On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, in a state-of-the-art laboratory, ceramic component manufacturers were exposed to a large dose of the latest, practical technology under development in the United States.
AACCM held its fall 2014 meeting at ARC (Applied Research Center) in Aiken, SC where researchers are expanding the limits of hydrogen, solar, wind and microwave energy technology, along with other forms of advanced technology. ARC serves the needs of government, academia and the private sector.
AACCM’s meeting agenda at ARC began covering old and new business and an election of officers. Thomas Henriksen was re-elected AACCM’s President. A technical presentation: “Hybrid Microwave Technology” followed, given by Dr. George Wicks, Wicks Consulting Services, LLC. Dr. Wicks served as Senior Advisory Scientist to the Westinghouse Savannah River Company,Savannah River Technology Center, also located at ARC in Aiken, SC.
An appropriate lead-in, Dr. Wick’s presentation was followed by an introduction to ARC via a technical presentation by Dr. Joette Sonnenberg, Associate Laboratory Director for Energy Security and Engineering, Savannah River National Laboratory at ARC. A tour of ARC’s facilities immediately followed Dr. Sonnenberg’s presentation. AACCM members were also invited to ARC’s Energy Materials Research Lab, which opened in 2013.