Ibrahim Sekercioglu of Muskegon, Mich., died Jan. 10, 2007, at his home. He was 65.
He was born at Bergama, Turkey, April 15, 1941. In 1961, he
immigrated to the United States to study at Alfred University where he
earned MA and PhD degrees in ceramic engineering, and met his future
wife, Mary Johnson.
After graduation, he returned to Turkey and served in the Turkish
military as an officer and translator for NATO. Sekercioglu returned to
the U.S. in 1974, and earned his citizenship in 1985. He pursued an
R&D career in ceramic engineering and was awarded several patents
for his work.
Survivors include his wife, Mary, two sons, a brother and two sisters.
An emeritus member of ACerS, he was affiliated with the Basic
Science Division and ACerS’ National Institute of Ceramic Engineers.