ACerS Awards and Honors

Hirokazu Sasaki

By Erica Zimmerman / June 14, 2021

Hirokazu Sasaki is General Manager of QD business department at Shoei Chemical Inc., Japan.  He is in charge of the project for searching for the new process of mass-producing nanoparticles including quantum dots. His group succeeded in establishing the new manufacturing process which can mass-produce over several tons of nanoparticles per month for the first…

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Hisayuki Suematsu

By Erica Zimmerman / June 14, 2021

Hisayuki Suematsu is a Professor of Extreme Energy-Density Research Institute and Nuclear System Safety Engineering at Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan. He earned his B.S. in Inorganic Materials from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan in 1986 and M.S. and Dr. Eng. degrees in Nuclear Engineering from the same university in 1988 and 1991, respectively. He…

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Eugene Medvedovski

By Erica Zimmerman / June 14, 2021

Eugene Medvedovski is a R&D Manager at Endurance Technologies Inc., Calgary, AB, Canada. He earned his BSc/MS degree in Ceramic Engineering from the Mendeleev Moscow Chemical Engineering University (Russia) and his PhD degree in Ceramic Engineering/ Electroinsulating Materials from the All-Union Research and Manufacturing Centre of Cable Industry (Moscow, Russia). His R&D and manufacturing activity…

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Suresh Baskaran

By Erica Zimmerman / June 14, 2021

Suresh Baskaran is director of research partnerships at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington. Baskaran received his B.Tech. in metallurgy from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India; his M.S. in materials engineering from Virginia Tech; and his Ph.D. in ceramic engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Following brief stints in industry…

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Kehan Huang

By Erica Zimmerman / June 11, 2021

Kehan Huang currently lives in London, UK, as a master’s student in the chemistry department at Imperial College London. He plans to pursue his doctoral degree after October, 2021 on Material department, Imperial College London. He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in Materials from South China University of Technology, in 2020. During his undergraduate…

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Alicia Duran

By Erica Zimmerman / June 10, 2021

Alicia Duran is a Research Professor for the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) Madrid, Spain. She received a degree in Physics, from the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina) and a PhD in Physics from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM), Spain. Her professional career includes Tenure Scientist CSIC (1986), Scientific Researcher CSIC (1996), Research Professor CSIC (2005).…

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Mathieu Hubert

By Erica Zimmerman / June 10, 2021

Mathieu Hubert is a glass development associate at the Corning Research & Development Corporation in Corning, NY, USA. Dr Hubert received a MSc and a PhD in Chemistry from the Univ. of Rennes 1, France, and a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, working on chalcogenide glasses and…

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Csaba Balázsi

By Erica Zimmerman / June 9, 2021

Csaba Balázsi is Scientific Advisor of the Centre for Energy Research of Eötvös Loránd Research Network, Centre of Excellence of Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He obtained MSc degree in Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering from Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania. He received PhD in Materials Science from University of Miskolc, Hungary in 2000. He was…

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Lavina Backman

By Erica Zimmerman / June 8, 2021

Dr. Backman is a Materials Engineer and Karles Fellow in the Spacecraft Engineering Division at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. She completed her Ph.D. at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at the University in Virginia (UVA) in May 2020. Her dissertation focused on the oxidation behavior of high entropy…

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William E. Lee

By Erica Zimmerman / June 7, 2021

William E. Lee is Sêr Cymru Professor of Materials at Bangor University in Wales and Emeritus Professor in the Department of Materials and Distinguished Research Fellow in the Institute of Security Science and Technology, Imperial College London. He has a BSc in Physical Metallurgy from Aston (1980) and a DPhil in Radiation Damage in Sapphire…

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