight

8

Research Briefs

13

Ceramics in the Environment

17

Advances in Nanomaterials

19

Ceramics in Biomedicine

21

Ceramics in Energy

22

Columns

 

Meet the President


Eileen De Guire
6

Highlights from ACerS 120th Annual Meeting


Eileen De Guire
7

Book Review


Aldo R. Boccaccini
Review of "Modern Ceramic Engineering, 4th Edition"
36

Deciphering the Discipline


Jeff Braun

Thermal circuit elements to enable active control of heat
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Resources

 

New Products

37

Calendar

44

Classified Advertising

45

Display Ad Index

47

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