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ACerS is pleased to announce Jacob Jones has been selected for Volunteer Spotlight, a program that recognizes a member who demonstrates outstanding service to The American Ceramic Society through volunteerism.

Jones is the Kobe Steel Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University. He also serves as director of the Science and Technologies for Phosphorus Sustainability (STEPS) Center and director of the Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network (RTNN). Since 2012, he has been a senior visiting fellow in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia.

Jones received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from Purdue University in 1999 and 2001, respectively, and then a Ph.D. in materials engineering from Purdue in 2004. His research involves developing structure–property–processing relationships in emerging functional materials, including dielectric, ferroelectric, and functional nanomaterials, primarily using advanced X-ray and neutron scattering tools.

Jones has been a member of ACerS since 2002 and was elevated to ACerS Fellow in 2015. He participates in the Basic Science and Electronics Divisions, and he helped found and served as chair of the Carolinas Section from 2020 to early 2023. He is senior author on two manuscripts awarded the Edward C. Henry “Best Paper” awards from the Electronics Division.

We extend our deep appreciation to Jones for his service to our Society!