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ACerS is pleased to announce Amar Bhalla has been selected for Volunteer Spotlight, a program that recognizes a member who demonstrates outstanding service to The American Ceramic Society through volunteerism.

Bhalla is Distinguished Research Professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). He has a B.S. and M.S. in physics from The University of Rajasthan in India and a Ph.D. in solid-state science from The Pennsylvania State University. Prior to joining UTSA, Bhalla worked in various roles at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and The Pennsylvania State University.

Bhalla’s current research focuses on understanding the nanostructure–property relationships of ferroic materials so they can be used in sensors for structural health and human health monitoring.

Bhalla has served The American Ceramic Society in various roles, including as an active member of several committees, organizer of more than 60 symposia, and chair (1992–1993) and trustee (1998–2002) of the Electronics Division. He is a recipient of the Electronic Division’s Edward C. Henry Award (1993), which recognizes “the best paper of last 10 years,” and was named an ACerS Global Ambassador Award in 2016. He is an ACerS Fellow and Distinguished Life Member, as well as an Academician of the World Academy of Ceramics.

We extend our deep appreciation to Bhalla for his service to our Society!