American Ceramic Society (ACerS)

735 Ceramic Pl., Ste. 100
Westerville, OH 43081 USA
(866) 721-3322 Fax: (614) 899-6109
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President-elect: Katherine T. Faber
Affiliation: Northwestern University
Term of office: October 2006 through September 2007
Executive director: Scott Steen
Other professionals: Susan LaBute, human resources manager and executive assistant; Mark Mecklenborg, director of technical publications and meetings, Laura Vermilya, director of operations, Megan Mahan, director of marketing and membership services.
Overall purpose: To promote ceramics and serve the informational and educational needs of professionals in the ceramics community and related fields as well as the general public.
Composites-related activities: ACerS provides an information exchange among members and others in the materials-related community through its technical meetings, short courses, periodicals and books.
Publications: Journal of the American Ceramics Society, International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, and Ceramics Monthly.
Annual meeting: American Ceramic Society 109th Annual Meeting & Exposition, September 16-19, 2007, in Detroit, Mich.
Other regular regional or national meetings: 31st International Cocoa Beach Conference & Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, Jan. 21-26, 2007, in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Division-related specifically to composites: Engineering Ceramics
Total membership: 7,500