2019 Du-Co Ceramics Young Professional Award

Dr. Gupta is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the University of North Dakota (UND). Dr. Gupta is an active researcher in sustainable materials, high temperature ceramics and alloys, nanotechnology, additive, and green manufacturing. At UND, Dr. Gupta teaches fundamental and applied courses related to materials science and engineering. Dr. Gupta has published over 53 technical papers, 6 patents (granted and pending – US and International), over 90 peer reviewed abstracts and/or contributed presentations, and 1 book chapter. Dr. Gupta also has an h-index of 25 and over 1300 citations (source: Google Scholar).

Dr. Gupta is an active member of the ACerS, TMS, ASM International, ACS, ASME, and Sigma Xi. Currently, Dr. Gupta is serving as the Chair (elect) of the Engineering Ceramics Division of ACerS, and member-at-large of ACS. Dr. Gupta has also won several awards like, Dean Professorship, Dean’s Outstanding Faculty Award, Global Young Investigator Award from ECD ACerS, and ASM/IIM lectureship award.

Du-Co Ceramics Young Professional Award Winner 2018

Eva Hemmer an assistant professor for materials chemistry at the University of Ottawa (Canada).

She received a German-French double diploma in materials science from Saarland University (Germany) and EEIGM (Nancy, France) in 2004 and her PhD in materials science from Saarland University in 2008 under the mentorship of Prof. Sanjay Mathur. During her PhD, she focused on the preparation of lanthanide-containing inorganic nanomaterials. This experience was further deepened during her postdoctoral studies where she worked on lanthanide-doped Gd2O3nanoparticles for near-infrared bioimaging with Prof. Kohei Soga at Tokyo University of Science (Japan, 2009-2012). In 2013, she was awarded a Feodor Lynen Research Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to join the groups of Profs. Vetrone and Légaré at Institut INRS-EMT (Canada) to study lanthanide-doped fluoride nanoparticles for nanothermometry.

She has published more than 20 papers in peer-reviewed journals and given more than 50 presentations at international conferences, many of these organized by ACerS. In 2014, she received the Global Young Investigator Award of the ACerS Engineering Ceramics Division. Since then, she is an active member of the organization committee of the Global Young Investigator Forum as well as other symposia at ACerS conferences. Eva has served as an international member at the ECD Committee and at the ACerS Book Committee. Since 2018, she is the treasurer of the ACerS Canada Chapter.

Since 2016, her research group at the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences at uOttawa focuses on the design and study of lanthanide-based nanocarriers for biomedical and energy conversion applications as well as the investigation of optical features in lanthanide-based materials and molecules.

Du-Co 70th Anniversary Celebration

Du-Co Ceramics Company employees and retirees to celebrate the company’s 70th anniversary at a picnic to be held Sunday June, 6th 2019 at Roebling Park, Saxonburg, PA