The Larry L. Hench Lifetime Achievement Award for innovation and translation is presented by the Bioceramics Division and is given annually to deserving individual(s) in recognition of lifetime dedication, vision, and accomplishments in advancing the field of Bioceramics, particularly towards innovation in the field and contribution of that innovation to translation of technology towards clinical use. Professor Larry Hench was a true pioneer of innovation in ceramic and glass materials, and is particularly known for his invention of Bioglass, the first synthetic biomaterial discovered to form a bond with bone.

William Bonfield 2021 Award Presentation Video  

The award is presented at the ACerS Annual Meeting/MS&T. The Larry L. Hench Lifetime Achievement Awardee shall receive a certificate, glass piece, and complimentary registration. In addition, the awardee will receive the invitation of a lecture, which will be presented in a bioceramics-focused symposium at the meeting.

Nominations are to be recommended by a sponsor, who is a standing member of The American Ceramic Society.

The nomination profile should include:

  • Sponsor’s executive summary
  • Nominee’s latest CV
  • Two supporting letters

ACerS membership is not required.

The deadline for nominations is February 28 in the year preceding the MS&T conference.

Nominations, including a written statement of the nominee’s qualifications and contributions, should be sent to the division chair:

Kalpana Katti
North Dakota State University

Deadline for Nominations:

extended to February 28