ACerS Bulletin

The membership magazine of The American Ceramic Society

 

Latin America—Indigenous invention

In this issue we look at research and markets in Latin America. The cover story explores how industry partnerships drive the focus of much academic research across Latin America, though efforts to address environmental impacts and pursue sustainability play large roles as well. In-depth market snapshots of Brazil, Chile, and Colombia are included.

Two columns go along with this issue’s international theme, including an overview of global markets for emerging materials in aerospace and a first-person look at participating in an international student exchange program.

The October/November issue announces the ACerS leaders for 2020–2021. The Society will install new officers and directors on the ACerS Executive Committee and Board at the 122nd Annual Business Meeting at the beginning of October.

The issue also features looks at three upcoming virtual conferences: ACerS 122nd Annual Meeting at MS&T20, Electronic Materials and Applications 2021, and the 45th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites.

Finally, ACerS honors the life of Ted Day, former ACerS treasurer and CGIF chair. Day passed away on September 14, a few weeks shy of his 60th birthday.

Table of Contents

Feature Articles

 

Latin America—Indigenous invention: Ceramic researchers and companies pursue
homegrown solutions to global challenges in Latin America


Alex Talavera and Randy B. Hecht
Industry partnerships drive the focus of much academic research across Latin America, but financial performance is not the only goal—efforts to address environmental impacts and pursue sustainability play large roles in research as well.
28

Latin America market snapshots

Alex Talavera and Randy B. Hecht
Deep dives into Brazil, Chile, and Colombia, and overviews of Argentina, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Peru, and United States
30

Meetings

 

ACerS 122nd Annual Meeting with Materials Science & Technology 2020 (MS&T20)
VIRTUAL ONLY EVENT

40

Electronic Materials and Applications (EMA 2021)

42

45th International Conference and
Exposition on Advanced Ceramics
and Composites (ICACC21).

43

Departments

 

News & Trends

3

Spotlight

7

Research Briefs

16

Advances in Nanomaterials

21

Ceramics in Biomedicine

23

Ceramics in Energy

24

Ceramics in Manufacturing

26

Columns

 

Business and Market View

Robert Eckard

Global markets for emerging materials
in aerospace
6

Deciphering the Discipline


Iva Milisavljevic

From ceramics to Schnitzels: Student
exchange programs are part of life-long
learning process
48

Resources

 

Calendar

44

Classified Advertising

45

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47

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Hidden ceramics that impact the world

In this issue we look at hidden ceramics that impact the world. The cover article discusses the history of how Corning invented catalytic substrates and filters to help reduce air pollution from vehicles. An accompanying application note looks at using silicon nitride as a surgical implant material.

Also, emerging opportunities for transparent ceramics and the mechanics behind porcelain strength are discussed in two columns.

The April issue includes the second issue of Ceramic & Glass Manufacturing, ACerS' new B2B magazine. This issue’s theme is “Breaking in: A guide to working with big business” and features a story on the benefits of small companies, including being fast and flexible.

Finally, several ACerS meetings were rescheduled due to concerns about COVID-19 since the April issue went to print. Find out which meetings were affected at this link.

Table of Contents

Feature Articles

 

Transparent TiO2
and ZnO thin films on glass for UV protection of PV modules


Wilhelm Johansson, Albert Peralta,Bo Jonson,
Srinivasan Anand, Lars Österlund, and Stefan
Karlsson
Failure of photovoltaic modules frequently occurs as a result of degradation of their encapsulation material by destructive UV radiation. Transparent TiO2 and ZnO thin films could protect against these harmful wavelengths.
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Coalescence of glass art and glass science


Nadia A. Elbaar, Briana L. Bennett, Jane B. Cook,
and John C. Mauro
Glass art and glass science often are viewed as dichotomies of the same material study. But these two areas complement each other in theory and utility—which makes promoting a dialogue between the two disciplines a fulfilling endeavor.
30

Reconfigurable optics—a phase change for the better


Yifei Zhang and Juejun Hu
Breaking the coupling between index and loss changes in optical phase change materials opens up numerous reconfigurable photonics applications.
36

Meetings

 

ACerS Updated Meeting
Schedule

39

Glass and Optical Materials Division Annual Meeting

40

Materials Challenges in Alternative & Renewable Energy 2020 and 4th Annual Energy Harvesting Society Meeting

42

Departments

 

News & Trends

5

Spotlight

10

Research Briefs

16

Ceramics in Energy

19

Ceramics in Manufacturing

21

Ceramics in Biomedicine

24

Columns

 

Letter from the President


Tatsuki Ohji
3

Business and Market View


Abhigyan Sengupta

Aerographene and graphene aerogel
9

Deciphering the Discipline

Catalina Young
Glass and you: How glass coatings can
help your body heal
48

Resources

 

Calendar

44

Classified Advertising

45

Display Ad Index

47

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The American Ceramic Society Bulletin brings you the latest industry news and trends, as well as news about the Society, its members, and activities.