Amy Robinson received her Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees from Penn State University in Materials Science and Engineering. She spent 4 years working for the Carderock Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Bethesda, MD before returning to Penn State in 2007 as a research associate for the Penn State Applied Research Laboratory. She joined MatSE as a teaching faculty in 2008 and has taught numerous materials and metals-focused courses in the undergraduate curriculum since then. Robinson has helped forge new relationships with the metals industry and enjoys helping students bridge the gap between the classroom and the workplace. She takes students on field trips twice a year to industry locations. Additionally, she is the faculty adviser for the newly developed Women in Materials Science group and chair of the Penn State ASM chapter. Robinson is currently the Associate Head for Undergraduate Studies in MatSE.
Prior to her focus on academic teaching and administrative roles, Robinson’s research interests included microstructure development in titanium and steel alloys, deformation and mechanical behavior of metals, and processing, structure, and property relationships in metals. She continues to support industry in these areas.