Dana G. Goski, President 2020-2021
Dana Goski is Vice President, Research and Development at Allied Mineral Products, LLC, a global monolithic refractory producer headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, USA. Goski earned her MSc and Ph.D. at TUNS (now Dalhousie University) in Canada.
An ACerS Fellow, Dana is a member of the Refractory Ceramics Division and the Manufacturing Division. She is a recipient of the Manufacturing Division's Marquis Award.
Tatsuki Ohji, Past President 2020-2021
Tatsuki Ohji is Fellow Scientist at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Nagoya, Aichi, JAPAN. Ohji earned a B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from Nagoya Institute of Technology, and PhD in inorganic materials engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology.
An ACerS Fellow, Ohji is a member and past chair of the Engineering Ceramics Division and also holds membership in the Basic Science and Nuclear and Environmental Technology Divisions. He is a recipient of the ECD Bridge Building Award, as well as the ACerS John Jeppson Award and Samuel Geijsbeek PACRIM International Award.
Elizabeth Dickey, President-elect 2020-2021
Elizabeth Dickey is Teddy & Wilton Hawkins Distinguished Professor and Department Head of Materials Science & Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Dickey earned a B.S. degree in Materials Engineering from the University of Kentucky and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University.
An ACerS Fellow, she is a member of the Basic Science Division. She is a recipient of the Richard M. Fulrath Award.
Stephen Houseman, Treasurer 2018-2022
Stephen Houseman is president of Harrop Industries, Inc. in Columbus, Ohio, USA. Houseman holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University. He served ACerS as a member of the Finance Committee for several years to prepare for the Treasurer position and is a past chair, vice chair and treasurer of the Central Ohio Section of ACerS.
Stephen Freiman, Parliamentarian 2018-2021
Stephen Freiman formed Freiman Consulting, Inc. in Potomac, Maryland, USA after retiring as chief of the Ceramics Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He earned a B. ChE. and M. S. in Metallurgy from the Georgia Institute of Technology and received a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida.
Freiman is an ACerS Fellow, served as president of the Society in 1998-1999 and received Distinguished Life Membership in 2007.
Mark Mecklenborg, Executive Director
Appointed in January, 2019, Mark Mecklenborg serves as the eleventh executive director of The American Ceramic Society since its formation in 1898. Prior to his appointment, Mecklenborg served as ACerS director of membership, meetings and publications. He has been with the Society since 1995, and was instrumental in developing strategic partnerships with international ceramic and glass organizations, leading to prominent conferences in the field. Under his leadership, Mecklenborg also created membership opportunities for graduate students, expanded local Sections, and established international Chapters.
Mario Affatigato, Director 2018-2021
Mario Affatigato is the Fran Allison and Francis Halpin Professor of Physics in the Physics Department at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA. Affatigato earned a B.A in physics and mathematics from Coe College and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Vanderbilt University.
An ACerS Fellow, Affatigato is a member and past chair of the Glass and Optical Materials Division, and is Editor in Chief, International Journal of Applied Glass Science.
John Kieffer, Director 2018-2021
John Kieffer is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. He received his M.S. in Metallurgy and his Ph.D. in Materials Science from Clausthal University of Technology.
An ACerS Fellow, Kieffer is a member and past chair of the Glass and Optical Materials Division. He received the GOMD George W. Morey Award in 1999.
Jingyang Wang, Director 2018-2021
Jingyang Wang is CAS Distinguished Professor and division head High Performance Ceramics Division at Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research Chemical Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shenyang, Liaoning, CHINA. Wang earned a B.S. in physics from Peking University, a M.S. and Ph.D. in materials science from Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
An ACerS Fellow, Wang is a 2017 recipient of an ACerS Global Ambassador Award, and is a member and past chair of the Engineering Ceramics Division.
Helen M. Chan, Director 2019–2022
Helen Chan is New Jersey Zinc Professor, Department Materials Science & Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She earned a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science from Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London.
An ACerS Fellow, Chan is a past chair and current member of the Basic Science Division. She also is an associate editor of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society.
Monica Ferraris, Director 2019-2022
Monica Ferraris is full professor of Science and Technology of Materials at Politecnico di Torino, Italy. She earned a Master’s Degree in Solid State Chemistry at the University of Torino, Italy.
An ACerS Fellow, Ferraris is a member of the Engineering Ceramics Division, co-Editor in Chief of ACerS’s International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, co-Chair of the Italy Chapter of The American Ceramic Society.
William L. Headrick Jr, Director 2019–2022
Bill Headrick is Head of R&D Alumina Silica – Americas, RHI Magnesita, Pevely, Missouri. He earned B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Ceramic Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla.
An ACerS Fellow, Headrick holds membership in the Refractory Ceramics and Manufacturing Divisions, St. Louis Section and Keramos.
Darryl Butt, Director 2020-2023
Darryl Butt is Dean of the College of Mines and Earth Sciences, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, and Director of the Energy Frontiers Research Center, MUSE. Dr. Butt received his PhD in Ceramic Science from Penn State University.
An ACerS Fellow, Butt is a member of the Basic Science, Engineering Ceramics, and Art, Archaeology and Conservation Science Divisions.
Eva Hemmer, Director 2020-2023
Eva Hemmer is Assistant Professor, Materials Chemistry at the University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Eva earned a PhD in Materials Science from Saarland University, Germany.
She was awarded the Global Young Investigator Award of the Engineering Ceramics Division and the Du-Co Ceramics Young Professional Award. Hemmer is a member of the Engineering Ceramics Division and the Energy Materials and Systems Division.
Makio Naito, Director 2020-2023
Makio Naito is Professor, Joining and Welding Research Institute (JWRI) at Osaka University, Japan. He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering from Nagoya University in Japan.
An ACerS Fellow and recipient of the Richard M. Fulrath Award. Naito is a member of the Engineering Ceramics Division.