By Alec Arbia, Written Communications Assistant
The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) is a nonprofit organization of more than 10,000 ceramic and glass professionals that focuses on scientific research, emerging technologies, and applications involving ceramic materials. At the annual meeting in early October, two UConn professors were recognized.
Bryan Huey, head of UConn’s Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) department, was inducted as a society fellow. ACerS fellows are selected based on outstanding contributions to the ceramic arts or sciences, either through broad and productive scholarship and service in ceramic science and technology, or by conspicuous achievement in the ceramics and industries. Dr. Huey previously led the Basic Science Division, ran their annual EMA conference, and was just announced as the lead organizer for the ~1000 attendee 2025 PacRim meeting.
University Professor Dr. Cato Laurencin, chief executive officer of the Cato T. Laurencin Institute for Regenerative Engineering, received the BioCeramics Division’s Larry Hench lifetime achievement award. This award recognizes only one recipient each year for their lifetime dedication, vision, and accomplishments in advancing the field of bioceramics, particularly in contribution to translating technology towards clinical use.
The broader conference (MS&T’23), in Columbus Ohio, also featured a symposium organized by Professor Serge Nakhmanson, a parallel conference in which Professor Mark Aindow was a key organizer, and additional talks by professor Alexander Dupuy as well as many of UConn MSE students and postdocs.
Published: October 13, 2023