Dr. Delbert Day, Curators’ Professor emeritus of ceramic engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla and senior investigator at UMR’s Graduate Center for Materials Research, recently received the Distinguished Life Membership Award from the American Ceramic Society at the organization’s annual meeting in Cincinnati. This is the highest award bestowed by the American Ceramic Society.
A well-known educator, researcher and engineer in the field of ceramic materials, especially glasses, Day has a long and distinguished record of service to the American Ceramic Society. He served as president of the society in 1995-96.
Day has published more than 300 scholarly articles and holds more than 40 patents on glasses and other materials. He is a co-founder of Mo-Sci Corp. in Rolla, Mo. Mo-Sci develops and manufactures specialty glass microspheres, fibers and powders for a broad range of applications in the healthcare, transportation, pharmaceutical, electronics and sporting goods industries.
In 2004, Day was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his development of glasses for medical uses, including the treatment of cancer.