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In Memoriam

 

Hans Hausner, 1927–2016

 

 

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Prof Dr Hans Hausner, a founder member of the European Ceramic Society, died last August 26th. He was 89. He left his wife, Marlene, 2 sons, 2 daughters, their husbands and wives, and several grandchildren.

 

Hans was born in Neustadt an der Waldnaab on May 23rd 1927. He studied chemistry at TU Munich from 1946 to 1951, where he defended his doctorate thesis. He worked in industry from 1954 to 1961, mainly developing electroceramics (especially titanates and ferrites), but also working on fireproof materials in the glass industry. In 1961, his attention turned to nuclear energy ceramics, particularly the behaviour of uranium oxide. He worked initially for Euratom (Brussels), then had 4 years in the General Electric Nuclear Research Lab in California before returning to Europe where he worked again at Euratom, this time in the Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy.

 

In 1972, Hans became Professor at the Technical University of Berlin until his retirement in 1994, when he was granted emeritus status. A characteristic of his academic carrier was his continuous willingness to support cooperation between university and industry.

 

Hans played a very important role in Germany as the CEO of the German Ceramic Society (DKG) from 1988 to 2003, contributing to the successful integration of the ceramic industry, science and education of the former East Germany into the DKG.

 

Hans also contributed strongly to cooperation with other countries. He was Germany’s representative for the charter signature at the inaugural meeting of the European Ceramic Society, ECerS, on the 9th September 1987. As the second President of ECerS (1989-1991), he participated in the creation of the International Ceramic Federation (ICF), for whom he was the third President (1993-1995).

 

Hans was recognised worldwide; he was a member of the World Academy of Ceramics and a Fellow and Distinguished Life Member of the American Ceramic Society. Unfortunately, ECerS did not have these categories at the time, or he would certainly have also been recognised by becoming a Fellow and Life Member.

 

The whole European scientific community will remember this brilliant scientist who has contributed so much to the development of ceramic science and technology.

 

 

 

The following deceased ACerS members are organized as their information is received.

 

William McCracken

 

Neil Ault

 

Larry Hench

 

Joel Moskowitz

 

S. Donald Stookey

 

Warren W. Wolf

 

J. Lambert Bates

 

Robert W. Richards

 

Marija Kosec

 

Leslie J. Bowen

 

Irv Gower

 

Matthew Kerper

 

Thomas J. Mroz

 

Alan Searcy

 

Irvin F. Havens

 

C. Rogers Westlake

 

Torstein Utigard

 

William “Bill” Bates

 

John A. Cable

 

Reldon Cooper

 

Charles J. Deignan Sr.

 

Robert Hatch

 

Coy L. Huffine

 

Gordon H. Johnson

 

Lyle E. Shoot

 

Seymour A. Bortz

 

Gian Nicola Babini (former president of International Ceramic Federation, the European Ceramic Society and organizer of ICC2)

 

Andre Ezis

 

Henry M. O’Bryan Jr.

 

Jules Routbort

 

Eva Zeisel (honory member)

 

Gary Schlager

 

Harrison Corbin Van Cott

 

Alan Franklin

 

Wendell S. Williams

 

Robert C. Weedy

 

Roy Victor Harrington

 

Robert L. Snyder

 

Russell L. Yeckley

 

Charles Venable Jr.

 

G. S. Dhami

 

 

Fennimore Nelson Bradley

 

Roy W. Rice

 

Gunter Hermann

 

John Randall Wheeler

 

Tsuneharu Ogasawara

 

Elizabeth “Beth” Judson

 

Yoshiro Harada

 

James Dean Welterlen

 

Rustum Roy

 

Roy E. Gorton Sr.

 

Osgood James Whittemore

 

George Kepka

 

George C. Steer

 

Robert J. Long

 

Jay Comeforo

 

Norman K. Russell

 

William Brown

 

Kenneth Lawrence “Larry” Stover

 

Frederick F. Lange

 

Winston Duckworth

 

Charles Bachman

 

David R. Watson

 

James G. Gibson

 

John S. Haggerty

 

Robert K. Longritz

 

Francis (Fritz) W. Henry

 

James J. Mattis

 

Richard Renskers

 

Silas Larson

 

James V. Jones

 

Anthony G. Evans

 

Peter J. Hoagland

 

L.W. Coughanour

 

Stephan Mitoff

 

J. Walter Szymaszek

 

Robert Newnham

 

David W. Kellerman

 

Randall C. Ragan

 

Janet B. Quinn

 

Basil G. Staples

 

Walter Bennett

 

Edward P. Schauss

 

Henry Paul Kirchner

 

Carlton H. Hogue

 

Edgar Ronald Tostevin

 

Alfred Dube

 

Megumi Tashiro

 

Ronald Stanton Gordon

 

Robert H. Doremus

 

John “Jay” P. Gleason Jr

 

Helmut Franz

 

Please contact Eileen De Guire with questions or to provide a notice or update.


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