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 sent. 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.

How to submit nominations 

Submit nomination materials electronically or by mail.  If submitting electronically, send to Erica Zimmerman at  Electronic nominations are preferred.

If mailing, send to:

The American Ceramic Society
Attn: Erica Zimmerman
550 Polaris Parkway, Suite 510
Westerville, OH 43082

Deadline for Nominations:

January 15th annually