William (Bill) Hammetter is the Level I Manager of the Advanced Materials Laboratory at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he is responsible for technical and programmatic leadership for the development of materials and processes for nuclear weapon applications, battery materials, materials for alternate energy applications, catalysts, nanoscale materials synthesis and assembly, and thermal and electrical property research.
Dr. Hammetter received a Ph.D. in Materials Science from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1981. His dissertation was titled “Electrical and Thermodynamic Properties of Zr-doped, Non-stoichiometric Ceria,” under the guidance of Professor Robert Blumenthal, and he joined Sandia immediately thereafter.
He is the immediate past president of KERAMOS, the National Professional Ceramic Engineering Fraternity, and the Councilor of the Ceramic Education Council. He is currently an ABET Commissioner on the Engineering Accreditation Commission and one of the ACerS representatives to ABET. Hammetter is a Fellow of The American Society of Testing and Materials and a member of ASTM Committee E37 (Thermal Methods). He is an active member of the Materials Research Society, The American Society for Metals, TMS, The North American Thermal Analysis Society, and ASTM. He has held several elected positions in the society and many more committee assignments.
He has been a member of ACerS since 1976 and is currently a member of the Basic Science Division, Electronic Materials Division, NICE, Keramos, and CEC. Other than work he is extremely sedentary, he enjoys poetry and stamp collecting. His favorite color is green.