Published: 28 April 2015

Head of Department recognised with prestigious Fellowship

The European Ceramics Society has bestowed a Fellowship on Professor Julie Yeomans in recognition of her significant ceramic materials research.

The European Ceramics Society gives only 20 Fellowships across Europe biennially, each of which depends on a member of the Society being nominated by their home country and at least two other European countries. Fellowships recognise outstanding contribution to the ceramic arts or sciences.

Demonstrating her leading position within the ceramics community, Professor Yeomans was nominated for the Fellowship by colleagues from the UK, Ireland, Italy and Germany.

Professor Yeomans is Head of Surrey’s Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences as well as Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Micro- and NanoMaterials and Technologies (MiNMaT) and Professor of Ceramic Materials. For the past 30 years, her research specialism has been ceramic materials and how they behave as a result of exposure to demanding environments, providing valuable research data for a range of industries.

She was previously recognised by the ceramics community in 2008 with the award of the Veralum Medal and Prize from the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

Professor Yeomans said, “I am very honoured to have been given a Fellowship by the European Ceramics Society because this recognition comes from my peers within the ceramics community and recognises work that is very close to my heart. I have always found ceramics fascinating – since my PhD in the subject 30 years ago – and am proud to have played a role in developing the understanding of their behaviour.”

The European Ceramics Society is a non-governmental, non-profit federation of national ceramic societies and was set up in 1987 to co-ordinate and promote the study of ceramics.

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