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Honors and Awards

The mission of TMS is to promote the global science and engineering professions concerned with minerals, metals, and materials.

Recipients: Fellow Class of 2011

The highest honor bestowed by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, the honorary class of Fellow was established in 1962; Charter Fellows were inducted in 1963. To be inducted, a candidate must be recognized as an eminent authority and contributor within the broad field of metallurgy, with a strong consideration of outstanding service to the Society. Visit the TMS Professional Honors and Awards page for more information and nomination instructions.

Recipient PhotoRecipient David Bourell

Citation: For pioneering advances in the materials engineering of powder-based additive manufacturing, particularly selective laser sintering, including the development of binders and post-processing methods.

Quote: “I have been a member of TMS since graduate school days and attended my first TMS Annual Meeting in 1980. Over the years, TMS has provided a forum for communication and interaction which has been instrumental. Therefore, it is a particular honor to receive this recognition from TMS.”

Biography: David Bourell is a Temple Foundation Professor at the University of Texas, located in Austin, TX, USA. .

Recipient PhotoRecipient Marc A. Meyers

Citation: For global leadership in the field of mechanical behavior of materials and for original and seminal contributions to fundamental mechanisms in shock compression, shear localization, grain-size effects, and biological materials.

Quote: “I attended my first TMS meeting in 1974 as a graduate student. Professor C.S. Barrett, my mentor, took me around the halls and introduced me to a number of famous scholars whose papers and books I had read. It was an indelible experience for me. I never expected, at that time, to receive this honor and to have my name in the same roster as the most accomplished scholars in the materials field. Becoming a TMS Fellow represents for me the pinnacle of my career, and it is with humility that I accept this award. TMS has been and continues to be my primary professional society and has enriched my career in many ways.”

Biography: Marc Meyers is a Distinguished Professor at the University of California, located in La Jolla, CA, USA.

Recipient PhotoRecipient Kazuhiro Hono

Citiation: For seminal contributions to the understanding of structure-property relations in metals and alloys and functional materials.

Quote: “I consider the reception of the TMS fellows award as the highlight of my professional career. I am glad that I have kept my membership for over 26 years despite my residency in Japan. Through TMS, I have met many distinguished scientists in the metallurgical & materials science community, and I am fortunate that some of them have provided me the opportunity to be considered for this award. I want to share this honor with my colleagues and graduate students at NIMS and University of Tsukuba.”

Biography: Kazuhiro Hono is a NIMS Fellow and Director of Magnetic Materials Center at the National Institute for Materials Science, located in Tsukuba, Japan.

Recipient Steven Zinkle

Recipient PhotoCitation: For contributions to our improved understanding of radiation effects and deformation mechanisms in metals and ceramics for fission and fusion energy systems.

Quote: “My association with TMS extends back to my first presentation at a scientific conference when I was a young grad ate student. Over the years, TMS has consistently maintained its status as a premier venue for research that encompasses fundamental to applied materials R&D topics. I am deeply grateful for the numerous collaborations with colleagues that have enriched my career and I am honored to join the select ranks of distinguished TMS fellows.”

Biography: Steven Zinkle is the Director of Material Science & Technology Division at the Oak Ridge National Lab, located in Oak Ridge, TN, USA.

Recipient Anthony Rollett

Recipient PhotoCitation: For his seminal contributions to the understanding of microstructural evolution and his achievements in making texture analysis accessible to the community.

Quote: “I am deeply honored to receive this award because of what it represents in terms of the opinion of the materials community. It motivates me anew to serve the community, especially through participation in TMS activities. In particular I have always enjoyed attending TMS meetings and found them to be very productive for my professional and scientific career. I especially want to encourage younger people to take advantage of what the society has to offer.”

Biography: Anthony Rollett is a Professor at the Carnegie Mellon University Professor, located in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

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