ACerS president Bill Lee announced that William G. Fahrenholtz will succeed David Green as editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society (JACerS). Green will retire at the end of 2016. Fahrenholtz’s five-year appointment is effective January 1, 2017.  

“David Green has guided the editorial direction of JACerS since 2003 and has significantly increased the value it provides to the ceramics and glass materials community during that time period. The Society recognizes and appreciates the high level of scholarship David brought to the role,” says Mark Mecklenborg, ACerS director of publications, meetings, and membership.

As editor-in-chief, Fahrenholtz will serve as principal architect of the scientific content of the Journal and grow its impact worldwide.

“This appointment coincides with JACerS year-long centennial celebration in 2017, we are pleased to have Bill leading the effort as we start the next century of providing high-quality scientific content,” Mecklenborg says.

Fahrenholtz is Curator’s Distinguished Professor of Ceramic Engineering and Director of Materials Research Center at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla, Mo.).   He graduated with his B.S. (1987) and M.S. (1989) in ceramic engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, N.M.) in 1992. 

Fahrenholtz is a recognized expert in ultra-high temperature ceramics and frequent participant in international technical meetings.   He has published over 125 peer-reviewed journal articles, over 50 published in JACerS, and has thirteen papers with more than 100 citations.  He is Fellow of ACerS, a member of the Board of Directors from 2009 to 2013, former chair of ACerS Publications Committee, associate editor for JACerS since 2009, and a member of the Associate Editorial Board for Materials Letters since 2006. 

“I would like to extend warm congratulations to Bill and offer him our enthusiastic support as he takes the helm of one of ACerS most important member benefits and assets,” says President Lee.