Prof. Boccaccini celebrates 20 years of American Ceramic Society membership

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In April 1997, while being a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Mechanics and Materials, at University of California San Diego (UCSD), USA, Aldo R. Boccaccini became a member of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS). Prof Boccaccini says: “the American Ceramic Society has been a very important part of my career for the last 20 years, I have benefited enormously from my association with ACerS, in particular by being part of a distinguished international network of scientists, technologists and professionals in our field, being a member brings you in contact with the “premier league” of experts in ceramic and glass science and technology worldwide, participating at ACerS meetings continues to be among the most gratifying experiences both professionally and personally. I am proud of being a member (and Fellow) of the Society”. Prof. Boccaccini was elevated to Fellow of ACerS in 2011. His first paper in the J. Am. Ceram. Soc. was published in 1994 (J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 77 (1994) 2779-2781). In 2016, Boccaccini received the Arthur L. Friedberg Ceramic Engineering Tutorial and Lecture Award. He was interviewed for the Ceramic Tech Today blog in 2009 to talk on the vitrification of hazardous wastes, bioactive glasses and electrophoretic deposition. Prof. Boccaccini was as member of the editorial advisory board of the ACerS Bulletin in 2008 and since 2013 he serves as Associate Editor of the ACerS journal International Journal of Applied Glass Science.