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Free online journals cover microwave and electroceramics, ICC4 papers

By Jim Destefani / October 24, 2013

For a limited time, ACerS is offering free online access to two special editions of the International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology.

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Bioceramics: Opportunities and challenges

By Eileen De Guire / May 17, 2013

  Chemical composition of Biolox delta, a zirconia-toughened alumina with small additions of chromium oxide and strontium aluminate. Credit: Pawar, IJACT Last July’s 4th International Congress on Ceramics was the setting for multiple presentations on the use of advanced ceramics in various industries. Among the application areas covered were biology and medicine. This post is…

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Ceramic matrix composites make inroads in aerospace

By Jim Destefani / May 14, 2013

Oxide CMC exhaust ground test demonstrator consists of a 1.60-m diameter nozzle and 1.14-m diameter × 2.34-m conical centerbody with titanium end cap inspection portal. Credit: Steyer; IJACT. Ceramic matrix composite (CMC) materials can benefit aerospace in propulsion and exhaust, thermal protection, and hot primary structure applications, according to Todd E. Steyer of The Boeing…

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Germany is epicenter of ceramic engineering and manufacturing this week

By Eileen De Guire / May 25, 2012

From Tuesday’s gala dinner at the CMCEE conference this week in Dresden, Germany. In contemporary garb from left are ACerS President George Wicks; ACerS Executive Director Charlie Spahr; CMCEE Cochair Jay Singh; CMCEE Chair Alex Michaelis; and CMCEE Cochair Tatsuki Ohji. It is not clear whether the oversize Dresdonians are depicting famous, historical ceramic engineers or…

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Ceramic materials as enablers of clean and green technologies

By Eileen De Guire / March 23, 2012

Materials engineering will drive development of the next generation of energy efficient vehicles. Credit: Wikipedia. News is ubiquitous about efforts and advances in the realm of energy, often in the context of transportation, environmental impact and efficiency. Just yesterday, for example, President Obama announced $14.2 million in new DOE funding to develop lightweight materials for…

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Students and Young Professionals look forward to ICC4-CLS

By Eileen De Guire / March 16, 2012

The 4th International Congress on Ceramics with the 3rd Ceramic Leadership Summit track ACerS director of membership and marketing, Megan Bricker, coordinates the Society’s outreach to students and young professionals. Here she tells us about what’s in store for the youthful ceramic materials professionals and what they are saying about ICC4-CLS. The 4th International Congress…

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‘Shaping the Future of Ceramics’ is theme of international congress in Chicago this July

By Eileen De Guire / February 10, 2012

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Engineered proppants for hydrofracturing

By Eileen De Guire / December 15, 2011

Microstructure of glass ceramic proppant heat treated for optimal combination of strength, hardness, and fracture toughness. Credit: D. Hartwich, Penn State. While alternative and renewable energy technologies have been the center of attention as the country works to research and innovate its way to energy independence, the oil and gas industry has been busy, too.…

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Travel scholarships for young professionals to attend ICC4

By Eileen De Guire / December 15, 2011

The Basic Science Division of the American Ceramic Society is encouraging participation of young professionals in the 4th International Congress on Ceramics to be held in Chicago in July 2012 by offering six scholarshipsof $500 each to offset meeting registration and travel costs. Eligibility Young professionals who received their PhD degree after January 2008 and…

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A new kind of poster session—ACerS launches Interactive Technology Forum at ICC4

By Eileen De Guire / December 8, 2011

The Interactive Technology Forum gives researchers creative ways to present their work. Want your research to be highly visible and remembered long after the conference ends? Then, think about presenting your research and technology in a new and innovative approach to poster sessions—the Interactive Technology Forum—at ICC4. “The ICC Interactive Technology Forum will be much…

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