Materials science and engineering alum Edward Gorzkowski ’04 PhD has been recognized with the Richard M. Fulrath Award from the American Ceramic Society for excellence in research and development of ceramic sciences and materials, according to a press release

This award has historically been a symbol of technical and personal friendships between professional American and Japanese ceramic engineers and scientists.

Gorzkowski is an electroceramics researcher and heads the multifunctional materials branch of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). He works with piezoelectric materials for applications involving sensors and actuators, processing methods to create bulk, nano-structured ceramics, and high pressure and aerosol deposition processing for functional and structural applications. 

“He truly embraces the international nature of our always growing electroceramics community,” says Eric Patterson, a NRL materials research scientist and colleague who nominated Gorzkowski for the award. “He has worked hard to grow routes of collaboration, been a strong mentor for students, helped them to participate, and also routinely organizes visits and symposia.”

Says Gorzkowski: “I am very honored by this award as it is nice to be recognized by your peers and professional society. It makes me feel proud I can bring recognition to NRL and expose NRL’s work to a larger community.”

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