Tony Tomsia is a Senior Scientist emeritus in the Materials Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).  A native of Poland, Tomsia received his M.S. degree from the University of Mining and Metallurgy, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Institute of Materials Science, all in Krakow, Poland. He joined Berkeley Lab in 1978, and assumed his present position in 1988. Tomsia has published more than 300 papers in the fields of biomaterials, ceramic-metal joining, and the physics of solid-liquid interfaces in leading scientific journals such as Science and Nature Materials. A Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, Tomsia has also won numerous awards, including a Humboldt Research Award for senior U.S. scientists; an MRS International Union Award for International Collaboration; and in 2006, the Scientific American 50 Award, granted by Scientific American magazine to the top-50 U.S. technology leaders of the year. During the last 20 years, Tomsia has served on more than 100 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Study Sections and has been a member of the College of CSR Reviewers at NIH. In 2017, Tomsia was awarded Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Lyon – INSA-Lyon, France.