R&D Manager, Metglas Inc.
Eric Theisen was born in Manitoba, Canada in 1978. He graduated with High Honors and received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida in 2001. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical and Bimolecular Engineer from Cornell University in 2007. After which he joined Metglas, Inc. and has held various research positions. Currently he is the Director of Research and Development and is responsible for commercializing new products in the field of rapidly quenched amorphous and nanocrystalline materials.
He also currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering Department at Cornell University. He is a member of the Minerals Metals and Materials Society, the American Society for Metals, International, the American Welding Society, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the American Physical Society. He is the past recipient of the University of Florida Scholars Fellowship, the Kodak Graduate Research Fellowship, the Edna O and William C. Hooey Prize for Outstanding Performance in Research leading to the PhD degree, the Henry Marion Howe Medal for Paper of Highest Merit published in Metallurgical and Materials Transactions 2007 and the Hitachi President’s Award for New Product Development 2012: Amorphous Alloy for High Performance Transformer.