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The American Ceramic Society announces 2017 Class of Fellows

WESTERVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 19, 2017—The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) elevated 15 members 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.

“I hold the Fellow achievement in very high regard, and am very proud to welcome the next class of Fellows” ACerS president Mike Alexander said. “These members are usually the volunteers who support the Society, and give of their talents endlessly.

“They are well intentioned, big-hearted individuals we should all aspire to be—who contribute without desiring recognition—that make me proud to be associated with them,” he added.

The 2017 Class of Fellows comes from an international cross-section of leaders in academia, research labs, industry and government. They were recognized at ACerS Annual Honors and Awards Banquet on October 9, 2017, in Pittsburgh Pa. at the Society’s Annual Meeting, which is held annually in conjunction with Materials Science & Technology conference.

  • Geoff Brennecka, Colorado School of Mines
  • Ulrich Fotheringham, Schott AG
  • Olivia Graeve, University of California, San Diego
  • Eung Soo Kim, Kyonggi University
  • Tyler Ley, Oklahoma State Univesity
  • Kathy Lu, Virginia Tech
  • Vojislav Mitic, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts
  • Roger Narayan, University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University
  • Paul Ormond, AluChem Inc.
  • Chris Parr, Kerneos SA
  • Yoshio Sakka, National Institute for Materials Science
  • Kiyoshi Shimamura, Waseda University, Tohoku University
  • Steven Tidrow, Alfred University
  • Pamela Vandiver, University of Arizona
  • Robert Vaßen, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

About ACerS

Founded in 1898, The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) is the leading international professional membership organization for ceramic, glass, and materials scientists, engineers, researchers, manufacturers, sales professionals, educators, and students. ACerS publishes refereed journals, periodicals, and books; organizes meetings and expositions; and offers technical information through web and print outlets. ACerS’s website ( provides online access to its journals, Ceramic Tech Today news blog, ACerS Bulletin membership magazine, videos, student and young professional career resources, and specialized technical knowledge. The Society serves over 11,000 members from more than 70 countries.

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