Inducted May 1995 for pioneering work in the development of advanced microelectronic devices, including infrared, visible, and multispectral sensors.
Bluzer received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, with honors, and a Ph.D. in Solid State Physics from the University of Maryland. He also studied superconductivity at Stanford University and taught at the Johns Hopkins University. He is a Senior Advisory Physicist at the Westinghouse Advanced Technology Center where, for over 20 years, he formulated innovative practical device structures to extend the performance of electronic systems. Using his broad technical background, Bluzer has played key technical and leadership roles in research and development programs on micro-electronic devices such as: infrared sensors, visible sensors, radiation hard electronics, cryogenic focal plane multiplexers, charge-coupled devices, and superconducting multispectral sensors. He has published over 40 scientific papers, written over 120 invention disclosures, and applied for and been granted 31 U.S. patents. Bluzer was elected to Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu. He is a Fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a life member of the American Physical Society. For “contributions to infrared image sensors and heterojunction diode detectors,” he was recognized by the Maryland Academy of Sciences as the 1990 Outstanding Young Engineer in the State of Maryland.