By Belinda Raines
Ceramic Tech Chat is a new monthly podcast by The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) that gives you a look at ceramic and glass materials through the eyes of ACerS members. For the guests on our show, being a ceramic scientist or engineer is more than just a job description—it’s the culmination of interesting and sometimes roundabout journeys to a career that lets them make a big impact on today’s world. Through our chats, we get a look into their unique and personal stories of how they found their way to careers in ceramics and learn what they discovered personally, professionally, and scientifically along the way.
The first guest is Beth Opila, professor at the University of Virginia and formerly a NASA Glenn research scientist.