ACerS Awards and Honors

Basic Science Division: Early Discovery Award

By Erica Zimmerman / November 3, 2021

The Basic Science Division Early Discovery Award recognizes an early career member of ACerS who has demonstrated a contribution to basic science in the field of glass and ceramics. The winner will receive an ACerS Lifetime membership, certificate of recognition, and an article recognizing their achievements in the ACerS Bulletin. Criteria for the Award: Nominee must…

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Cements Division: Early Career Award

By Erica Zimmerman / November 1, 2021

The Cements Division’s Early Career Award recognizes an outstanding early career scientist who is conducting research in the field of cement and concrete in an academic, industry, or government funded laboratory. Criteria and eligibility: Nominee must be a member of the ACerS Cements Division, or become a member before the nomination deadline; Nominee must have…

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Glass & Optical Materials Division: Alfred R. Cooper Session Distinguished Speaker

By Erica Zimmerman / July 21, 2021

The Alfred R. Cooper Session and the invited Cooper Distinguished Speaker highlights the spirit of the late Professor Alfred R. Cooper. Dr. Cooper was for many years a member of the faculty at Case Western Reserve University and a prominent contributor to the understanding of many glass phenomena and glass problems. He had a particular…

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Feng Huang

By Erica Zimmerman / July 19, 2021

Feng Huang received the B.S. degree from Anhui University of Technology (Maanshan, China) in Metallurgical Engineering in 1993, and Ph.D. degree in Metallurgical/Materials Engineering from the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL) in 2003.  He is currently a Principal Investigator and Professor at the Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering (NIMTE), Chinese Academy of Sciences…

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Kai Xu

By Erica Zimmerman / July 19, 2021

Kai Xu, research associate at Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering (NIMTE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), in Ningbo City, China. He obtained his Bachelor and Doctorate Degree at Central South University, China in 2012 and 2018, respectively. Kai Xu has been working on the research of phase diagram, phase transformation, and materials design.…

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Keke Chang

By Erica Zimmerman / July 16, 2021

Keke Chang, professor at Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering (NIMTE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), in Ningbo City, China. He obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees at Central South University, China in 2008 and 2010, respectively; and Doctorate Degree from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, in 2013. Later on, he stayed at RWTH Aachen…

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Xiaobing Zhou

By Erica Zimmerman / July 15, 2021

Xiaobing Zhou is a professor at Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Prior to that, he was an assistant engineer at the Hefei Institute of Physical Science, CAS. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed journal papers and has 40 Chinese patents and 4 PCT patents. Dr. Zhou is…

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Efstratios I. Kamitsos

By Erica Zimmerman / July 8, 2021

Efstratios I. Kamitsos is the Director of Research at the Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute of the National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece. After obtaining his Diploma in Chemistry from the University of Athens in 1978 Dr. Kamitsos got his Ph.D. in Physical-Inorganic Chemistry from Brown University, USA, in 1983. Upon his return to Greece…

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Elizabeth Paisley

By Erica Zimmerman / June 28, 2021

Elizabeth Paisley is a Principal Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Elizabeth received her B.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from North Carolina State University. At NCSU she was the recipient of an NSF graduate research fellowship for her work on the development of novel thin…

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Wolfram Höland

By Erica Zimmerman / June 17, 2021

Wolfram Höland is retired and currently works as a consultant for Ivoclar Vivadent Ltd. He studied chemistry at the University of Jena, Germany and continued his studies there to obtain the following degrees: Diploma in Chemistry, 1974, Dissertation (Dr. rer. nat.), 1978 and Habilitation (Dr. rer. nat. habil.), 1986. His diploma and dissertation theses were…

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