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

Ferraris is Full Professor of Science and Technology of Materials at Politecnico di Torino, Italy. She received an M.S. in solid-state chemistry from the University of Torino, Italy. She started her career as junior research scientist with the Italian Telecom Research Laboratory before joining Fiat Research Centre and then Politecnico di Torino. Her research focuses on joining and mechanical testing of ceramics, glass, and composites for energy applications, including fuel cells, nuclear fission, and fusion energy.

Ferraris has been an ACerS member since 1995 and a Fellow since 2018. She is affiliated with the Engineering Ceramics Division. She has served as co-editor-in-chief (2015–2020) of International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, chair of the Italy Chapter (2017–present), chair (2015–2016) of the John Jeppson Award Committee, member of the Meeting Committee (2016–present), and member of the Board of Directors (2019–2022).

Ferraris was awarded the Global Star Award (2011) and designated as a Global Ambassador (2016). She has also received the Engineering Ceramic Division “Bridge Building” Award (2021).

We extend our deep appreciation to Ferraris for her service to our Society!