Edgar Dutra Zanotto, Professor at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), one of the founders of SBPMat and researcher in the Materials area for nearly 40 years, was chosen as a fellow of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) – a recognition conferred annually upon few select members.
The elevation to fellow is a peer recognition by ACerS members for outstanding contributions to ceramics science or art. In fact, the fellows of ACerS are chosen from the almost 10,000 members of the society, located in 70 countries, in a nomination and election process that has the participation of members, fellows, and with the final approval of the directors of ACerS. For scientists working in academia, scientific and technological production is one of the main points considered in the election.
Professor Zanotto currently has more than 5,500 citations and an H index of 40, according to Google Scholar. Among the other positions he holds, he is director of the Center for Research, Technology and Education in Vitreous Materials (CeRTEV) and editor of the Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids.
The election of the new fellows of ACerS will be celebrated at the awards and recognition banquet of the 118th annual meeting of the society on 24 October 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the United States.