Engineering Ceramics Division
The purpose of the Engineering Ceramics Division of The American Ceramic Society is to stimulate interest in the development and utilization of technology that falls within the broad category termed engineering ceramics. Members accomplish this by means of meetings for the presentation and discussion of professional papers, publication of professional literature, and promotion of scientific and industrial research.
Michael C. Halbig
Phone: (216) 433-2651 | Fax: (216) 433-5544
Joining & Welding Research Institute
Phone: 81-6-6879-8693 | Fax: 81-6-6879-8693
Phone: (216) 433-8155
Moriyama-ku, 463-8560, JAPAN
|ECD Invites Secretary Nominations
We are honored to serve on the Engineering Ceramics Division Nominating Committee for 2013-14. One of the most important responsibilities of the ECD Nominating Committee is to bring forward the incoming division secretary candidate for 2014-15. This nomination will be presented for approval at the ECD Annual Business meeting during MS&T’14 meeting in Pittsburgh, PA (October 12-16, 2014) and will go on the ACerS annual election ballot in spring 2015.
As you all are aware, ECD is a very vibrant and energetic division in the society with a lot of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers. This division organizes one of the most widely recognized international meetings in the world in the area of advanced structural and functional ceramics, composites, and other emerging ceramic materials and technologies. This division also organizes and sponsors major symposia and plays a key role in the annual meeting of the society. We are very fortunate to have many highly motivated and committed volunteers from all over the world because they are the key elements of the bright future of this division (and society).
We would like to request your support and help in identifying highly qualified and motivated candidates for the incoming secretary position. Please send your nominations with a short description of the candidate’s qualifications to any one of us by August 15th, 2014.
We would like to thank you for your support and participation in the Engineering Ceramics Division.
James W. Zimmerman, Corning Incorporated, Corning, NY (Chair-ECD Nominating Committee,
3rd International Conference on Electrospinning 2014
Nominations are now closed for the 2014 James I. Mueller and the Bridge Building Awards. Award presentations will be made during the 37th Annual International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites held in Daytona Beach, Florida, January 26-31, 2014.
This award recognizes the enormous contributions of James I. Mueller to the Engineering Ceramics Division and the field of engineering ceramics. It is the intent of this award to recognize the accomplishments of individuals who have made similar contributions.
The two main criteria used in selecting the recipient are:
Award selection can be based on either of these criteria or a combination of both.
The award consists of a memorial plaque, certificate, and an honorarium of $1000.
Nominations for the 2015 Mueller award are now open. Nomination deadline is July 15, 2014.
This award recognizes individuals outside of the United States who have made outstanding contributions to engineering ceramics.
The two main criteria used in selecting the recipient are:
The award can be based on either criteria and consists of a plaque, certificate, and an honorarium of $1000.
Nominations for the 2015 Bridge Building award are now open. Nomination deadline is July 15, 2014.
National Institute of Advanced Industrial
Science and Technology
Anagahora 2266-98, Shimo-Shimadi
Moriyama-ku 463-8560 Japan
This award recognizes the outstanding young ceramic engineer and scientist whose achievements have been significant to the profession and to the general welfare of the community around the globe. Nominations are open to candidates from industry, academia, or government-funded laboratory – across the world.
The award winner will present a keynote lecture at the Global Young Investigator Forum of the ICACC meeting.
The main criteria used in selecting the recipient of this award will be:
(1) the individual’s contribution to the field of Ceramic Science and Engineering, including expansion of the knowledge base and their commercial use and
(2) the individual’s contributions to the promotion of conferences and technical events, global young professional forum, and other professional events, which resulted in visibility of the field and international advocacy.
A nominee must be 35 years old or younger at the time of award presentation (January of the award year), and is required to be a member of The American Ceramic Society. Nominations can be made by any individual or group. Self nominations are permitted, but are not recommended/preferred. Nominations made by a sponsor who is a member of The American Ceramic Society are strongly preferred.
The award consists of US $1,000 honorarium and a certificate of achievement, as well as complimentary registration.
The deadline for nominations is July 15 in the year preceding the next International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites. Send your nominations (preferably by email), including a written statement of the nominee’s qualifications and contributions, to Mike Halbig.
ECD selects Daytona Beach Best Papers and Best Posters each year from the papers and posters that are presented at the annual Daytona Beach Conference.
The Daytona Beach Best Paper Awards will be selected from the papers that are presented at the Conference and submitted in written paper format for the Conference proceeding publications, and that are recommended or nominated for Best Paper award consideration by one of the Conference paper technical reviewers or an ECD member. Invited papers are not eligible for awards.
The Best Paper Award Selection Committee will consist of ECD Program Chair, ECD Vice Program Chair (Chair-Elect), Proceedings Editor and Co-Editor, and ECD Awards Committee Chair. Additional Award Selection Committee members may include the ECD awards committee members, and/or other technical reviewers.
The Best Paper Selection Committee will evaluate the recommended and/or nominated candidate papers using the criteria of “Originality,” “Quality and Thoroughness of Methods, Tests and Applications,” “Style,” “Technical/Scientific Strength,” and “Impact to the Ceramics Community” to select the Best Papers.
The Daytona Beach Best Poster Awards will be selected from the posters that are presented at the Daytona Beach Conference during the specified poster presentation period when the poster evaluation is performed.
The Best Poster Award selection committee will consist of ECD Awards Committee Chair, and the Award Committee Members. Additional Award Selection Committee members may include ECD Program Chair and other technical reviewers.
The Best Poster Selection Committee will evaluate all eligible posters using the criteria of “Quality of Presentation,” “Quality and Thoroughness of Methods, Tests and Applications,” “Technical/Scientific Strength,” and “Impact to the Ceramics Community” to select the Best Posters. The Best Papers and Best Posters must be in the upper twentieth percentile, based on the selection committee’s overall evaluations.
The Best Paper Awards and Best Poster Awards will consist of first, second and third prizes for each contest. The cash awards for the first, second and third place prizes of each award category (the Best Paper or Best Poster) will be $500, $300 and $200, respectively. All winning authors will also receive award certificates.
Honorable mentions will be made at the Awards Committee’s discretion.
The identification of papers/poster specific evaluations will be destroyed after the meeting.
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