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Meet the Team Behind the Newest TMS Accelerator Study

An expert TMS study team is currently conducting a 17-month initiative to examine additive manufacturing as it relates to functional materials, with a specific focus on energy. The report, Accelerating Research and Technological Development in the Additive Manufacturing of Energy-Related Functional Materials, will be released in October 2022 at the Materials Science & Technology 2022 Technical Meeting and Exhibition (MS&T22). 

The 16-member study team is led by Paul Ohodnicki, associate professor in the Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Department at the University of Pittsburgh and the Engineering Science program director. He is also the founding director of the Advanced Magnetics for Power and Energy Development (AMPED) consortium and the chief technology officer and co-founder of CorePower Magnetics. In addition, Ohodnicki currently serves as the chair of the TMS Functional Materials Division on the TMS Board of Directors.
The study team is made up of the following members: 
  • Iver Anderson, Ames Laboratory
  • Raymundo Arroyave, Texas A&M University
  • Rajarshi Banerjee, University of North Texas
  • Brett Conner, PM2 Strategies
  • Ryan DeHoff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Dana Frankel, QuesTek Innovations LLC
  • Kyle Johnson, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Andrew Kustas, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Saniya LeBlanc, George Washington University
  • Susan MacKay, University of Maine
  • Joseph Mantese, Raytheon Technologies
  • Simona Hunyadi Murph, Savanna River National Laboratory
  • Mehran Tehrani, University of Texas at Austin
  • Nihan Tuncer, Desktop Metal
  • Emma White, DECHEMA Forschungsinstitut/AMES Lab
Complete team member biographies can be viewed on the study website.

Accelerating Research and Technological Development in the Additive Manufacturing of Energy-Related Functional Materials is a TMS science and technology accelerator that was undertaken on behalf of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office.

Sign up for updates now to be among the first notified when the final report is available.

Prepare for the PE Licensing Exam

The U.S.-based Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) licensing exam identifies individuals who can practice professional engineering in such a manner that will safeguard life, health, and property and promote the public welfare. TMS offers resources that can help you prepare now for the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering PE Licensing Exam in October, including our August online review course and our PE study guide PDF. 

Sign Up Today for the Course Discount
Registration is now open for the TMS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Professional Engineer (PE) Licensing Exam Review Course, the only review course focused specifically on the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering PE Licensing Exam. Receive a discounted rate when you register before July 11.

This online course will be held August 1–3 and 8–10, 2022, and is led by Charles V. White, P.E., Professor Emeritus, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Kettering University, and a team of expert instructors with backgrounds in industry, government, and academia, including: 
  • Erik Mueller, P.E., National Transportation Safety Board
  • Steven R. Sopher, JSP (owned by Mitsubishi Gas Chemical)
  • Eric Weishaupt, P.E., ESi
Learn more about the instructors and the curriculum at the course webpage.

Download the Study Guide
TMS offers the Study Guide for Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) Exam-Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, 2022 Revised Edition, which contains sample problems and solutions relating to the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering PE exam. The PE exam will be administered in computer-based format for the first time in October 2022. This revised edition of the study guide reflects the transition to this computer-based format and change to exam management. Exam specifications have not changed, and the problems in this guide are designed to acquaint the reader with typical examinations given by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). The guide is free for TMS members and costs $39.00 for non-members. 

TMS and the PE Licensing Exam
The TMS Professional Registration Committee originated the PE Metallurgical and Materials exam and maintained it for more than 20 years. In 2021, the responsibility for exam development transitioned from TMS to the NCEES. TMS continues to offer study aids to assist members in preparing for the exam. Learn more at the TMS Professional Engineering Registration website.
U.S. DOE Seeks Reviewers with Battery-Related Expertise by June 27

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is currently seeking experts who can conduct reviews on proposals for two Funding Opportunity Announcements under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. TMS members with relevant expertise are invited to apply by June 27.

Experts are needed to review proposals for the following two DOE Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Opportunity Announcements:  
  1. Battery Materials Processing and Battery Manufacturing
  2. Electric Drive Vehicle Battery Recycling and Second Life Applications
Reviewer expertise should include some combination (but not all) of the following areas: 
  • Factory or plant build out, retrofitting, expansion, or new construction of facilities
  • Manufacturing line operation, design, upgrade, retrofitting, and new construction
  • Manufacturing and process plant operations
  • Mechanical, chemical, manufacturing, process, or related engineering fields
  • Manufacturing, operational, and construction economic analysis
  • Supply chain analysis in industrial and manufacturing sectors, both up and downstream
  • Industrial materials and metals markets and waste handling
  • U.S. industrial and manufacturing health and safety regulations and considerations
  • Cost estimate and Earned Value Management Plan assessment
Reviewers would work independently to review between five and ten applications in the time period of July 8 to August 22. The honorarium for each application reviewed is $600, and each review is expected to take a few hours to complete. 

Interested TMS members should submit a resume to D. Renay McDilda, DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory Support Contractor, by Monday, June 27, 2022. 

You can learn more about the project here.