Meet CMI Leader Iver Anderson

Iver E. Anderson leads the Critical Materials Institute Industry Council and efforts in Technology Deployment.

Iver is a Senior Metallurgist at Ames Laboratory (USDOE) and Adjunct Professor in the Materials Science and Engineering department at Iowa State University.  He is a Fellow of both the American Powder Metallurgy Institute and ASM International.  Currently, he is serving on the Board of Trustees of ASM International. 

Iver earned a Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering from University of Wisconsin in 1982 and worked at Naval Research Laboratory from 1982-1987, joining Ames Laboratory in 1987. His research is on powder metallurgy and rapid solidification, involving high-pressure gas atomization of fine metal powders and highly controlled powder processing of rare earth compounds, magnetic materials, structural components, lightweight and porous materials, and joining problems including lead-free solders and ceramic joining. 

Recent recognition for his work includes being named a 2015 Fellow of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, the highest award bestowed by TMS, and the 2013 D.R. Boylan Eminent Faculty Award for Research from Iowa State University.  He has over 170 publications and 36 patents. He is a 2017 inductee to the Inventors Hall of Fame.