From Individual Achievement to the Greater Good: TMS 2013 Reflects the Best of MSE

JOM, Jun 2013

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From Individual Achievement to the Greater Good: TMS 2013 Reflects the Best of MSE

- funding streams, and a volatile global economy, TMS2013 still stood as one of the better-attended meetings of the millennium (See sidebar, TMS2013 by the Numbers). The 360 technical sessions eclipsed the previous years record, speaking to the strength of the program and prompting Wolfgang Schneider, 2012 TMS President, to observe, It shows the recognition and importance of the TMS Annual Meeting and its program in the materials (Top) 2013 TMS President Elizabeth Holm presents 2012 TMS President Wolfgang Schneider with a plaque to thank him for his past year of service at the TMS-AIME Awards program. New and expanded networking opportunities (center) at TMS2013 extended the learning and ideas presented in the conferences 360 technical sessions (bottom). TMS Annual Meeting Presentations: 20072013 Figure C. While economic factors contributed to a slight dip in presentations made from last years all-time high, TMS2013 still set a society record of total abstracts submitted for consideration at 4005. world. At TMS2013, that materials world encompassed a vast geographynearly half of the attendees hailed from outside the United States, and in total, represented 61 nations and every inhabited continent. Beyond the session and meeting rooms, TMS2013 attendees conducted important work over quick meals and informal gatherings, with several new and enhanced opportunities for these experiences introduced at this years conference. Between events, the halls and sunlit common places of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center hummed with conversation and activity. Holm noted that this high level of engagement was a critical factor in TMS2013 BY THE NUMBERS Attendance Over the Millennium TMS2013 Demographics Figure B. A closer look at who attended this years conference. TMS2013 Presentations by Type Figure D. A broad overview of the types of presentations made at TMS2013. the current success and ongoing value of TMS. The true core of TMS is its members. I am lucky to inherit TMS at a time when this core is exceptionally strong, supporting a great balance of activities in every area impacting our profession, she said. My goal for my presidency is to refocus on these sustaining members and activities, and Past President Garry Warren (R) is recognized for his service by 2012 President Wolfgang Schneider (L). Kevin Hemker (R), retiring TMS Board member, is thanked by Schneider. Schneider thanks James Sears (R), retiring TMS Board member, for his service. John Hryn (R), retiring TMS Board member, receives recognition for his service from Schneider. George Luxbacher (L), AIME President, congratulates Nia Abdolrahim (R), AIME Henry DeWitt Smith Scholarship winner. to ensure that the professional society that has served them so well since 1871 remains their destination of choice for the next 142 years. Within the context of that larger goal, Holm said that she will emphasize development of programs and resources to support young and midcareer professionals. Our student members enjoy a formal and informal network of educational and mentoring resources. Our senior members enjoy perience, she said. In contrast, the mid-career professional often faces new challengessuch as changing job roles and responsibilitieswithout ei Strengthening TMSs geographic and demographic diversity is also a priority for Holm, acknowledging that even though TMS cannot solve root societal issues, we can make progress here at home. We can uncover the issues that challenge our diverse members both inside TMS and in the workplace, Holm said. And, we can offer programs and services that help sustain this diverse membership, especially through the vulnerable graduate student and mid-career years. The groundwork for these and many other initiatives was laid throughout the busy days of TMS2013, with continued developments slated to unfold in the coming year. The following pages offer a glimpse of some of these activities, while trying to capture the aspects of the TMS2013 experience that made it more than just a meeting for many of the attendees. As Holm observed, At their very best, professional societies are the catalysts for a million eventssmall things that change the world. Presentations Exhibits Technical Sessions Materials Bowl Teams (Top) With new participation options offered this year, the TMS2013 registration area was busy throughout the conference. (Bottom) The TMS Foundation booth highlighted the important role that the Foundation plays in advancing the societys mission. Dmitri Nassyrov (R) formally receives the AIME Henry DeWitt Smith Scholarship from Luxbacher. Markus Buehler (R) receives the AIME Robert Lansing Hardy Award from Luxbacher. Luxbacher with Paul Krajewski (R) and EricTaleff (C), the AIME Champion H. Mathewson Award winners. Jonathan Dantzig (R) receives the J. Keith Brimacombe Prize from Hani Henein (L). TMS2013 offered one of the strongest technical programs in the organizations history, with 2,944 oral and poster presentations made within 360 sessions. Highlighting this years agenda was a selection of special plenary and keynote sessions bringing diverse attendee groups together to explore topics of common interest. While impossible to document ing recounted at the conference, the ability to capture and share a few enhanced this year through the efforts of two TMS graduate student members, Graham Sanborn and Alex Leary. Through funding provided by the International Center for Materials Research (ICMR) Apprentice Science Reporter Program, University of California, Santa Barbara, Sanborn and Leary served as onsite reporters, offering fresh perspectives to TMS2013 attendees on a variety of sessions and events. Their articles and summaries were published in the daily TMS2013 e-newsletter, with excerpts presented in this section of JOMs conference overview. To read the full articles, go to the TMS2013 website at http :// For insights on the graduate student reporter program, read the sidebar article, Meet the TMS2013 Apprentice Science Reporters. TOP 20 TMS2013 SYMPOSIA Phase Transformation and Microstructural Evolution Bulk Metallic Glasses X Modeling and Experimental Validation of Multiscale Mechanical Behavior from Atomic Scale to Macro Scale Magnesium Technology 2013 Microstructural Processes in Irradiated Materials Biological Materials Science Symposium Neutron and X-Ray Studies of Advanced Materials VI: Centennial and Beyond Characterization of Minerals, Metals and Materials 2013 2013 Functional Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties and Applications Nanostructured Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries and for Supercapacitors Pb-free Solders and Emerging Interconnect and Packaging Technologies Physical and Mechanical Metallurgy of Shape Memory Alloys 4th International Symposium on High-Temperature Metallurgical Processing Friction Stir Welding and Processing VII Aluminum Reduction Technology Aluminum Alloys: Fabrication, Characterization and Applications Materials and Fuels for the Current and Advanced Nuclear Reactors II Deformation, Damage, and Fracture of Light Metals and Alloys Advanced Materials and Reservoir Engineering for Extreme Oil & Gas Environments Cost Affordable Titanium IV Jeffrey Wadsworth (R) accepts his Acta Materialia Materials and Society Award from George (Rusty) Gray, III (C) and Thaddeus B. Massalski (L). Chih-Pin Chuang (R) receives the 2nd place Graduate Student Best Paper Contest award from Schneider. Cheng Sun (R), 1st place Graduate Student Best Paper Contest winner, accepts his award from Schneider. Schneider awards Bradley Potter (R) with the TMS J. Keith Brimacombe Presidential Scholarship. Sumit Goenka (R) receives the TMS Foundation Shri Ram Arora Award from Schneider. MEET THE TMS2013 APPRENTICE SCIENCE REPORTERS Alex M. Leary Materials Science Graduate Student Carnegie Mellon University Accomplishments: Leary holds the rank of lieutenant in the United States Navy. He bul, Afghanistan, and as an assistant professor of Naval Science Looking Back at TMS2013: When scheduling your conference itinerary, have you ever wished that you could be in more than one place at once? TMS publishes a daily web-based conference newsletter that is a great way to keep up with any missed sessions. This year, TMS offered conference reporter positions to students and I jumped at the chance. I met the TMS staff during a pre-conference meeting where we discussed event coverage and received some helpful hints. My coverage schedule included several sessions outside my core research area. This initially concerned me, as my student reporter function was to contribute a technical understanding to the coverage. Would I be able to accurately capture the relevant topics points abundantly clear, but also provide background and explanation to a non-specialist audience. TMS2013 had a wealth of great speakers and I particularly enjoyed the question and answer on my own work. Would an outsider walk away from my talk with a clear understanding? Listening for direct quotes was a new experience for me that opened my eyes to how I communicate my work and read news coverage in general. As researchers, we need to effectively communicate our work chance to present work and interact with the wider community outside our respective universities. Be sure to look out next year for the call for student reporters and take advantage of this fantastic opportunity. Graham P. Sanborn Ph.D. Candidate, Materials Science and Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology Accomplishments: Sanborn currently holds a fellowship with Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results (TI:GER), an interdisciplinary opportunity offered in collaboration with the Georgia Tech MBA and Emory Law programs. His Ph.D. thesis research focuses on carbon nanomaterial and silicon micro-fabrication technologies to create an electron source on a silicon chip. Looking Back at TMS2013: My experience at TMS2013 was valuable and rewarding. The different writing style was a refreshing change from the have a technical focus, but they also need to be succinct and inbe written quickly for the daily deadlinea real challenge for some late afternoon sessions. It isnt often in graduate school that you have to write something on a topic you learned about earlier in the day. I believe my experience with this writing style will prove practical and useful for my career. The reporter position also provided a unique insight during tunity to talk with and meet professionals I normally wouldnt encounter. In addition, most participants had heard about the graduate student reporter program, so meeting people at networking and social events was much easier. Finally, I was able to attend sessions I normally wouldnt attend as a student, such as symposia luncheons, which proved to be highly informative. Attending TMS2013 as a graduate student science reporter was a great educational opportunity. The writing experience, outstanding enhancement of the typical conference experience. I am very grateful for this and would like to thank the International Center for Materials Research (ICMR) Apprentice Science Reporter Program for this opportunity. sions and assumed the reporter role, two things became apparent. ence, such as networking and education, were enhanced by this Schneider recognizes Sandip Harimkar (R) as the 2013 JIM/ TMS Young Leader International Scholar. Amy Clarke (R) was recognized by Schneider as the first FEMS/ TMS Young Leader International Scholar. Schneider congratulates Yoji Miyajima (R) as the JIM International Scholar. Vincenzo Palermo (R) is recognized by Schneider as the FEMS International Scholar. Julia Greer (R) accepts the Early Career Faculty Fellow Award from Schneider. REWAS 2013: Collaborations and Sustainability By Alex Leary Organizers planned REWAS 2013 to be a platform for stakeholders from Randolph Kirchain (L), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, offers remarks after receiving the Light Metals Recycling Award at REWAS 2013. Pictured above are members of the REWAS 2013 organizing and international scientific committees, as well as the REWAS 2013 opening plenary speakers. Back row (LR): Randolph Kirchain, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Todd DiNoia, Saint-Gobain High Performance Materials; William A. Bonkoski, GE Water & Process Technologies; S. Julio Friedmann, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Yongziang Yang, Delft University of Technology. Front row (LR): Maurits Van Camp, Umicore Group; Bill Bader, International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI); Brajendra Mishra, Colorado School of Mines; Anne Kvithyld, SINTEF; Cong Wang, Saint-Gobain High Performance Materials; Christina Meskers, Umicore Group; Helga Vanthournout, McKinsey & Company and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Ray Peterson (R) receives the Alexander Scott Distinguished Service Award from Schneider. Schneider congratulates Marc Meyers (R) on receiving the Educator Award. Timothy Weihs (R) accepts the Application to Practice Award from Schneider. Schneider presents Horst Hahn (R) with the Institute of Metals/ Robert Franklin Mehl Award. Symposium Examines Magnesium Alloy Development By Graham Sanborn The USAMP design study presented by Joy Forsmark (R) to Magnesium Technology 2013 attendees (Bottom) found that the use of magnesium parts could result in a 45% weight reduction and 60% part consolidation in unibody designs, yielding a possible 25% weight savings in body-onframe designs. DOWNLOAD THE TMS2013 CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS BY SEPTEMBER 3 Light Metals 2013 Magnesium Technology 2013 EPD Congress 2013 4th International Symposium on High-Temperature Metallurgical Characterization of Minerals, Metals, and Materials 2013 Energy Technology 2013 Friction Stir Welding and Materials Processing Fundamentals TMS2013 Supplemental Alex Zunger (R) accepts the William Hume-Rothery Award from Schneider. Schneider congratulates Leon Prentice (R) for winning the Vittorio de Nora Prize for Environmental Improvements in Metallurgical Industries. Leonid Bendersky (R) receives the Cyril Stanley Smith Award from Schneider. Schneider recognizes Ellen Cerreta (R) as a 2013 Brimacombe Medalist. Aluminum Keynote Session Covers the Spectrum of Impurities in the Aluminum Supply Chain Light Metals, in his The sessions presentations reported on strategies that had been deployed to address impurities in nearly every aspect of the aluminum industry. Pictured above are the TMS2013 Aluminum Keynote speakers (LR): John Grandfield, Grandfield Technology; Andrea Weber, Rio Tinto; Muhammad Rhamdhani, Swinburne University of Technology; James Metson, University of Aukland; Karl Bartholomew, KBC Advanced Technologies; Stephen Lindsay, Alcoa; Stewart Hamilton, New Zealand Aluminum Smelters; Les Edwards, moderator and session organizer. Schneider congratulates Nikhilesh Chawla (R) for being named a 2013 Brimacombe Medalist. Joy Forsmark (R) is recognized as a 2013 Brimacombe Medalist by Schneider. Schneider presents Alan Luo (R) with his 2013 Brimacombe Medal award. Schneider congratulates Robert Shull (R) for being inducted as a 2013 TMS Fellow. was also implemented as a means to Light Metals 2013 SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT FOR BY JULY 15 Schneider presents David Srolovitz (R) with his 2013 TMS Fellow Award. Roger Narayan (L) thanks XunLi Wang (R) for his service as Chemistry & Physics of Materials Committee Chair. Narayan thanks C. Robert Kao (R) for his service as the Member & Student Development Representative to the Electronic, Magnetic & Photonic Materials Division (EMPMD) Council. Narayan presents Davood Shahrjerdi (R) with the JEM Best Paper Award. Global R&D Trends Examined at Acta Materialia Symposium By Alex Leary of the 2013 Acta Materialia Jeffrey Wadsworth (L), recipient of the 2013 Acta Materialia Materials and Society Award and keynote speaker, outlined trends and implications of current and future global research and development initiatives, along with a prestigious panel (Below) of experts representing industry, government, and academia. (Above) The Acta Materialia Materials and Society Award Special Symposium speakers (LR): Kevin Hemker, moderator and session chair; Subra Suresh, Director, National Science Foundation; Siegfried Hecker, Emeritus Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Wadsworth, President and Chief Executive Officer, Battelle; William Nix, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University; Craig Barrett, Retired Chief Executive Officer, Intel Corporation. Narayan thanks Fay Hua (R) for her service as the Electronic Packaging and Interconnection Materials Chair. Gregory Krumdick (R) receives thanks from Narayan for his service as the Energy Conversion and Storage Committee Chair. Narayan recognizes Gregory Thompson (R) as the outgoing Nanomaterials Committee Chair. Narayan congratulates Guang Sheung (R) for winning the EMPMD Young Leader Professional Development Award. Jeff Hoyt (R) accepts the EMPMD Distinguished Service Award from Narayan. FACE-TO-FACE LEARNING http : / / m a t e r i a l s i n n o v a t i o n . t m s . o r g /ActaMaterialaSymposium.aspx More than 280 technical poster presentations comprised an important component of TMS2013 programming. Networking opportunities scheduled as part of the poster session enabled researchers to provide individualized discussions of their work and answer questions in detail to a wide range of Annual Meeting attendees. Mark Asta (R) receives the EMPMD Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Award from Narayan. Narayan thanks Nitin Chopra (R) for serving as EMPMD Education Representative. Sarbajit Banerjee (R) receives the EMPMD Young Leader Award from Narayan. Narayan thanks Seung H. Kang (R) for his service as EMPMD Programming Representative. Narayan congratulates Yue Qi (R) on her EMPMD Young Leader Award. Environment, Energy, and Economics Shape Discussion on Nickel-Cobalt Production By Alex Leary Use Acta Group shot. Consider running a series of the Jeff talking photos. If you need (Above)aSdpedakiitnigoantthaeloppehninogtsoesss,iounosfe the Acta the InteMrnataiotnaelrNiiackleil-aCobpalatSnyemlposaiunmd the Bill were (LNR)i:xDapvihdWoetiogh)t, Cobalt Development Institute; Alan Taylor, ALTA Metallurgical Services; Tom Battle, symposium organizer; Gary Coates, Nickel Institute; Cesar "Joe" Ferron, Molycorp Minerals Canada. (Right) Leading into the symposium was the Extraction & Processing Division Distinguished Lecture, offered by Antoine Allanore, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (MIT), speaking on behalf of Donald Sadoway, MIT, who recieved the honor. Allanore discussed the potential of molten oxide electrolysis (MOE) to benefit metal production by reducing environmental impact, lowering costs, adding flexibility in raw materials, and improving metal quality. Adam Powell (R) accepts the Extraction & Processing Division (EPD) Distinguished Service Award from Mark Schlesinger (L). Antoine Allanore (R) accepts the EPD Distinguished Lecturer Award on behalf of Donald Sadoway from Schlesinger. James Sears (L) Awards the Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division (MPMD) Scholarship to Bradley Williams (R). Schlesinger presents the EPD Young Leader Award to Hojong Kim (R). Special Plenary Looks at Innovation in Materials and Manufacturing By Graham Sanborn at /2013MaterialsInnovationPlenary.aspx. (Left) Tresa Pollock provided an update on the TMS ICME Implementation Study, coordinated on behalf of the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Energy, and the National Science Foundation. (Below) Pictured are the speakers and organizers of the special plenary (LR): George Spanos, moderator; Julia Robinson, NASA; Robert Ivester, U.S. Department of Energy; Frank Gayle, NIST; Pollock, University of California, Santa Barbara; and session organizers, Jud Ready, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Edward Herderick, EWI. Thomas Bieler (R) was honored with both the MPMD Distinguished Service and MPMD Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Awards. Schlesinger congratulates Tom Wynn (R) on his EPD Young Leader Award. TUNABLE NANOSTRUCTURES Horst Hahn, Tunable Nanostructures and Printed Electronics Reported by Alex Leary GRAPHENE AS A CHEMICAL PLATFORM Reported by Graham Sanborn Vincenzo Palermo, Not a Molecule, Not a Polymer, Not a Substrate: The Many Faces of Graphene as a Chemical Platform John Hryn (R) presents Rodney Lee Jones (L) with the Light Metals Division (LMD) Scholarship. Hryn congratulates Kiran Solanki (R) on his LMD Young Leader Award. Jomar Thonstad (R) accepts the LMD Distinguished Service Award from Hryn. WORK-LIFE BALANCE Reported by Graham Sanborn Julia Greer, A Scientist, a Parent, a Teacher, a MentorHow to Balance it All? IT IS ROCKET SCIENCE. . . Reported by Alex Leary Leon Prentice, It Is Rocket Science: The Engineering and Impact of Carbothermal Magnesium Technology Hryn presents Andrey Panov (R) with the Light Metals Best Paper Award. Mansoor Barati (R) accepts the LMD JOM Best Paper Award from Hryn. Hyrn presents Marissa Lafata (R) with the LMD Scholarship. SUSTAINABILITY: A PARADIGM SHIFT FOR METALS Maurits Van Camp, Director of Competency Platform Recycling and Extraction at Umicore, presented Sustainability: A Paradigm Shift for Metals at the Extraction & Processing/Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division (EPD/MPMD) Luncheon. Van Camp emphasized the need for wide collaboration. You need to be good at all the steps, said in the recycling chain, and you need to talk to everyone. recovers metals from electronic scrap and a recently completed $25 million battery recycling plant. Van Camp believes there are many opportunities in the collection phase and that sustainability, in the end, will create jobs. Regarding the challenges ahead, Van Camp stated, How will we realize the paradigm shift? The aim is clear, the strategy is being developed, the knowledge is being created, and entrepreneurs are needed to translate the knowledge into innovative market solutions. Reported by Alex Leary FIRST PRINCIPLES ALLOY THEORY Alex Zunger, Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder, delivered the William Hume-Rothery Award Lecture, "First Principles Alloy TheoryA Retrospective." Zunger has made seminal contributions as a theorist working in the area of condensed matter and materials physics, including the development of theory methodologies that enabled prediction of a wide range of properties of solids, even before they were measured. His lecture covered the development of foundational tools of of new materials, in the areas of metal alloys, semiconductor alloys, and insulator alloys. Alex Zunger, First Principles Alloy Theory LITHIUM AS AN ENERGY SOLUTION Among many highlights at the Light Metals Division Luncheon was a talk offered by John Mitchell, President, North American Rockwood Lithium, on the role of lithium in addressing global energy issues. Within the context of work being done at Rockwood, Mitchell provided an overview of the current status of electric vehicles and the increasing impact of automobile air pollution on the global environment and health. He also presented economic and geopolitical factors that have created challenges for lithium production and development and noted that the value of lithium in ensuring energy security goes beyond batteries. The growing use of aluminum lithium alloys for weight reduction in aerospace and the addition of lithium salts to save energy when operating melt furnaces were among the examples that he cited. --Reported by Graham Sanborn John Mitchell, Lithium: Solving Global Energy Issues Rajiv Mishra (L) awards Alexander Lohse (R) the Structural Materials Division (SMD) Scholarship. Mishra congratulates Alexis Lewis (R) on her SMD Young Leader Award. Mishra thanks Carl Boehlert (R) for his services as Computational Materials Committee Chair. Carlos Tom (R) accepts the SMD Distinguished Scientist/ Engineer Award from Mishra. Mishra awards Chelsea Ehlert (R) the SMD Scholarship. Sharing monthsand even years of accumulated knowledgein less than half an hour during a symposium session can be challenging. For this reason, the learning often just begins within the walls of a session room for many TMS Annual Meeting attendees. The chance and informal conversations that explore ideas with colleagues in more depth, while also laying the groundwork for possible collaborations, stand among the ference attendance. To continue enhancing the value of the TMS Annual Meeting experience, several new and improved networking opportunities were introduced at TMS2013. A particularly well received one was a reception, hosted by James J. Robinson, TMS Executive Director, for members who have attended ten or more consecutive Annual Meetings. It was simply a pleasure to see so many old friends, and in some cases, getting to put names to some faces that Ive long seen, but never met, said Robinson. These folks are the infrastructure of the Annual Meeting, and I was pleased to be able to thank them in this small way. In the category of retooled networking opportunities, the Young Professionals Happy Hour Reception was clearly a winner. While TMS has hosted receptions for its early career SEEN AT TMS2013 For additional photos, visit TMS Fellows Reception (Above) TMS Presidents representing several decades gathered to catch up with friends and colleagues at the TMS2013 Fellows Reception. Pictured are (LR): J. Wayne Jones (1999); Brajendra Mishra (2006); Robert D. Shull (2007); Garry Warren (2011); Tresa Pollock (2005); Rob Wagoner (1997); Ray Peterson (2009); and Wolfgang Schneider (2012). Networking Meeting of the Membership More than 300 Annual Meeting attendees gathered for snacks, informal discussion, and a relaxed overview of the TMS annual report. David Bahr (R) receives the SMD Distinguished Service Award from Mishra. Markus Buehler (R) accepts the SMD JOM Best Paper Award from Mishra. Mishra presents Michael Sangid (R) with his SMD Young Leader Award. Mishra congratulates Po-Yu Chen (R) on his SMD Young Leader Award. SEEN AT TMS2013 Repeat Attendee Reception Women in Science Breakfast (Above left) Mary Juhas, Chair of the TMS Women in Science Committee, welcomed participants (above right) and encouraged them to share their insights with each other on an array of career-related topics. TMS-AIME Awards Banquet New for TMS2013 was a special reception to thank and honor members who have attended ten or more consecutive annual meetings. TMSs best and brightest were given the star treatment for this years TMSAIME Awards celebration. The awards program was held in the opulent Lila Cockrell Theatre, and then honorees and their guests were given a red carpet escort to the banquet location. professional members for years, this soned members had been asked to join in the event. This expansion of the invitee list was made based on suggestions from up-and-coming TMS leaders for additional opportunities to network with more experienced professionals. Jennifer Carter, Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University, noted that she appreciated the ability to mingle with TMS leadership in a relaxed, casual setting. It makes you feel valued, she said. The approach taken at TMS2013 with the Networking Meeting of the Membership also transformed a lightly attended event from previous years into a lively gathering of more than 300 Annual Meeting attendees. 2012 was a very busy year for TMS, observed Wolfgang Schneider, 2012 TMS President, in his welcoming remarks, as he highlighted the new strategic plan guiding TMSs major initiatives. (For details, see the article, TMS Board of Directors Lead Progress on Strategic Plan in this issue of JOM.) A looping PowerPoint show of the TMS annual report was then presented, as attendees enjoyed an opportunity to relax and participate in the many small group dialogs that formed, disassembled, and reassembled during the function. Robinson said that work is already underway to build on the success of these new approaches to networking for TMS2014 in San Diego. In general, my takeaway from TMS2013 is that participants felt energized and engaged by these functions, he said. They also felt appreciated. To me, that makes it all worthwhile. Mishra thanks Raul Rebak (R) for his service as the Nuclear Materials Committee Chair. Roger Narayan (R) is recognized by Mishra for serving as the SMD Programming Representative. Mishra thanks Xingbo Liu (R) for serving as the High Temperature Alloys Committee Chair. Many TMS2013 attendees found the expertise they needed to implement the new concepts and approaches that were covered in the symposia sessions during their visits to the TMS2013 Exhibition. The tra(Left) The Materials Innovation Learning Center, presented as part of the TMS2013 Exhibition, introduced attendees to current and future projects of the Materials Innovation@TMS strategic initiative. TMS2013 HIGHLIGHTED BY NEW AND ENHANCED YOUNG PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMMING Technical Division Poster Contest Debuts The TMS Technical Division Young Professional Poster Contest offered early career materials scientists and engineers another opportunity to present their ideas and highlight their work at TMS2013. In addition to valuable professional exposure, each contest winnerone from each TMS technical divisiontook home a $500 prize. Congratulations to the following inaugural poster contest winners: Electronic, Magnetic & Photonic Materials Division Megan Cordill, Erich Schmid Institute, Fatigue-Induced Grain CoarsExtraction & Processing Division Jan de Bakker, BBA, Inc., A Review of Energy Use in Fine Grinding Light Metals Division Fadi Abu-Farha, Clemson University, Friction Stir Back Extrusion (FSBE) of Lightweight Alloys Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division Eren Kalay, METU, Nanocrystal Formation From an Amorphous Precursor Structural Materials Division Zhenzhen Yu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, In-situ Probing of Microscopic Deformation Kinetics in Advanced High-Strength Steels Sharing Insights at the Student Career Forum Some of TMSs rising leaders played a mentoring role to the next generation of MSE professionals as panelists at the TMS2013 Student Career Forum. The session provided an opportunity for the panel to share viewpoints on a wide range of topics, including differences between academic and industry jobs, determining a career focus after graduation, job search and interview tips, job environment insights, and the value or harm of taking time off after school. The forum ended with a chance for students to have a oneon-one discussion with the panelists. Meet the Candidate Event Forges Professional Connections The TMS2013 Meet the Candidate Employment Poster Session expanded on Annual Meeting. Even more young researchers presented their professional strengths and career interests to potential employers from universities, companies, and national laboratories. Their featured work comprised a variety of research areas, from traditional metallurgical to biological applications. Research into the characterization, formability, and phase stability of magnesium alloys was particularly well represented. YOUNG PROFESSIONAL HAPPY HOUR RECEPTION In a new twist on young professional networking events in the past, TMS Board members and other prominent members were invited to attend the TMS2013 Young Professional Happy Hour Reception, as a way to connect seasoned professionals with early career materials scientists and engineers. OPENING DOORS AND HAVING FUN AT TMS2013 STUDENT EVENTS Congratulations to the TMS2013 Student Poster Contest Winners Best of Show Undergraduate: Correlation of Pressure to Bonding Capabilities Using Novel Heat Treatment Methods in Prototype Sn-Bi Alloys, W. Tuttle, University of Florida Graduate: Direct Titanium Powder Production Through the Use of Pre-Conditioned Magnesium Powder, Queens University Electronic, Magnetic & Photonic Materials Division Undergraduate: Correlation of Pressure to Bonding Capabilities Using Novel Heat Treatment Methods in Prototype Sn-Bi Alloys, W. Tuttle, University of Florida Graduate: Effects on Microstructure and Magnetic Properties on Commercial Alnico Magnet Alloys, Haley Dillon, Ames Laboratory Extraction & Processing Division Undergraduate: Porosity and Percolation in Sintered Recycled Glass for Polluted Soil Filtering, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez Graduate: Direct Titanium Powder Production Through the Use of Pre-Conditioned Magnesium Powder, Queens University Light Metals Division Undergraduate: Effects of Boron and Zinc on Impact Tests of Al-B-Zn Alloy, Marcos Corchado, University of Puerto RicoMayaguez Graduate: Electronic Structure and Properties of Stacking Faults of Mg-X Alloys: A First-Principles Study, William Wang, The Pennsylvania State University Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division Undergraduate: Dynamic Recrystallization of Stainless Steel 316L: A Comparison of Experimental Results to Computer Simulation, Megan Beck, Boise State University Graduate: 3D Reconstruction of Prior Beta Grain Orientations in Friction Stir Processed Ti-6Al-4V, United States Air Force Structural Materials Division Undergraduate: Controlled Films, Growth of Ultrathin Molecular Western Kentucky University Graduate: Effect of Alloying Elements and Spark Plasma Sintering Parameters on Nano-dispersion Formation in Nanostructured Ferritic Steels, Somayeh Pasebani, University of Idaho Biological Materials Student Poster Contest Graduate: Bisphosphonate Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles Lisa Cole, University of Notre Dame Undergraduate: Effect of Surface Treatments on Titanium Alloys, University of Texas Pan American COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES WINS MATERIALS BOWL The Colorado School of Mines took home the Materials Bowl Trophy for the second year in a row, beating The University of British Columbia in a hotly contested championship round. Pictured are members of the winning team as they are officially awarded their trophy (LR): Greg Lehnhoff (captain), Ellen Verkler, 2012 TMS President Wolfgang Schneider, Saundra Hunter, and Paul Wilson. Also competing in the TMS2013 Materials Bowl was the University of Utah, Arizona State University, Missouri University of Science & Technology, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), University of Alabama (Birmingham), Florida International University, The Ohio State University, University of Central Florida, Indian Institute of Technology (Madras), and University of Puerto Rico (Mayaguez). SCENES FROM THE TMS STUDENT NETWORKING MIXER While certainly the centerpiece, the technical sessions offered at TMS2013 really only tell part of the story of any TMS Annual Meeting experience. For a small army of TMS volunteers, that journey actually begins months before as they engage in organizing sessions, judging awards, and coordinating events. The work continues during the Annual Meeting itself81 committee and working group meetings were scheduled during TMS2013, with countless other informal sessions taking place in hallways, lounges, and restaurants. Helping to shape a successful conference is rewarding in itself, but many individuals are also quick to cite a through interacting with other volun(Top) Cindy Belt, Past Energy Committee Chair, facilitated a session of representatives from more than ten TMS energy-related committees to identify opportunities for collaboration on programming and activities. (Center) A speed-networking program offered as the TMS2013 Peer-to-Peer Networking Event enabled participants to make connections with ten different colleagues, in one-on-one sessions lasting less than ten minutes at a time. (Bottom) The EMPMD Council meeting was one of 81 scheduled volunteer working sessions that took place during TMS2013. teers. TMS depends on volunteers to als science. However, I have found that volunteering has provided me with the ability to grow my leadership skills, learn how to successfully communicate, meet new colleagues and learn about emerging materials developments, said Molly Kennedy, Assistant Professor, Clemson University. Carl Boehlert, Associate Professor, Michigan State University, also observed that volunteering with TMS can have an impact far beyond the walls of teer role with TMS was probably when I volunteered to be a student monitor during a technical session, he said. For me, probably the greatest aspect of volunteering for TMS over the years is the satisfaction that I am doing something that helps the greater good of the society. Recognizing the tremendous value of its volunteers to its own activities and the MSE community at large, TMS has made enhancing its status as a volunteer-centric society one of the top priorities in its strategic plan. An outgrowth of this has been the launch Annual Meeting. The very popular Volunteer LeadTMS2012, gave individuals involved in the programming and coordination aspects of the conference a chance to grab a snack, charge phones and check e-mails, and meet with other volunteers. A Peer-to-Peer Networking Event offered at TMS2013 to TMS committee, division, and board members, as well as symposium organizers and Young Leader Award winners, introduced attendees to a new approach in making professional connections. And a Global Networking Lounge, opened interpretation and translation support to international attendees. Additional resources are currently under development to support and thank the TMS volunteers who make the Annual Meeting and so many other TMS products, services, and activities possible. As appreciated as these new be, C. Robert Kao, Professor, National Taiwan University, notes that these are just enhancements to an already very strong value proposition. Everyone who regularly attends TMS meetings should participate in technical committees of his/her interests. If not, he or she is not getting the full worth of the time and expense spent in attending these conferences, he said. For me, volunteer activities are the most rewarding experience of my professional career. IN THEIR OWN WORDS: THE 2013 TMS FELLOWS The class of Fellow is the highest honor bestowed by TMS, recognizing not only seminal contributions to the MSE body of knowledge, but also the lasting impact on the profession through outstanding service as a TMS volunteer. This year, four new Fellows were inducted into this elite group at the TMS-AIME Awards programDavid J. Srolovitz, Joseph Bordogna Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Pennsylvania; Robert D. Shull, NIST Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and 2007 TMS President; George T. (Rusty) Gray III, Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and 2010 TMS President; and Peter Voorhees, Professor, highlighting the importance of friends, colleagues, and TMS involvement in their professional journeys. Several of these are presented below, and all that were shared had the effect, as Voorhees observed, of making the program a memorable occasion. I am proud to be named a TMS Fellow. Ph.D. student and I have been a regular participant ever since. I award in the presence of my Ph.D. advisors, Professors Vaclav Vitek and Takeshi Egami, both of whom taught me how to be a scientist. I am proud to accept this award in the presence of many of my students, including incoming TMS President Liz Holm I have learned more from my students than my advisors. I am proud to accept this award in the presence of several collaboratorsmany of whom are TMS Fellowsfrom whom I have learned to be part of a Dave, Rusty, and Peter. Im sure TMS has now recognized its mistake in selecting me. But it is now too late. I am NOT giving it back! Id like to thank you, my colleagues, for giving me such good ideas, and being such good and exacting critics so my science was the best it could be. And, Id like to thank my wife, Mary, for putting up with all those nights when Id come home late for dinner because I had lost track of time or because that on time! And lastly, Id like to thank TMS for honoring me with this award. Thank you all.Robert D. Shull I am, like the materials I study, a product of a raw material plus path-dependent processing. I am indebted to my parents, my family, and all the professors and mentors who have shaped the scientist that I am today. I am indebted to the South Dakota School of Mines, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg for my education and training. I have been blessed over my career with an amazing group of colleagues, co-workers, and post-docsespecially post-docsI think I learned far more from many of them, than they did from me. Finally, I have been blessed and honored for the past 28 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory to have been able to work with an amazing group of colleagues, and been supported by great management and an amazing staff without which I would not have achieved this award. Thank you!Rusty Gray have become dear friends. I have had the privilege of working in universities, in national laboratories, and in industry, as well as in institutions in several countries. (True, I have a short attention span.) Doing science with colleagues from all of these has made science what it is to meit is as fundamental as breathing. Thank you for this honor! David Srolovitz This is awesome! I cannot think of any other award Ive received that means more to me! I feel humbled when I realize the high caliber of this select group of TMS Fellows I am now joining! And, it is particularly nice to be doing it with my good friends of many years: Rusty Gray (podium) offers his remarks at the TMS-AIME Award program. Waiting their turns to speak are (LR): Robert Shull, David J. Srolovitz, and Peter Voorhees. 2012 TMS President Wolfgang Schneider (far right) presented them with their awards. COMMITTEE CHARTS FUTURE FOR THE Ensuring the future vitality of MSE by investing in its youngest professionals and emerging leaders has been a special focus of the TMS Foundation since its inception in 1993. Much of this work has centered on supporting student scholarships, as well as awards to recognize and build on the accomplishments of early career scientists and engineers. This track record has positioned the Foundation to play a key role in advancing the strategic goals adopted by the TMS Board of Directors in 2012, most notably the intended target to be the destination society for young professionals: technically, professionally and socially. Laying the groundwork for this next phase of service to the MSE community is the TMS Foundation Board Revitalization Committee, appointed by the TMS Foundation Board of Trustees and chaired by Robert Wagoner, Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University, and the 1997 TMS President. I think most people know the importance of charitable organizations, and in particular foundations of materials societies, said Wagoner. And, most know the unique perspective that TMS brings in terms of being the professional materials society. A stronger TMS Foundation will bring together those two aspects to better serve MSE professionals, particularly those in the early stages of their careers. Informing the work of the Revitalization Committee is a comprehensive survey conducted in late 2012 that examined awareness, perceptions, and support of the Foundation by TMS members. The most important thing we discovered from surveys was a sort of paradox, said Wagoner. Most TMS members value the goals of the TMS Foundation while knowing very little about it. They are willing to support the Foundation and its activities, but have not really been asked to do so. dation Board convened a day-long, facilitated focus group session of TMS members in the early years of their careers during TMS2013. While the insights from this event are still being analyzed, Douglas Spearot, Associate Professor, University of Arkansas, and chair of the TMS Young Professionals Committee, believes that any resulting recommendations will serve to strengthen what has already been established as a core TMS initiative. TMS has been very supportive of young professionals for years, through the Young Leader Professional Development Award and the establishment of international partnerships focused on young TMS members. These are unique programs that many other professional societies do not offer, he said. As part of a volunteer-driven professional society, the TMS Foundation recognizes that a continuous stream of young professionals is vital to the future growth of the society and profession. The Foundations focus on programs for young professionals is important to the continued growth and development of this pipeline. The TMS Foundation Board Revitalization Committee (LR): Wayne Jones, professor, University of Michigan and 1999 TMS president; Jeff Wadsworth, president and CEO, Battelle; Alexander Scott, Retired TMS executive director; Rob Wagoner, Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University; Tresa Pollock, 2005 TMS president, and Alcoa Professor of Materials and Materials Department Chair, University of California, Santa Barbara; Garry Warren, professor, University of Alabama and 2011 TMS president; Diran Apelian, 2008 TMS president, and Alcoa-Howmet Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director, Metal Processing Institute, Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Not pictured: Alton Romig, Vice President and General Manager, Advanced Development Programs, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics; Paul Campbell, 1995 TMS president, and current South Carolina state senator. In coming months, the TMS Foundation Board of Trustees will review the results of the survey and focus group as it considers a Foundation infrastructure and development plan that will support broader engagement in advancing TMSs strategic goals. Wagoner. The exact nature of the programs will be decided based on proposals, interest, and feasibility. The committee was asked to look at each of these aspects and propose a plan to move forward in an ambitious, but sustainable way. The committee roster includes some of the most active, long-established leaders in the material profession (see accompanying photograph). Wagoner notes that this distinguished group is enthusiastic about the potential impact of a revitalized TMS Foundation and believes that the Foundations renewed focus and mission will resonate equally with greatly from being involved with TMS and the materials community and am now in a position to pay back by volunteering time and resources, he said. It is an honor to do so.

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From Individual Achievement to the Greater Good: TMS 2013 Reflects the Best of MSE, JOM, 2013, 661-684, DOI: 10.1007/s11837-013-0638-8