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Awards of Excellence Winners
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AAC Awards of Excellence Winners

The 2017 Awards of Excellence were announced during the 27th Annual Anodizing Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Awards of Excellence acknowledge exemplary contributions by authors and presenters from the previous year's Anodizing Conference. The Council recognized two authors for their outstanding contributions at the 2017 Anodizing Conference in Westminster (Denver), Colorado. 

Donald I. Johnson Award for Best Presentation

The best presentation award is named for Donald I. Johnson, retired from AaCron, Inc. in Minneapolis, Minnesota, who was one of the founding fathers of the Council. He served as AAC Chairman from 1987 to 1994.

Anodizing Aluminum for Precision Medicine:  The Future of Healthcare, Part I

The Donald I. Johnson Award of Excellence for best presentation at the 2017 Anodizing Conference was awarded to Mathew Nickel of the University of Alberta - Canada for his presentation Anodizing Aluminum for Precision Medicine:  The Future of Healthcare, Part I.  Nickel's presentation discussed visual diagnostics based on anodized aluminum and how it may be a cost effective solution in medical healthcare. 

 

Robert L. Kersman Award of Excellence for Best Paper

Practical Additions Including Anodic Test Evaluation Cells (ATEC)

The Council presented the Robert L. Kersman Award of Excellence for best paper presented at the 2017 Anodizing Conference held in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The recipient of the award was Fred Schaedel of Anodic Technical Services affiliate of Alpha Plus Systems.  This paper addressed the real importance of practical additions related to quality and efficiency issues in anodizing facilities.