Karen McCurdy

Volunteer spotlight: Rosario Gerhardt

By Karen McCurdy / October 8, 2021

ACerS is pleased to announce Rosario Gerhardt has been selected for Volunteer Spotlight, a program that recognizes a member who demonstrates outstanding service to The American Ceramic Society through volunteerism. Gerhardt is currently a Goizueta Faculty Chair at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to Georgia Tech, she was at Rutgers University. Gerhardt’s membership with…

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ACerS Professional Skills and Personal Development Webinar Series: “Diversity and Inclusion”

By Karen McCurdy / September 20, 2021

“Diversity and Inclusion Webinar”  Tuesday, September 28, 2021; 11 a.m. Pacific Time Underrepresented engineers and scientists face systemic challenges in their careers not familiar to the broader ceramics/engineering community. In order to address these inequities, organizations and institutions must be a part of the solution. The ACerS Northern California section is committed to providing a…

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Volunteer spotlight: Ian Reaney

By Karen McCurdy / September 14, 2021

ACerS is pleased to announce Ian Reaney has been selected for Volunteer Spotlight, a program that recognizes a member who demonstrates outstanding service to The American Ceramic Society through volunteerism. Reaney is the Dyson Chair in Ceramics at University of Sheffield in Sheffield, United Kingdom, and the director for the £2 million Transforming Foundation Industries…

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Volunteer spotlight: Ashley Hilmas

By Karen McCurdy / August 9, 2021

ACerS is pleased to announce Ashley Hilmas has been selected for Volunteer Spotlight, a program that recognizes a member who demonstrates outstanding service to The American Ceramic Society through volunteerism. Hilmas is materials research engineer in the Composites Performance Branch at the Air Force Research Lab in Dayton, Ohio. She received her bachelor’s degree in…

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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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