Laurel M. Sheppard is president of Lash Publications International (www.lashpublications.com), a firm providing writing and editing services. She has a B.S. in ceramic engineering from Ohio State University and is a 1991 recipient of the Karl Schwartzwalder Professional Achievement in Ceramic Engineering award. She can be reached at 2545 HIlliard Rome Rd., Suite 136, Hilliard, OH 43026; (614) 527-1398; fax (614) 527-2403.
More than 120 researchers from around the world attended the 10th international JFCC workshop held in mid-March of this year. Sponsored by the Japan Fine Ceramics Center located in Nagoya, Japan, the workshop focused on grain boundary engineering of ceramics.