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acers spotlight Meet the officers President-elect statement Mrityunjay (Jay) Singh, Chief scientist, Ohio Aerospace Institute, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio I am honored to be nominated for president Singh of The American Ceramic Society. A strong believer in the Society and its importance to our community, I want to help ensure that ACerS meets the needs of our members, attracts new members, nurtures new ideas, and has a strong foundation for the future. ACerS should be the “first-stop” resource for technical information, knowledge, education and training, networking, mentoring, and professional development for its members and customers worldwide. It is critical that we promote interaction among these constituents through technical meetings, education and training, and web-based Read extended officer biographies at www.ceramics.org information delivery systems. During more than two decades of Society membership and active involvement as director and past trustee and chair of the Engineering Ceramics Division, I have been fortunate to meet and work with very smart and talented people from all over the world, and an extremely hardworking and diligent staff at the headquarters. As a result, I have learned new insights to solve the various challenges that arise among the changing scope and landscape of professional societies. In order to position ACerS as a technically viable and relevant global leader in the field of ceramics and glass science, we need to address many topics, including: capturing emerging opportunities and realigning and focusing existing capabilities; starting new volunteer-led initiatives and providing a platform for mentoring and growing of future leaders; growing membership and providing members new products and services; and growing ACerS’ global presence by making strategic alliances. As president-elect, I will promote mentoring and volunteer recognition activities along with strong interaction among our members, industry, students and young professionals, and future leaders. I envision strategic alliances with other international societies and outlets that will capitalize on our strengths, extraordinary information resources, and help in developing new products and services to serve our community. Biography: M.S., physical chemistry, Gorakhpur University, India; Ph.D., metallurgical engineering, Banaras Hindu University, India Singh is chief scientist at the Ohio Aerospace Institute, NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. An ACerS Fellow and director, he also has served in various leadership positions in the Engineering Ceramics Division, and received the Division’s James I. Mueller Award. n Director statements Hua-Tay (H.T.) Lin, Distinguished R&D staff and group leader of the Ceramic Science and Technology Group, Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn. I feel very honored to be nominated for the Board of Directors of The American Ceramic Lin Society. In my 25 years of membership, I have been fortunate to work together with talented colleagues from around the world and ACerS staff in organizing meetings and publications, as well as gaining insights and strategies to solve various problems in the constantly changing landscape of professional societies. Through my service as editor-inchief of the International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology for 11 years and member and chair of the publications committee, involvement in various international ACerS conferences and meetings, and as a member of the Nominating, John Jeppson and Coble Award committees, the Panel of Fellows, and Engineering Ceramics Division (past chair), I have gleaned great insight into the importance of recognition for our members and how to work with others in making difficult decisions. I strongly believe that ACerS must continue to be the resource for up-to-date scientific and technological information, education and training, networking, and professional development for its global members and customers. It is crucial that we promote interactions among various members and customers through technical conferences, topical education and training, and Internet-based information delivery systems and communications. I will continue to strive to actively reach out to the growing membership and industrial sectors in Asia and to our industrial, academic, and government constituencies worldwide. I also will seek to establish strategic alliances with other international societies that will allow ACerS to capitalize on its strengths and abundant information resources to develop new products and services for the global ceramic community. Biography: B.S., physics, National Central University, Taiwan; M.S. and Ph.D., materials engineering, Auburn University Lin, distinguished R&D staff and group leader of the Ceramic Science and Technology Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has served as a PI on numerous programs sponsored by the Department of Energy. The editor and coeditor of 27 peer-reviewed conference proceedings, author and coauthor of more than 145 peer-reviewed publications, he has sat on the international advisory boards of more than 39 international conferences and symposia and chaired or cochaired 60-plus prominent international conferences. n 12 www.ceramics.org | American Ceramic Society Bulletin, Vol. 93, No. 5


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