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.
Our June issue includes features focusing on ceramic medical/dental applications, building-integrated photovoltaics challenges and opportunities, analytical challenges, and the new OSHA silica rule. Check it out today!