University of Seoul, Korea

WESTERVILLE, Ohio—Young-Wook Kim, ACerS Fellow and professor of materials science and engineering at University of Seoul, Korea, has been appointed editor-in chief of the International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology (ACT) published by The American Ceramic Society and Wiley. The appointment begins January 2021, and he succeeds co-editors Hua-Tay Lin (founding editor) and Monica Ferraris, whose terms expire at the end of the year.

Kim will lead an expanded editorial team comprising himself, three co-equal journal editors, and a corps of associate editors. Kim’s appointment is the first step in the Society’s strategic expansion of ACT’s editorial leadership to expand its reach and attract the best papers worldwide on functional ceramic materials, their applications, and processing.

“I look forward to the opportunity to lead ACT,” says Kim. “My vision for ACT builds upon the base created by Professors Lin and Ferraris. We will encourage scholars from applied science and engineering in universities and national laboratories to submit their research on state-of-the art technologies. I believe this will attract more readers from industrial research labs.”

David Poerschke, ACerS Publications Committee Chair, says “… with research experience encompassing processing, property control, performance, and commercialization of technologically-important structural and electronic ceramics, Prof. Kim’s background will enable him to build on the journal’s strong foundation while capturing new emerging applications of ceramic technology.” 

Kim’s research interests include processing and microstructural control of nonoxide ceramics, and the mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties of SiC ceramics. He has authored or co-authored 200 journal articles on processing-microstructure-property relationships in bulk and porous nonoxide ceramics and holds about 40 patents for engineering and functional ceramics.

Established in 2003, The International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology publishes cutting-edge applied research and development work focused on commercialization of engineered ceramics, products, and processes. Topics covered include nanotechnology applications, ceramic armor, ceramics for energy systems, ceramic matrix composites, ultrahigh temperature ceramics, protective coatings, green manufacturing, and additive manufacturing, among others.

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