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Photoblogging from St. Louis: GOMD opens with Stookey lecture, symposia, poster session and so much more

By Eileen De Guire / May 22, 2012

Over 300 attendees are here in St. Louis to attend the Glass and Optical Materials Division Annual Meeting. The meeting is organized into four symposia: Glass Science, Optical Materials & Devices, Crosscutting Topics and Festschrift to the Glass Research Career of Professor Delbert E. Day. The day opened with the GOMD’s Stookey Award and lecture,…

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Common threads woven through MCARE plenary talks

By / February 28, 2012

Networking opportunities were plentiful at the first full day of the MCARE conference. Credit: ACerS. The first full day of the Materials Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy was dedicated to a range of plenary talks that covered the gamut of potential sources and, of course, the materials challenges each one faced. The sessions were…

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CLS Applications Track update

By / June 15, 2011

George Wicks, SRNL, joins the line up of CLS speakers, presenting “Innovative “Multi-Use” Technologies and National Laboratories-Medical Initiatives from the Nuclear Community.”

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SRNL lab director to speak at CLS 2011

By / June 13, 2011

Terry Michalske, Lab Director, SRNL, will present “Small Modular Nuclear Reactors” at CLS 2011, discussing new developments and the changing paradigms in nuclear power.

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John Marra to discuss advanced ceramics and nuclear energy at Alfred U.’s McMahon lecture Nov. 4

By / October 27, 2010

Alfred University has selected nuclear power expert and ACerS leader John Marra give the Inamori School of Engineering’s 2010 John F. McMahon annual lecture. Marra will speak at 11:20 a.m., Nov. 4 in Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall, on AU’s campus on the topic of “Advanced Ceramic Materials for Next-Generation Nuclear Applications.” Marra, an ACerS Fellow and…

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SRNL energy park plans underway

By / October 26, 2010

Surplus land within the Savannah River National Lab site will be turned into an energy park. The DOE is exploring the potential of energy parks (PDF) as one option for revitalization of its assets at sites such as SRNL. The energy park concept has been under discussion for several years as a way to find…

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Video of the week: A new paradigm for nuclear waste management

By / March 10, 2010

[flash https://ceramics.org/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/marra_nuclear_mcare.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/marra_nuclear_mcare.jpg}] John Marra spoke at the Materials Challenges in Energy conference in February 2010 on new and emerging approaches to the thorny issue of managing nuclear wastes, and the fundamental changes that need to be made. Concerns about nuclear wastes have plagued nuclear power operators for decades and the Obama administration’s call…

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Mo-Sci licenses SRNL’s porous, drug delivering microballoons

By / December 17, 2009

The DOE has just announced that a licensing agreement has been reached between Savannah River National Lab and specialty glass provider Mo-Sci Corp. The Missouri-based Mo-Sci will use SRNL’s unique porous-walled hollow glass microspheres as a transport mechanism for targeted drug delivery, hydrogen storage and other uses. I take a lot of pride in this…

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Video of the week: MS&T’09 keynote panel on new energy opportunities

By / November 4, 2009

[flash https://ceramics.org/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/mst_keynote_panel.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/mst_keynote_panel.jpg}] MS&T’09’s Opening Session featured a panel of speakers actively working in renewable energy. The panelists – who included MIT professor and A123 Systems cofounder Yet-Ming Chiang, past ACerS president and Savannah River National Lab associate director John Marra and Solar Power Industries’ Gregory Hildeman – spoke on the topic of “New…

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MS&T’09, ACerS Annual Meeting videos schedule

By / November 4, 2009

I had a great time last week at the Materials Science & Technology 2009 conference and ACerS Annual Meeting events held in Pittsburgh. Many thanks to Ann for taking over responsibilities for Ceramic Tech Today while I was gone. I came back with lots of great footage of various lectures and interviews with some of…

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