Dr. Ian Anderson is Director of the University Partnerships and Graduate Education Programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
Before taking up this position, Dr Anderson was Associate Laboratory Director for Neutron Sciences overseeing the operation and scientific activity of the two most powerful neutron research facilities in the US, the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR).
Dr Anderson joined the laboratory in March 2002, to become director of the Experimental Facilities Division at the SNS, leading the construction of the target facility and neutron scattering instruments, and the development of the User program. After the SNS project was completed in 2006, Dr Anderson became Director of the Neutron Scattering Science Division in the Neutron Sciences Directorate, with the responsibility of developing and managing the science programs at both the SNS and the High Flux Isotope Reactor.
Before coming to ORNL, Dr. Anderson was head of the Neutron Optics Laboratory at the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, France, where he led a team working on the development and production of optical elements for neutron beam instrumentation.
Throughout his career, Dr. Anderson has carried out active research programs in the field of Hydrogen in Metals and developed neutron-scattering techniques in major research facilities both in Europe and America. Dr. Anderson obtained a Ph.D. and a M.Sc. in physics from Birmingham University and B.A. and M.A. degrees in natural sciences from the Cambridge University, England.
Additionally, Dr. Anderson is the Chief Book Series Editor of the Neutron Scattering: Applications and Techniques book series.