ACerS is pleased to announce the 2024 slate for the President-elect and Board of Directors positions as proposed by the Nominating Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.

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 50 of the ACerS voting membership and should be received at ACerS Headquarters no later than April 1, 2024, to the attention of:

Mark Mecklenborg, Executive Director
The American Ceramic Society
550 Polaris Parkway, Suite 510
Westerville, OH 43082 USA

Should a petition be received, an election will be held from June 1, through July 3, 2024.  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, Pennsylvania, USA, on October 7, 2024.

PRESIDENT-ELECT – To serve a one-year term from October 10, 2024 to October 2025:

Dr. Mario Affatigato
Fran Allison and Francis Halpin Professor of Physics
Coe College
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

BOARD OF DIRECTORS – Three nominees to serve three-year terms from October 10, 2024 to October 2027:

Distinguished Professor Christopher Berndt
Professor, Surface Science and Interface Engineering
Swinburne University of Technology
Director of Surface Engineering for Advanced Materials
Australian Research Council
Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia

Dr. Ruyan Guo
Robert E. Clarke Professor
University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas, USA

Dr. Rodney Trice
Professor of Materials Engineering
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) 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.