Selected Invited Talks

Over the years, Dr. Fischman has given a large number of invited talks.  As the Director of three of the National Academies Boards, he has often given talks to groups on the state of materials, manufacturing and infrastructure in the United States. 


 Following is a selection of non National Academies talks.


  • G Fischman, “Material - What Stuff is Made Of,” Nexus 5, Miami, FL - April 2017
  • G Fischman, “Navigating the World of Medical Standards and Regulations for Medical Devices,”  Ceramic Expo, Cleveland OH - April, 2017
  • G Fischman “Navigating the World of Medical Standards and Regulations for Medical Devices”  Webinar for the American Ceramic Society - February 2017
  • G Fischman, "Creating Advanced Ceramics for Orthopaedic Devices: Ceramic Design," CeramSib 2012, November 2012, Moscow, Russia.
  • G Fischman, "Ceramics in Medical Devices: Current and New Directions," CeramSib 2012, November 2012, Moscow, Russia.
  • G Fischman, "Materials and Manufacturing in the 21st Century," Castrol 2020, February, 2011, Luton, UK.
  • G Fischman, "Creating the Needed Materials for the 21st Century," SAMPE Keynote lecture, October 12, 2010, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • G Fischman, "Materials Perspective 2020," Castrol 2020, September 8, 2010, Palo Alto, CA.
  • G Fischman, “Ceramics in a 21st Century Materials World,” A.L. Friedberg Memorial Lecture, MS&T 2009, October, Pittsburgh, PA 
  • G Fischman, “Directions in Materials Science: the US,” in Paving the Future through materials Science, Invited Speaker for The Interdisciplinary Science of Nano-Materials, Global COE Program International Conference, September 25th, 2009, Sendai Japan
  • G Fischman, “Infrastructure Renewal: Providing Services into the 21st Century,” Workshop keynote speaker for The Nationals Infrastructure Crisis – Penn State’s Response, April 15th, 2009 – State College, PA.
  • G Fischman, “Advances and Trends in Bio-Ceramics", Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology, Sept, 2005, Maui, HI
  • G Fischman, “Biomedical Engineering Materials and Applications” OMTEC, Rosemont, IL June 2006
  • G Fischman, “Materials Testing Laboratory,” Medical Applications of Ceramics Workshop, Invited Paper, Rochester, NY, June 1993.
  • G Fischman, “Ceramics for Orthopedic Applications,” Invited Lecture to NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH, May 5, 1994.
  • G Fischman, “The Role of Standard Reference Materials in Bio-Ceramics,” American Ceramic Society Symposium “Bio-Ceramics: Materials and Applications”  Indianapolis, IN, April 17, 1996
  • G Fischman, “Toward Performance Standards in Medical Device Materials,” Oak Ridge National Laboratories, Oak Ridge, TN, Sept, 1996.
  • G Fischman (FDA) and D Marlowe (FDA) A Case Study on Standards Development at the FDA,  Conference, Using Voluntary Standards in the Federal Government, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD  Sept 1997
  • G Fischman, “Ceramics: Consistently Modern Materials”, Invited talk to a joint meeting of the New York Academy of Sciences - Engineering Section and the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, New York, New York, April 8, 1998.
  • G Fischman, “Assessment of Nano-particles for Use in Medical Devices,” Invited talk for Fine Ultrafine and Nano-Powders 2000, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 2000
  • G Fischman, “Medical and Surgical Specifications and Tests for Ceramics,” Invited talk for a Joint ASTM – ACerS Symposium on Standards for Advanced Ceramics, Indianapolis, IN, April 2001
  • G Fischman, “Science Based Biomaterials Testing,” Invited talk for the Biomedical Engineering Materials and Applications(BEMA) Roundtable, National Materials Advisory Board of the National Research Council, Washington, DC, 11 June 2001
  • G Fischman, “How ceramics work,” Invited classroom seminar at Johns Hopkins University, February 2002, Baltimore, MD.
  • G Fischman, How to Propose, Develop and Verify Standard Reference Materials for Biomedical and Other Areas, ASTM C28 Advanced Ceramics Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the American Ceramic Society, May 2002, St Louis, MO.
  • G Fischman, Future of Biomedical Industry: Role of Regulatory and medical Malpractice issues, Panel Discussion for 21st Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, September 28th, 2002, Bethesda, MD.
  • G Fischman, “Relative Risk in Materials for Biomedical Applications,” ASM Materials Solutions Conference and Exposition, Pittsburgh, PA, October 13-15, 2003.
  • G Fischman, “Advances and Trends in Bio-Ceramics,”  6th Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology, Sept, 2005, Maui, HI
  • G Fischman, Atmospheric Effects on the Thermal Processing of Covalent Ceramics, Invited Talk to the National Bureau of Standards,  Gaithersburg, MD Feb 9, 1988.
  • G Klassen, J Laughner and G Fischman, "Microstructural Evolution of a Sol/Gel Mullite," Quadrennial Meeting on the Science of Sintering, Herzeg Novi, Yugoslavia, August, 1989
  • G Fischman, “Thermo-mechanical Properties of Silicon Carbide,” Invited Paper to the Workshop on Microwave-Absorbing Materials for Accelerators (MAMAs), Feb 22-23, 1993, CEBAF, Newport News, VA.


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