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Open-access article highlights role of ceramics and glass to meet society grand challenges

By Eileen De Guire / August 25, 2017

An open-access article in the Journal of the American Ceramic Society reports on the findings of a September 2016 NSF-sponsored workshop on the role of ceramic and glass science research in meeting society’s grand challenges.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / October 23, 2015

Murata shows off smart glasses concept, 3M announces new Design Center, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for October 23, 2015.

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Eileen’s five fave CTT posts in 2012 (and her liberal interpretation of the number five)

By Eileen De Guire / December 31, 2012

Background image: Molten glass. Credit: Michael Germann; Peter and I thought it would be fun to share our five favorite posts from 2012. Finding that choosing only five was nigh impossible, I decided to sort my picks into three categories, which instantly grew my budget to 15 stories! External forces Advances in science and…

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Video: Grand challenges in ceramic science—Preliminary findings from workshop

By Eileen De Guire / May 16, 2012

[flash mode=1 f={image=}] Greg Rohrer talks about the goals, process and findings of a recent workshop organized to identify the scientific grand challenges and emerging research areas relating to ceramic materials. Credit: ACerS. What are the big questions that ceramic materials can answer? In March a group of about 35 ceramic scientists gathered for…

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What are the ‘Grand Challenges’ for ceramic research?

By Eileen De Guire / March 20, 2012

Mario Affatigato from Coe College identified the interaction between glass and living matter as a grand challenge that can be addressed by the glass and ceramics research community. Credit: ACerS. What are the next “grand challenges” for ceramic materials research? What emerging research areas should the ceramic materials research community make its priority? What are…

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