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TMS Names 2020 Young Professional Awardees
March 5, 2020—Pittsburgh, PA (USA): The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) has announced the recipients of the 2020 TMS Young Leaders Professional Development Awards. The recipients were recognized during the TMS 2020 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2020) held from February 23-27 in San Diego, California.
The Young Leaders Professional Development Awards celebrate early-career individuals, under the age of 40, for their contributions within each of the society’s five technical divisions. The awards also recognize these individuals’ potential to be future leaders within their professions and within TMS. These awards are supported through the TMS Foundation.
For more information about the TMS Young Professionals Program, visit www.tms.org/YoungProfessionals
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TMS Extraction & Procession Division (EPD) Young Leaders Professional Development Awardees:
Gisele Azimi, Professor, University of Toronto
Hong Peng, Amplify Fellow, University of Queensland
TMS Functional Materials Division (FMD) Young Leaders Professional Development Awardees:
Jayakanth Ravichandran, Assistant Professor, University of Southern California
TMS Light Metals Division (LMD) Young Leaders Professional Development Awardees:
Abdallah Elsayed, Assistant Professor, University of Guelph
Julien Lauzon-Gauthier, Research Engineer – Carbon, Alcoa Corporation
TMS Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division (MPMD) Young Leaders Professional Development Awardees:
Damien Tourret, Researcher, IMDEA Materials Institute
Somayeh Pasebani, Assistant Professor, Oregon State University
TMS Structural Materials Division (SMD) Young Leaders Professional Development Awardees:
Aeriel Murphy-Leonard, NRC Postdoctoral Fellow, United States Naval Research Laboratory
Richard Oleksak, Research Scientist, National Energy Technology Laboratory
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is a professional society that connects minerals, metals, and materials scientists and engineers who work in industry, academia, and government positions around the world. TMS creates networking, publication, and professional development opportunities by convening international conferences, publishing books and journals, administering awards, and developing standards for the professions it serves. TMS currently supports more than 13,000 professional and student members in 94 countries on six continents. For more information on TMS, visit www.tms.org.