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ACerS Awards and Honors

Jingyang Wang

By Erica Zimmerman / April 12, 2019

Jingyang Wang is the Distinguished Professor of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and division head of the Advanced Ceramics and Composites Division at the Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science and the Institute of Metal Research (IMR), CAS, China. He received a B.S. of Physics from Peking University, China (1992), and M.S. (1995) and Ph.D…

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David Lange

By Erica Zimmerman / April 9, 2019

David A. Lange is Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He arrived at Illinois in 1992, and developed a research group focusing on concrete materials, including microstructure-property relationships, characterization of pore structure, drying phenomenon and measurement of internal relative humidity gradients, shrinkage/creep, and cracking.  Special topics such as self-consolidating concrete,…

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Lisa M. Rueschhoff

By Erica Zimmerman / April 9, 2019

Lisa Rueschhoff received a B.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from Iowa State University in 2013 and Purdue University in 2017. Lisa was an NSF Graduate Fellow with her doctoral dissertation focused on advanced manufacturing methods of bulk ceramic materials. She served as a member and Council Chair of ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors…

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Katalin Balázsi

By Erica Zimmerman / April 9, 2019

Katalin Balázsi is a head of Thin Film Physics Department (Institute for Technical Physics and Materials Science, MTA EK, Budapest, Hungary). She obtained her PhD at the Slovak Technical University in 2005 where she worked on structural characterization of nanomaterials ba transmission electron microscopy. Her research focuses on the development of different ceramics, mainly TiC …

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Jerzy LIS

By Erica Zimmerman / April 9, 2019

Prof. Dr. Eng. Jerzy LIS, is a correspondent member of the Polish Academy of Science and member of the World Academy of Ceramics, professor in materials science and chemical technology in AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow Poland, vice Rector of the AGH UST. Lis graduated AGH-UST in 1978, received his PhD in 1986,…

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Michael Cima

By Erica Zimmerman / April 8, 2019

Dr. Michael J. Cima is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has an appointment at the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research.  He earned a B.S. in chemistry in 1982 (Phi Beta Kappa) and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering in 1986, both from the University…

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Vilas G. Pol

By Erica Zimmerman / April 8, 2019

Prof. Vilas Pol is Associate Professor at Purdue University’s School of Chemical Engineering, USA. He was a materials scientist at the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, IL, USA (2007-2013). Pol has 20 years of research experience in the fields of chemistry, sustainability, energy storage, materials chemistry, engineering and electrochemistry. He has authored or co-authored more…

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Wei JI

By Erica Zimmerman / April 8, 2019

Dr. Wei JI, currently an assistant professor at State Key Lab of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China. He received his BS degree in materials science and engineering in 2009, MS degree in materials science in 2011, Ph.D degree in material processing engineering in 2017, all from Wuhan…

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Bulent E. Yoldas

By Erica Zimmerman / April 8, 2019

Dr. Yoldas was born in a small town in central Turkey. He arrived in the United States in 1958 after winning a national scholarship to study Engineering. He attended The Ohio State University, receiving three degrees there in Material Science and Engineering. In his professional life he worked at Westinghouse and PPG corporations as chief…

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Nobuhito Imanaka

By Erica Zimmerman / April 4, 2019

Nobuhito Imanaka is a Full Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Osaka University. Imanaka received a B.S., Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Osaka University in 1981, followed by an M.S. (1983) and Ph. D. (1986) in Applied Chemistry, Osaka University, Japan. He started as an Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry,…

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