David Jiles was educated in the United Kingdom and earned a BSc in Physics and Mathematics, a PhD in Applied Physics, and a DSc in Physics. His research interests include magnetism and magnetic materials, nonlinear and hysteretic behavior of magnetic materials; magnetoelasticity, magnetostriction, and magnetomechanical effects; development of novel magnetic materials; and biomedical engineering applications, including the development of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for noninvasive treatment of brain disorders. He is the holder of the Palmer Endowed Department Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University. He also is Anson Marston Distinguished Professor of Engineering at Iowa State University. Immediately prior to that, he was the Director of the Wolfson Centre for Magnetics and Professor of Magnetics at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom where he was a Royal Society Research Fellow. In addition he has extensive overseas experience having spent time living and working in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and India. He holds rank of Senior Scientist in the Ames Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, is an Honorary Professor at Cardiff University School of Engineering, and is a Visiting Professor at Sheffield University Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
He has authored more than 600 scientific papers, holds 19 patents and has published 3 books: "Introduction to Magnetism and Magnetic Materials", 3rd edition 2015; "Introduction to the Electronic Properties of Materials", 2nd edition 2001; and "Introduction to the Principles of Materials Evaluation", 1st edition 2007. He served as editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Magnetics from 2005-2011. He has served five terms on the Administrative Committee of the Magnetics Society beginning in 1996 and has recently been elected for a sixth term. He is a Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Magnetics Society, the American Physical Society, the Institution of Electrical Engineers, the Institute of Physics, the Institute of Materials, and Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and an Honorary Fellow of the Indian Society for Nondestructive Testing. Member HKN (eta-kappa-nu, the Electrical Engineering Honor Society), a Member of the Board of Governors of IEEE-HKN (2013-15) and a Member TBΠ (tau-beta-pi, the Engineering Honor Society). He is included in Marquis "Who's Who in the World", (all years from 2000 - 2016) and in "Who's Who" by A. & C. Black, publisher of the original Who's Who since 1849.
Bureau for Europe and Eurasia
Technical Services Office
David Jiles served as a senior science advisor in the Technical Services Office (TSO) of the Bureau for Europe and Eurasia (EE) within the US Agency for International Development. He studied developments in cyber security and how these could be used to mitigate threats to cyber security in the EE region. The project aimed to improve the continuity of electricity supply in the Black Sea countries (Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia and Armenia) by seeking to improve cyber security for the electric power grids and advising operators and regulators in these countries about how cyber security threats could best be addressed.