ACerS is pleased to announce Scott J. McCormack has been selected for Volunteer Spotlight, a program that recognizes a member who demonstrates outstanding service to The American Ceramic Society through volunteerism.
McCormack is assistant professor of materials science and engineering at the University of California, Davis. He received a Bachelor of Engineering in materials engineering at the University of Wollongong, Australia, and a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
McCormack’s research focuses on thermochemical and thermophysical properties of materials in extreme environments for applications in hypersonic platforms, nuclear fission/fusion, and space exploration. He is a recipient of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Faculty development award (2020), National Science Foundation Early Career Award (2021), and Excellence in Teaching Award from UC Davis College of Engineering (2023).
Outside the lab, McCormack is passionate about STEM outreach. He has served as chair of the ACerS Northern California Section since 2020.
We extend our deep appreciation to McCormack for his service to our Society!