WESTERVILLE, OH The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) today announced the names of the organization's three newest Distinguished Life Members.
Noboru Ichinose, Brian R. Lawn and Joel P. Moskowitz are the 2012 recipients of the Distinguished Life Member Award, the highest honor accorded members of the scientific and technical organization. The award is given in recognition of an individual's eminent contribution to the ceramic and glass profession.
"The Society's Distinguished Life Member is presented annually to the organization's most inspirational members, who paved new roads in their science, technical or business fields while contributing to the growth and programming of the organization, and guiding its younger leaders," says ACerS President George Wicks.
The trio will be inducted as Distinguished Life Members at the Society's Annual Awards and Honors Banquet on Oct. 8, 2011, in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Ichinose, now an emeritus professor, is the former dean of the faculty of engineering at Waseda University in Tokyo and the past director of the school's Kagami Memorial Research Institute for Materials Science and Technology. Ichinose is an internationally recognized expert in the area of functional ceramic materials and has made seminal contributions in the development of a wide variety of functional ceramic materials
Ichinose's work, in particular, covers an enormous variety of electronic ceramic materials, such as ferrites, thermally conductive materials, dielectric materials, thermistors, piezoelectrics, sensors and superconducting materials. These include many commercial products manufactured by Toshiba Corp. A prolific researcher, Ichinose authored or coauthored more than 200 papers, edited or co-edited more than 60 books and earned more than 450 patents.
Ichinose is held in high regard in the materials science field in native country and is the past president of the Ceramic Society of Japan.
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