ACerS Awards and Honors

W. David Kingery Award

By Eileen De Guire / March 6, 2013

The W. David Kingery Award recognizes distinguished lifelong achievements involving multidisciplinary and global contributions to ceramic technology, science, education and art. The award is open to all people worldwide. There are no limitations regarding nationality, gender or religion and membership in ACerS is not a requirement. A nominee must be living, but in the event of death subsequent to selection but prior to presentation, the award shall be made posthumously.

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John Jeppson Award

By Eileen De Guire / March 6, 2013

The Jeppson Award recognizes distinguished scientific, technical, or engineering achievements in ceramics.

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Honorary Membership

By Deidre Haignere / March 6, 2013

Honorary Membership is given to individuals who have been non-members of the Society for at least the previous 5 years prior to consideration for Honorary Membership and who because of their achievements in the ceramics arts and sciences are elected to such membership by the Board of Directors.

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Richard M. Fulrath Awards

By Eileen De Guire / March 6, 2013

The Fulrath Awards promote technical and personal friendships between professional Japanese and American ceramic engineers and scientists and encourage a greater understanding among the diverse cultures surrounding the Pacific Rim. The awards recognize individuals for their excellence in research and development of ceramic sciences and materials.

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Du-Co Ceramics Young Professional Award

By Eileen De Guire / March 6, 2013

This $1,500 award, established by the late Reldon Cooper, co-founder of Du-Co Ceramics, is awarded to a young professional member of ACerS who demonstrates exceptional leadership and service to ACerS.

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Medal for Leadership in the Advancement of Ceramic Technology

By Deidre Haignere / March 6, 2013

The Medal for Leadership in the Advancement of Ceramic Technology recognizes individuals, who through leadership and vision in an executive role, have made substantial contributions to the success of their organization and in turn have significantly expanded the frontiers of the ceramics industry. Two medals will be presented each year, one from the Americas, the other from outside the Americas.

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Corporate Technical Achievement Award

By Eileen De Guire / March 6, 2013

This award recognizes a single outstanding technical achievement made by an ACerS corporate member in the field of ceramics. The achievement must show significant technical merit and represent a gain to society through commercialization of the technology within the preceding eight years. Through this award, the Society recognizes corporate members who have taken a technology and successfully developed it into a viable commercial product. It is not necessary for the technical and commercial development to be accomplished by one company, and joint nominations can be submitted. Up to two awards may be made each year.

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Corporate Environmental Achievement Award

By Eileen De Guire / March 6, 2013

The Corporate Environmental Achievement Award (CEAA) was established to recognize and honor a single outstanding environmental achievement made by an ACerS corporate member in the field of ceramics. These achievements represent either a significant improvement of an existing process and/or product, or the development and implementation of a new process and/or product. In both cases the process and/or product should demonstrate improvements in one or more of the following areas: reduction in undesirable effluent streams, expanded recycling of materials, and/or measurable environmental benefits over previously established processes.

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Robert L. Coble Award for Young Scholars

By Eileen De Guire / March 1, 2013

The award recognizes an outstanding scientist who is conducting research in academia, in industry or at a government-funded laboratory. Candidates must be ACerS members and must be 35 years of age or younger. Selection of the awardee will be based on the nominations and accompanying evidence of scientific contributions (e.g., list of publications, selected abstracts, receipt of other awards or recognition).

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Brian Lawn

By Eileen De Guire / February 22, 2013

Brian R. Lawn gained B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics at the University of Western Australia in 1959 and 1963, respectively. After graduating, he spent four years as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Physics at the University of Bristol and the Department of Engineering and Materials Science at Brown University. From 1968 to…

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