The Fulrath Awards promote technical and personal friendships between professional Japanese and American ceramic engineers and scientists and encourage a greater understanding among the diverse cultures surrounding the Pacific Rim. The awards recognize individuals for their excellence in research and development of ceramic sciences and materials. Each of the awardees receives a certificate at the ACerS Annual Meeting banquet, which epitomizes the “Bridge Across the Pacific” theme that the award has come to symbolize since its inception in 1978.

Nomination process: there is no specific form to complete. A letter of nomination and a copy of the nominee’s resume are sufficient. Nominees must be 45 or younger at the time of award presentation (October). Nominations remain active for 5 years or until the nominee reaches 45 years.

There are 5 awardees total: 1 US Academic; 1 Japanese Academic; 1 US Industrial; 2 Japanese Industrial.

All awardees shall each receive complimentary registration to attend the ACerS Annual Meeting and banquet and a $2,500 award, contingent upon sufficient funds being available in the Fulrath Award Endowment Fund. Each awardee is expected to participate in the Fulrath Symposium and to present a 20- or 40-minute technical paper addressing the topical area for which they were recognized.

The American academic awardee will attend the annual meeting of the Ceramic Society of Japan the following year and present a paper at that meeting. While in Japan, the American awardee is also expected to visit universities and industrial laboratories and present seminars as arranged by members of the Japanese Fulrath Memorial Association Committee.

Please submit nominations via email or mail by January 15th to:

Erica Zimmerman
The American Ceramic Society
550 Polaris Parkway, Suite 510
Westerville, OH 43082

Deadline for Nominations:

January 15th annually