Scott A. Roberts

Scott Roberts
  • Advisory Board Member
  • Distinguished Research & Development Engineer
  • Sandia National Laboratories

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Scott A. Roberts is a Distinguished Research & Development Chemical Engineer in the Engineering Sciences Center at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM. Scott's research focuses on multi-scale, multi-physics computational simulation of a variety of composite materials and components for national security applications. He is a developer of the Goma and Sierra multi-physics finite element method codes and was awarded an R&D 100 Award for his development of Goma. Much of Scott's research is in energy storage systems, where he pioneered coupled electrochemical-mechanical image-based mesoscale simulations of battery materials. He also leads significant programs in the modeling of molten salt, lithium-ion, and alkaline battery chemistries. He was awarded a National Nuclear Security Administration Defense Programs Award of Excellence in 2019 recognizing the impact of his battery modeling on the nation's nuclear deterrence missions. He also serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage. Scott lives in Albuquerque, NM with his wife, Christine, who is also a Ph.D. engineer at Sandia, and their two children. Scott was born and raised in southeast Kansas.


B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Kansas, 2004
Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2009