Maria Juenger Named Fellow of American Ceramic Society

photo of Maria JuengerPlease join CTR in congratulating faculty researcher Maria Juenger for being elevated to the grade of Fellow of The American Ceramic Society (ACerS). This is a very well deserved award, and recognition of Juenger’s achievement will be given at the ACerS Honors and Awards Banquet at the 117th Annual Meeting in Columbus, Ohio, in October 2015. As the John A. Focht Centennial Teaching Fellow in Civil Engineering, Dr. Juenger’s teaching and research focus is on materials used in civil engineering applications. Trained as a chemist and materials scientist, she primarily examines chemical issues in cement based materials. These include the hydration chemistry of portland cement and its constituent phases, the development of microstructure in portland cement, and chemical deterioration processes in concrete, as well as reducing the environmental impact of concrete production. ACerS provides the latest technical, scientific, and educational information to members and others in the ceramics field. Ceramic components are essential to an incredible array of  everyday and cutting-edge products, including computers, cell phones, jet engines, tennis rackets, and hip replacements.

Noted Department Chair Rich Corsi, “recognition of this kind is wonderful for our individual faculty members, but also continues to underscore the contributions and importance of our CAEE community.”

Attaining this distinction requires meeting the following criteria:

Fellows shall be persons of good reputation who have reached their 35th birthday and who shall have been members of the Society at least five years continuously at the established nomination deadline date when nominated. They shall prove qualified for elevation to the grade of Fellow by reason of outstanding contributions to the ceramic arts or sciences; through broad and productive scholarship in ceramic science and technology, by conspicuous achievement in ceramic industry or by outstanding service to the Society.

Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Awards