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Apply for TMS Technical Division Leadership Positions 

Three TMS technical divisions are now seeking nominations for their next division vice-chair, who will go on to serve as the division chair on the TMS Board of Directors. In addition, all five divisions are accepting applicants for functional committee representatives on division councils.

Nominations for Division Chair Rotation Due December 15
The Light Metals Division (LMD); Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division (MPMD); and Structural Materials Division (SMD) are now accepting nominations for open division vice-chair positions. This position includes a three-year term as vice-chair of the division and three years as division chair (a TMS Board of Directors position). 
Nominations should include the following: 
  • Vice-Chair Nomination Form, which includes a one-page description of the nominee’s TMS experience, both past and present. 
  • One-page recommendation letter for a current TMS member
  • One-page biography/curriculum vitae of the nominee

Nominations must be submitted to Joni Gregg, TMS Technical Divisions & Executive Administrator, by December 15, 2021.
Apply for Functional Committee Representative Positions on TMS Division Councils by December 15
All five TMS technical divisions are now accepting applications for functional committee representatives on TMS division councils. An appointment to the technical division council also includes a three- or two-year term as a member of the appointed functional committee. For more information on these openings, please view the Information on Functional Committee Representative Positions PDF.
The following positions are now open:

Extraction & Processing Division (EPD)
  • Program Committee (1 position)
  • Public & Governmental Affairs Committee

Functional Materials Division (FMD)
  • Education Committee
  • Program Committee (1 position)
  • Public & Governmental Affairs Committee

Light Metals Division (LMD)
  • Professional Development Committee (2-year term)
  • Program Committee (1 position)
  • Public & Governmental Affairs Committee

Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division (MPMD)
  • Professional Development Committee (2-year term)
  • Program Committee Member-at-Large

Structural Materials Division (SMD)
  • Education Committee
  • Program Committee (2 positions)

If you are interested in any of these positions, please e-mail your curriculum vitae to Joni Gregg, TMS Technical Divisions & Executive Administrator, by December 15, 2021. Appointments are made by the division council chair.

Build Skills with Additive Manufacturing Online Course

Learn more about Processing-Structure-Properties Foundations in Additive Manufacturing, a new online course from TMS. A team of experts will deliver four modules with live instruction on January 10–13, 2022.

In the first module, instructors will give an overview of processing in direct metal additive manufacturing technologies and their industrial applications and then lead an in-depth discussion on the process design framework. The second and third modules cover the structure and properties of additive manufacturing materials, while the fourth module is an optional, self-paced project to analyze an additive manufacturing material data set.

Any industry professional, researcher, and university student, as well as leaders or managers who would like to gain new knowledge and skills in additive manufacturing, should take this course.

Instructional sessions will be recorded and available to participants for a limited time after the course concludes. 

The discount registration deadline is December 17, 2021. Register now.
Journal of Electronic Materials Seeks Submissions for New Topical Collection 

The Journal of Electronic Materials (JEM) is planning a new topical collection, Synthesis and Advanced Characterization of Magnetic Oxides. Article submissions are due February 28, 2022.

The objective of this collection is to publish articles focusing on magnetic oxides that are expected to be beneficial to both experts and the wider scientific community working in the field of materials science. Contributions in the following themes and topics are invited for submission: 
  • Synthesis and fabrication of magnetic oxides
  • Development of oxides with magnetic functionality and other important functional behavior
  • Computational methods and their applications to magnetic oxides
  • Magnetic and phase transformation studies in magnetic oxides using synchrotron x-ray methods, such as x-ray absorption spectroscopy
  • Imaging methods such as magnetic force microscopy and x-ray near edge structure-imaging
  • Magnetic oxides for spintronics
  • Magnetic oxides for energy and environmental applications
  • Magnetic oxides for biomedical applications

Guest editors for this collection include Manish Kumar, Pohang Accelerator Laboratory, South Korea; R.C. Srivastava, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, India; Shalendra Kumar, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia; and Jitendra Pal Singh, Pohang Accelerator Laboratory, South Korea.

Articles for this collection can be submitted at Once there, select article type, “2022 Magnetic Oxides.” For author instructions and additional details on the journal, visit