TMS Director/Chair, Public & Governmental Affairs
Assistant Professor, Purdue University
John A. Howarter is an assistant professor in materials engineering at Purdue University, with a joint appointment in environmental and ecological engineering.
A TMS member since 2002, Howarter has served as vice chair of the Public & Governmental Affairs (P&GA) Committee and is a regular contributor to the technical programming for both the TMS annual meeting and Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) conference. He was also a member of the organizing committee for the REWAS 2016 symposium held in conjunction with the TMS 2016 Annual Meeting & Exhibition. In 2015, Howarter received a TMS Extraction & Processing Division (EPD) Young Leaders Professional Development Award. Since 2014, Howarter has served as the chapter advisor for the Purdue University Material Advantage student organization.
He earned his B.S. from The Ohio State University and his Ph.D. from Purdue, both in materials engineering.