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Distinguished Life Membership

Amar Bhalla

By Erica Zimmerman / May 21, 2018

Amar Bhalla is Distinguished Research Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Texas at San Antonio (San Antonio, Tx) since 2007.  His professional career also includes more than thirty years of research, teaching, and service as Professor (Electrical Engineering) and Senior Scientist (Materials Research Institute) at The Pennsylvania State University (University Park, Pa)…

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George Scherer

By Erica Zimmerman / May 21, 2018

George W. Scherer received his BS and MS degrees in 1972 and PhD in 1974, all from MIT, where his thesis work was on crystal growth in glass. At Corning Glass Works from 1974 to 1985, his research included optical fiber fabrication, viscous sintering, and viscoelastic stress analysis. The latter work was the subject of his first…

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John Halloran

By Erica Zimmerman / May 21, 2018

John Halloran is Van Vlack Professor Emeritus in the Materials Science and Engineering Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. From 2000-2005 he served as department chair.  He retired from Michigan in 2018.  He has a B.S. in Ceramic Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla (1973) and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Massachusetts…

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Masahiro Yoshimura

By Erica Zimmerman / May 24, 2017

Masahiro Yoshimura is a Distinguished Chair Professor (Guest) and Director of the Promotion Center for Global Materials Research, Materials Science and Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan and a Professor Emeritus at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.   Yoshimura has received the following degrees: B.S. in 1965, M.S. in 1967 and a D. Sc.…

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Harry L. Tuller

By Deidre Haignere / May 12, 2016

Harry L. Tuller is Professor of Ceramics and Electronic Materials; Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Head of the Crystal Physics and Electroceramics Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.  He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Eng.Sc.D. in Solid State Science & Engineering from Columbia University, New…

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James E. Houseman

By Deidre Haignere / May 9, 2016

Jim Houseman is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Harrop Industries, Inc., located in Columbus, Ohio.  He attended both Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland, Ohio and The Ohio State University in Columbus, where he received a B.S. Degree in Ceramic Engineering in 1968. Subsequently, he earned a Ph.D. in Ceramic Engineering from…

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Rishi Raj

By Deidre Haignere / May 15, 2015

After completing a two-year degree in the natural sciences in India, Rishi Raj traveled to England for the B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering which was received in 1964 with First Class Honors and two prizes. After a year in London employed at Standard Telephones and Cables (working on a control system for the Concorde) he came…

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Martin P. Harmer

Martin Harmer

By Deidre Haignere / May 15, 2015

Martin P. Harmer is the Alcoa Foundation Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and the Senior Faculty Advisor for Research Initiatives at Lehigh University.  He studied ceramics at Leeds University in England from 1972 to 1980 where he obtained a first class honors B.Sc. degree and a Ph.D. in ceramics. He also earned a…

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David J. Green

By Deidre Haignere / May 15, 2015

David J. Green is Emeritus Professor of Ceramic Science and Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA. He has over 40 years of experience in ceramic research.  After graduating from the University of Liverpool, England with a B.Sc. in 1970, he completed his graduate studies at McMaster University, Canada (1977). In these…

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George Wicks

By Deidre Haignere / May 13, 2014

In 2014, Dr. George Wicks will be inducted into the World Academy of Ceramics in Montecatini Terme, Italy, after a long and successful career. Later in 2014, he will also be honored by receiving the Distinguished Life Member Award of The American Ceramic Society,  considered the “most prestigious award” in the more than 100-year old…

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