This award honors the late Professor Robert L. Coble, whose lifelong mission was to enhance the achievement and advancement of young ceramic scientists.

The award recognizes an outstanding scientist who is conducting research in academia, in industry or at a government-funded laboratory. Candidates must be ACerS members and must be 35 years of age or younger. Selection of the awardee will be based on the nominations and accompanying evidence of scientific contributions (e.g., list of publications, selected abstracts, receipt of other awards or recognition).

Nominations can be made by any individual or group. Nominees will be considered for three consecutive years as long as they meet the age requirements. Updated information regarding nominees will be accepted for subsequent judging.

 You may start, save, complete, and submit your nominations accessing the acers award portal below. 


For questions, contact Erica Zimmerman at

Deadline for Nominations:

March 1

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