[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Dr. Lawrence Kazmerski, who has worked as a researcher at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) since its inception, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Membership in the academy is one of the highest honors accorded an engineer. It is bestowed on those in the profession who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice or education, and to the pioneers of new and developing fields of technology. Kazmerski is director of the National Center for Photovoltaics, located at NREL. He was the first staff member in photovoltaics at NREL’s predecessor, the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI). Kazmerski has a full resume of university professorships, journal publishing, and book authoring and editing. He has three R&D 100 Awards, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and a Fellow of the American Vacuum Society.