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Volunteer spotlight: Victoria Blair

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ACerS is pleased to announce that Victoria L. Blair has been selected for Volunteer Spotlight, a program through which we recognize a member who demonstrates outstanding service to The American Ceramic Society through volunteerism.

Blair received her B.S. in ceramic engineering and Ph.D. in ceramics from Alfred University (New York State College of Ceramics) in 2008 and 2014, respectively. At Alfred, Blair researched synthesis, processing, and characterization of oxide semiconductors for photocatalysis and water splitting.

Blair joined the Army Research Laboratory as a post-doctoral fellow in June 2014 and has conducted research on solid state materials for lithium-air batteries, magnetic field processing of transparent alumina, and synthesis of transparent nanocomposites as a laser host material. Now a staff materials engineer at ARL, Blair focuses on the area of transparent ceramics for Army applications, primarily infrared transparent windows for sensor protection.

As a volunteer for ACerS, Blair has served in several roles since she was an undergraduate, first as a founding member of ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors and now, 10 years later, as the Mentor-at-Large for PCSA. She is also the co-chair of the Washington DC/Maryland/Northern Virginia Section of ACerS.

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

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