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contents A u g u s t 2 0 1 3 • V o l . 9 2 N o . 6 cover story Piezotronics: A new field of strainengineered functional semiconductor devices (Credit: Wang; U. Wisc–Madison) – page 18 feature articles Piezotronics: A new field of strain-engineered functional semiconductor devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Xudong Wang Semiconductors with piezoelectric properties show promise for LED quantum efficiency, quantum well lasers, electromechanical memory diodes, photocatalysts, and PV devices. State of raw materials 2013: Overview and new frontiers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Eileen De Guire ACerS’s annual report on critical raw materials and a summary of the USGS minerals report. Expanding the frontier—Grand challenges in ceramic science . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Gregory S. Rohrer Fifteen years after the last “grand challenges” workshop, a group of researchers identifies eight new grand challenges for ceramic science in the next decade. NIOSH research and resources for safe handling of nanomaterials . . . . . . . 32 Edited by Adrienne C. Eastlake A look at the possible worker health and safety risks associated with nanomaterials, and at ways to minimize them. Honoring the ACerS Awards class of 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Distinguished Life Member Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 2013 Class of Fellows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Society Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Class Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 meetings Materials Science & Technology 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Lectures and special events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Plenary session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Calendar of events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Program-at-a-glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 ACerS short courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 AACS Division Workshop: Using X-rays to analyze cultural heritage . . . . . . 48 UNITECR 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Welcome reception, schedule at a glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Hotel information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Conference dinner, poster session, sponsors, short courses, optional tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 departments News & Trends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 • New projects worth millions announced on Materials Genome Initiative second anniversary • Shale gas a ‘blue bridge to a green future’? • Business news • Coming soon: NSF career development workshop for young academics • New ACerS website speedy, easy, and ready for smartphones and tablets • Good news for ACerS journals State of raw materials 2013 Overview and new frontiers (Credit: iStock) – page 24 Honoring the ACerS Awards Class of 2013 (Credit: ACerS) – page 33 American Ceramic Society Bulletin, Vol. 92, No. 6 | www.ceramics.org 1


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