Dr. Gerald Borsuk Receives Presidential Rank Meritorious Executive Award

12/27/2000 - 76-00r
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Dr. Gerald M. Borsuk, superintendent of the Naval Research Laboratory's (NRL's) Electronics Science and Technology Division (ES&TD), was presented with the Presidential Rank Meritorious Executive Award in October. Awardees, who are evaluated by boards of private citizens and approved by the President, are senior executives who are "Outstanding leaders, who consistently demonstrate strength, integrity, industry, and a relentless commitment to public service." This is the second time that Dr. Borsuk has won this award.

As superintendent of NRL's ES&TD, 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, radiation effects and hardening of electronic devices and circuits, and of solid state technologies. He also is 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 served as the DoD representative to the President's National Science and Technology Council's Electronic Materials Working Group.

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. Other awards Dr. Borsuk has received include an IR-100 Award for his work on high speed CCDs, an earlier Presidential Rank Meritorious Executive Award, the IEEE Harry Diamond Award, the IEEE Millennium Medal, and the IEEE Fredrik Philips Medal. Dr. Borsuk also serves on the Editorial Board of the IEEE Proceedings.

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