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Associations and Publishers

The American Ceramic Society,

The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) is a 100-year-old non-profit organization that serves the informational, educational, and professional needs of the international ceramics community.


Ceramic Industry,

A global voice for ceramic manufacturing, CI promotes the interests, growth and progress of the ceramic, glass and brick industries.


Materials Research Society,

The Materials Research Society is an organization of materials researchers from academia, industry and government that promotes communication for the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research to improve the quality of life.


The Refractories Institute,

Established in 1951 and headquartered in Pittsburgh, TRI is a trade association that provides support and services to manufacturers of refractory materials and products and suppliers of raw materials, equipment, and services to the refractories industry.


The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society,

TMS is a professional organization that promotes global science and engineering professions concerned with minerals, metals, and materials.


ASTM International,

ASTM International, originally known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), was formed over a century ago.  Today, it is one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world, serving as a source for technical standards for materials, products, systems, and services.  Standards developed at ASTM are the work of over 30,000 ASTM members from over 100 countries.


The American National Standards Institute,

Founded in 1918 and with offices in Washington DC and New York City, ANSI is a private, non-profit organization (501(c)3) that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.


International Organization for Standardization,

ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 151 countries, on the basis of one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system.



Reference Books


Advances in Silicon Carbide Processing and Applications
Stephen E. Saddow and Anant Agarwal (editors), Artech House Publishers, 2004.


Energy, Technology, And The Environment
Paul I. Liu, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2004.


Handbook of Industrial Refractories Technology : Principles, Types, Properties and Applications
Stephen Caniglia and Gordon L. Barna, Noyes Publications, 1992.


Handbook of Materials Selection for Engineering Applications
G.T. Murray (editor), Marcel Dekker, 1997.


Introduction to Phase Equilibria in Ceramic Systems
Floyd A. Hummel, Marcel Dekker, 1984.


Modern Ceramic Engineering
David W. Richerson, Marcel Dekker; 2nd edition, 1992.


Pottery Analysis : A Sourcebook
Prudence M. Rice, University Of Chicago Press, 1987.


What Every Engineer Should Know about Ceramics
Solomon Musikant, Marcel Dekker, 1991.

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