Edward Orton Jr Memorial Lecture Archives | The American Ceramic Society

Edward Orton Jr Memorial Lecture

Cato T. Laurencin

By Deidre Haignere / May 12, 2016

Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Connecticut. He is the Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Endowed Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Laurencin is a University Professor at UCONN. He is the 8th to…

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Bruce Dunn

By Deidre Haignere / May 12, 2016

Bruce Dunn is the Nippon Sheet Glass Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to joining UCLA in 1981, he was a staff scientist at the General Electric Research and Development Center. His research interests concern the synthesis of inorganic and organic/inorganic materials, and the characterization of their electrical,…

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Photo credit: NASA Ames: Dominic Hart

Sylvia M. Johnson

By Deidre Haignere / May 15, 2015

Sylvia M. Johnson is the Chief Materials Technologist in the Entry Systems and Technology Division at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California. She received a BSc. in ceramic engineering from the University of New South Wales, Sydney and an MS and PhD in materials science and engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. She…

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Adrian C. Wright

By Deidre Haignere / May 6, 2014

Before his early retirement at the end of 2007, Professor (Emeritus) Adrian Carl Wright was Professor of Amorphous Solid-State Physics at the University of Reading (U.K.). He received his B.Sc (Chemistry, 1965), Ph.D. (Physical Chemistry, 1970) and D.Sc. (1987) degrees from the University of Bristol (U.K.). After completing his Ph.D. studies, he moved to the…

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Sheldon M. Wiederhorn

By Deidre Haignere / May 14, 2013

Griffith Cracks at the Nanoscale   Sheldon M. Wiederhorn received his B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University in 1956 and his M.S. (1958) and Ph.D. (1960) from the University of Illinois, in Chemical Engineering. His first job was with E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co. where his research interests turned towards the…

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Edward Orton, Jr. Memorial Lecture

By Eileen De Guire / March 6, 2013

The Edward Orton, Jr. Memorial Lecture is presented by the invited lecturer at the annual meeting/MS&T. The lecturer is to be noted for scholarly attainments in ceramics or related field. The Committee on the Orton Memorial Lecture shall select the Orton Lecturer.

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