We were happy and proud to host the inaugural meeting of the American Ceramics Society’s (ACerS) newest Section! Formed on August 23, 2018, this new chapter brings together members from the Dayton, Cincinnati, and Northern Kentucky areas.
Ceramic scientists and engineers from all three regions and from key institutions such as AFRL, GE, regional universities, and UES, attended the meeting. Attendees enjoyed a social hour and toured the UES Robo-Met operations before Section business commenced. During the meeting, Dr. Emmanuel Boakye, Dr. Craig Przybyla, and Dr. Derek King were elected as 2018 Section Officers.
Jim Steibel discussed GE Aviation's exciting progress with the recent certification of Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs) on the LEAP engine. By introducing silicon carbide based CMC materials into hot section components, they significantly improved fuel efficiency. GE's success is just one example of how this region takes CMC materials from research laboratories to robust and cost-effective manufacturing.
ACerS is the premier international professional association dedicated to advancing the study, understanding, and use of glass and ceramic materials. This Section is open to all members in the region and will provide knowledge and forums to members in our area for information exchange and networking.
We wish the new Section and its members the best of success, and we look forward to hosting future meetings!
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