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

Tidrow is as an Inamori professor of materials science and engineering within the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering physics and a Master of Science in applied physics from Texas Tech University and a Ph.D. in engineering physics from the University of Oklahoma.

After graduation, Tidrow served as a National Research Council associate within the Electronics Technology and Devices Laboratory, a predecessor of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. He later joined ARL as a principal investigator in 1994 and became a team leader in 1998. During this time, he conducted and led research on energy conversion, energy storage, and radio-wave, microwave, and millimeter-wave devices. He transitioned to academia in 2005 as chair of the department of physics and geology at the University of Texas – Pan American.

Tidrow has received numerous awards, including the Material/Product Performance Award (1997); Department of Army Research and Development Achievement Award for Technical Excellence (2002); Scientific Excellence Award (2005); John F. McMahon Ceramic Teaching Excellence Award (2017-2018); and inductee of the NY-Alfred University Chapter of Tau Beta Pi (2019).

Tidrow is Fellow (2017) and Global Ambassador (2019) of The American Ceramic Society. He previously served as chair (2014) and trustee (2016-2022) of the ACerS Electronics Division. He has also organized/co-organized numerous symposia and conferences.

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