Structural Materials Division

The Structural Materials Division (SMD) is home to TMS members who work on the science and engineering of load-bearing materials, including studies into the nature of a material's chemical, physical, thermodynamic and mechanical properties resulting from their composition, microstructure, process history and operating environment. The SMD includes metallic, ceramic, polymeric and composite structural materials, as well as biomaterials. Both conventional materials and the exploration and development of new structural materials are a focus. The SMD also addresses the modeling, characterization and manufacture of structural materials through committees that are often shared with other TMS technical divisions. The SMD consists of volunteer leaders from academia, industry and government organizations to sponsor technical programming and career development activities at the national and international levels

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

Meet the SMD Chair

Daniel Miracle

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Get Involved

You can contribute to the work of the TMS Structural Materials Division by joining a TMS technical committee. Begin by selecting the SMD committee that best aligns with your professional interests, then at the committee roster link, then contact the committee chair for more 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 SMD award, which recognizes excellence within the SMD'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.