2016 RGSAM

The Rio Grande Symposium on Advanced Materials (RGSAM) is a general technical meeting of materials researchers in the Rio Grande geographic region. It is an outgrowth of the Joint Technical Meetings of the New Mexico Section of the American Ceramic Society and the New Mexico Section of the Materials Research Society initiated in 1989. These meetings, sub-titled “Ceramics and Advanced Materials: Symposia and Poster Session,” proved to be quite popular among materials researchers in the Rio Grande geographic region. Attendance typically ranged between 75 and 150 people presenting 30 to 50 presentations, which were frequently used as a local warm-up for national meetings. An important aspect of this symposium is that it has been, and continues to be a venue for presentations by students from regional universities. In 1997, the Albuquerque Chapter of ASM International joined with the NM Section of the American Ceramics Society to host the meeting which began its new name, “The Rio Grande Regional Symposium on Advanced Materials.” Reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of materials research presented at RGSAM, other societies soon joined to host the symposium. The New Mexico Chapter of the American Vacuum Society organized the RGSAM in 2013, followed by the Central New Mexico Local Section of the American Chemical Society in 2015. This meeting hopes to reach out to a broad base of support among local materials societies and will be a focal point for the exchange of technical information in the Rio Grande geographic region well into the 21st century.

Kreidl Lecture

At the core of this meeting is the Kreidl Memorial Lecture, honoring the career achievements of Norbert Kreidl, a remarkable and indefatigable glass scientist who spent his final years as a consultant based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The Kreidl Lecture has featured several prominent ceramists and glass scientists.This year’s Kreidl Memorial Lecture will be given by

Kreidl Lecture Abstract

In progress

Kreidl Lecturer

Prior Kreidl Lecturers

1992
William D. Kingery, University of Arizona
1993
Delbert E. Day, University of Missouri – Rolla
1994
Arthur H. Heuer, Case Western Reserve University
1995
Don L. Kendall, University of New Mexico
1996
David A. Payne, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign
1997
Joseph H. Simmons, University of Florida
1998
Robert E. Newnham, Penn State University
1999
Anthony F. Giamei, United Technologies Research Center
2000
Gary Messing, Penn State University
2001
Anthony G. Evans, Princeton University
2002
Zhigang Suo, Princeton University
2003
Nathan S. Lewis, California Institute of Technology
2004
Subra Suresh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2005
Robert O. Ritchie, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
2006
David R. Clarke, University of California at Santa Barbara
2007
Steve Brueck, University of New Mexico
2008
John Parise, SUNY Stony Brook
2009
Kurt Sickafus, Los Alamos National Laboratory
2010
Richard LeSar, Iowa State University
2011
Uzi Landman, Georgia Institute of Technology
2012
Carlo Pantano, Penn State University
2013
Harry Atwater, California Institute of Technology
2014
Diana Farkas, Virginia Tech
2015
Michael J. Cima