Ivar Reimanis is the Herman F. Coors Distinguished Professor of Ceramic Engineering in the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. He serves as Director of the Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics.
Ivar earned a BS in Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell University in 1984, a MS in Materials Science and Mineral Engineering at University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in Materials at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1990. He spent a year under a Max Planck Institute postdoctoral fellowship in Stuttgart, Germany. Ivar worked as a postdoc at Los Alamos National Laboratory after which he served as a technical staff member until 1994 when he joined the Colorado School of Mines. He spent a sabbatical at the University of Western Australia in Perth in 2002 as a Gledden Visiting Senior Fellow and was awarded a United States Fulbright award in 2007 to spend a semester at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. Ivar is a past Basic Science Division Chair, and has been involved in the organization of numerous symposia. He was chair of the Meetings Subcommittee on Technical Programming in 2009 and he currently serves on ACerS Board of Directors. Ivar has authored or co-authored 110 refereed papers and five patents.
Ivar currently has diverse research interests that include mechanical behavior of transparent materials, synthesis and processing of doped oxides and glasses, magnetometry of nanoscale ceramics for energy applications, and mechanical behavior of ceramics with unusual thermal physical properties.