James I. Mueller Memorial Award

The Mueller award recognizes the enormous contributions of James I. Mueller to the Engineering Ceramics Division and the field of engineering ceramics. It is the intent of this award to recognize the accomplishments of individuals who have made similar contributions.

The two main criteria used in selecting the recipient are:

  1. Long-term service to the Engineering Ceramics Division, and
  2. Work in the area of engineering ceramics that has made a significant industrial, national, or academic impact.

Award selection can be based on either criteria number one or number two, or a combination of both.

The award consists of a memorial plaque, certificate, and an honorarium of $1000.

Additional information, including nomination deadline, here.

  • 2020 Awardee: William J. Weber, Governor’s Chair Professor; University of Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Lecture Title: Ion-Beam Modification and Nanostructure Evolution in Ceramics

Bridge Building Award

The Bridge Building Award recognizes individuals outside of the United States who have made outstanding contributions to engineering ceramics.

The two main criteria used in selecting the recipient are:

  1. Contribution to the field of engineering ceramics, including expansion of the knowledge base and commercial use thereof, and
  2. Contribution to the visibility of the field and international advocacy.

The award can be based on either criteria number one or number two.  The award consists of a glass piece, certificate, and an honorarium of $1000.

Additional information, including nomination deadline, here.

  • 2020 Awardee: Toshihiro Ishikawa; Tokyo University of Science, Yamaguchi (Sanyo-Onoda City University), Japan
    Lecture Title: Development of precursor ceramics using organic silicon polymer

Global Young Investigator Award

The Global Young Investigator (GYI) award recognizes the outstanding young ceramic engineer and scientist whose achievements have been significant to the profession and to the general welfare of the community around the globe. Nominations are open to candidates from industry, academia, or government-funded laboratory – across the world.

The award winner will present a keynote lecture at the Global Young Investigator Forum of the ICACC meeting. The award consists of US $1,000 honorarium and a certificate of achievement, as well as complimentary registration.

The main criteria used in selecting the recipient of this award will be:
(1) the individual’s contribution to the field of Ceramic Science and Engineering, including expansion of the knowledge base and their commercial use and

(2) the individual’s contributions to the promotion of conferences and technical events, global young professional forum, and other professional events, which resulted in visibility of the field and international advocacy.

A nominee must be 35 years old or younger at the time of award presentation (January of the award year), and is required to be a member of The American Ceramic Society. Nominations can be made by any individual or group. Self nominations are permitted, but are not recommended/preferred. Nominations made by a sponsor who is a member of The American Ceramic Society are strongly preferred.

Additional information, including nomination deadline, here.

  • 2020 Awardee: Sungwook Mhin, senior researcher; Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, Korea
    Lecture Title: Advantageous crystalline–amorphous phase boundary for water oxidation

Daytona Beach Best Poster Awards

ECD selects Daytona Beach Best Posters each year from the posters that are presented at the annual Daytona Beach Conference.

Jubilee Global Diversity Award

Every year, three early/mid-career women and minority professionals are selected for the Engineering Ceramics Division’s Jubilee Global Diversity Award and are invited to present at the International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC) in Daytona Beach, FL (annual meeting of the Division). The awardees are encouraged to mentor students and promote society related activities at their institutions.

This award is intended to recognize exceptional early- to mid-career professionals who are women and/or underrepresented minorities (i.e. based on race, ethnicity, nationality and/or geographic location) in the area of ceramic science and engineering.

Additional information, including nomination deadline, here.

2020 Awardees:

  • Valentina Casalegno, Politecnico di Torino (POLITO), Italy
  • Carolina Tallon, Virginia Tech, USA
  • Huisuk Yun, Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS), Korea