Joan Mantini is Associate Editor of Ceramic Industry, Adhesives & Sealants Industry, and Casino Journal. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications, as well as a master’s degree in business administration.
In the hope of finding a cost-efficient, earthquake-proof housing structure in the earthquake-prone Yunnan province, a research team from Chinese University discovered that clay debris from homes that collapsed in previous earthquakes could be used to rebuild houses.
Currently, the researchers are working on a way to test the predictability of protective ceramic thermal barrier coatings used in jet engine turbine blades to better determine an estimated expected lifespan of the turbine blades.
In an effort to grow the composite manufacturing cluster in Rhode Island, a $125,000 federal grant was recently given by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to the Rhode Island Marine Traders Association.