Nominations for the ACerS 2016 Class of Fellows should be submitted by August 21, 2015 for award presentation at MS&T 2016.

Because MS&T15 (where the Panel of Fellows meets to discuss the 2016 nominations) is so early in October this year, we’ve had to move up the nomination deadline in order to stay in compliance with the ACerS Constitution and to give Panel members sufficient time to do their first review prior to the meeting.

Fellows should be “persons of good reputation who have reached their 35th birthday and who have been members of the Society for at least the past five years continuously at the established nomination deadline date. They shall prove qualified for elevation to the grade of Fellow by reason of outstanding contributions to the ceramic arts or sciences; through broad and productive scholarship in ceramic science and technology, by conspicuous achievement in ceramic industry or by outstanding service to the Society.”

If you are not sure if someone has already been elevated to Fellow, view the recipient list. Please follow the 3 page length limitation to the letter since nominations that are too long will not be accepted. Letters of support can be no longer than one page. The nominee and all seven sponsors must be current ACerS members.  

For criteria and the nomination form, visit or contact Marcia Stout at