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Institute of Metals Lecture/Mehl Award Subcommittee



Purpose Statement
To recommend to The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society's (TMS's) Honors & Professional Recognition Committee the TMS nominee for the Institute of Metals Lecture/Robert Franklin Mehl Award.

Procedures
The subcommittee shall meet at such times as are necessary to conduct its business in a timely and efficient manner, usually not less than once a year in order to discuss and decide upon its nominee for this award. The results of deliberations shall be held in confidence and the name of the nominee and the justification for selection shall be presented by the chair of this subcommittee to the TMS Awards and Professional Recognition Committee at its next meeting. All nominees are contingent upon approval by the TMS Board of Directors.

Structure
This subcommittee shall consist of a chair and five members appointed by the TMS Vice President. Except in special circumstances, the chair shall have already served on the subcommittee for two years. Each member of this committee shall have personally distinguished him/herself in metallurgical or materials research and have an established reputation as a contributor to his/her fields of interest. The constitution of the subcommittee shall appropriately reflect that of TMS, so that the interests of academia, industry and government shall be reflected.

Financial Statement
Travel assistance in the amount of $500 will be offered to both foreign and United States award recipients at the time of notification of their selection.

Term of Office
Chair: 1 year
Members: 3 years

Meeting Schedule
The subcommittee shall meet at such times as are necessary to conduct its business in a timely and efficient manner, usually not less than once a year, and usually at the TMS Annual Meeting.

INSTITUTE OF METALS LECTURE/R.F. MEHL AWARD CRITERIA
This award recognizes an outstanding scientific leader by inviting him/her to present a lecture at the Society's Annual Meeting on a technical subject of particular interest to members in the metals science and application of metals program areas.

Established in 1921 by the Institute of Metals Division, this lecture award was revised in 1972 to also honor the memory of Robert Franklin Mehl, internationally renowned professor of metallurgy at Carnegie Mellon University.

The Mehl Award consists of the Mehl Medal and an engraved plate in a walnut book. The gold medal will be presented by the President at the Annual Meeting TMS Dinner and Awards Presentations.


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