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Art, Archaeology and Conservation Science Division: Anna O. Shepard Award

By Erica Zimmerman / November 8, 2019

The Anna O. Shepard Award, honors this scientist’s pioneering work in the analysis and description of pottery and ceramics from 1930 to 1973. Her technical foundation serves to integrate multiple methods of analysis in order to describe the chemical, physical and crystallographic properties of art and archaeological materials, the geological and natural resources used in…

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Glass & Optical Materials Division: Varshneya-Mauro-Jain Guru-Chela Travel Fund

By Erica Zimmerman / October 31, 2019

This travel fund recognizes the special bond of knowledge, trust, and growth between a teacher (“Guru“) and a student (“Chela“), benefitting both. Among the many examples of such special bond within the GOMD, the relationship between the late Professor Alfred R. Cooper and students Arun Varshneya and Prabhat Gupta can be recalled with fondness. This…

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Ronald G. Polcawich

By Erica Zimmerman / July 24, 2019

Ronald G. Polcawich is a Program Manager at DARPA in the Microsystems Technology Office and currently on detail to DARPA from the Micro & Nano Materials & Devices Branch of US Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Adelphi, MD.  He received a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University (1997), and M.S. degree in…

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Winnie Wong-Ng

By Erica Zimmerman / May 3, 2019

Winnie Wong-Ng is a senior research chemist in the Materials Measurement Science Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Maryland. She received a B. Sc. degree in Chemistry from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a Ph.D. degree in Inorganic Chemistry from Louisiana State University, followed by post-doctoral and research associate/lecturer appointments…

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Minoru Tomozawa

By Erica Zimmerman / May 3, 2019

Minoru Tomozawa is Professor of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, USA. He received a BS degree in Electrochemistry at Yokohama National University in Japan, and a Ph.D. in Metallurgy and Materials Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He worked at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as a Post-Doctoral Research…

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Richard K. Brow

By Erica Zimmerman / April 25, 2019

Richard K. Brow currently serves as Curators’ Professor of Ceramic Engineering and Interim Director, Center for Biomedical Research at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, MO. He received his BS in Ceramic Engineering (1980) and MS in Glass Science (1982) from the NYS College of Ceramics/Alfred University; PhD in Ceramic Science…

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Dawn Bonnell

By Erica Zimmerman / April 22, 2019

Dawn Bonnell received her BA and PhD from the University of Michigan, was a Fulbright scholar at the Max-Planck-Institute in Stuttgart, at IBM Thomas Watson Research Center (1986-1988), then joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania (1988-).  She has >260 publications and 7 edited books. She received the Presidential Young Investigator Award, Ross Coffin…

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Jingyang Wang

By Erica Zimmerman / April 12, 2019

Jingyang Wang is the Distinguished Professor of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and division head of the Advanced Ceramics and Composites Division at the Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science and the Institute of Metal Research (IMR), CAS, China. He received a B.S. of Physics from Peking University, China (1992), and M.S. (1995) and Ph.D…

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David Lange

By Erica Zimmerman / April 9, 2019

David A. Lange is Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He arrived at Illinois in 1992, and developed a research group focusing on concrete materials, including microstructure-property relationships, characterization of pore structure, drying phenomenon and measurement of internal relative humidity gradients, shrinkage/creep, and cracking.  Special topics such as self-consolidating concrete,…

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Lisa M. Rueschhoff

By Erica Zimmerman / April 9, 2019

Lisa Rueschhoff received a B.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from Iowa State University in 2013 and Purdue University in 2017. Lisa was an NSF Graduate Fellow with her doctoral dissertation focused on advanced manufacturing methods of bulk ceramic materials. She served as a member and Council Chair of ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors…

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