John Jeppson, in whose honor this award is made, was instrumental in establishing the Norton Company. His ceramic experience in forming and firing were major factors in producing some of the first ceramic grinding wheels. Mr. Jeppson’s work formed the basis for the subsequent growth of an important segment of the ceramic industry.

The Jeppson Award recognizes distinguished scientific, technical, or engineering achievements in ceramics. Nominations should consist of a single page cover letter from the first sponsor setting forth the qualifications of the nominee and giving a full and complete statement of the reasons for proposing the candidate. Single page endorsement letters from additional members may accompany the nomination, but are not necessary. No more than three additional single sided sheets containing a record of the candidate’s professional and industrial achievements may be included. Nominations must conform to this format.

Nominations are active for five years then are dropped from the list. A nominee may, however, be re-nominated.

You may start, save, complete, and submit your nominations accessing the acers award portal below. 


Questions may be addressed to Erica Zimmerman at

Deadline for Nominations:

March 1 annually

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