Meet the Trustees

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The TMS Foundation Board of Trustees is responsible for the governance and oversight of the TMS Foundation. Meet the individuals who volunteer their time and talents to ensure a bright future for the minerals, metals, and materials professions.


Garry W. Warren
Professor Emeritus,
University of Alabama

Executive Committee Representative

Thomas Battle
Extractive Metallurgy Consultant


Viola Acoff
Associate Dean, 
University of Alabama

Brad Boyce
Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff,
Sandia National Laboratories

Carl M. Cady
Technical Staff Member,
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Amy J. Clarke
Associate Professor, George S. Ansell Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering,
Colorado School of Mines

David DeYoung
Director of Research & Development (Retired),

James Foley
Sigma-1 Group Leader,
Los Alamos National Laboratory

John Howarter
Associate Professor of Materials Engineering and Environmental & Ecological Engineering,
Purdue University

Marc A. Meyers
Distinguished Professor of Materials Science,
University of California, Santa Barbara

Ray Peterson
Technology Director,
Real Alloy

Linda Schadler
Dean, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences,
University of Vermont

David A. Shifler
Program Officer,
Office of Naval Research

Robert D. Shull
NIST Fellow (Retired),
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Dan J. Thoma
Director, Grainger Institute for Engineering, and Professor, Materials Science and Engineering,
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Olivia D. Underwood Jackson
Principal Member of Technical Staff,
Sandia National Laboratories


James J. Robinson
TMS Executive Director

TMS Foundation Staff

Kimberly Cannon
Department Head