Dr. Ian Pegg
Ian Pegg is a physicist and director of the Vitreous State Laboratory of the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, where he manages and directs a staff that has reached 110 scientists, engineers, and technicians working in a variety of basic and applied research and development areas. His research has spanned various areas of materials science including the optimization of processes and glass compositions for use in nuclear waste disposal, geopolymers, nano-materials, and thermoelectrics. Over the past 30 years, he has led numerous vitrification R&D programs involving the development and characterization of glass formulations and the demonstration and scale-up of Joule-heated melting processes. Ian holds a PhD in physical chemistry from The University of Sheffield, UK as well as MBA and BSc degrees.