Ian S. Anderson

Associate Laboratory Director

Neutron Sciences

Ian S. AndersonDr. Ian Anderson became Associate Laboratory Director for Neutron Sciences in October 2007. In this position he oversees the operation and scientific activity of the two most powerful neutron research facilities in the United States, the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR).

Dr. Anderson is an experimental physicist with expertise in neutron scattering techniques applied to materials science. He 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 (NSSD) in the Neutron Sciences Directorate, with the responsibility of developing and managing the science programs within the directorate.

Before coming to SNS, 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.
He has more than 25 years of experience in carrying out active research programs in the field of hydrogen in metals and developed neutron scattering techniques in major research facilities both in Europe and the United States.

Dr. Anderson obtained a PhD and an MSc in physics from Birmingham University and BA and MA degrees in natural sciences from the University of Cambridge, England.