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May 21st, 2009

Awards and Honors

Singh Elected to International Sintering Society
Mrityunjay “Jay” Singh, chief scientist at the Ohio Aerospace Institute in Cleveland, Ohio, has been elected a full member of the International Institute for the Science of Sintering. Established in 1968, IISS is an independent organization founded to promote achievements in the field of sintering along with related areas of materials science and technology. The institute also publishes Science of Sintering, the journal for the IISS. Singh has also been appointed as a regional (North American) editor of this journal. His induction is slated to take place during the opening ceremony of the next World Round Table Conference on Sintering in 2010.


Investment Group Honors Bill Payne
Long-time ACerS ceramist-turned-venture capitalist William (Bill) Payne was recently honored for his investing activities and advocacy. The Angel Capital Association and Angel Capital Education Foundation chose Payne as the recipient of the 2009 Hans Severiens Award for his accomplishments in advancing the concept of “angel investing.” The Hans Severiens Award was established in 2005 by ACEF and ACA to honor individuals whose actions demonstrate leadership in advancing the role of angel investing, in expanding entrepreneurship, and whose accomplishments influence and benefit the angel investment industry as a whole. Payne is a member of Tech Coast Angels and Aztec Angel Networks in San Diego, Calif., the Vegas Valley Angels in Las Vegas, Nev. and Frontier Angel Fund in Whitefish, Mont.


Brow Returns to Alfred University to Deliver Scholes Lecture
Glass brought Richard Brow to Alfred University 30 years ago, and the material recently brought him back. Brow was recognized for his career achievements with glass and teaching when his alma mater asked him to come back for an appearance in April as the school’s 2009 Samuel R. Scholes Lecturer. AU established the Scholes Lecture Series in honor of the university’s former dean who established the first glass science program in the United States. Brow titled his lecture, “Engineering the random network: Scenes from one career (so far) in glass science,” and used the talk to share his passion for glass. “I am a glass guy,” he told his audience. “I love the material. I love the way it looks. I love the way it feels. I love the way it’s used . . . I learned glass the ‘Alfred way,'” said Brow



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