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Bluzer Honored by Northrop Grumman

Bluzer Honored by Northrop Grumman

Nathan Bluzer, Ph.D, an alumnus of the University of Maryland's Clark School of Engineering, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Imaging Systems from Northrop Grumman.

Bluzer works as a Senior Consulting Scientist with Northrop Grumman, where he works with a broad range of imaging systems, specifically in space applications. Previously, he worked for Westinghouse Electric Company as a Senior Advisory Physicist. While at Westinghouse, he formulated innovative practical device structures to extend the performance of electronic systems. His accomplishments throughout his career include the publication of over 40 scientific papers, over 120 invention disclosures, and 31 U.S. patents.

Bluzer received a Ph.D. in Solid State Physics and a B.S., with honors, in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. He was inducted to the Clark School's Innovation Hall of Fame (IHOF) in 1995 for pioneering work in the development of advanced microelectronic devices, including infrared, visible, and multispectral sensors. He now serves as the IHOF chair. Additionally, he was awarded the 1990 Outstanding Young Engineer in the State of Maryland award by the Maryland Academy of Sciences.

Bluzer was elected to Tau Beta Pi, an engineering honor society, and Eta Kappa Nu, an electrical and computer engineering honor society. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a lifetime member of the American Physical Society.

Bluzer and other winners were recognized on February 18 at a sector-wide award presentation at the BWI Central Building as a part of the annual Engineers Week celebration, followed by a formal reception at the National Electronics Museum. 

February 25, 2014

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