Dr. William G. Fahrenholtz, Curators’ Distinguished Professor of ceramic engineering and director of the Materials Research Center at Missouri University of Science and Technology, was named the new editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society (JACerS).
Fahrenholtz’s five-year appointment to the part-time position is effective Jan. 1, 2017. As editor-in-chief, Fahrenholtz will serve as the principal architect of the scientific content of the journal and grow its impact worldwide.
“This appointment coincides with JACerS year-long centennial celebration in 2017, and we are pleased to have Bill leading the effort as we start the next century of providing high-quality scientific content,” says Mark Mecklenborg, ACerS director of publications, meetings and membership.
Fahrenholtz is a recognized expert in ultra-high temperature ceramics and a frequent participant in international technical meetings. He has published over 125 peer-reviewed journal articles — including over 50 in JACerS — and has 13 papers with more than 100 citations. He is Fellow of ACerS, a member of the board of directors from 2009 to 2013, former chair of ACerS publications committee, associate editor for JACerS since 2009, and a member of the associate editorial board for materials letters since 2006.
“I would like to extend warm congratulations to Bill and offer him our enthusiastic support as he takes the helm of one of ACerS most important member benefits and assets,” ACerS president Bill Lee says.
Fahrenholtz earned bachelor of science and master of science degrees in ceramic engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1987 and 1989, respectively. He earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of New Mexico in 1992.
Founded in 1898, the American Ceramic Society is the leading professional membership organization for ceramic and materials scientists, engineers, researchers, manufacturers, plant personnel, educators and students. The society serves more than 10,000 members from more than 75 countries. ACerS established the Journal of the American Ceramic Society in 1917.