Yiquan Wu is professor in the Department of Materials Sciences and Ceramics at New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.  Wu has a Ph.D. in Materials from Imperial College London. He served as President of the ACerS Ceramics Education Council, and currently serves as the Vice Chair of ACerS Basic Science Division. Wu is a member of ACerS Basic Science Division, Engineering Ceramics Division, and Glass & Optical Materials Division. He received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities from State University of New York. He is an editor of Journal of the American Ceramic Society and an associate editor of the new International Journal of Ceramic Engineering & Science.