Dr. Marina Pascucci is Director of Government Programs and Contracting at CeraNova and is responsible for business development, customer relations, and program management for Department of Defense and other U.S. government clients.
Dr. Pascucci has extensive experience in processing and characterization of ceramic materials, glassy and crystalline, monolithic and composite. At CeraNova since 1997, she has been project manager for two DARPA/AFOSR-funded consortium programs and for multiple DoD-funded SBIR Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III contracts. Prior to joining CeraNova she held R&D positions with Battelle Laboratories (Columbus, OH) and GTE Laboratories (Waltham, MA), and was an Assistant Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, MA). She has co-authored approximately 30 publications (and over 50 presentations) on processing and characterization of ceramic materials, as well as several review articles on the applications of advanced ceramics.
Dr. Pascucci holds a B.S. degree in Ceramic Science and a B.A degree in Chemistry from The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, and M.S./Ph.D. degrees in Ceramic Science/Materials Science from Case Western Reserve University. She received the Alfred University Alumni Career Achievement Award in 2000. In 2018 she was the recipient of Alfred University’s John F. McMahon Award and presented the McMahon Lecture at her alma mater.
An active member of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) for over 40 years, she has served on numerous Society committees and on the ACerS Board of Directors. She was Chair of the New England Section, and received the Section’s F.H. Norton Distinguished Ceramist Award in 1992. She became a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society in 1999, and served as the Society’s President in 2010-2011. In 2017 she was honored by the American Ceramic Society as a Distinguished Life Member.