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

Hellmann is Professor Emeritus of Materials Science and Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, where he received both a bachelor’s and a Ph.D. in ceramic science. He began his career at Penn State in 1986 as assistant professor of ceramic science and engineering and assistant director of the Center for Advanced Materials. Prior to his retirement in 2021, Hellmann was the senior associate dean for graduate education and research. His responsibilities included oversite of a $65 million annual research and education portfolio on earth, energy, materials, and environmental science, comprising over 150 faculty and 600 graduate students in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.

Hellmann joined ACerS in 1973. His numerous contributions to ACerS include serving on ACerS Board of Directors and being awarded the Ceramic Educational Council (CEC) Outstanding Educator (2008), the Greaves-Walker Roll of Honor (2018), and the Arthur L. Friedberg Ceramic Engineering Tutorial and Lecture (2020). Hellmann also served as the Central Pennsylvania Section chair and as president of the Ceramic Educational Council, the National Institute of Ceramic Engineers, and Keramos National Professional Ceramic Engineering Fraternity.

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