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Members of The American Ceramic Society talk about their personal, professional, and scientific discoveries in the fields of engineered ceramic and glass materials. Find out what excites these leaders about working with this unique subset of materials.

Ceramic Tech Chat The American Ceramic Society

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Members of The American Ceramic Society talk about their personal, professional, and scientific discoveries in the fields of engineered ceramic and glass materials. Find out what excites these leaders about working with this unique subset of materials.

    Networking as an emerging professional: Alessandro De Zanet

    Networking as an emerging professional: Alessandro De Zanet

    There are many ways for students and young professionals to network and build relationships with others in the materials science community. Alessandro De Zanet, Materials Research Fellow at Leonardo Labs, explains how networking led to his involvement in the ceramics field, describes some of the communities he’s involved with in ACerS, and previews the reimagined annual student section of the upcoming June/July 2024 ACerS Bulletin.View the transcript for this episode here.About the guestAless...

    • 26 min
    Modeling materials and meetings engagement: Jessica Rimsza

    Modeling materials and meetings engagement: Jessica Rimsza

    Embracing spontaneity in research and networking can be the first step to a successful career. Jessica Rimsza, staff scientist at Sandia National Laboratories, discusses her work on modeling disordered and complex material systems, describes what is involved in organizing a scientific conference, and explains how joining a professional society can help young researchers define their identity as a scientist.View the transcript for this episode here.About the guestJessica Rimsza is a staff scie...

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    Lifelong learning in the changing education system: Carl Frahme

    Lifelong learning in the changing education system: Carl Frahme

    Even as the tools and platforms for education have changed drastically in the past century, the need for programs to upskill employees remains as strong as ever. Carl Frahme, longtime consultant and educator in the ceramic, metals, and materials industries, shares how he first became involved as an instructor for ACerS educational courses, describes how these courses evolved over time, and explains why he finds being a science educator so fulfilling.View the transcript for this episode here.A...

    • 26 min
    Clay roof tiles inspire past and present passion: David Jensen

    Clay roof tiles inspire past and present passion: David Jensen

    From ancient times till today, terracotta remains a steadfast option for roof tiles. David Jensen, sample coordinator and glaze production scheduler at Ludowici Roof Tile, describes the advantages of and his work on clay roof tiles, shares how he became interested in the history of Ludowici, and explains how that interest led to the discovery of a glass slide collection created by ACerS founder Edward Orton Jr.View the transcript for this episode here.About the guestDavid Jensen is samp...

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    Focusing on the fundamentals: Rajendra Bordia

    Focusing on the fundamentals: Rajendra Bordia

    While planning for the future is important, listening to others and adapting to new opportunities can lead to the most fulfilling and fruitful careers. Rajendra Bordia, the George J. Bishop, III Chair Professor of Ceramics and Materials Engineering at Clemson University, shares his somewhat unplanned pathway from mechanical into ceramic engineering, describes his approach to mentoring students, and discusses his goals as this year’s president of The American Ceramic Society.View the transcrip...

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    Fostering pathways for ceramic engineers: Geoff Brennecka

    Fostering pathways for ceramic engineers: Geoff Brennecka

    Training the next generation of ceramic engineers requires engagement on multiple fronts. Geoff Brennecka, Herman F. Coors Distinguished Professor of Ceramic Engineering at Colorado School of Mines, discusses the importance of having degree programs that focus specifically on ceramics, recalls the history and evolution of ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors, and describes how the Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation’s new Teacher Training Workshops provide K–12 teachers guidance on...

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