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PacRim12 Publishing Workshop—A student’s perspective

By Eileen De Guire / May 25, 2017

During the Publishing Workshop at PACRIM12, editors Bill Farenholtz, Hua-Tay Lin, and Mario Affatigato offered tips to graduate students on effective publishing.

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$20M in public-private advanced manufacturing grants announced

By / October 16, 2012

Credit: NIST. Readers may recall that the Obama administration’s Material Genome Initiative is actually just a piece of the broader Advanced Manufacturing Partnership initiative. Several days ago, we reported how on how NSF just announced $12 million in grants for MGI-related projects. About the same time, the federal Department of Commerce was also getting into…

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New alkali halide scintillator single crystals for better homeland security, medical diagnosis

By Eileen De Guire / October 4, 2012

Scintillator single crystals glowing under exposure to UV light. The compositions are (left-to-right) Lu2SiO5:Ce, Gd3(Ga,Al)5O12:Ce and Lu2SiO5:Ce,Eu (Eu is a codopant ion). The diameter is about 30 mm, and the two taller crystals are about three inches tall. The blue colored crystal (LSO:Ce) is used in Siemens’ Positron Emission Tomographs. Credit: Zhuravleva, U. Tenn., Knoxville.…

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University of Tennessee and ORNL develop energy science program

By / January 25, 2011

The University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Lab have teamed up to develop the Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education which combines energy science and engineering. Students will also take courses in related disciplines that their field will likely intersect. The goal is to educate and train future leaders armed to tackle domestic…

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Laser-engineered bioceramic coatings help connect bone and implant

By Martin Grolms / August 6, 2010

Samples of textures achieved with laser-engineered bioceramic coatings. These coatingscan provide a 3D topographic cue and appropriate chemistry suitable for load bearingimplant applications. Credit: Narendra Dohotre. Surfaces of artificial implants that mimic natural structures are expected to improve biocompatibility by enhancing the connection between the living bone and the surface. The challenge is to create…

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MS&T’09 keynoter Jeffrey Wadsworth wins materials award

By / October 22, 2009

ACerS member Jeffrey Wadsworth has just been named the winner of the National Materials Achievement Award from the Federation of Materials Societies (of which, ACerS is a member). Wadsworth, president and CEO of Battelle Memorial Institute, will receive the award in formal ceremonies at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on Dec. 9, 2009.…

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