ACerS is pleased to announce Delia Brauer has been selected for Volunteer Spotlight, a program through which we recognize a member who demonstrates outstanding service to The American Ceramic Society through volunteerism.
Brauer studied chemistry with environmental chemistry at Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany) and University of Northumbria at Newcastle (England) before executing a Ph.D. research project on degradable phosphate glasses and glass/polymer composites for medical applications at the Otto Schott Institute, Friedrich Schiller University Jena.
After postdoctoral research projects at the University of California, San Francisco; Imperial College London; Queen Mary University of London; and Nagoya Institute of Technology (Japan), Brauer returned to Friedrich Schiller University Jena as a junior professor in 2012. She was made a full professor of bioactive glasses in 2017.
Brauer leads an international group of students and post-doctoral candidates from various backgrounds. Her research focuses on inorganic glasses as biomaterials and on the interaction between glass and water.
She has edited one book and has contributed several chapters to publications. She is regularly invited to give talks at international conferences.
Brauer served as chair of Technical Committee 04 (Bioglasses) and member of Technical Committee 23 (Education) of the International Commission on Glass. The 2015 winner of the Gottardi Prize of the ICG, she was made a Fellow of the Society of Glass Technology (U.K.) in 2016. In 2020, together with Jessica Rimsza, she served as program co-chair of the first Virtual Glass Summit organized by ACerS.
We extend our deep appreciation to Brauer for her service to our Society!