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TMS Presents 2019 Board Nominees

The individuals highlighted in this article have been nominated to fill five vacant positions on the TMS Board of Directors. The candidates, if elected by the TMS membership, will be installed at the conclusion of the TMS 2019 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, scheduled for March 10–14, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. 

The nominees for the open positions on the 2019–2022 TMS Board of Directors are: 

2019 Vice President/2020 President/2021 Past President 
Thomas Battle (pictured, top left), Extractive Metallurgy Consultant 

Membership & Student Development Director 
Alexis C. Lewis (pictured, top right), Program Director, U.S. National Science Foundation

Light Metals Division Chair 
Eric Nyberg (pictured, center) Director of Programmes, Brunel University London 

Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division Chair 
Mark R. Stoudt (pictured, bottom left), Materials Research Engineer, U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology

Structural Materials Division Chair
Daniel Miracle (pictured, bottom right), Senior Scientist, Air Force Research Laboratory

Full biographies for each of these nominees can be found in the article “TMS Presents the 2019 Board of Directors Nominees” in the July issue of JOM. 

Additional nominations for these positions may be submitted for board consideration by any 25 TMS members by August 15, 2018. Nominations for qualified individuals should be sent to James J. Robinson, TMS Executive Director, and should include the nominee’s name, biography, and written consent to serve if elected. If additional candidates are proposed, a majority vote of TMS members will determine who fills the position. If no new nominations are received, the individuals named here will automatically be elected on August 16, 2018.

Apply for a Young Leaders Professional Development Award

Looking to propel your career forward? The 2019 TMS Young Leaders Professional Development Award offers a unique opportunity for early career professionals to take a behind-the-scenes look at the workings of a professional society, to engage in meaningful networking with leaders in their fields, and to add an impressive item to their resumes. 

Designed for TMS members under the age of 40 working in industry, academia, or government, this award includes complimentary registration and travel support to attend the TMS 2019 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2019) in San Antonio, Texas, where the awardees will participate in high-level meetings of TMS leadership and receive access to special events.  

For information on how to apply, visit the TMS Young Leaders Professional Development Award web page and select the TMS technical division with which you most closely identify. Applications for the 2019 award are due August 15, 2018.

TMS is also currently seeking applicants for two additional programs for early career professionals. The Emerging Leaders Alliance Program provides funding for eight TMS members to attend a four-day leadership training course in November. (Applications are due June 22.) The Young Leader International Scholar Program offers early-career professionals the chance to travel to international conferences to present their work. (Applications are due August 15.)

Funding for these programs is provided by the TMS Foundation
Journal of Electronic Materials Seeks Papers for Topical Collection

The Journal of Electronic Materials is currently seeking submissions for the upcoming topical collection, “Progress and Challenges for Emerging Integrated Energy Modules.” 

This collection will highlight the recent progress and challenges in developing emerging integrated energy modules exploring the challenges that occur with the integration of electronic energy materials, interconnects, and packaging into efficient sustainable integrated energy systems.

Topics covered will include, but will not be limited to:
  • Integrated solar-driven water-splitting systems
  • Thermoelectric and thermophotovoltaic energy conversion modules
  • Fuel cell and electrolyzer modules
  • Batteries and supercapacitors
  • Energy interconnects and packaging for reliability
  • Printed interconnects for monolithic thin film energy modules
  • Theoretical modeling of integrated energy systems
  • Operando studies of integrated energy systems
The guest editors for this topical collection will be: John David Baniecki, Fujitsu Laboratories, Japan; Tomasz Brylewski, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland; Chih-Ming Chen, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan; and Armin Feldhoff, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany, 

To submit your work for this topic, visit and select article type “2018 Integrated Energy Modules.” Author instructions and additional journal details are available through the Springer website.

The submission deadline is September 30, 2018.
New from TMS Journals

Below is a selection of open-access articles published in several TMS journals that are available to the public at no charge. TMS members can access the full content of these journals by logging in to the “Journals” section of the TMS website.

New from JOM

"Shaping and Forming of Advanced High Strength Steels," Kester D. Clarke, et al.

"Effects of Testing Method on Stretch-Flangeability of Dual-Phase 980/1180 Steel Grades," Mykal Madrid, et al.

New from Journal of Electronic Materials

"Temperature and Voltage Offsets in High-ZT Thermoelectrics," George S. Levy

"Thermoelectric Generators Based on Ionic Liquids," Edith Laux, et al.

New from Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy

"Preface to Innovations in WEEE Recycling," Bernd Friedrich

"Recovery of Antimony: A Laboratory Study on the Thermal Decomposition and Carbothermal Reduction of Sb(III), Bi(III), Zn(II) Oxides, and Antimony Compounds from Metal Oxide Varistors," Toni Karlsson, Christer Forsgren, and Britt-Marie Steenari

"Large-Scale WEEE Recycling Integrated in an Ore-Based Cu-Extraction System," Andreas Lennartsson, et al.

"Recovery of Neodymium as (Na, Nd)(SO4)2 from the Ferrous Fraction of a General WEEE Shredder Stream," S. Peelman, J. Sietsma, and Y. Yang

New from Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A

"A Novel Approach for Controlling the Band Formation in Medium Mn Steels," H. Farahani, W. Xu, and S. van der Zwaag

"Atomic Species Associated with the Portevin–Le Chatelier Effect in Superalloy 718 Studied by Mechanical Spectroscopy," B. Max, et al.

"Influence of the Strain History on TWIP Steel Deformation Mechanisms in the Deep-Drawing Process," R. Lapovok, et al.

"Formation of the Fe-Containing Intermetallic Compounds during Solidification of Al-5Mg-2Si-0.7Mn-1.1Fe Alloy," Zhongping Que, Yun Wang, and Zhongyun Fan

"Characterization of Phase Chemistry and Partitioning in a Family of High-Strength Nickel-Based Superalloys," M.T. Lapington, et al.

New from Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B

"Partitioning of Calcium Between Liquid Silver and Liquid Iron," Martin Berg, Jaewoo Lee, and Du Sichen

"Thermodynamic Considerations of Direct Oxygen Removal from Titanium by Utilizing the Deoxidation Capability of Rare Earth Metals," Toru H. Okabe, Chenyi Zheng, and Yu-ki Taninouchi

"Selective Extraction and Recovery of Nd and Dy from Nd-Fe-B Magnet Scrap by Utilizing Molten MgCl2," Sakae Shirayama and Toru H. Okabe

"Reduction Behavior of Dolomite-Fluxed Magnetite: Coke Composite Pellets at 1573 K (1300 °C)," Hyunsik Park, et al.

"On the Solidification and Structure Formation during Casting of Large Inserts in Ferritic Nodular Cast Iron," Abel Tadesse and Hasse Fredriksson

"Numerical Simulation of Bulging Deformation for Wide-Thick Slab Under Uneven Cooling Conditions," Chenhui Wu, Cheng Ji, and Miaoyong Zhu

"Mathematical Investigation of Fluid Flow, Mass Transfer, and Slag-steel Interfacial Behavior in Gas-stirred Ladles," Qing Cao and Laurentiu Nastac

"Heat Transfer Coefficient at Cast-Mold Interface During Centrifugal Casting: Calculation of Air Gap," Jan Bohacek, et al.

"A XANES Study of Sulfur Speciation and Reactivity in Cokes for Anodes Used in Aluminum Production," Gøril Jahrsengene, et al.