3/4/2019 - TMS Announces 2019 Class of Fellows

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March 4, 2019—Pittsburgh, PA (USA): The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) has announced the names of its 2019 Class of Fellows. Honorees will receive the award at the TMS–AIME Awards Ceremony which will take place on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at the TMS 2019 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2019) held from March 10–14 in San Antonio, Texas.

The Class of Fellow is TMS's highest honor. To be inducted, a candidate must be recognized as a leading authority and contributor to the practice of metallurgy, materials science, and technology. This includes scholarship, such as the publication of articles or books; the granting of patents; direction of important research or engineering work; and responsibility through management for nationally known improvements and developments in the field. A strong consideration is also given for outstanding service to the society.

For more information about the TMS Fellow Award, or to view a complete list of 2019 TMS award recipients, visit awards.tms.org. For more information about the TMS-AIME Awards Ceremony and other activities at TMS2019, visit www.tms.org/TMS2019. Awardee photos are available upon request.

The 2019 Class of Fellows is:

Thomas Bieler, Michigan State University: For seminal scientific and technological contributions to the understanding of the influence of grain boundaries and texture on the processing and properties of engineering alloys.

Grace Burke, University of Manchester: For extraordinary experimental skills in determining the causes of brittle failure and stress corrosion cracking in nuclear reactor materials.

Frank Crossley, Aerojet Propulsion Research Institute: For the pioneering development and application of Titanium alloys into crucial aerospace applications, both commercial and defense, including critical U.S. national security areas.
Frank Crossley was selected as a TMS Fellow before his death in April, 2018.

Dennis Dimiduk, BlueQuartz Software LLC: For leadership and contributions to high-temperature and intermetallic materials development, integrated materials modeling, 3D materials science and the science of size-scale effects in plasticity.

Roderick Guthrie, McGill University: In recognition of his outstanding research contributions to the development of ferrous and non-ferrous processes, and a distinguished academic career in the education of students.

Elizabeth Holm, Carnegie Mellon University: For pioneering achievements and leadership in computational materials science and Integrated Computational Materials Engineering and for distinguished service to the materials profession.

Nack Joon Kim, Pohang University of Science and Technology: For seminal contributions toward the development of high performance structural alloys through microstructure design, leading to commercialization of these alloys in various applications.

Alan Taub, University of Michigan: For advancing materials technology and commercialization through a combination of personal research accomplishments and technology leadership in both industry and academia.

Dan Thoma, University of Wisconsin - Madison: For pioneering research in advanced processing and alloy design as well as for leadership of and service to the materials profession.

Media Passes to the TMS-AIME Awards Ceremony are available upon request.


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.