Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division

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Mark Stoudt

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A Message from the MPMD Chair

Thank you for visiting the MPMD Council page! In short, our Council is a vibrant collaborative consisting of chairs and vice chairs from our nine technical committees and representatives to the TMS Functional Committees and the Additive Manufacturing Bridge Committee.

As you may already know, TMS is a volunteer-driven society, so active participation of our members is the essential component for the continued health and success of both the MPMD and the Society overall. Our Board of Directors has challenged us to establish TMS as the professional society of choice for the minerals, metals and materials community worldwide, and we have all been working hard to make that happen. However, success can only be achieved by meeting the technical, professional and organizational needs of our diverse membership and for us to accomplish this, we must have synergy between an active and engaged membership and a responsive leadership.

Take a moment to review the pages of the committees within the MPMD, and you will find that the MPMD covers a wide range of research interests and application areas. Although we are well-positioned to meet the current challenges in our highly dynamic fields, the Council’s mission is to expand the impact of the MPMD. To successfully meet this challenge, we need input from committed members who not only organize timely symposia, but who develop short courses and webinars that impart valuable information and underscore the depth of the challenges in new research areas. Opportunities like these also encourage professional development within our membership and enrich our society as a whole. Clearly, the key to our success is new people, like yourself, who get involved and become part of our technical committees. So, if you are interested in being a part of our community, I encourage you to attend a technical committee meeting. If you have questions, would like some help getting started, or just want more information, please do not hesitate to contact me or any member of the MPMD Council.


Mark Stoudt
MPMD Chair (2019 – 2022)

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