Functional Materials Division

The Functional Materials Division (FMD) is home to those TMS members whose work is related to the synthesis and processing, structure, properties, and performance of electronic, photonic, magnetic, and superconducting materials as well as the materials used in packaging and interconnecting such materials in device structures.

The FMD promotes technical exchange and assists in the professional development of its members through programming, publications, and continuing education. Prior to 2014, the Functional Materials Division was known as the TMS Electronic, Magnetic & Photonic Materials Division.

If you are a member of the FMD Council, click here to visit the FMD Council pages.

Meet the FMD Chair

Paul Ohodnicki

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Get Involved

You can contribute to the work of the TMS Functional Materials Division by joining a TMS technical committee. Begin by selecting the FMD committee that best aligns with your professional interests, then visit the committee website page and click on the Committee Roster link to find the contact information of the committee chair who can assist you with additional information. If you are a TMS member, you may also attend a technical committee meeting in person at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition and apply for membership at that time.

As a technical committee member, you can become further involved in developing technical programming, publications content and professional development events. You can also get involved by nominating a candidate for an FMD award, which recognizes excellence within the FMD's scope of activities. For a complete listing of ways to get involved with TMS, visit the Volunteer Opportunities section of the website.

For More Information

Please visit the Volunteer Resources section of the site. If you cannot find the information you need, please contact the TMS Volunteerism Staff.