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World’s refractories experts convene in Vienna for Unitecr 2015

By Eileen De Guire / September 18, 2015

I’ve been in Vienna, Austria, attending the 14th Unified International Technical Conference on Refractories (Unitecr). It’s been a great conference in a great city with interesting people working on challenging problems.

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UK’s Imperial College builds global advanced ceramics industry–university consortium

By Eileen De Guire / December 10, 2014

The concept behind the five-year, £5.5 million Centre for Advanced Structural Ceramics at Imperial College, London, was to provide “roots” of support while the Centre established itself and built a consortium of “wings” comprising industry members and universities.

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Hench to receive Toledo Glass & Ceramic Award

By Eileen De Guire / February 25, 2013

Hench. Credit: Imperial College. The Michigan/NW Ohio Section of The American Ceramic Society just announced that the recipient of the 2013 Toledo Glass & Ceramic Award is Larry Hench. The award will be given on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at The Toledo Club in downtown Toledo, Ohio. There will be a social hour starting at 6:00 p.m. followed…

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ICG, Wiley offer primer on bio-glasses

By / January 15, 2013

The International Commission on Glass and Wiley are offering a relatively new book that is meant to serve as an introduction for undergraduate and graduate students to the burgeoning field of glass materials designed for medical and biological uses. While I haven’t read Bio-Glasses—An Introduction, a summary of the book suggests that it is a…

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BP to invest $100M in new international advanced materials center

By / August 23, 2012

The University of Manchester seems to still be striving to make the school an international materials research Mecca. Most recently, Manchester and BP jointly announced that the latter will provide £64 million ($100 million) over 10 years to the school to create a multi-institutional international research center to develop materials for energy and industrial applications.…

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Berkeley Lab, Imperial College make progress on strong glass scaffolds for bone repairs

By / October 13, 2011

3D visualization of the sintered 6P53B glass scaffolds using the Advanced Light Source’s synchrotron X-ray microcomputed tomography (left and top right) and a corresponding scanning electron microscopy image (bottom right). Credit: LBL. Researchers in the glass and ceramics field seem to be stepping up the search for materials and fabrication techniques that can deliver strong,…

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Analysis of scale of animal trabeculae suggests new materials, structures

By / March 14, 2011

X-ray microtomograms of trabecular bone geometry across six orders of magnitude of animals’ body mass. (a) lesser dwarf shrew, (b) Arctic fox, (c) Przewlaski’s horse and (d) Asian elephant. Credit: M. Doube et al; Proc. R. Soc. B. There’s a significant contingent of ceramists and other materials scientists and engineers who use information about natural…

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Two groups find cheaper, easier route to ‘cloaking’ in visible light

By / February 8, 2011

A pink object under the cloak becomes invisible. Credit: SMART Center. Last week I mentioned that someone has found a new, cheap way to optically “hide” objects (other than the metamaterials route). Via Gizmag, I heard about the the work of two groups who, in parallel, are using calcite crystals to make objects seem to disappear —…

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Video of the week – Aldo Boccaccini on the vitrification of hazardous wastes, bioglass and electrophoretic deposition

By / August 26, 2009

[flash http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/aldo_boccaccini.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/aldo_boccaccini.jpg}] Aldo Boccaccini is a professor in materials science at Imperial College, U.K. and a member of the London Center for Nanotechnology, a joint project between Imperial College and University College, U.K. In this video, he discusses some of his early work in developing vitrification techniques to render hazardous wastes, such as…

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Aldo Boccaccini – Vitirification of hazardous wastes, bioglass and electrophoretic deposition

By / August 10, 2009

Aldo Boccaccini is a professor in materials science at Imperial College, U.K. and a member of the London Center for Nanotechnology, a joint project between Imperial College and University College, U.K.

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