Minoru Tomozawa Elected a Distinguished Life Member of the American Ceramic Society

by Torie Wells on April 12, 2019

Minoru Tomozawa, professor of materials science and engineering, has been elected a Distinguished Life Member of the American Ceramic Society.

“The Distinguished Life Member grade of Society membership is the Society’s most prestigious level of membership and is awarded in recognition of a member’s contribution to the ceramics profession,” said Pawel Keblinksi, materials science and engineering department head. “Up to three such memberships are awarded to American Ceramic Society members annually since 1931.”

To put that in perspective, more than 11,000 ceramic and glass professionals are part of the organization from more than 70 countries, according to the Society.

Tomozawa’s research in the area of glass science has been published extensively. He will be installed at the Materials Science & Technology Conference and Exhibition in Portland, Oregon this fall.

This impressive acknowledgement comes shortly after Tomozawa was chosen to deliver the American Ceramic Society’s 2019 Edward Orton Jr. Memorial Lecture at the Conference in Portland, an opportunity given to those who have gained national recognition in the ceramics profession.

In addition, one of his current graduate students recently received the Norbert J. Kreidl Award for Young Scholars, recognizing research excellence in glass science.