Society Fellows

Randy Youngman

By Deidre Haignere / May 12, 2016

Randall E. Youngman is currently a Senior Research Associate in the Characterization Sciences research directorate of Corning Incorporated. B.S. in Chemistry from Fort Lewis College (Durango, CO) in 1991 PhD in Physical Chemistry from Indiana University (1996), while working under the direction of Prof. Josef Zwanziger to characterize borate glasses with high-resolution NMR and Raman…

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Sharon L. Marra

By Deidre Haignere / May 12, 2016

Sharon Marra is Senior Vice President and Deputy Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL). She is responsible for the management, operation, safety and program direction of the laboratory, which conducts research and development in environmental stewardship, clean energy and national security. Marra has more than 25 years’ experience in…

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K. Thomas Jacob

By Deidre Haignere / May 12, 2016

K. T. Jacob was educated at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and Imperial College of Science and Technology, London. From 1970 to 1983 he held several academic positions at the University of Toronto. After returning to his alma mater, he served as Chairman of both the Department of Metallurgy and the Materials Research Center…

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Robert J. Flatt

By Deidre Haignere / May 12, 2016

Robert J. Flatt is Professor for Physical Chemistry of Building Materials at ETH Zürich since 2010. Before that he was Principal Scientist at Sika Technology AG for 8.5 years and postdoctoral researcher at the Princeton University for 2.5 years.  He has a master in Chemical Engineering and a PhD from EPFL (Switzerland). One of his…

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Gregory S. Corman

By Deidre Haignere / May 12, 2016

Gregory Corman is a Principal Scientist in the Ceramics Laboratory at GE Global Research in Niskayuna, NY. Dr. Corman received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Ceramic Science from the Pennsylvania State University in 1979 and 1984, respectively. From 1984 to 1986 he was a staff scientist at the Westinghouse Electric Corporation R&D Center in…

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Francis Cambier

By Deidre Haignere / May 12, 2016

Francis J Cambier was born in Belgium in 1949, he is Director General of the Belgian Ceramic Research Centre (BCRC – about 100 employees), in Mons (Belgium). He received his MSc degree in 1971 and achieved his doctorate thesis in 1978 in industrial chemistry. He joined the BCRC in 1979 to perform research on traditional…

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Michael L. Alexander

By Deidre Haignere / May 9, 2016

Mike Alexander is Vice President of Research for Riverside Refractories, Inc. A graduate of Alfred University, Mike has been involved with the refractories industry since 1977. He was involved with blast furnace refractories from the beginning when starting with Quigley Co. following graduation. His 28 years with Riverside allowed him to work with low cement…

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Jon-Paul Maria

By Deidre Haignere / May 19, 2015

Jon-Paul Maria is a professor of Materials Science and Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) and a Professor Emeritus at North Carolina State University (NCSU) where he spent 15 years serving on Materials Science and Engineering faculty. Prior to joining NCSU, Jon-Paul received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Penn State in…

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Haiyan Wang

By Deidre Haignere / May 19, 2015

Dr. Haiyan Wang has been a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University since 2006. She worked as director funded postdoc fellow and permanent staff member at Los Alamos National Lab (2003-2006). Her areas of interest include microelectronics, optoelectronics, high-temperature superconductors, solid oxide fuel cells, batteries, functional oxides for…

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Jeffrey J. Thomas

By Deidre Haignere / May 19, 2015

Jeffrey J. Thomas is a Principal Research Scientist at Schlumberger-Doll Research in Cambridge, MA.  He received a B.S. in Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University, where his thesis project focused on high-temperature ceramic processing.  After completing his PhD, he continued his career at…

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