The membership magazine of The American Ceramic Society
In this issue, we look at ceramics for renewable energy generation. The cover story describes Carbon Rivers’ new process to reclaim glass fibers from end-of-life wind turbine blades. A second feature story overviews several sustainability projects at Alfred University’s new Summer Research Institute.
Accompanying columns discuss the global wind turbine market, development of sustainable solvents in perovskite solar cell production, and how to accelerate time-to-market for new products by fostering a culture of collaboration.
Rajendra Bordia began his term as ACerS president at the Annual Meeting at MS&T23. In an interview, Bordia discusses what led him to work in ceramics and his plans for the Society in 2024.
Finally, this issue includes a unique feature article that explores the use of ceramic-based arts in the treatment of people with mood disorders.
Table of Contents
Manufacturing the impossible: Supporting
the development of a circular economy in the composites industry
David MorganGlass fiber-reinforced composites are found in every industry, from marine and wind to automotive and construction. Carbon Rivers’ recent glass-to-glass commercial technology for recovering glass fiber from end-of-life
composites poses both advantages and challenges to the
Engineering a sustainable future: Summer Research Institute offers unique learning opportunities for
Alfred University undergraduates
Mark WhitehouseIn summer 2023, about 30 undergraduate engineering
students at Alfred University in New York had the opportunity to participate in research settings normally reserved for graduate students thanks to the university’s new Summer Research Institute program.
Esther DokyoungCeramic-based arts are an effective tool for stimulating emotional development and self-reflection in people with
mental disorders. A case study in Nigeria demonstrated its
benefits through a relief modeling exercise held at three
mental health facilities.
BCC Publishing StaffWind turbines: Technologies, applications, and global markets
Andy ThomasAccelerating time-to-market for new products by fostering a culture of collaboration
Niusha HeshmatiSustainable solvent engineering for perovskite solar cells—one step closer to commercialization
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