CONTRIBUTION TO FESTSCHRIFT FOR C T (Connie) MOYNIHAN
is an unusual paper for a professional journal that demands an
explanation. As a co-organizer of the Festchrift in Rochester NY in 2007,
I solicited written papers from speakers and attendees for a special issue of Journal of the American Ceramic Society. The paper
linked to below was written for this special issue. I ran out of time to follow up on the promise of a special issue (and thus left many of the authors
stranded, much to my embarrassment), to hound the editor about this, nor to arrange for a Lulu publication of the submitted papers.
Only this memoir was published. It is a terrible account of Connie's contributions because I had intended to fill out the details of his career in an Introduction
to the planned special issue of J. Am. Ceram. Soc by noting how the various papers were related to Connie's oevre. Instead, the paper is a cursory history of
enthalpy relaxation and how my knowledge of Connie's seminal contributions allowed me to get into the field.
Several potential invited contributions to the Festschrift itself were withdrawn by their authors because of the shortened time required to accommodate
the unexpectedly large number of positive responses. I could not persuade my co-organizer and/or the American Ceramic Society to extend the Festschrift for
another day or two. What I should have done was to move all contributed papers to a poster session but once again time ran out. Nor could I arrange an independent
Festchrift in time.
Connie passed away on 12/22/15 at the age of 76.
LINK TO FESTSCHRIFT PAPER HERE.