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Upcoming Meetings

2018 Short Course - Smart Marketing for Engineers
Date: April 29 — 30, 2018
Location: Sheraton Cleveland Airport
Description: Have you ever questioned if you are investing your marketing budget in the most effective way? If you are a ceramic or material company business leader who wants to improve your skills in marketing to a technical audience, join engineering marketing industry expert Rebecca Geier for this one-and-a-half day course.



2018 Short Course - Statistical Process Control in Ceramic Processing
Date: April 29 — 30, 2018
Location: Sheraton Cleveland Airport
Description: This course will provide an introduction to statistical process control (SPC) and then its application to ceramic processing. Held in conjunction with Ceramics Expo in Cleveland, Ohio. Instructor: Carl E. Frahme, Frahme Consultanting Services, principal; University of Kansas, Materials science adjunct professor



2018 Short Course - Additive Manufacturing of High-Performance Ceramics
Date: April 30, 2018
Location: Sheraton Cleveland Airport
Description: This one-day course will cover technology overviews, as well as a look at the different aspects of manufacturing applications and markets. Instructor: Shawn M. Allan, Vice President, Lithoz America LLC



2018 Short Course - Dispersion and Rheology Control for Improved Ceramic Processing
Date: May 3, 2018
Location: Sheraton Cleveland Airport
Description: This one-day course will introduce the five factors that control suspension rheology, including examples of each of these variables and their contribution to the overall behavior. Instructor: William M. Carty, Alfred University



2018 Short Course - Understanding Why Ceramics Fail and Designing for Safety
Date: May 3, 2018
Location: Sheraton Cleveland Airport
Description: In this one-day course, we will explore the practical fracture mechanics background necessary to understand brittle failure, and describe some of the unique characteristics of ceramic materials which must be taken into account in their design and use. Instructor: Stephen Freiman, Freiman Consulting Inc.



2018 Short Course - Glass Corrosion
Date: May 19, 2018
Location: Hilton Palacio del Rio
Description: In this one-day course, we will give an up-to-date overview of how silicate glasses behave in contact with water. This short course provides a comprehensive knowledge about the fundamental mechanisms of glass corrosion and their relation with kinetics.



2018 Glass & Optical Materials Division Annual Meeting
Date: May 20 — 24, 2018
Location: Hilton Palacio del Rio
Description: The GOMD 2018 program features five symposia –



2018 Structural Clay Products Division and Southwest Section Meeting
Date: June 5 — 8, 2018
Location: Hilton Columbia Center
Description: Hosted in conjunction with the National Brick Research Center meeting, this event offers plant tours, a supplier mixer, and includes presentations from invited speakers.



2018 - 9th Advances in Cement-Based Materials
Date: June 11 — 12, 2018
Location: Pennsylvania State University
Description: Cements 2018 is designed for engineers, scientists, industry professionals and students interested in advanced cements.



2018 Material Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy
Date: August 20 — 23, 2018
Location: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
Description: Materials Challenges in Alternative Renewable Energy (MCARE 2018), addresses emerging materials for a sustainable global society. The event brings together leading global experts from universities, industry, research and development laboratories, and government agencies to collaboratively communicate materials technologies.