The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) recently announced that Kathryn Logan, Arun Varshneya, and George Wicks have earned the distinction of Distinguished Life Membership. Distinguished Life Membership is the highest honor accorded members of the scientific and technical organization, and is given in recognition of an individual’s eminent contribution to the ceramic and glass profession.

“Each year, the Society presents the title ‘Distinguished Life Member’ to our preeminent members who have made great advances in ceramic science and technology, given significant contributions to the benefit of the Society, and who have helped mentor and inspire our younger leaders through their research and teaching,” says ACerS President David Green. “While this award recognizes career achievement, it is fair to say that Kathryn, Arun, and George remain active members of our profession. I look forward to seeing what they do in the future, even as we celebrate what they have done so far.” 


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The Society also announced that 17 members will be elevated to Fellow status. The Fellow designation recognizes ACerS members who have distinguished themselves through outstanding contributions to the ceramic arts or sciences, broad and productive scholarship in ceramic science and technology, conspicuous achievement in ceramic industry, or by outstanding service to the Society.


The 2014 Class of Fellows comes from an international cross-section of leaders in academia, research labs, industry and government.

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The new Distinguished Life Members and Fellows will be recognized at ACerS’ Annual Honors and Awards Banquet on Monday, October 13, 2014 at MS&T14 in Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Congratulations to all!