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ACerS member helps students find career success

By Faye Oney / January 18, 2019

ACerS member Claire Xiong believes that ACerS meetings provide many opportunities to further one’s career. One of her students actually found a postdoc job at an EMA meeting after she received second place for an oral presentation.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / January 16, 2019

New fuel cell catalysts, metal-free micromotors, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 16, 2019.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / January 4, 2019

Malta forms new company outside of Alphabet, General Carbide Corp. and University of Pittsburgh research more effective use of tungsten carbide, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for January 4, 2019.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 8, 2014

Fuel cells provide mobile power, making perfect solar absorbers, oxide-based magnetism for the future of computing, material defects make better batteries—and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 8, 2014.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / July 2, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for July 2, 2014.

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America Makes announces additive manufacturing project award winners

By Eileen De Guire / January 21, 2014

A tool caddy inside America Makes’ laser melt system also was made using additive manufacturing techniques. (Credit: ACerS.) The Youngstown-based America Makes—the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute—just announced the 15 winners of its RFP from last fall. According to the press release, America Makes “will provide $9 million in funding toward these projects with $10.3…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / December 2, 2013

Other materials stories that may be of interest.

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Reflections on MFG Day, the media, and 3D (or more) printing

By Jim Destefani / October 4, 2013

An acknowledgment of US MFG Day, and a look at the current state of additive manufacturing or 3D printing technology, including its use of ceramic materials.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / August 6, 2013

Light that moves and molds gels Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have demonstrated a biomimetic response in hydrogels—a material that constitutes most contact lenses and microfluidic or fluid-controlled technologies. Their study, published in Advanced Functional Materials, is the first to show that these gels can be both reconfigured and controlled by light, undergoing self-sustained…

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Monitoring diabetes with core–shell hybrid titania–carbon nanotube composite

By Eileen De Guire / June 13, 2013

Image: Advances in nanomaterials may allow diabetes patients to toss glucose monitoring equipment in the dumpster in favor of a handheld breathalyzer. Credit: Rawson; TPCC. One of the oldest diagnostic tools used by medical professionals are their noses. We know, for example, that Hippocrates of Cos smelled breath as part of his diagnostic process. “The…

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