2015 Buessem Award Recipient
Dr. Thomas R. Shrout received his PhD. and B.S. in Ceramic Science at the Pennsylvania State University, where he currently holds the position as a Senior Scientist and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. His industrial experience includes R&D at Sprague Electric and AVX Corporation in the area of advanced multilayer ceramic capacitors. Dr. Shrout is a Fellow of the IEEE and the American Ceramic Society. Professional awards include the Electroceramic Bridge Building Award, 14th US-Japan Seminar on Dielectric and Piezoelectric Ceramics; Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE-UFFC; IKEDA Memorial Award in Ferroelectrics; and Ferroelectrics Recognition Award at the IEEE.
Dr. Shrout’s research interests include the synthesis of characterization of electronic materials with an emphasis on process-property relations, and he is currently exploring enabling processing techniques for high frequency transducers for medical imaging. Specific materials development includes Relaxor-PT ferroelectrics for high power transducers and piezoelectrics for harsh environments. His research has led to more than 400 publications and 21 U.S. patents.