TMS Past President
Director of R&D, Breakthrough Technology, Alcoa Technical Center
David H. DeYoung is the Director of R&D, Breakthrough Technology at Alcoa Corporation.
After receiving his doctorate in metallurgy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, DeYoung began his career at Alcoa in 1981 in the Process Chemistry and Physics Division of the Alcoa Technical Center and currently leads Alcoa's development of breakthrough smelting technologies. He holds 14 U.S. patents and has authored or co-authored more than 15 technical publications.
DeYoung, a TMS member for more than 34 years, most recently served on the TMS Board of Directors as the director of the Light Metals Division (LMD). His dedicated involvement in TMS through the years includes serving on and chairing the Aluminum Committee and serving as the Light Metals Cast Shop subject chair, as well as serving as the Light Metals editor in 2008. He has also been active in the Extraction & Processing Division (EPD)—serving on the EPD Council, the Process Fundamental Committee, as well as the Process Technology and Modeling Committee. DeYoung also served a term on the TMS Nominations committee.