ACerS Awards and Honors

Basic Science Division: Graduate Excellence in Materials Science (GEMS) Awards

By Deidre Haignere / April 2, 2013

The Basic Science Division of The American Ceramic Society announces the Annual Graduate Excellence in Materials Science (GEMS) awards to recognize the outstanding achievements of graduate students in Materials Science and Engineering. The award is open to all graduate students who are making an oral presentation in any symposium or session at MS&T.

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Basic Science Division: Ceramographic Competition and Roland B. Snow Award

By Deidre Haignere / April 2, 2013

The Snow award is presented to the Best of Show winner of the Ceramographic Competition, an annual poster exhibit to promote the use of microscopy and microanalysis as tools in the scientific investigation of ceramic materials. The competition is held during the Annual Meeting combined with MS&T.

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Global Ambassador Program

By Deidre Haignere / March 12, 2013

The Global Ambassador Program recognizes dedicated ACerS volunteers worldwide who demonstrate exceptional leadership and/or service that benefits the Society, its members, and the global ceramics and glass community.

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Samuel Geijsbeek PACRIM International Award

By Deidre Haignere / March 12, 2013

The Geijsbeek PACRIM award recognizes individuals who are members of the Pacific Rim Conference (PACRIM) societies, for their contributions in the field of ceramics and glass technology that have resulted in significant industrial and/or academic impact, international advocacy, and visibility of the field. Industrial candidates will be evaluated based on the technology development and commercialization, and the development’s current usefulness and importance, its uniqueness, and its economic significance.

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Darshana and Arun Varshneya Frontiers of Glass Lectures

By Eileen De Guire / March 12, 2013

The Frontiers of Glass Science and the Frontiers of Glass Technology lectures are designed to encourage scientific and technical dialog in glass topics of significance that define new horizons, highlight new research concepts, or demonstrate the potential to develop products and processes for the benefit of humankind. While the Frontiers of Glass Science lecture focuses on advances in the basic science of glass, the Frontiers of Glass Technology lecture concentrates on new breakthroughs in glass technology or new glass products or applications. The lectures are presented at the Glass and Optical Materials Division meeting. The Varshneya awards committee will select the lecturers. The choice of lecturers may be from within or outside of the Society. The award consists of a travel stipend of up to $2,500, a commemorative glass piece and a framed certificate.

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Richard and Patricia Spriggs Phase Equilibria Award

By Eileen De Guire / March 12, 2013

The Spriggs Phase Equilibria Award shall be given to the author or authors who, in the judgment of the award committee, made the most valuable contribution to phase stability relationships in ceramic-based systems literature during the calendar year prior to the selection. For the purposes of this award, a phase equilibria article is defined as a paper, article, or report published in a technical or trade journal, or in a bulletin from a school, laboratory, technical bureau, or experimental station, or in a pamphlet or book form. It must be complete and readily available to the public.

2018 Award Winners
Kang Yan, Minxia Fang, Xiaobing Ren, and Shuai Ren
“Crucial role of octahedral untilting R3m/P4mm morphotropic phase
boundary in highly piezoelectric perovskite oxide”
Acta Materialia , 134 (2017) 195-202

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Karl Schwartzwalder-Professional Achievement in Ceramic Engineering (PACE) Award

By Eileen De Guire / March 12, 2013

The Karl Schwartzwalder – Professional Achievement in Ceramic Engineering (PACE) Award is presented by The American Ceramic Society’s Education and Professional Development Council (ACerS/EPDC). It honors this past president and Distinguished Life Member of ACerS. A nominee must be between 21 and 40 years of age; not becoming 41 during the award year, and must be a member of EPDC and ACerS.

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Allen Apblett

By Eileen De Guire / March 8, 2013

Allen Apblett received a B.Sc.(Honours) degree from the University of New Brunswick in 1984 and a Ph.D from The University of Calgary under the supervision of Dr. Tristam Chivers in 1989. He was awarded a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship that he took up at Harvard University in Dr. Andrew Barron’s research…

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Jun Akido

By Eileen De Guire / March 8, 2013

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Frontiers of Science and Society – Rustum Roy Lecture

By Eileen De Guire / March 6, 2013

This annual lecture of The American Ceramic Society honors the late Professor Rustum Roy of The Pennsylvania State University and recognizes his contributions to science and technology and their interrelationship to society-at-large. The lecture is given each year by an internationally or nationally recognized individual in the area of science, industry or government.

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