Digby D. Macdonald is the current Professor in Residence at the University of California, Berkeley’s Departments of Nuclear Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering. After growing up and obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in New Zealand, Macdonald moved to Canada to receive his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Calgary.
Throughout his career, his has held numerous positions at Ohio State University and Pennsylvania State University. He has received many awards for his scientific work, including the 2014 Frumkin Memorial Medal from the International Society of Electrochemistry for his work on passivity and passivity breakdown. His work on the properties of aqueous solutions at high temperatures and pressures also earned him the 2013 Gibbs Award.
Additionally, ECS has presented him with the Wagner Memorial and Uhlig Awards. Aside from being named Fellow of ECS, he also holds fellow status at NACE-International, Royal Society of Canada, Royal Society of New Zealand, ASM International. World Innovation Foundation, Institute of Corrosion, and International Society of Electrochemistry