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Peter Czajka, Class of 2016, recipient of the George J. Goldsmith Award

04/21/16

Congratulations to Physics major and graduating senior Peter Czajka for his achievement in receiving the 2016 George J. Goldsmith award.  Named in memory of longtime Physics Department faculty member George J. Goldsmith, who is remembered for both his scholarship and his selfless dedication to the students of Boston College, this award is given annually to a graduating physics major in recognition of excellence in academic achievement and research.  

Mr. Czajka is an exceptionally accomplished student and a skilled researcher.  During his senior year he was the President of BC’s chapters of Sigma Pi Sigma and the Society of Physics Students. In addition to Sigma Pi Sigma, the national physics honors society, he is also a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit University Honor Society and Phi Beta Kappa.  Over a three-year period Peter worked in the Opeil lab where he made exceptional progress in sample synthesis, measurement and analysis.  The title of his senior honors thesis is, “Low Temperature Thermoelectric Properties of Co- and Cr-doped CuAgSe” and in addition he is a co-author of a paper appearing in the research journal Energy Conversion and Management.  This fall, Peter will be beginning a Ph. D. in physics at Princeton University.