02/15/2018 - 2018 Young Leaders Professional Development Awards Announced

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Ashley-Anne Bohnert
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February 15, 2018—Pittsburgh, PA (USA): The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) has announced the recipients of the 2018 TMS Young Leaders Professional Development Awards. The recipients will be celebrated during the TMS 2018 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2018) held from March 11-15 in Phoenix, Arizona. 

The Young Leaders Professional Development Awards celebrate early-career individuals, under the age of 40, for their contributions within each of the society’s five technical divisions. The awards also recognize these individuals’ potential to be future leaders within their professions and within TMS. These awards are supported through the TMS Foundation.

For more information about the TMS Young Professionals Program, visit www.tms.org. Information about the TMS Foundation is located at www.TMSFoundation.org. For more information about the TMS Professional Honors and Awards Recognition Program, visit awards.tms.org. Awardee photos are available upon request.


TMS
Extraction & Procession Division (EPD) Young Leaders Professional Development Awardees:
Jacob McMurray, Oak Ridge National Laboratroy
Fiseha Tesfaye, Åbo Akademi University


TMS Functional Materials Division (FMD) Young Leaders Professional Development Awardees:
Niaz Abdolrahim, University of Rochester
Stephen McDonnel, University of Virginia


TMS Light Metals Division (LMD) Young Leaders Professional Development Awardees:
Victoria Miller, North Carolina State University
Chuan Zhang, Computherm LLC 


TMS Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division (MPMD) Young Leaders Professional Development Awardees:
Joseph Jakes, USDA FS Forest Products Laboratory
Eric Lass, NIST 


TMS Structural Materials Division (SMD) Young Leaders Professional Development Awardees:
Michael Titus, Purdue University
Janelle Wharry, University of Alabama 

TMS also collaborates with the Japan Institute of Metals (JIM) to offer the Young Leaders International Scholars Program. This international scholar exchange program creates active young members and strengthens ties between the societies. With support from the TMS Foundation, awardees from TMS travel to the JIM annual meeting where they present a paper and tour nearby universities, research labs or industrial facilities.


TMS/JIM Young Leaders International Scholar—
Amber Genau, University of Alabama
JIM Young Leaders International Scholar—Atsushi Unemoto, Hitachi Ltd.

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The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is a professional society that connects minerals, metals, and materials scientists and engineers who work in industry, academia, and government positions around the world. TMS creates networking, publication, and professional development opportunities by convening international conferences, publishing books and journals, administering awards, and developing standards for the professions it serves. TMS currently supports more than 13,000 professional and student members in 94 countries on six continents. For more information on TMS, visit www.tms.org.