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 promised special issue of Journal of the American Ceramic Society that was never
issued. The paper linked to below was written for this special issue. I ran out of time to protest and correct this unprofessional broken promise
(that left many of the authors stranded, much to my embarrassment), nor could I find time to arrange for a Lulu publication of the submitted papers.
Only this memoir was published, for reasons that have never been explained to me. 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 contributions. 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.
Also, several potential invited contributions to the Festschrift itself were withdrawn by their authors because of the shortened times for their
presentations that I imposed in order to accommodate the unexpectedly large number of acceptances. This was a mistake. What I should have done
was move all contributed papers to a poster session.
Connie passed away on 12/22/15 at the age of 76. His obituary is HERE.
FESTSCHRIFT PAPER HERE