Jon Ihlefeld, a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories, has been selected to receive the 2017 Richard M. Fulrath Award from The American Ceramics Society. Jon was selected by unanimous decision for his contributions to electronic ceramics research and development. This award recognizes individuals under the age of 45 that have demonstrated excellence in research and development in the ceramics sciences. Presented to 2 American researchers and 3 Japanese researchers annually since 1978, this award promotes technical collaboration among the diverse cultures surrounding the Pacific Rim. Dr. Ihlefeld is internationally recognized for his work on ferroelectrics, funded, in-part, by the Laboratory Directed Research Development Office at Sandia, dielectric integration, funded, in-part, by the Office of Electricity’s Energy Storage Program managed by Dr. Imre Gyuk, and fast ion conductors, funded, in-part, by the Office of Nuclear Energy. The award will be presented at the 119th annual meeting of The American Ceramics Society, in Pittsburg PA, October 9th, 2017.