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acers spotlight Achievement, Distinguished Life Engineering Ceramics Division announces best paper, poster awards Member, Purdy, Spriggs, and many more. Each year, ACerS Engineering Ceramics Division presents awards for the best For more information, visit the papers and posters presented at the previous year’s International Conference on ACerS website and the individual Advanced Ceramics and Composites. Along this line, ECD’s awards for the best award pages at www.ceramics.org/ papers and posters presented at ICACC 2012 will be recognized at the plenary awards or email Marcia Stout at session of ICACC 2013. mstout@ceramics.org. n Congratulations to the authors of these award winning papers and posters: Best papers from ICACC 2012 Best posters from ICACC 2012 GOMD awards: Submit – First place: “Submicron Boron – First place: “Fabrication and nominations now Carbothermal Reduction,” by Nanostructured Solar Diode Sensor”Characterization of a NovelCarbide Synthesis Through Rapid The ACerS Glass and Optical Steve Miller, Fatih Toksoy, by Alaa Gad, Michael Hoffmann, Materials Division invites nominations William Rafaniello, and Hao Shen, and Sanjay Mathur. for the Stookey Lecture of Discovery Richard Haber. – Second place: “Stress Wave Award, the George W. Morey Award, – Second place: “Study Of The Management in Obliquely and the Norbert J. Kreidl Award for Silicon Carbide Matrix Elaboration Laminated Composite Systems,” by Young Scholars. The deadline for By Film Boiling Process,” by Christian J. Espinoza Santos, nominations for all three awards is Feb. Aurélie Serre, Joëlle Blein, Waltraud Kriven, Daniel A. 15, 2013. Yannick Pierre, Patrick David, Tortorelli, and Mariana Silva. The Stookey Lecture of Discovery Fabienne Audubert, Sylvie – Third place: “Low Temperature Award recognizes an individual's life- Bonnamy, and Eric Bruneton. Densification and Mechanical time of innovative exploratory work or – Third place: “An Integrated Virtual Properties of Ultrahard Boron noteworthy contributions of outstand- Material Approach For Ceramic Suboxide Ceramics,” by Robert ing research on new materials, phenom- Matrix Composites,” by Guillaume Pavlacka, and Gary Gilde. ena, or processes involving glass, which Couégnat, William Ros, Thomas have commercial significance or the Haurat, Christian Germain, Eric potential for commercial impact. Martin, and Gérard Vignoles. The George W. Morey Award rec- ognizes new and original work in the field of glass science and technology. the Chemical and Petro-Chemical • “Material selection for gunite veneer The criterion for winning the award Industries.” The meeting is March repairs,” Jim Stendera, Vesuvius; is excellence in publication of work, 27–28, 2013, with a kickoff event on • “Recent findings on the relation- either experimental or theoretical, done the evening of March 26, 2013. ship between superfines and rheology by an individual. The meeting will be in St. Louis, of refractory castables,” Bjorn Myhre, The Norbert J. Kreidl Award for Mo., at the Hilton St. Louis Airport Elkem. Young Scholars, recognizing research Hotel. Program cochairs are Jens Other papers will be presented excellence in glass science, is open to Decker of Stellar Materials and Rick by authors from Kerneos, Valero, all degree-seeking graduate students Volk of Uni-Ref Inc. UOP, AluChem, Thermal Ceramics, (MS or PhD) or those who have gradu- To whet your appetite, here is a par- Unifrax, Exxon Mobil, Robert Jenkins, ated within a twelve-month period of tial list of papers that will be presented Missouri S&T, Resco Products, Penn the GOMD annual meeting. at the conference: State University, Artech, Oak Ridge Nomination details can be found at • “Hydrogen corrosion – general prin- National Lab, and Linck Refractory http://tinyurl.com/b7nzfxj. ciples and experimental approach,” Services. Peter Quirmbach, DIFK Bonn, Interested in being a conference Mark your calendars! St. Germany; vendor? The “Tabletop Expo” format Louis Section/RCD 49th Annual • “Raw material concepts for silica-free conferences, with each vendor havingis the same one used during previoushigh strength castables in the tem- Symposium is March 26–28 perature range up to 1,200°C,” Dale a six-foot table to display products and The St. Louis Section and the Zacherl, Almatis; literature. The charge is $300, which Refractory Ceramics Division of The • “Deterioration of calcium aluminate covers the cost of the expo space and American Ceramic Society is spon- bonded insulated monolithics in field provides a two-hour open bar during soring its 49th annual symposium on conditions,” Ken Moody, Refractory the “meet and greet” prior to dinner on the theme “Refractory Challenges in System Solutions; Wednesday evening. If you are inter- 10 www.ceramics.org | American Ceramic Society Bulletin, Vol. 92, No. 1


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