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

Gorzkowski is currently the Branch Head of the Multifunctional Materials Branch at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in materials science and engineering from Lehigh University.

Gorzkowski has authored more than 90 peer-reviewed articles and proceedings, delivered over 30 invited talks (including plenary at international conferences), and served as a guest editor for a special issue of the journal IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control. He holds eight patents.

Gorzkowski is active in ACerS as vice-chair of the Electronics Division. He is also a member of the Basic Science and Energy Materials and Systems Divisions. He was a founding member and co-chair of the Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Section.  He is co-organizer of the Electronic Materials and Applications (EMA) conference in 2022 and 2023, as well as a symposium organizer for sessions at EMA, MS&T, and PacRim conferences both present and past.

Gorzkowski has also served on the ACerS Book Subcommittee and is a former chair of the Young Professionals Network. He received the 2015 Du-Co Young Professionals Award, a 2018 Best Paper award from the Journal of American Ceramic Society, and the 2020 Richard M. Fulrath Award.

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