Macdonald, Digby

Digby Macdonald

Professor in Residence Emeritus, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

316 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720



Research Areas:  

Electrochemistry, corrosion science, battery science and technology, thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, high temperature aqueous chemistry, nuclear power technology, energy conversion technology, and physical chemistry

1969     Ph.D., University of Calgary, Chemistry
1966     MSc, University of Auckland, Chemistry
1965     BSc, University of Auckland, Chemistry

Professional Experience:

Assistant Research Officer at Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.
Lecturer in Chemistry at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Research Associate at Alberta Sulfur Research
Honorary Associate Professor at the Chemistry Department of the University of Calgary
Director and Professor of the Fontana Corrosion Center, Ohio State University
Vice President, Physical Sciences Division, SRI International, Menlo Park, California
Professor and later Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Pennsylvania State University
Visiting Chair Professor at the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Major Awards:
1991 Carl Wagner Memorial Award from The Electrochemical Society

1992 Willis Rodney Whitney Award from The National Association of Corrosion Engineers

W. B. Lewis Memorial Lecture from Atomic Energy of Canada, Ltd.

H. H. Uhlig Award from The Electrochemical Society

U. R. Evans Award from The Insitute of Corrosion, UK

20th Khwarizmi International Award in fundamental science

Wilson Research and Teaching Awards of the Pennsylvania State University

Fellow of NACE-International

Fellow of The Electrochemical Society

Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand

Fellow of ASM International

Fellow of the World Innovation Foundation

Fellow of the Institute of Corrosion (UK)

Fellow of the International Society of Electrochemistry

US Air Force Science Advisory Board with the protocol rank of Lieutenant General, 1993-1997

US Air Force Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service in 1997

Trustee of ASM International

Doctuer Honoris Causa by INSA-Lyon, Lyon, France

Lee Hsun Research Award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

Faraday Memorial Trust Gold Medal by CERC, 2012

Gibbs Award from the International Association on the Properties of Water and Steam (IAPWS), 2013

Nominated for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2011