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Dr. Lee will begin his presentation by providing an update on the status of the American Ceramic Society. He will then present an introduction to Imperial College London, followed by a brief technical description of current development of structural ceramics for use in extreme environments such as refractory, aerospace, and nuclear applications. High temperature, corrosive atmosphere, and intense radiation flux (and sometimes all three) will be considered.

Bill Lee is a Professor of Ceramic Engineering in the Department of Materials at Imperial College London. He has a BSc in Physical Metallurgy from Aston University, a DPhil from Oxford and spent 5 years in the USA in the 1980s - 2 years at Case Western Reserve University as a post doc and 3 years at Ohio State University as assistant professor. He returned to the UK in 1989, to the University of Sheffield, before moving to Imperial 10 years ago to head up the Materials Department. He has supervised 59 students to successful completion of their PhDs and published over 400 papers and 4 books on ceramics. He is a member of the UK Nuclear Innovation and Research Advisory Board (NIRAB), the Royal Academy of Engineering International Activities Committee, and was previously Deputy Chair of the Government advisory Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) from 2007-2013. He has acted as nuclear special advisor to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee (2013).