Karen McCurdy

Volunteer spotlight: John R. Hellmann

By Karen McCurdy / July 8, 2021

ACerS is pleased to announce John R. Hellmann has been selected for Volunteer Spotlight, a program that recognizes a member who demonstrates outstanding service to The American Ceramic Society through volunteerism. Hellmann is Professor Emeritus of Materials Science and Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, where he received both a bachelor’s and a Ph.D. in…

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Volunteer spotlight: Kathryn Goetschius

By Karen McCurdy / June 7, 2021

ACerS is pleased to announce Kathryn Goetschius has been selected for Volunteer Spotlight, a program that recognizes a member who demonstrates outstanding service to The American Ceramic Society through volunteerism. Goetschius received both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in glass engineering and science from Alfred University. She also obtained a Ph.D. in materials science…

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ACerS Diversity & Inclusion Member Community—fostering a culture of inclusivity welcome to all

By Karen McCurdy / June 4, 2021

Coordinated by The American Ceramic Society’s Diversity & Inclusion Subcommittee, the ACerS Diversity & Inclusion Member Community offers a place for ACerS members to collaboratively work toward developing a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization for ceramics and glass professionals. Research shows that organizational diversity leads to expanded creativity and problem-solving, better decision-making, increased productivity, enhanced…

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Volunteer spotlight: Chris Perry

By Karen McCurdy / May 6, 2021

ACerS is pleased to announce Chris Perry has been selected for Volunteer Spotlight, a program that recognizes a member who demonstrates outstanding service to The American Ceramic Society through volunteerism. Perry is president of both Christy Refractories and Industrial Services. Previously, he held the role of vice president of engineering with additional responsibilities for R&D and…

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Volunteer spotlight: Julian Jones

By Karen McCurdy / April 7, 2021

ACerS is pleased to announce Julian Jones 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. Jones is professor of biomaterials at Imperial College London. His research group focuses on 3D-printed biomaterials for regenerative medicine (bone, cartilage, wound healing)…

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Volunteer spotlight: Claire Xiong

By Karen McCurdy / March 5, 2021

ACerS is pleased to announce Hui (Claire) Xiong 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. Xiong is an associate professor in the Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering at Boise State University. Xiong received her Ph.D.…

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Volunteer spotlight: Andrew Ericks

By Karen McCurdy / February 5, 2021

ACerS is pleased to announce Andrew Ericks 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. Ericks received his B.S. in metallurgical and materials engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 2018, and he is currently a third-year…

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Volunteer spotlight: Mathieu Hubert

By Karen McCurdy / January 8, 2021

ACerS is pleased to announce Mathieu Hubert 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. Hubert earned a MChem from the University of Rennes, France and a Ph.D. in materials science at the University of Rennes and the…

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Volunteer spotlight: Keith Bowman

By Karen McCurdy / December 8, 2020

ACerS is pleased to announce Keith Bowman 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. Bowman is dean of the College of Engineering and Information Technology and Constellation Professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He received B.S.…

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Volunteer spotlight: Keith DeCarlo

By Karen McCurdy / November 9, 2020

ACerS is pleased to announce Keith DeCarlo 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. DeCarlo earned his B.S. (2006), M.S. (2008), and Ph.D. (2011) from Alfred University in ceramic engineering. He also earned an M.B.A. in finance from…

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