TMS Vice President
Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
Brad L. Boyce is a distinguished member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories. Boyce received a B.S. degree from Michigan Technological University in 1996 in metallurgical engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 1998 and 2001 from the University of California, Berkeley.
He joined the technical staff at Sandia in 2001, where his research interests lie in micromechanisms of deformation and failure. He was promoted to principal member of the technical staff in 2005 and received the distinguished appointment in 2015. In 2017, Boyce also joined the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies in the in-situ characterization and nanomechanics thrust.
He has published over 140 peer-reviewed articles and holds five U.S. patents on topics such as microsystems reliability, nanoindentation, fracture in structural alloys, weld metallurgy, and fatigue mechanisms. Boyce is a past recipient of the Hertz Foundation Fellowship, the TMS Brimacombe Medal, the TMS Structural Materials Division Young Leaders Professional Development Award, and the Marcus A. Grossman Young Author Award.
Over the past 20 years, he has served in numerous volunteer capacities for TMS. He has organized or co-organized 10 technical symposia and has served as a topic editor for JOM, as well as a key reader for Metallurgical and Materials Transactions. In addition, he has chaired the TMS Mechanical Behavior of Materials Committee and the Programming Committee. He has served on the TMS Board of Directors, the TMS Foundation Board of Trustees, and on numerous other committees, both technical and functional.
Outside of TMS, he has also been substantially involved in several other societies. His vision for TMS includes staying true to TMS’s core strengths while also being innovative, especially in light of the global pandemic, as constraints on travel continue to evolve.