Robert Spitzer

Associate Professor of Materials Engineering

Contact Information

Phone: +1 765 49-44108
School of Materials Engineering
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
701 West Stadium Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045


  • B.S. Chemistry 1962, Xavier University
  • M.S. Met.E 1965, Carnegie Institute of Technology
  • Ph.D. 1966, Carnegie Institute of Technology

Research Interests

Thermodynamics Rate phenomena Electrochemistry Corrosion Chemical metallurgy Computer simulation of metallurgical processes

Research Interests and Recent Publications


  • MSE 190 Introduction to Materials Engineering
  • MSE 230 Structure and Properties of Materials
  • MSE 340 Transport Phenomena
  • MSE 522 Rate Phenomena in Process Metallurgy
  • MSE 576 Corrosion