Robert N. Anderson, Ph.D., P.E. is a member of the Purissima Hills Water District (PHWD) board, which serves the Los Altos Hills area. He was appointed by the PHWD Board to also serve on the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA).
Dr. Anderson is a forensic consultant and president of RNA Consulting, Inc., a forensic engineering consulting corporation that specializes in materials engineering and sciences. His expertise is the analysis of the behavior of materials, such as metals, plastics, glass, and ceramics in their related environments. His specialties are in thermodynamics and corrosion.
Dr. Anderson is a testifying expert in metallurgical and materials engineering, serving courts in the U.S. and Canada. He publishes in the areas of thermodynamics, corrosion, surface chemistry, fire analysis, and understandings of archeological materials.
He is Emeritus Professor of Materials Engineering, California State University at San Jose.
Dr. Anderson holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University, a M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of San Francisco.
He is President of the Board of Directors of the International Board of Forensic Engineering Sciences (IBFES), which certifies experts in forensic engineering sciences.
He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS). Dr. Anderson is an elected fellow and past president of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE), and a founder and past president of the Society of Forensic Engineers and Scientists (SFES).
Dr. Anderson and his family have resided in Los Altos Hills since 1986. His wife, Dru, is a consultant in life cycle process management and communications, and is vice president of their corporation. She retired from HP after 20 years service in management, and is active in CERT as part of the volunteer supervisor team.
Both of the Andersons are licensed amateur radio operators, and are active volunteers in the Los Altos Hills emergency communications response systems. Both have received community recognition for their contributions of service.
The Andersons, in their “spare” time, enjoy traveling to mountains, desert, and seashore to hike and enjoy the natural landscapes, or relaxing in their backyard with their family and Dachshund Odina. They have visited, with their sons, most of the world’s continents and cultures. They have two sons, each married, and one granddaughter, now 2, a budding musician.
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