ACerS 2017 slate for the President-elect and Board of Directors | The American Ceramic Society

ACerS 2017 slate for the President-elect and Board of Directors


ACerS is pleased to announce the slate for the President-elect and Board of Directors positions for the coming year as proposed by the 2016–2017 Nominating  Committee.

ACerS Rules provide the opportunity for additional nominees to be proposed through a petition process (refer to the Rules for specific instructions). Should any member be proposed by petition, the petition should contain the signatures of at least 100 of the ACerS voting membership and should be received at ACerS Headquarters no later than April 10, 2017, to the attention of:

Charlie Spahr

Executive Director

The American Ceramic Society

600 N. Cleveland Ave, Suite 210

Westerville, OH  43082 USA


Should a petition be received, an election will be held from June 11 through July 10, 2017. Otherwise, the Bylaws instruct that the Executive Director shall certify the candidates as proposed by the Nominating Committee. Installation of the elected Officers and Directors shall take place during the Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pa. USA, on October 10, 2017.


To serve a one-year term from October 13, 2017 to October 19, 2018:

Sylvia Johnson

Chief Materials Technologist, retired

NASA Ames Research Center

Moffett Field, California USA


Three nominees to serve three-year terms from October 13, 2017 to October 2020:

Kevin Fox

Principal Engineer

Savannah River National Laboratory

Aiken, South Carolina USA


Sanjay Mathur

Director, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry

University of Cologne

Cologne, Germany


Martha Mecartney


University of California, Irvine

Irvine, California USA

The American Ceramic Society values and seeks diverse and inclusive participation within the field of ceramic science and engineering. ACerS strives to promote involvement and access to leadership opportunity regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, appearance, geographic location, career path or academic level.

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