ACerS is pleased to announce Rodney Trice has been selected for Volunteer Spotlight, a program that recognizes a member who demonstrates outstanding service to The American Ceramic Society through volunteerism.
Trice currently resides in the School of Materials Engineering at Purdue University and has focused on many fundamental and applied research topics over the last 25 years. He currently is investigating the following hypersonic-related topics in the ceramics processing area: high-temperature high-emissivity coatings, processing of ceramic infrared and radiofrequency windows, additive manufacture of C/C composites, direct ink write of carbon fiber/SiC composites, digital light projection of ultrahigh-temperature ceramics, and powder-processing schemes to fabricate ceramics into complex shapes.
His current research is supported by ONR, ARPA-E, BETO, Draper Labs, AFRL, MDA, and industrial sources. He manages ceramic-related manuscript submissions to Additive Manufacturing and Materials Research Letters and is the Ceramic Thrust Lead for the recently funded Hypersonic Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center.
Trice is a Fellow of The American Ceramic Society and has volunteered in the Society for more than 22 years at many different levels. He is a member of both the Basic Science Division and the Engineering Ceramics Division. Trice recently served four years as chair of the Meetings Committee, where he led a subgroup of this committee to establish guidelines for the new travel scholarship fund that supports graduate and undergraduate attendance at MS&T.
We extend our deep appreciation to Trice for his service to our Society!