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Tissue engineering and additively manufactured ceramic-based biomaterials

In this issue we look at how ceramics contribute to the modern field of biomaterials. The cover story focuses on the use of additively manufactured ceramic-based biomaterials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Two feature stories look at detecting sleep disorders with an isoprene sensor/breathalyzer and understanding the mechanism behind bubble formation in glass-ceramics.

Also, see highlights from the 55th annual Refractories Symposium that was hosted by the St. Louis Section and Refractory Ceramics Division in March, and see the latest news for three upcoming spring and summer meetings—ICG, GMFAT-2/Bio-4, and EHS.

It is highly advantageous for the energy storage community and glass and ceramics community to collaborate more frequently. Learn about how one student's research fosters collaboration in this month's Deciphering column, in which Washington State University Ph.D. candidate Michael L. Kindle describes his research on glass-ceramic solid-state conductors and glass electrodes.

Finally, ACerS has made some big announcements recently—learn about future plans and goals for MCARE, Pan American Ceramics Congress, diversity on the Board and Nominating Committee, plus more.

Table of Contents

Feature Articles

 

Tissue engineering and additively manufactured ceramic-based biomaterials—Addressing real-world needs with effective and practical materials technologies


Adam E. Jakus
Medicine and materials converge for new approaches to tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
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Isoprene sensor/breathalyzer for monitoring sleep disorders


P. I. Gouma
Detecting and correctly diagnosing sleep disorders improves people's lives and health. An isoprene sensor/breathalyzer offers one potential way to accurately detect sleep disorders.
28

Bubbles—a glass-ceramic plague


Oscar Peitl and Edgar D. Zanotto
Understanding the mechanism behind bubble formation in glass-ceramics can lead to the creation of bubble-free glass. An experimental "bubble map" could help increase understanding.
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Meetings

 

The Refractories Symposium highlights

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25th International Congress on Glass (ICG 2019)

36

GFMAT–2/Bio–4

38

3rd Annual Energy Harvesting Society Meeting (EHS 2019)

40

MS&T19

41

Departments

 

News & Trends

3

Spotlight

6

Ceramics in Manufacturing

12

Research Briefs

13

Ceramics in Biomedicine

17

Advances in Nanomaterials

19

Ceramics in the Environment

20

Columns

 

Deciphering the Discipline


Michael L. Kindle

An interdisciplinary problem: How glass and ceramics could be the future of energy storage
48

Resources

 

New Products

43

Calendar

44

Classified Advertising

45

Display Ad Index

47

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