Big families have a hard time saying goodbye. There is always one more thing to mention, one more remembrance to share, one more witticism to impart, one more hug to give. It’s especially tough when the farewell is marking the passing of a beloved family member.
So it is with the ceramic materials science and engineering family and the death two years ago of Anthony G. Evans. Just shy of 67 when he died in September of 2009, the breadth and depth of Tony’s scholarship has had an enormous impact on the field of ceramic science. His influence will continue through those he trained and with whom he worked.
This “extended” family has gathered to honor Evans by publishing a special tribute issue of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society. Evans’ colleagues past and present have contributed 26 articles, including 24 original articles. In a testimony to the momentum and scope of his research program, eight of the articles include Evans as a coauthor.
It will be sent automatically to Journal print subscribers. Non-subsription copies of the issue are $11 each and can be ordered by contacting Wiley directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Tony Evans supplement.”
The Table of Contents can be viewed at the Wiley website: Journal of the American Ceramic Society, June 2011, Vol. 94, Issue Supplement s1.