The Michigan/Northwest Ohio Section of The American Ceramic Society will give its 2014 Toledo Glass and Ceramic Award to Mrityunjay (Jay) Singh on April 17. Singh says of the honor, “It is a quite humbling experience to be considered for this prestigious award, which has a very rich history and tradition.”
The award does, indeed, have a rich history. Founded in 1956, it boasts a list of previous honorees that is a veritable “Who’s Who” in the glass and ceramics world, as well as in the Society. Among the distinguished luminaries that have preceded Singh to the lecture podium: Larry Hench, Katherine Faber, Delbert Day, Prahbhat Gupta, and Alsfred Cooper, along with many others.
The award will be given at a dinner meeting on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Toledo Club in Toledo, Ohio. Singh will provide remarks on “Human Space Exploration: Risks and Challenges.”
Singh, chief scientist at the Ohio Aerospace Institute in Cleveland, Ohio, is an ACerS Fellow, director, and president-elect nominee of the Board of ACerS. Singh’s research interests include advanced ceramics and composites, ceramic integration technologies, green and sustainable materials and manufacturing, thermal management materials and technologies for gas turbines and thermal protection systems, power generation, aerospace systems, and space exploration and transportation systems.