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

Thompson graduated from the Navy Nuclear Power School in 1991. Before exiting the Navy, Thompson was awarded with a Navy Achievement Medal. He then earned a double B.S. in chemical engineering and materials engineering at University of Connecticut, followed by an M.S. in materials science. During this time, Thompson served as treasurer of the joint ACerS, TMS, and ASM chapter and represented University of Connecticut in the 2001 ACerS Student Congress. Thompson also earned an MBA from Babson College and completed a post-graduate diploma in data science from Columbia University.

Thompson began his ceramics career as a ceramics engineer at Carpenter Technology Corporation followed by a senior materials engineering role at Saint-Gobain. He joined CoorsTek in 2011 and was recognized at the 2015 CoorsTek Ignite Conference for Best Non-Technical White Paper on mentorship. As senior manager of computational materials engineering at CoorsTek, Thompson continues research in additive manufacturing of ceramics with a data science approach toward process improvements.

An ACerS member since 2012, Thompson petitioned to restart the ACerS Colorado Section in 2018. He served as secretary and chair of the Colorado Section and is currently advisor to the Section. The Colorado School of Mines Keramos Chapter inducted Thompson as an honorary member in 2018.

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