2015 AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED:
The 2015 Society Award winners have been announced and you can view the bios and photos on these pages. All winners will receive their awards at the ACerS Honors and Awards Banquet on October 5, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. Congratulations to the outstanding group of winners!
NOMINATION DEADLINES FOR 2016 AWARDS:
Award nomination deadlines for the 2016 awards is January 15, 2016.
2016 CLASS OF FELLOWS:
Note that the deadline for the 2016 Class of Fellows was August 21, 2015. Late nominations are not accepted.
Division, Section, and Class members should check below or with their respective groups to determine award nomination deadlines since a few of them are still open.
W. David Kingery Award
The W. David Kingery Award recognizes distinguished lifelong achievements involving multidisciplinary and global contributions to ceramic technology, science, education and art. The award is open to all people worldwide. There are no limitations regarding nationality, gender or religion and membership in ACerS is not a requirement. A nominee must be living, but in the event of death subsequent to selection but prior to presentation, the award shall be made posthumously.Read More
W. David Kingery Award Winners 2015
Edward Orton, Jr. Memorial Lecture
The Edward Orton, Jr. Memorial Lecture is presented by the invited lecturer at the annual meeting/MS&T. The lecturer is to be noted for scholarly attainments in ceramics or related field. The Committee on the Orton Memorial Lecture shall select the Orton Lecturer.Read More
Edward Orton, Jr. Memorial Lecture Winners 2015
Ross Coffin Purdy Award
Ross Coffin Purdy, in whose honor this award is given, served The American Ceramic Society for 24 years as General Secretary and Editor of its publications. He was the recipient of many awards, a Fellow and Honorary Life Member, and President of the Society. Mr. Purdy was noted for his dynamic leadership, individualism, broad vision, and unswerving devotion to the Society and to the ceramic engineering profession.
New Rules Effective August 2015:
The Purdy award shall be given to the author or authors who, in the judgment of the committee, made the most valuable contribution to ceramic technical literature during the calendar year prior to the selection. This previously was “during the calendar year two years prior to selection” but is now changed to the one year prior to selection. This change to the rules was approved by the Board in August 2015. A technical article is defined as a paper, article, or report published in a technical or trade journal, or in a bulletin from a school, laboratory, technical bureau, or experimental station, or in a pamphlet or book form. It must be complete and readily available to the public.
2015 Award Winners
“Microstructural Evolution During Vacuum Sintering of Yttrium Aluminum Garnet Transparent Ceramics: Toward the Origin of Residual Porosity Affecting the Transparency”
Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 96  1724–1731 (2013)
By Rémy Boulesteix, Alexandre Maître, Lucie Chrétien, Yoël Rabinovitch and Christian SalléRead More
Ross Coffin Purdy Award Winners 2015
Frontiers of Science and Society – Rustum Roy Lecture
This annual lecture of The American Ceramic Society honors the late Professor Rustum Roy of The Pennsylvania State University and recognizes his contributions to science and technology and their interrelationship to society-at-large. The lecture is given each year by an internationally or nationally recognized individual in the area of science, industry or government.Read More
Frontiers of Science and Society – Rustum Roy Lecture Winners 2015
Karl Schwartzwalder-Professional Achievement in Ceramic Engineering (PACE) Award
The Karl Schwartzwalder – Professional Achievement in Ceramic Engineering (PACE) Award is presented by The American Ceramic Society’s National Institute of Ceramic Engineers (ACerS/NICE). It honors this past president and Distinguished Life Member of ACerS. A nominee must be between 21 and 40 years of age; not becoming 41 during the award year, and must be a member of NICE and ACerS.Read More
Karl Schwartzwalder-Professional Achievement in Ceramic Engineering (PACE) Award Winners 2015
Richard and Patricia Spriggs Phase Equilibria Award
The Spriggs Phase Equilibria Award shall be given to the author or authors who, in the judgment of the award committee, made the most valuable contribution to phase stability relationships in ceramic-based systems literature during the calendar year prior to the selection. For the purposes of this award, a phase equilibria article is defined as a paper, article, or report published in a technical or trade journal, or in a bulletin from a school, laboratory, technical bureau, or experimental station, or in a pamphlet or book form. It must be complete and readily available to the public.
2015 Award Winners
N. Zhang; H. Yokota; A.M. Glazer; Z. Ren; D.A. Keen; D.S. Keeble; P.A. Thomas; Z.-G. Ye
The missing boundary in the phase diagram of PbZr1-xTi xO3
NATURE COMMUNICATIONS 5, October 24, 2014, Article number 5231
Richard and Patricia Spriggs Phase Equilibria Award Winners 2015
Darshana and Arun Varshneya Frontiers of Glass Lectures
The Frontiers of Glass Science and the Frontiers of Glass Technology lectures are designed to encourage scientific and technical dialog in glass topics of significance that define new horizons, highlight new research concepts, or demonstrate the potential to develop products and processes for the benefit of humankind. While the Frontiers of Glass Science lecture focuses on advances in the basic science of glass, the Frontiers of Glass Technology lecture concentrates on new breakthroughs in glass technology or new glass products or applications. The lectures are presented at the Glass and Optical Materials Division meeting. The Varshneya awards committee will select the lecturers. The choice of lecturers may be from within or outside of the Society. The award consists of a travel stipend of up to $2,500, a commemorative glass piece and a framed certificateRead More
Darshana and Arun Varshneya Frontiers of Glass Lectures Winners 2015
Basic Science Division: Ceramographic Competition and Roland B. Snow Award
The Snow award is presented to the Best of Show winner of the Ceramographic Competition, an annual poster exhibit to promote the use of microscopy and microanalysis as tools in the scientific investigation of ceramic materials. The competition is held during the Annual Meeting.Read More
Basic Science Division: Ceramographic Competition and Roland B. Snow Award Winners 2015
Basic Science Division: Graduate Excellence in Materials Science (GEMS) Awards
The Basic Science Division of The American Ceramic Society announces the Annual Graduate Excellence in Materials Science (GEMS) awards to recognize the outstanding achievements of graduate students in Materials Science and Engineering. The award is open to all graduate students who are making an oral presentation in any symposium or session at MS&T.Read More
Basic Science Division: Graduate Excellence in Materials Science (GEMS) Awards Winners 2015
Basic Science Division: Robert B. Sosman Award and Lecture
The Robert B. Sosman Award is the highest recognition of scientific accomplishment given by the Basic Science Division and is given in recognition of outstanding achievement in basic science of an area that results in a significant impact to the field of ceramics. The lecture is given each year by the awardee who has been deemed by the award committee to have made the most significant contribution to the field of ceramics.Read More
Basic Science Division: Robert B. Sosman Award and Lecture Winners 2015