Affatigato named Fellow of The American Ceramics Society

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2010-11-16 14:21:43 - General

Coe College Physics Professor Mario Affatigato has been selected by The American Ceramics Society as one of 19 members elevated to Fellow. The title of "Fellow" is an honor the society gives to distinguished mid-career scientists, engineers and business leaders who specialize in ceramic and glass materials. The new members represent an international cross section of leaders in academia, research labs industry and government.

In addition, Affatigato has been named as the co-editor of the International Journal of Applied Glass Science, an international scientific journal published by Wiley.

Affatigato has published 75 papers on glass science, with a majority having undergraduate student co-authors. He served as a member of the executive committee of the Glass and Optical Materials Division of ACerS from 2001 to 2008. He is also one of the founding members of the National Executive Leadership Committee for the Research Experiences for undergraduates program. Affatigato currently serves as one of the associate editors of the new Journal of Applied Glass Science and is a part of the award committees for the Glass and Optical Materials Division. His research emphasizes structure-property relationships in oxide glass systems, as well as light-structure interactions

He has received several other honors, including a Presidential Early Career Award from the National Science Foundation. Affatigato has also helped to organize multiple national and international conferences on glasses, especially borates.

Affatigato is a professor and chair of the Physics Department at Coe, where he has taught since 1995. He received his bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics from Coe in 1989 and went on to earn his Ph.D. in physics from Vanderbilt University in 1995.

The American Ceramics Society was founded in 1898 and is the professional membership organization for international ceramics and materials scientists, engineers, researchers, manufacturers, plant personnel, educators and students. ACers includes members from 60 countries, they serve as the informational, educational, and professional needs of its 6,000 members and provides them with access to periodicals and books, meetings and expositions, and technical information.