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Eric Theisen

Metglas Inc.

Director of Research and Development

Eric Theisen graduated with High Honors and received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida in 2001. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical and Bimolecular Engineer from Cornell University in 2007. After which he joined Metglas, Inc. and has held various research positions. Currently he is the Director of Research and Development and is responsible for commercializing new products in the field of rapidly quenched, amorphous and nanocrystalline materials with eight international patents in the field. He also received an MBA from the University of South Carolina in 2019.

He recently served as an Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering Department at Cornell University and co-advised four doctoral students. He is a member of the Minerals Metals and Materials Society, the American Society for Metals, International, the American Welding Society, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the American Physical Society. He is the past recipient of the University of Florida Scholars Fellowship, the Kodak Graduate Research Fellowship, the Edna O and William C. Hooey Prize for Outstanding Performance in Research leading to the PhD degree, the Henry Marion Howe Medal for Paper of Highest Merit published in Metallurgical and Materials Transactions 2007, the Hitachi President’s Award for New Product Development 2012: Amorphous Alloy for High Performance Transformer and an R&D 100 Award for Cobalt-Based Nanocrystalline Alloys for Gapless Inductor and Sensor Applications in 2019.


New Efforts to Utilize Amorphous Foils in High Efficiency Electric Motors

Here we will discuss the approaches to incorporate amorphous ribbon into the motor components and the methods that have been industrially adopted. The Fe-based amorphous foils today are thicker (25 mm) with higher stacking factors (90%) and higher saturation levels (1.63T) than the historical foils.

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