ACerS Awards and Honors

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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Alberto Vomiero

By Erica Zimmerman / June 17, 2021

Alberto Vomiero is a chair professor of Experimental Physics at the Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, and a full professor of Industrial Engineering at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy, where he is also the director of the doctoral program in Science and Technology of Bio and Nanomaterials. He received a MSc in Physics from…

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Paul Andrew Salvador

By Erica Zimmerman / June 16, 2021

Paul Andrew Salvador is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he is also the Director of the Master’s program in Energy Science, Technology & Policy (EST&P). He received his B.S.E. in MSE from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992 and his Ph.D. in MSE…

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Tobias A. Schaedler

By Erica Zimmerman / June 16, 2021

Tobias A. Schaedler is currently the manager of the Architected Materials and Structures Department at HRL Laboratories, LLC in Malibu, California. He received his Ph.D. in Materials from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2006 following undergraduate studies in the same field at the University of Bayreuth in Germany. After a stint at General…

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Emmanuel E. Boakye

By Erica Zimmerman / June 15, 2021

Dr. Emmanuel E. Boakye is an onsite senior research scientist at UES Inc. His work supports the high temperature ceramics team efforts at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton Ohio. He has been an integral part of UES and the ceramic group since 1995. He received his…

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Xin Qian

By Erica Zimmerman / June 15, 2021

Xin Qian is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology (advisor: Prof. Meilin Liu) in the United States. He obtained his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University (advisor: Prof. Sossina M. Haile) in 2021 after earning an M.S. in Materials Science…

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Tongqi Wen

By Erica Zimmerman / June 15, 2021

Tongqi Wen is currently working as a distinguished Postdoc in Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) at City University of Hong Kong (CityU), Hong Kong, China. He received his B.S. degree in optical information science and technology at Northwestern Polytechnical University in China in 2014 and Ph.D. degree in materials physics and chemistry at…

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Robert F. Speyer

By Erica Zimmerman / June 15, 2021

Robert F. Speyer is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech and the CEO of Verco Materials, LLC, both in Atlanta, Georgia.  Dr. Speyer earned his B.S, M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Ceramic Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign.  From 1986-1992, he was an Assistant and then Associate Professor at the…

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Beilin Ye

By Erica Zimmerman / June 15, 2021

Beilin Ye currently lives in Hong Kong and she plans to pursue her doctoral degree after July 2021 in City University of Hong Kong. She received her B.S. degree in materials chemistry at Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in Jingdezhen in 2015 and M.S. degree in material science at South China University of Technology in 2020. During…

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Federico Rosei

By Erica Zimmerman / June 15, 2021

Federico Rosei (MSc and PhD degrees from University of Rome “La Sapienza”) is Professor at the Centre Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Varennes (QC) Canada. He held the Canada Research Chair (Junior) in Nanostructured Organic and Inorganic Materials (2003–2013) and since May 2016 holds the Canada Research Chair (Senior) in…

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