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The American Ceramic Society announces 2016 Class of Fellows


WESTERVILLE, OHIO—The American Ceramic Society (ACerS)—the premier membership organization for the global technical ceramics and glass communityannounces that 15 members will be elevated to Fellow status.

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 2016 Class of Fellows comes from an international cross-section of leaders in academia, research labs, industry and government. The new Fellows will be recognized at ACerS Annual Honors and Awards Banquet October 24 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The event is part of the Society’s Annual Meeting, which will be held in conjunction with Materials Science & Technology 2016 technical meeting and exposition.

  • Michael L. Alexander, Riverside Refractories, Inc.
  • Francis Cambier, General of the Belgian Ceramic Research Center
  • Chonglin Chen, University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas
  • Gregory S. Corman, GE Global Research, Niskayuna, N.Y.
  • Ted Day, Mo-Sci Corp., Rolla, Missouri
  • Robert J. Flatt, ETH Zürich
  • K. Thomas Jacob, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
  • Kazumi Kato, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Nagoya, Japan
  • Young-Wook Kim, University of Seoul, Korea
  • Jian Luo, University of California, San Diego
  • Sharon L. Marra, U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River National Laboratory
  • Alexander Michaelis, Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, Germany
  • Hitoshi Ohsato, Nagoya Industrial Science Research Institute, Japan
  • Randy Youngman, Corning Inc.
  • Edgar D. Zanotto, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil


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 11,000 members from more than 75 countries. For more information, visit