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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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Ceramic and glass researchers seek ‘Big Ideas’ at NSF-funded workshop

By Eileen De Guire / September 20, 2016

Scientists at a recent NSF-funded workshop presented the latest work in the field and why it matters in the context of scientific trends and society’s compelling grand challenges.

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Adieu Montreal—MS&T’13 wraps up and video interviews with Mug Drop students

By Eileen De Guire / November 1, 2013

Jim and I came back from MS&T’13 with a bundle of new business cards from new contacts and a lot of new ideas to digest. You will continue to see the fruits of our visit in CTT and the ACerS Bulletin. Meanwhile, enjoy our last few photos from MS&T’13.

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Shape memory and superelasticity in zirconia

By Eileen De Guire / October 1, 2013

If small enough, zirconia rods exhibit shape memory and superelastic properties without crumbling.

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New $2.5M landmark conservation science institute to be established for the arts

By Eileen De Guire / February 12, 2013

Art Institute of Chicago art conservation scientist, Francesca Casadio, explains to delegates at the 2012 ICC4 meeting a project that investigated the enamel paints used in Pablo Picasso’s The Red Chair painting. Casadio and Katherine Faber are setting up a new conservation science research hub in Chicago. Credit: ACerS. (Updated) A few days ago I posted a…

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ACerS launches ‘New’ Art, Archaeology and Conservation Science Division

By Eileen De Guire / February 8, 2013

[flash http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/aacs_faber.flv mode=1 f={image=http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/aacs_faber.jpg}] (Updated) What do cutting edge materials research and the investigation of ancient ceramic pots have in common? More than you would probably think, and the connections are the basis of a “new” division of The American Ceramic Society. For example, Marc Walton, an ACerS member and a conservation scientist at the…

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Photoblog from the ICC4

By / July 22, 2012

  A typical plenary session at Fourth International Congress on Ceramics, which just concluded in Chicago. Credit: ACerS. To wrap up our coverage of the Fourth International Congress on Ceramics, we offer this mini-album of some of the highlights of ICC4 and the Ceramics Leadership Summit (including the opening ceremonies and presentation of the new…

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ICC4 Day 4

By Lee Leonard / July 19, 2012

David Bem, global R&D director of Dow Chemical spoke to the ICC4 audience about Dow’s approach to materials innovations. Credit: Russell Lee Leonard, ACerS. Wednesday was another busy day at the 4th International Conference on Ceramics. In addition to plenary and invited speaker sessions, there were several activities at the Modern Wing of the Art Institute…

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Video of the week: Faber introduces plenary speakers for ICC4

By Eileen De Guire / April 19, 2012

[flash http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/faber_new.flv mode=1 f={image=http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/faber_new.jpg}] We’ve been telling you about the upcoming 4th International Congress on Ceramics in Chicago and the exciting program that has been organized. One gauge of how a meeting is shaping up is to see who else is going, and some of the first to commit are always the keynote and plenary speakers.…

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ICC4 Plenary & keynote speakers (part 1): Interest in energy topics abound

By / February 20, 2012

From left, David Bem, Athanasios Konstandopoulos and Gary Calabrese. As ICC4 president Katherine Faber noted last week in her video invitation to the July 15-19 event in Chicago, the congress is designed to foster discussion and planning concerning issues facing the global ceramic and glass communities, and gain insights into emerging opportunities, future business trends and the…

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