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ACerS Awards

 

Nominations are now closed for most awards that will be presented at the ACerS 116th Annual Meeting held in conjunction with MS&T’14 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from October 12-16, 2014.

 

Most award nomination deadlines for the 2015 awards will be January 15, 2015. Note that the deadline for the 2015 Class of Fellows will be Sept. 1, 2014. Division, Section, and Class members should check below or with their respective groups to determine award nomination deadlines since some of them are still open.

 

Brief bios and photos of the 2013 awardees can be found below. Congratulations to this outstanding group of winners!


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.

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W. David Kingery Award Winners 2013

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.

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Edward Orton, Jr. Memorial Lecture Winners 2013

Ross Coffin Purdy Award

Important change to Purdy rules as of October 2013: 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 TWO YEARS prior to the selection. 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.

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Ross Coffin Purdy Award Winners 2013

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.

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Frontiers of Science and Society – Rustum Roy Lecture Winners 2013

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.

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Karl Schwartzwalder-Professional Achievement in Ceramic Engineering (PACE) Award Winners 2013

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.

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Richard and Patricia Spriggs Phase Equilibria Award Winners 2013

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 certificate

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Darshana and Arun Varshneya Frontiers of Glass Lectures Winners 2013

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.

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Basic Science Division: Ceramographic Competition and Roland B. Snow Award Winners 2013

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.

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Basic Science Division: Graduate Excellence in Materials Science (GEMS) Awards Winners 2013

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.

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Basic Science Division: Robert B. Sosman Award and Lecture Winners 2013




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