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In prestigious company: ACerS president Bill Lee gains Freedom of the City of London

By April Gocha / May 28, 2017

ACerS president Bill Lee recently participated in one of the oldest surviving traditional ceremonies still in existence today—and, as a result of this “peculiarly English” ceremony, Lee is now a Freeman of the City of London.

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ICG Summer School 2016 draws strong international turnout for intensive glass course

By Stephanie Liverani / August 31, 2016

The 8th International Commission on Glass Summer School program took place in July in Montpellier, France, and it drew a strong turnout—36 participants from 10 countries gathered for the program’s intensive glass course.

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Magnifying the possibilities: Spider silk is star material in world’s first bio superlens

By Stephanie Liverani / August 23, 2016

For the first time ever, scientists at Bangor and Oxford Universities in the U.K. are using spider silk as a superlens to increase magnification potential, opening up new possibilities to explore structures currently invisible to modern microscopes.

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Power couple: Graphene and glass pair up to create robust electronic material that’s scalable

By Stephanie Liverani / February 16, 2016

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, Stony Brook University, and the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, paired graphene with glass to create a more robust electronic material with scale-up potential—but that’s not all that graphene’s been up to.

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Communicating ceramics through pottery—and primetime TV

By April Gocha / December 10, 2015

U.K. television show “The Great Pottery Throwdown” goes beyond entertaining at the potter’s wheel—the show also uses scientific experts to link traditional ceramics to the world of advanced ceramics. Included in the show’s cadre of experts is none other than ACerS President-elect Bill Lee.

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Ditch the specs: A clearer future could be in view thanks to ‘smarter’ lens

By Stephanie Liverani / October 28, 2015

Smarter alternatives to improving how we augment our eyesight could be in view. A researcher at the University of Leeds in the U.K. is working on a “new eye lens, made from the same material found in smartphone and TV screens, which could restore long-sightedness in older people,” according to a recent University of Leeds article.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / May 29, 2014

Ceramics and glass business news of the week for May 30, 2014,

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U.K.’s Institute of Refractories Engineers to turn 50

By / March 7, 2011

While still a youngster by ACerS’ standards, the U.K.-based Institute for Refractories Engineers will mark its fifth decade of existence in November 2011. The IRE was launched in Dudley, England, in 1961. At the time, this West Midlands locale was a hub of the coal, limestone, iron, steel and glass industries, so of roots of…

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