By Belinda Raines
The The 2019 ACerS Winter Workshop took place Friday, January 25 through Tuesday, January 29, at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort in Daytona Beach, Florida.
The workshop provides a combination of technical and professional development sessions, outstanding networking opportunities, and includes a tour of the Kennedy Space Center. The annual event is designed for ceramic and glass students and young professionals from around the world. This year, the European Ceramic Society provided 15 travel grants for international students, and a total of 52 students in all participated in the event.
The Saturday morning sessions of Winter Workshop featured various experts who delivered the following lectures:
Dr. Derek King, Research Scientist of UES, Inc: “Ceramic Matrix Composite Constituent Processing and Properties for High Temperature Aerospace Applications”
Dr. David L. Poerschke of the University of Minnesota: “Feeding the Virtual Test Pipeline: Developing Thermodynamic Descriptions of Deposit-Induced Degradation of Thermal and Environmental Barrier Coatings”
Dr. Anabel Lanterna of the University of Ottawa: “Light-responsive materials in heterogeneous photocatalysis: TiO2 and beyond”
Dr. Roger Narayan of North Carolina State University: “Ceramics for Medical Applications”
In addition, the career development was the theme of the afternoon sessions, with the following speakers:
Dr. Riccardo Marin of the University of Ottawa: “A colorful journey on the bandwagon of lanthanide ions through commitment, perseverance, and friendship”
Dr. David L. Poerschke of the University of Minnesota: “Communicating Your Science: Strategies to Effectively (and Ethically) Engage Diverse Audiences”
Mrs. Kimberly Hammer of GE Research: “The Broken Road Has Many Treasures! A Career Discussion on Risk, Adaptability and Opportunity”
Winter Workshop 2020 will take place in Daytona Beach, FL, January 24 – 28, 2020.