ACerS 2019 Fellows Takaaki Tsurumi

[Image above] Past ACerS president Sylvia Johnson (2018–2019) presents the 2019 Class of Fellows with plaques at MS&T19 in Portland, Ore.

WESTERVILLE, Ohio, June 8, 2020—The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) will elevate 23 members to Fellow Status this year. The Fellow designation recognizes ACerS members who have distinguished themselves through outstanding contributions to the ceramic arts or sciences, broad and productive scholarship in ceramic science and technology, conspicuous achievement in ceramic industry, or by outstanding service to the Society.

The awards will be presented at the Society’s Annual Honor and Awards banquet, Oct. 5, 2020, in Pittsburgh, Pa., during the ACerS Annual Meeting held at the Materials Science and Technology Conference.

“Congratulations to the 2020 class of Fellows,” ACerS president Tatsuki Ohji says. “Every year the Society honors prominent members who have devoted their lives to the advancement of ceramic science and technology and have made remarkable contributions to their profession.”

“They set the bar for what our members can aspire to,” he adds. “Thank you for your great efforts and dedication to the Society and your profession.”

Plan to attend ACerS Annual Meeting and the Honor and Awards Banquet at MS&T20, October 5, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to watch all award recipients receive their awards.

The 2020 Class of Fellows include:

  • Scott Barnett, Northwestern University
  • Kyle Brinkman, Clemson University
  • Georges Calas, Université Pierre et Marie Curie
  • Jincheng Du, University of North Texas
  • Richard Feeser, retired (Superior Technical Ceramics)
  • Michael Halbig, NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Liping Huang, Rensselaer Polytechnique Institute
  • Frances Hurwitz, NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Marie Jackson, University of Utah
  • Steven Jung, Mo-Sci Corporation
  • Matthew Lambert, Allied Mineral Products, Inc.
  • Jing-Feng Li, Tsinghua University
  • Jerzy Lis, Agh-University of Science & Technology
  • Jon-Paul Maria, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Joshua Pelletier, Imerys Aluminates
  • Mary Reidmeyer, Missouri University of Science & Technology
  • Sudipta Seal, University of Central Florida
  • Ghatu Subhash, University of Florida
  • Jeffrey Swab, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
  • Xiaoli Tan, Iowa State University
  • Junichi Tatami, Yokohama National University
  • Rick Ubic, Boise State University
  • Yiquan Wu, Alfred University

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About ACerS

Founded in 1898, The American Ceramic Society is the leading professional membership organization for ceramic and materials scientists, engineers, researchers, manufacturers, plant personnel, educators, and students. The Society serves more than 10,000 members from more than 70 countries.