The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) announced Kathryn Logan, Arun Varshneya and George Wicks have earned the distinction of Distinguished Life Membership—the highest honor accorded to members of the scientific and technical organization.

Logan is a principal research engineer emerita at Georgia Institute of Technology, Varshneya is currently president of Saxon Glass Technologies, and Wicks is president of Wicks Consulting Services LLC. All three are heavily decorated industry experts and combine for over a century and a half worth of work in the field.

“Each year, the Society presents the title ‘Distinguished Life Member’ to our preeminent members who have made great advances in ceramic science and technology, given significant contributions to the benefit of the Society, and who have helped mentor and inspire our younger leaders through their research and teaching,” says ACerS president David Green. “While this award recognizes career achievement, it is fair to say that Kathryn, Arun, and George remain active members of our profession. I look forward to seeing what they do in the future, even as we celebrate what they have done so far.”

The trio will be inducted at the Society’s Annual Awards and Honors Banquet on Monday, October 13, 2014 in Pittsburgh.