NRL's Dr. Gerald Borsuk Receives IEEE Frederik Philips Award


2/7/2000 - 6-00r
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Dr. Gerald M. Borsuk, superintendent of the Naval Research Laboratory's Electronics Science and Technology Division, is the recipient Frederik Philips Award. This award is presented annually by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) to recognize outstanding accomplishments in the management of research and development resulting in effective innovation in the electrical and electronics industry. The award is sponsored by Philips Royal Electronics. Dr. Borsuk received the award on February 7, 2000.

Dr. Borsuk was recognized for his "managerial and technical leadership in directing the creation and transition of new materials and devices into electronic systems."

As superintendent of NRL's Electronics Science and Technology Division, Dr. Borsuk is responsible for the in-house execution of a multi-disciplinary program of basic and applied research into electronic materials and structures, solid state devices, vacuum electronics, and circuits. He is also responsible for the coordination of the Electronics Science and Technology Program at NRL. Dr. Borsuk serves as the Office of Naval Research representative for electronics basic research planning to the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He was the Navy Deputy Program Manager and Technical Director for the now completed DARPA/Tri-Service MIMIC and MAFET programs. He is the Department of Defense representative to Category 3 (Electronics) in the post-COCOM Wassenaar Arrangement. He has also recently served as the DoD representative to the President's National Science and Technology Council's Electronic Materials Working Group.

Dr. Borsuk joined the ITT Electro-Physics Laboratory in Columbia, Maryland, as a staff physicist in 1973, where he worked on the application of charge coupled devices for imaging and signal processing. In 1976, he joined the Westinghouse Advanced Technology Laboratory in Baltimore, Maryland, developing advanced silicon VLSI integrated circuits and performing device physics research. He headed the Westinghouse VHSIC effort in advanced sub-micron VLSI device technology. Dr. Borsuk was the department manager of Solid State Sciences at the Advanced Technology Laboratory when he left Westinghouse in 1983 to join NRL as the superintendent of the Electronics Science and Technology Division.

Dr. Borsuk earned his Ph.D. in physics from Georgetown University in 1973. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a member of the American Physical Society, a member of the AVS, a member of the Sigma Xi, and the Navy's Deputy Member to the Advisory Group on Electron Devices (AGED). He has 36 technical publications and seven patents. He has served on technical panels for conferences and numerous government panels. Dr. Borsuk received an IR-100 Award for his work on high speed CCDs and a Presidential Rank Meritorious Senior Executive Award. Dr. Borsuk also serves on the Editorial Board of the IEEE Proceedings.



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