Dr. Ian M. Robertson
Prof. Ian M. Robertson joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013 as the Dean of the College of Engineering and a professor in Materials Science and Engineering as well as Engineering Physics. He is a Co-PI of the BES-funded Energy Frontier Research Center on Energy Dissipation to Defect Evolution (EDDE) at ORNL. He is the author or co-author of more than 200 peer reviewed papers on revealing the reaction pathways and kinetics that occur during deformation, phase transformation, irradiation and hydrogen embrittlement of metallic materials. His insight to the mechanisms responsible for hydrogen embrittlement of metals was recognized by the Department of Energy in 1984 when he received the DOE prize for Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment in Metallurgy and Ceramics. In 2011, he received the DOE EE Fuel Cell Program award for contributions to our understanding of mechanisms of hydrogen embrittlement. He was selected as the 2014 recipient of the ASM Edward DeMille Campbell Memorial Lectureship. He has been the Editor-in-Chief of the review journal Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science since 2009, and was a key reader and member of the Board of Review of Metallurgical Transactions from 1994 to 2010 and a Principal Editor of the Journal of Materials Research from 1995 to 2010. He has been recognized as a Fellow of the ASM International, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society. As a member of EDDE he is using in-situ transmission electron microscope electron and ion irradiations to understand how alloying influences the evolution of radiation damage. He interacts with the simulation effort in EDDE 2 to understand the differences in response of the alloys.