This award recognizes a single outstanding technical achievement made by an ACerS corporate member in the field of ceramics. The achievement must show significant technical merit and represent a gain to society through commercialization of the technology within the preceding eight years. Through this award, the Society recognizes corporate members who have taken a technology and successfully developed it into a viable commercial product. It is not necessary for the technical and commercial development to be accomplished by one company, and joint nominations can be submitted. Up to two awards may be made each year.
The award is formally presented to a designated corporate representative at the Annual Meeting banquet. A full-page feature may be included in the Bulletin.
Nominating Process: Any member may submit a nomination on behalf of a current corporate member, or the organization may join as a corporate member in order to qualify for the award. Nominations should consist of a concise description of the achievement (500 word maximum) that outlines its significance in terms of technical merit and commercial success. Other appropriate documents that would aid in the evaluation process also are requested. Nominations not selected will remain eligible for consideration for two years. Nominations can be resubmitted, especially when there is new information that shows further developments in the commercial position. Recipients of the award in any given year shall be eligible again in the following year.