American Ceramic Society (ACerS)

American Ceramic Society (ACerS)
600 N. Cleveland Ave., Ste. 210
Westerville, OH 43082 US
(240) 646-7054 Toll-free: (866) 721-3322 Fax: (240) 396-5637
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President: Sylvia Johnson
Term of office: 2018-2019
Affiliation: NASA Ames Research Center (retired)
Executive director: Charlie Spahr
Other professional staff (with titles): 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: The Journal of the American Ceramics Society, International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, the ACerS Bulletin and annual ceramicSource buyer’s guide.
Annual meeting: American Ceramic Society Annual Meeting & Exposition.
Other regular regional or national meetings: International Conference & Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC).
Division-related specifically to composites: Engineering Ceramics
Total membership: 7,500