TMS Logo

Recipients: 1998 TMS Distinguished Service Award

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society's Distinguished Service Award recognizes recognizes a member's outstanding contributions to TMS. The recipient must be a member of TMS and must have exhibited exceptional devotion of time, effort, thought, and action toward furthering the Society's mission through administrative/function activities.
Recipient Photo

Fiona M. Doyle

Citation: "For her outstanding organization of, and contribution to, the EPD Division and for her overall dedication to the programming and student affairs activities of TMS."

Biography: Fiona M. Doyle is a professor at the University of California at Berkeley. She earned her B.A. in metallurgy and materials science at the University of Cambridge in 1978, and her M.Sc. in extractive metallurgy and her Ph.D. in hydrometallurgy at Imperial College, University of London in 1979 and 1983, respectively. She was appointed assistant professor at the University of California at Berkeley in 1983.

Dr. Doyle has made more than 30 technical presentations and organized numerous technical sessions. She is currently a member of the Extraction and Processing Division (EPD) Executive Committee, the TMS International Committee, and the TMS Education and Professional Affairs Committee. She is also a member of the Aqueous Processing; Copper, Nickel, and Cobalt; Reactive Metals; and Waste Treatment and Minimization technical committees.

Quote: "TMS provides the technical information and professional contracts that one would expect from an international professional society. In addition, I have benefited enormously from the support and encouragement of a large number of TMS members who offered me opportunities to demonstrate my technical and organizational abilities. Young members don't need an established track record to get involved; they just need interest and enthusiasm."

Recipient Photo

Garry W. Warren

Citation: "For exceptional dedication and commitment to the professional development of students and for being a tireless and most effective worker for TMS."

Biography: Garry W. Warren is a professor in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. He earned his B.S. and M.S. in metallurgical engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1970 and 1973, respectively, and his Ph.D. in metallurgy from the University of Utah in 1978. During his 19 year career in academia, he has been on the staffs of the University of Texas, University of Utah, and Carnegie Mellon University before joining the University of Alabama in 1986.

Dr. Warren is the author or coauthor of more than 70 publications and the editor or coeditor of five books, including three consecutive volumes of EPD Congress. He has served as advisor to the TMS/ASM student chapter for 11 years and has been active in the EPD, serving on the EPD Executive Committee since its inception as continuing education, publications, and programming chair.

Quote: "My association with TMS has been the most rewarding professional society relationship in my career. Not only has TMS provided me with an outlet for my research, but is has also been an avenue for both my students and I to make important contacts with other professionals. However, in my opinion the most rewarding aspect of TMS membership has been my attendance at the annual meetings--I haven't missed one since 1977--and the opportunity they offer to recharge my batteries with stimulating papers and conversations with colleagues."

The information on this page is maintained by Nellie Luther (

Search Award Nomination Form (Acrobat) About TMS Awards About TMS TMS OnLine