Structural Materials Division

The Structural Materials Division (SMD) of TMS is home to those TMS members whose work is related to the science and engineering of load-bearing materials, including studies into the nature of a material's physical properties based upon its microstructure and operating environment.

Meet the SMD Chair

Ellen K. Cerreta

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Contact the Chair

Get Involved

You can contribute to the work of the TMS Structural Materials Division by joining a TMS technical committee. Begin by selecting the SMD committee that best aligns with your professional interests. TMS issues a Call for Volunteers each year in February, inviting members to join a TMS technical committee. You can respond to this call for volunteers and attend a technical committee meeting in person at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Please Note: TMS membership is required for committee membership.

As a technical committee member, you can become further involved in developing technical programming, publications content, and professional development events. You can also get involved by nominating a candidate for an SMD award, which recognizes excellence within the SMD's scope of activities. For a complete listing of ways to get involved with TMS, visit the Volunteer Opportunities section of the website.

In 2017, TMS also held a Materials Photography Contest to support Technical Division Scholarships. To see contest entries, view the album on Flickr.

For More Information

Please visit the Volunteer Resources section of the site. If you cannot find the information you need, please contact the TMS Volunteerism Staff.