Alumni Notes

Dr. Kristen Brosnan

Dr. Kristen Brosnan ’07 has been selected to receive the 2014 Du-Co Ceramics Young Professional Award.  Dr. Brosnan is the current president of the National Institute of Ceramic Engineers (NICE), a past-president of the Ceramic Education Council (CEC), served on the Editorial Advisory Board for the ACerS Bulletin and helped launch the Young Professionals Network in 2010.  In 2006, Dr. Brosnan was a recipient of the Graduate Excellence in Materials Science (GEMS) Diamond Award.  She is primarily affiliated with the Basic Science Division.  She received her Ph.D. from Penn State working with Dr. Gary Messing.  Recognition of this achievement will be given during the ACerS 116th Meeting taking place the week of October 12, 2014 in Pittsburgh, PA.  For more information visit

Dr. Kristen Brosnan
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President of the National Institute of Ceramic Engineers (NICE)