ACerS Awards and Honors

Jeffrey M. Rickman

By Erica Zimmerman / June 1, 2021

Jeffrey Rickman earned undergraduate degrees in physics and mathematics from Miami University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from Carnegie Mellon University.  He joined Lehigh University in 1993 after postdoctoral appointments at the University of Michigan (1991-1993) and Argonne National Laboratory (1989-1991). He was promoted to Professor (2005) in the Departments of Physics and…

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Makio Naito

By Erica Zimmerman / February 19, 2021

Makio Naito received B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering from Nagoya University, Japan in 1980, 1982 and 1987, respectively. He was with Hosokawa Micron Corp. from 1982 to 1993 and engaged in the R&D of powder processing technology. He joined Japan Fine Ceramics Center (JFCC), Nagoya, Japan in 1993, where he has focused…

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Amjad Almansour

By Erica Zimmerman / February 18, 2021

Dr. Amjad Almansour is an Aerospace Ceramic Materials Research Engineer in the Materials and Structures Division at the NASA John H. Glenn Research Center (GRC) in Cleveland, OH, USA. He received his BS degree in mechanical engineering (ME) in 2006 from Mu’tah University in Al-Karak, Jordan, MS degree in ME in 2009 from the University…

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William Lepry

By Erica Zimmerman / November 19, 2020

Dr. William Lepry is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Mining and Materials Engineering at McGill University researching sol-gel derived bioactive glasses.  He has a Ceramic Engineering degree from Alfred University and later worked as a Post-Bachelors Research Associate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.  His PhD thesis at McGill represented the seminal work on…

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Central Glass and Ceramics Research Institute (CGCRI) Khurja Centre

By Erica Zimmerman / July 13, 2020

Central Glass and Ceramics Research Institute (CGCRI) Khurja Centre, provides scientific industrial research and development in the area of glass, ceramics and related materials that maximizes the economic, environmental and societal benefit to industry. It also undertakes advanced R&D projects which are internationally competitive and public-private partnership projects sponsored by private/public sector enterprises. To provide…

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Corning Incorporated

By Erica Zimmerman / July 13, 2020

Corning Incorporated is a leading supplier of advanced cellular ceramic substrates and ceramic particulate filters for the world’s major manufacturers of gasoline and diesel vehicles. The company invented an economical, high-performance, cellular ceramic substrate in the early 1970s that is now the standard for catalytic converters worldwide. In 1978, Corning developed the first cellular ceramic…

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Anne Leriche

By Erica Zimmerman / July 1, 2020

Anne Leriche is Full Professor at the Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France (UPHF) and researcher at the Laboratory of Advanced Ceramic Materials and Processes (LMCPA) in Maubeuge (France). She obtained a Master of Science in Chemistry with honors in 1981 and completed her PhD degree based on thesis work in engineering ceramics at Mons (Belgium) and at…

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Sudipta Seal

By Erica Zimmerman / June 23, 2020

Sudipta Seal, University Distinguished Professor, Trustee Chair and UCF Pegasus Professor, joined University of Central Florida (UCF) in fall 1997 after a postdoctoral work at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley. At UCF, he pioneered nanostructured cerium oxide and other metal/oxide ceramic (micro to nano), discovered its antioxidant properties, and applied in various…

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Hiroshi Sato

By Erica Zimmerman / June 22, 2020

Hiroshi Sato is section head of Technology & Intellectual Property HQ at TDK Corporation, Japan. He has been working on co-fired all solid state lithium ion battery using multilayer technology for 15 years. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering and Resource Science from Akita University in 2004 and 2012 respectively. He has started…

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Frances Mazze Hurwitz

By Erica Zimmerman / May 27, 2020

Frances Mazze Hurwitz currently is a Senior Materials Research Engineer at NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH, USA.  She holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Harpur College, State University of New York at Binghamton, and M. S. and Ph.D. degrees in Macromolecular Science from Case Western Reserve University.  She has been employed by NASA since…

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