The International Ceramics Prize 2020 of the World Academy of Ceramics has been awarded during the Inaugural Session of the 15th International Ceramics Congress of CIMTEC 2022 in Perugia, Italy, on June 21, 2022.
The recipients of the WAC Prize 2020 were Prof. Ralf Riedel from Darmstadt University, Germany, "For his pioneering contributions in the development of oxide and non-oxide materials, polymer derived ceramics, high pressure materials synthesis, and materials for energy storage", and Prof. Michel Barsoum and Prof. Yuri Gogotsi from Drexel University, "For their seminal contributions in the development and characterization of MAX phase ceramics and MXene layered materials for a broad range of applications".
Ralf Riedel (in the center) has received the WAC Prize Award from Pietro Vincenzini, Council Chair of the World Academy of Ceramics (on the right). On the left Rajendra K. Bordia, President of the WAC Prize 2020 Committee.
In the center Yury Gogotsi and Michel Barsoum after receiving the WAC Prize Award from Pietro Vincenzini, Council Chair of the World Academy of Ceramics (on the right). From the left Mrityunjay Singh, President of WAC Advisory Board and Rajendra K. Bordia, President of WAC Prize 2020 Committee.