Professor of materials science; professor of nuclear engineering, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering
areas of expertise: point and extended defect structures in ceramic solids, radiation effects in nonmetals, radiation stability of ceramics, nuclear materials and nuclear waste media, high temperature corrosion of metals, electron microscopy, orthopaedic biomaterials, atomic structure of glasses and atomistic simulations of glass structure, wine, nuclear science
Linn W. Hobbs was the inaugural holder of the John F. Elliott Chair in Materials (1992 to 1999). Prior to joining MIT in 1981, he was associate professor of ceramic science at Case Western Reserve University and before that section leader in the Defects in Solids Group, Materials Development Division, U.K. Atomic Energy Research Establishment at Harwell.
Professor Hobbs attended Cranbrook School, Bloomfield Hills, Mich. (1956-1962, valedictorian, 1962), and received his bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Northwestern University in 1966. He holds the DPhil degree from Oxford University (1972), where he was a Marshall Scholar. He continued at Oxford as NSF Postdoctoral Fellow and was elected a Research Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford (1972-1976). He was a visiting professor at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, in 1990 and a Coolidge visitor to Balliol College, Oxford in 1990, 2000 and 2002.
Hobbs maintains avid avocational interests in antiquarian horology, cartography, forte pianos, amateur radio (G5AIV, W1LWH), and oenology. He has taught a popular course on wine (In Vino Veritas) for 29 years at MIT and is the former wine steward of Wolfson College, Oxford, and wine columnist for Northern Ohio Live magazine.
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