The US-Japan Seminar on Dielectric and Piezoelectric Ceramics has occurred once every two years for almost 4 decades, bringing together ~100 scientists and technologists from industry, academia and government laboratories. It is one of the premier venues for the exchange of scientific ideas on ceramic materials for electronics and serves to foster relationships between experts from Japan and the U.S. The 18th annual seminar was held last November in Santa Fe, New Mexico and was co-organized by MSE Department Head, Dr. Bryan Huey. A number of MSE faculty, graduate students and alumni participated in the invitation-only seminar and presented their work.
Notably, MSE faculty member Dr. George Rossetti’s leadership in the field was recognized with a plenary lecture in memoriam of Professor L. Eric Cross, one of the founders of the biennial meetings. Dr. Cross was an esteemed researcher in the field, a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, and a founding member of the Materials Research Laboratory at the Pennsylvania State University. He was also Professor Rossetti’s doctoral research advisor. Read the full MSE story.