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ACerS Engineering Ceramics Awards

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.

  • 2019 Awardee: Dileep Singh, Argonne National Laboratory
    Lecture Title: Renewable Energy: Role of Ceramics and Composites

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.

  • 2019 Awardee: Jerzy Lis, vice rector of cooperation and president of the Board of INNO AGH, AGH University of Science and Technology
    Lecture Title: Processing of complex ceramic materials by rapid high-energy techniques

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.

  • 2019 Awardee: Wei Ji, assistant professor, Wuhan University of Technology
    Lecture Title: Sintering of Advanced Ceramics by Plastic Deformation as Dominant Mechanism

Daytona Beach Best Paper and Poster Awards

ECD selects Daytona Beach Best Papers and Best Posters each year from the papers and posters that are presented at the annual Daytona Beach Conference. The Daytona Beach Best Paper Awards will be selected from the papers that are presented at the Conference and submitted in written paper format for the Conference proceeding publications, and that are recommended or nominated for Best Paper award consideration by one of the Conference paper technical reviewers or an ECD member. Invited papers are not eligible for awards.

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.

  • 2019 Awardees: 

    Jie Zhang, Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science (SYNL) Institute of Metal Research (IMR)
    Katalin Balázsi, Centre for Energy Research   Hungarian Academy of Sciences
    Lisa M. Rueschhoff, Air Force Research Laboratory