TMS Press Releases


01/16 - Justin Scott to Join TMS as Technical Project Leader

Angela Fenwick
Strategic Communications Campaign Manager
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)
Telephone: 800-759-4867, ext. 252 (U.S. and Canada only)
Direct: 724-814-3190

January 16, 2013 – Warrendale, PA - To support its growing portfolio of strategic technical initiatives, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) announces the appointment of Justin A. Scott as Technical Project Leader.

In his new role, Scott joins the TMS Technical Department and will lead the development of an integrated approach to key TMS strategic technology projects, including integrated computational materials engineering (ICME), advanced manufacturing, and energy materials. Scott comes to TMS from the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute, Washington, D.C., where he conducted policy research and analysis in support of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and other federal agencies on such topics as critical materials and supply chains, advanced manufacturing, research and development investment, and ICME.

"TMS is fortunate to have built such a strong technical team," said James J. Robinson, TMS Executive Director. "With its diverse membership, TMS plays a critical role in bringing together stakeholders throughout the materials science and engineering community— which encompasses industry, academia, and government—to work synergistically in addressing common concerns and to communicate and share information across disciplines. I have no doubt that our efforts in this regard will expand exponentially with the unique experience and skill set that Justin brings to us."

George Spanos, TMS Technical Director, noted: "Justin has a wealth of expertise, knowledge, and contacts that will enable TMS to make great progress in key growth areas targeted by our Board of Directors. He has distinguished himself in his technical research and in supporting teams charged with addressing complex and important technical issues. This will be a tremendous asset in his work with TMS's technical committees and other volunteer groups that serve as the driver of the organization's progress."

Scott also has been involved in such projects as investigating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and workforce issues and the role of energy storage at the U.S. Department of Defense. Prior to his work with IDA, he served as a Science and Technology Policy Fellow with the National Academy of Sciences and worked as an engineer with Siemens Transportation Systems.

"I'm excited to join the TMS staff at this particularly compelling time for the materials community," said Scott. "From manufacturing to energy and sustainability, materials play a vital role in so many global challenges and TMS remains at the forefront addressing many of these challenges through its diverse and dedicated membership base."

Scott completed his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering at Northwestern University, where he investigated porous metal foams for use as solid-oxide fuel cell interconnects. He also served as a research fellow with Bell Labs/Alcatel-Lucent and a research assistant at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is a member-driven international professional society dedicated to fostering the exchange of learning and ideas across the entire range of materials science and engineering, from minerals processing and primary metals production, to basic research and the advanced applications of materials. Included among its 11,000 professional and student members are metallurgical and materials engineers, scientists, researchers, educators, and administrators from more than 70 countries on six continents.

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