WESTERVILLE, Ohio, August 10, 2018—The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) will elevate 15 members to Fellow status at ACerS Annual Honor and Awards Banquet on October 15, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. 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.

“We are very proud of the 2018 Class of ACerS Fellows,” ACerS president Mike Alexander says. “They set the bar for what our members can aspire to. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the society and your profession.”

The 2018 Class of Fellows comes from an international cross-section of leaders in academia, research labs, industry and government. The Honor and Awards Banquet will take place during the Society’s Annual Meeting, held in conjunction with the Materials Science & Technology conference.

  • S. Pamir Alpay, University of Connecticut
  • Joseph Cesarano III, Robocasting Enterprises LLC
  • Dominique Chatain, National Center for Scientific Research/Interdisciplinary Center of Nanoscience of Marseille, joint laboratory of CNRS and Aix-Marseille University
  • Dragan Damjanovic, Institute of Materials, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne – EPFL
  • Monica Ferraris, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Zhengyi Fu, Wuhan University of Technology
  • Glenn Alan Gates, Walters Art Museum
  • Zachary Grasley, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering Department, Texas A&M University
  • Timothy Haugan, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Aerospace Systems Directorate
  • James G. Hemrick, Reno Refractories
  • Ram S. Katiyar, University of Puerto Rico
  • John S. McCloy, Washington State University
  • Julie M. Schoenung, University of California, Irvine
  • Richard D. Sisson Jr., Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Todd Steyer, The Boeing Company

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’ website (www.ceramics.org) 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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