Published Sept. 27, 2012
Alex D. Cozzi, an engineer with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River National Laboratory, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, or ACerS.
Founded in 1898, the American Ceramic Society is an international membership society focusing on ceramic materials and applications, and a source of information about ceramic technologies and emerging opportunities around the world. ACerS serves more than 9,500 members and students from more than 60 countries Cozzi’s research has focused on the use of cement for radioactive waste disposal.
In addition to supporting the Savannah River Site’s Saltstone Facility, Cozzi contributes to the development of waste forms using cement for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford Site. He also contributed to the development of waste forms using cement for the Waste Solidification Building currently under construction at SRS.
As a member of the American Ceramic Society, Cozzi is a member of the Nuclear and Environmental Technology Division, serving as the division chair in 2010/2011. He is also an active member of the National Institute of Ceramic Engineers and served as president in 2010/2011.
He received his B.S. in ceramic engineering from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, and a master of science degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Florida. He joined SRNL after he completed his Ph.D. in 1996.