A UMR professor and student will receive research awards from the American Ceramic Society during the fall 2004 meeting of the Glass and Optical Materials Division of the American Ceramic Society to be held Nov. 7-12 in Cocoa Beach, Fla.
Dr. Richard K. Brow, chair of materials science and engineering and professor of ceramic engineering, will receive the George W. Morey Award. Brad Tischendorf of Green Bay, Wis., a Ph.D. student in ceramic engineering, will receive the Norbert J. Kreidl Award.
Brow will receive the George W. Morey Award in recognition of his research on the structures, properties and applications of phosphate glasses. Brow has been studying phosphate glasses — which can be used to amplify lasers, store nuclear waste, or seal electronic packages — for more than 15 years.
A UMR faculty member who received this award includes Dr. Delbert Day, Curators’ Professor emeritus of ceramic engineering in the materials science and engineering department.
Tischendorf will receive the Norbert J. Kreidl Award (named in honor of Dr. Norbert J. Kreidl, former professor of ceramic engineering) in recognition of outstanding student contributions with his research about the weathering and corrosion of phosphate laser glass. His research is sponsored by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory — home to the world’s largest laser.
"The continued recognition of UMR glass science is rewarding and it is especially rewarding to be able to share the stage with one of my students," says Brow.