ACerS Announces Three Distinguished Life Members
The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) recently announced that Kathryn Logan, Arun Varshneya, and George Wicks have been given Distinguished Life Membership, reportedly the highest honor accorded members of the organization.
“Each year, the society presents the title Distinguished Life Member to our preeminent members who have made great advances in ceramic science and technology, given significant contributions to the benefit of the society, and who have helped mentor and inspire our younger leaders through their research and teaching,” said David Green, president. “While this award recognizes career achievement, it is fair to say that Kathryn, Arun, and George remain active members of our profession. I look forward to seeing what they do in the future, even as we celebrate what they have done so far.”
Logan, principal research engineer emerita at Georgia Institute of Technology and an adjunct professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute since 2010, previously held positions at Georgia Tech’s School of Materials Science and Engineering and the Georgia Tech Research Institute. A former director of the Center for Multifunctional Aerospace Materials at the National Institute of Aerospace, she also has been active in the industry, both as chief technical officer at Cermetica LLC and as founder and CEO of Powder Technologies Inc.
Arun Varshneya, president of Saxon Glass Technologies, retired as professor of glass science and engineering at Alfred University (AU) after 28 years as a teacher and researcher. Prior to AU, he worked for Ford Scientific Labs and GE Lighting Research Group.
George Wicks is reportedly regarded as a national and international expert in nuclear materials. He recently retired after working 40 years at Savannah River National Laboratory, where he achieved the highest position in the technical ladder. As president of Wicks Consulting Services LLC, he provides independent consulting services, working with the Applied Research Center in South Carolina. He also serves as adjunct professor at Georgia Health Sciences University-Georgia Regents University. He previously taught at Clemson University, University of Florida, and Virginia Tech.
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