Robert Anderson

Purissima Hills Water District Board of Directors 
Board of Directors 
Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency 


Robert N. Anderson, Ph.D., P.E. was appointed by the Purissima Hills Water District to the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency. He is a member of the PHWD board, which serves the Los Altos Hills area. 

Dr. Anderson is a forensic consultant and president of RNA Consulting, Inc., a forensic engineering consulting corporation that specializes in materials engineering and sciences. His expertise is the analysis of the behavior of materials, such as metals, plastics, glass, and ceramics, in their related environments. His specialties are in thermodynamics and corrosion. 

Dr. Anderson is a testifying expert in metallurgical and materials engineering, serving courts in the U.S. and Canada. He is Emeritus Professor of Materials Engineering, California State University at San Jose. 

Dr. Anderson holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University, M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and B.S. in Chemistry from the University of San Francisco. 

He is President of the Board of Directors of the International Board of Forensic Engineering Sciences (IBFES), which certifies experts in forensic engineering sciences. 

He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS); an elected fellow/past president of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE), and a founder/past president of the Society of Forensic Engineers and Scientists (SFES). 

Dr. Anderson and his family have lived in Los Altos Hills since 1986. His wife, Dru, is vice president of their corporation. 

Both of the Andersons are licensed amateur radio operators, are volunteers in the Los Altos Hills emergency communications committee, and have received community recognition for their service. 

The Andersons, in their “spare” time, enjoy traveling to mountains, desert, and seashore to enjoy the natural landscapes, or relaxing at home with family and Dachshund Odina. They have visited, with their sons, most of the world’s continents and cultures.