Belinda Raines

Volunteer spotlight: Lavina Backman

By Belinda Raines / May 6, 2020

ACerS is pleased to announce that Lavina Backman 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. Backman recently completed her Ph.D. at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Virginia (UVA). She specializes in…

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Volunteer spotlight: Clive Randall

By Belinda Raines / April 3, 2020

ACerS is pleased to announce that Clive Randall 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. Randall is professor of materials science and engineering and director of the Materials Research Institute at The Pennsylvania State University. He has a…

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Volunteer spotlight: Kristin Breder

By Belinda Raines / March 3, 2020

ACerS is pleased to announce that Kristin Breder 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. Breder is a senior principal scientist and group leader at Saint-Gobain Research North America. She has been with Saint-Gobain for 20 years.…

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Volunteer spotlight: Emmanuel Maillet

By Belinda Raines / February 11, 2020

ACerS is pleased to announce that Emmanuel Maillet 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. Maillet is the technology manager of the Materials Behavior Laboratory at GE Research in Niskayuna, N.Y. Maillet leads a team of engineers…

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Volunteer spotlight: Victoria Christensen

By Belinda Raines / January 9, 2020

ACerS is pleased to announce that Victoria Christensen 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. Christensen is a second year Ph.D. student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, working in the Zok group on oxidation behavior…

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Volunteer spotlight: Brian Gilmore

By Belinda Raines / December 4, 2019

ACerS is pleased to announce that Brian Gilmore 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. Gilmore is a staff engineer at Pioneer Natural Resources. He earned both a Bachelor of Science and a Doctorate of Philosophy in…

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Volunteer spotlight: Victoria Blair

By Belinda Raines / November 5, 2019

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…

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Volunteer spotlight: Christopher Kassner

By Belinda Raines / October 11, 2019

ACerS is pleased to announce that Christopher Kassner 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. Kassner received his B.S. in physics from Rowan University in 2014 and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in materials science and engineering…

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The American Ceramic Society Announces Students Selected as PACK Fellows

By Belinda Raines / September 9, 2019

WESTERVILLE, OH: The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) is pleased to announce that five outstanding students have been selected as recipients of a prestigious PACK Fellowship. The students are: Daniel Fortino (Penn State University), Jack Hayden (Penn State University), George Kotsonis (Penn State University), Alexei Matyushov (Northeastern University), and Ryan Thackston (University of Houston). The PACK…

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Volunteer spotlight: Charmayne Lonergan

By Belinda Raines / September 3, 2019

ACerS is pleased to announce that Charmayne Lonergan 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. Lonergan is a glass scientist in the Radiological Materials Group in the Energy and Environment Directorate at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory…

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