The Engineering Ceramics Division invites nominations for the 2022 James I. Mueller, Bridge Building, Jubilee Global Diversity and Global Young Investigator awards. The deadline for submitting nominations for all four awards is July 1, 2021.

The Mueller Award recognizes the enormous contributions of James I. Mueller to the Engineering Ceramics Division and to the field of engineering ceramics. The award recognizes the accomplishments of individuals who have made similar contributions. The main criteria used in selecting the recipient are long-term service to ECD, and work in the area of engineering ceramics that has resulted in significant industrial, national, or academic impact. Award selection can be based on either criteria. The award consists of a memorial plaque, certificate, and an honorarium of $1000. If you have questions, contact Valerie Wiesner at valerie.l.wiesner@nasa.gov.

The Bridge Building Award recognizes individuals outside of the United States who have made outstanding contributions to engineering ceramics. The main criteria used in selecting the recipient are contributions to the field of engineering ceramics, including expansion of the knowledge base and commercial use thereof, and contributions to the visibility of the field and international advocacy. Award selection can be based on either criteria. The award consists of a glass piece, certificate, and an honorarium of $1000. If you have questions, contact Hisayuki Suematsu at suematsu@etigo.nagaokaut.ac.jp.

The Global Young Investigator Award recognizes an outstanding scientist who is conducting research in academia, in industry or at a government-funded laboratory. Candidates must be ACerS members and must be 35 years of age or younger. Selection of the awardee will be based on the nomination and accompanying evidence of scientific contributions and visibility of the field, and advocacy of the global young investigator and professional scientific forum. The award consists of $1,000, a glass piece, and certificate. If you have questions, contact Palani Balaya mpepb@nus.edu.sg

The Jubilee Global Diversity Award recognizes exceptional early- to mid-career professionals who are women and/or underrepresented minorities (i.e. based on race, ethnicity, nationality and/or geographic location) in the area of ceramic science and engineering. Nominees must be nominee must be 45 years old or younger at the time of the award presentation (January 1st of the Award Year) and a member of The American Ceramic Society and Engineering Ceramics Division. Three awards are given per year and consist of a certificate, complimentary registration, and US $500 honorarium to be presented during the plenary session of ICACC. The awardees will make invited presentations at ICACC. If you have questions, contact Michael Halbig at michael.c.halbig@nasa.gov.

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