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May 14th, 2009

Board of Directors Biographies

Published on May 14th, 2009 | By: Peter Wray

 

David Green

David J. Green, President 2013-2014

David Green is professor emeritus of ceramic science and engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA. He received B.S. degrees in chemistry and materials science from University of Liverpool and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in materials science from McMaster University.

 

Green is a Fellow of ACerS, a member of the Basic Science Division and the National Institute of Ceramic Engineers and is currently the senior editor of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society.

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Kathleen Richardson, President-elect 2013-2014

Kathleen Richardson is professor of optics and materials science and engineering, Townes Laser Institute, CREOL, College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida. She received her B.S in ceramic engineering, M.S. in glass science and PhD in ceramics/glass science and engineering, from Alfred University.

 

An ACerS Fellow, Richardson is a former member of the ACerS Board of Directors, past chair and member of the Glass and Optical Materials Division and past president and member of the National Institute of Ceramic Engineers.

 


Richard K. Brow


Richard K. Brow, Past President 2013-2014

Richard Brow is Curators’ Professor of Ceramic Engineering and Senior Investigator of the Materials Research Center, Materials Science & Engineering Department, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla, Missouri, USA. He earned a B.S. in ceramic engineering and M.S. in glass science from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, and a Ph.D. in ceramic science from Pennsylvania State University.

 

An ACerS Fellow, Brow is a former member of the ACerS Board of Directors, past chair and member of the Glass and Optical Materials Division, and associate editor of ACerS International Journal of Applied Glass Science.

Ted Day


Thomas E. (Ted) Day, Treasurer 2012-2014

Ted Day is president/CEO & owner of Mo-Sci Corporation, Rolla, Missouri. He received a B.S. pharmacy from University of Missouri-Kansas City. His research interests include continued development of new treatments for inoperable cancers using radioactive glass bead technologies and the development of new bone-forming treatments for patients suffering from orthopedic injuries or disease.

 

Day is a member of the Glass & Optical Materials Division, the St. Louis Section and the National Institute of Ceramic Engineers.

David Johnson

David W. Johnson Jr., Parliamentarian 2013-2014
David Johnson is retired from Agere Systems where he served as director of the applied materials research department. He is currently an Adjunct Professor and Senior Adviser at Stevens Institute of Technology and an editor of the Journal of The American Ceramic Society. He earned a B.S. in ceramic technology and a Ph.D. in ceramic science from the Pennsylvania State University.

 

Johnson is an ACerS Fellow, a past chair and member of the Electronics Division, a member of the Basic Science and Glass & Optical Materials divisions and the National Institute of Ceramic Engineers. Johnson served as president of ACerS in 1994-95 and is the recipient of numerous ACerS awards, including Distinguished Life Membership.


Charlie Spahr, Executive Director

Appointed in October 2010, Charles Spahr serves as the tenth executive director of The American Ceramic Society since its formation in 1898. Prior to his appointment, Spahr served as the president of ACerS’ ceramic arts publishing unit (Ceramic Publications Company), a branch of the Society that he took over in 2005 when he first joined ACerS staff. Before coming to ACerS, Spahr spent most of his career with Reed Elsevier, a publishing entity well known to the science and business community.

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Keith J. Bowman, Director 2012-2015

Keith Bowman is Duchossois Leadership Professor of materials engineering, Chair of Mechanical, materials and aerospace engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois, USA, and adjunct professor of materials engineering, Purdue University. He earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in metallurgy and materials science from Case Western Reserve University and a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the University of Michigan.

 

An ACerS Fellow, Bowman is a member and past chair of the Basic Science Division and an associate editor of the Journal of The American Ceramic Society.

Elizabeth C. Dickey


Elizabeth C. Dickey, Director 2012-2015

Elizabeth Dickey is a professor of materials science and engineering at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. She earned a B.S. degree in materials engineering from the University of Kentucky and a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the Northwestern University.

 

An ACerS Fellow, Dickey is a member and past chair of the Basic Science Division and an associate editor of the Journal of The American Ceramic Society.

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John W. Halloran, Director 2013-2016

John Halloran is professor, materials science and engineering, University of Michigan. He earned his B.S in ceramic engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla and PhD, materials science (ceramics) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

Halloran is an ACerS Fellow, is a member of the Basic Science Division and an Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society.

Vijay Jain

Vijay Jain, Director 2011-2014

Vijay Jain is chief technology officer at Savannah River Remediation LLC, in Aiken, South Carolina, USA. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University; master’s and Ph.D. in ceramics from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and M.B.A. from St. Bonaventure University.

 

An ACerS Fellow, Jain is a member and past chair of the Nuclear & Environmental Technology Division.

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Edgar Lara-Curzio, Director 2013-2016

Edgar Lara-Curzio is a distinguished research staff member and leader of the mechanical properties & mechanics group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). He is also the director of the High Temperature Materials Laboratory at ORNL. He received a B.Sc. degree in engineering physics from the Metropolitan University in Mexico City and a Ph.D. in materials engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 

 

An ACerS Fellow, Lara-Curzio is past chair and member of the Engineering Ceramics Division and is an associate editor of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society.

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Tatsuki Ohji, Director 2013-2016

Tatsuki Ohji is prime senior research scientist, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan and designated professor in the Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Meijo University, Japan. He received a B.S. in mechanical engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, M.S. in mechanical engineering and PhD in inorganic materials engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

 

An ACerS Fellow, Ohji is a past chair and member of the Engineering Ceramics Division and holds membership in the Basic Science and Nuclear and Environmental Technology Divisions.

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Ivar Reimanis, Director 2011-2014

Ivar Reimanis is the Herman F. Coors Distinguished Professor of Ceramic Engineering in the metallurgical and materials engineering department and director of the Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics at the Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, USA. He earned his B.S. Degree from Cornell University, his M.S. from the University of California at Berkeley and his Ph.D. in materials engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

 

Reimanis is a member and past chair of the Basic Science Division and is a member of the Engineering Ceramics and Glass and Optical Materials Divisions.  He is an associate editor of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society.

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Lora Cooper Rothen, Director 2011-2014

Lora Cooper Rothen is CEO of Du-Co Ceramics Company, Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, USA. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.

 

Rothen previously served on the ACerS Board of Directors for a two-year term as treasurer from 2006 to 2008, is a member of the Engineering Ceramics Division and is past president of the Association of American Ceramic Component Manufacturers.

Mrityunjay (Jay) Singh

Mrityunjay (Jay) Singh, Director 2012-2015

Mrityunjay Singh is chief scientist, Ohio Aerospace Institute, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He received his M.S. in physical chemistry from Gorakhpur University and Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. He did his postdoctoral work at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.

 

An ACerS Fellow, Singh is a member, trustee and past chair of the Engineering Ceramics Division and an associate editor of the Journal of The American Ceramic Society.

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