Westerville, Ohio—ACerS president Beth Dickey announces that John C. Mauro will succeed William G. Fahrenholtz as editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society (JACerS). Fahrenholtz will step down in December after six years as editor-in-chief. Mauro’s five-year appointment begins Jan. 1, 2023. As editor-in-chief, Mauro will serve as principal architect of the scientific content of JACerS and grow its impact worldwide. He will lead a team of editors and associate editors.
“The landscape for scholarly publishing is constantly shifting, and John has an exciting vision for the journal and a comprehensive knowledge about the future of publishing,” Dickey says.
“Bill’s appointment began a significant investment in JACerS by the Society. He led the expansion of the editor corps and implemented procedures that greatly improved the end-to-end efficiency of the publishing process. We look forward to working with John as he leads JACerS to the next level” says Mark Mecklenborg, executive director.
Mauro says, “The American Ceramic Society has been my professional home now for nearly 25 years, and it is a great privilege to serve as editor-in-chief for our flagship journal. I will strive to continue the excellent progress of JACerS to attract the highest-quality, highest-impact manuscripts in the ceramic and glass sciences.”
Mauro is a Dorothy Pate Enright Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and associate head for graduate education at The Pennsylvania State University (University Park, Pa.). He graduated from Alfred University with a B.S. in glass engineering science and B.A. in computer science (2001), and he earned his Ph.D. in glass science in 2006, also at Alfred University.
A world-recognized expert in glass science, he worked 18 years at Corning International (Corning, N.Y.) prior to joining the Penn State faculty. He invented or was co-inventor of three generations of Corning Gorilla Glass products, used on more than two billion devices worldwide. He authored or co-authored more than 300 peer-reviewed journal articles (many in JACerS), which have garnered more than 13,000 citations. He is an ACerS Fellow, member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Inventors, and former chair of ACerS Glass & Optical Materials Division. He has been a JACerS editor since 2017 and was an associate editor 2012–2017. He is also an associate editor of ACerS International Journal of Applied Glass Science.
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 75 countries. ACerS established the Journal of the American Ceramic Society in 1917 and publishes it in partnership with Wiley.