Gronsky, Ronald

GronskyProfessor Emeritus, The Arthur C. and Phyllis G. Oppenheimer Professor of Advanced Materials Analysis, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Special Faculty Assistant to the Chancellor for International Relations
Parliamentarian, Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate 

218 Hearst Memorial Mining Building, Mailcode 1760
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone: 510-643-9708


Research Areas:

Biomaterials; Chemical and Electrochemical Materials; Electronic, Magnetic and Optical Materials; Structural Materials


1972 B.S., Magna Cum Laude, Metallurgical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
1974 M.S., Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
1977 Ph.D., Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

Professional Experience:

1977 LBNL, Staff Scientist
1977 UCB, Lecturer
1982 UCB, Associate Professor-in-Residence
1984 LBNL, Staff Senior Scientist
1988 LBNL, Deputy Associate Laboratory Director
1988 UCB, Professor of Materials Engineering
1990 UCB, Department Chair, MSE
2011 UCB, Department Chair, MSE

Major Awards:

1979     Robert Lansing Hardy Gold Medal, The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society
1983     Burton Medal, Electron Microscopy Society of America
1984     “America’s 100 Brightest Scientists under 40,” Science Digest Magazine
1985     Bradley Stoughton Award for Young Teachers of Metallurgy, ASM International
1992     Fellow, ASM International
1995     Distinguished Alumnus, University of Pittsburgh
2001     Distinguished Teaching Award, UC Berkeley
2002     Distinguished Member, National Society of Collegiate Scholars
2012     “The Best 300 Professors,” Random House / Princeton Review Books