ACerS Awards and Honors

Tobias A. Schaedler

By Erica Zimmerman / June 16, 2021

Tobias A. Schaedler is currently the manager of the Architected Materials and Structures Department at HRL Laboratories, LLC in Malibu, California. He received his Ph.D. in Materials from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2006 following undergraduate studies in the same field at the University of Bayreuth in Germany. After a stint at General…

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Emmanuel E. Boakye

By Erica Zimmerman / June 15, 2021

Dr. Emmanuel E. Boakye is an onsite senior research scientist at UES Inc. His work supports the high temperature ceramics team efforts at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton Ohio. He has been an integral part of UES and the ceramic group since 1995. He received his…

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Xin Qian

By Erica Zimmerman / June 15, 2021

Xin Qian is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology (advisor: Prof. Meilin Liu) in the United States. He obtained his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University (advisor: Prof. Sossina M. Haile) in 2021 after earning an M.S. in Materials Science…

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Tongqi Wen

By Erica Zimmerman / June 15, 2021

Tongqi Wen is currently working as a distinguished Postdoc in Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) at City University of Hong Kong (CityU), Hong Kong, China. He received his B.S. degree in optical information science and technology at Northwestern Polytechnical University in China in 2014 and Ph.D. degree in materials physics and chemistry at…

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Robert F. Speyer

By Erica Zimmerman / June 15, 2021

Robert F. Speyer is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech and the CEO of Verco Materials, LLC, both in Atlanta, Georgia.  Dr. Speyer earned his B.S, M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Ceramic Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign.  From 1986-1992, he was an Assistant and then Associate Professor at the…

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Beilin Ye

By Erica Zimmerman / June 15, 2021

Beilin Ye currently lives in Hong Kong and she plans to pursue her doctoral degree after July 2021 in City University of Hong Kong. She received her B.S. degree in materials chemistry at Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in Jingdezhen in 2015 and M.S. degree in material science at South China University of Technology in 2020. During…

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Federico Rosei

By Erica Zimmerman / June 15, 2021

Federico Rosei (MSc and PhD degrees from University of Rome “La Sapienza”) is Professor at the Centre Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Varennes (QC) Canada. He held the Canada Research Chair (Junior) in Nanostructured Organic and Inorganic Materials (2003–2013) and since May 2016 holds the Canada Research Chair (Senior) in…

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Kenichi Okazaki

By Erica Zimmerman / June 15, 2021

Kenichi Okazaki is a director of COS Division in Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd. (SEL) in Atsugi-city, Japan (Shunpei Yamazaki, President), and a researcher of TFT devices utilizing crystalline oxide semiconductor materials. He completed his master’s degree in engineering from Tohoku University and joined SEL in 2003. His research at SEL started with low-temperature polysilicon…

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Tohru S. Suzuki

By Erica Zimmerman / June 15, 2021

Tohru S. Suzuki is a group leader of the Ceramics Processing Group, Research Center for Functional Materials at National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Tsukuba, Japan and a professor of Department of Nanoscience and Nanoengieering, the Graduate school of Advanced Science and Technology at Waseda University. He received his Ph. D. in 1995 at…

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Victoria L. Blair

By Erica Zimmerman / June 15, 2021

Dr. Victoria L. Blair is a Materials Engineer at DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory (ARL), at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. She received her BS in ceramic engineering and PhD in ceramics from Alfred University (New York State College of Ceramics) in 2008 and 2014, respectively. Dr. Blair joined ARL as a post-doctoral fellow in June 2014…

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