New TMS Board Members Reflect on Upcoming Opportunities

JOM, Mar 2013

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New TMS Board Members Reflect on Upcoming Opportunities

Hani Henein 0 1 2 3 0 A professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the 1 'the place' to present one's work was reinforced when I worked on my Ph.D. with the late Professor Keith Brimacombe at the University of Brit- ish Columbia , he said. Henein speaks warmly about being 2 -Hani Henein, Professor, University of Alberta 3 -James Foley, Research and Development Manager, Los Alamos National Laboratory - TMS has always been known as a member-run society. I have put that to the test several times over my career and found it to be absolutely true, said Hani Henein, a professor at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. After having experienced nearly every aspect of volunteer service at TMS, Henein is looking forward to his newest role as TMS vice president and the start of the three-year TMS presidential cycle. In an increasingly changing world, with new technology being introduced almost daily, one thing that needs to be a constant is dedication to our members and their involvement with TMS, he said. The Board will be facing this challenge and I look forward to doing my part with that challenge. Henein, along with three other new ly installed at the TMS 2013 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, March 37, in San Antonio, Texas. For Henein, this is the capstone of a journey that began 30 years ago when he joined as a student and has included a previous stint on the TMS Board as the director of programming from 2009 to 2012. He has also served on the TMS Financial Planning Committee, as well as numerous technical committees. The idea that a TMS meeting was I plan to listen to our volunteers and to do my part, with the support of the other Board members, in growing TMS, while maintaining our strength in the core of our profession. part of the TMS family, noting that while many contacts started out as professional colleagues or students, they quickly also became friends through my working with them in TMS. Also, as a volunteer with TMS, I always felt that my efforts were very much appreciated and acknowledged. Henein said that he sees his new responsibilities as a means of giving back for all that he has gained through his TMS membership. I plan to listen to our volunteers and to do my part, with the support of the other Board members, in growing TMS, while maintaining our strength in the core of our profession, he said. Of particular importance, he believes, is promoting greater involvement of young professionals in TMS and helping them expand their professional horizons internationally. Providing mentorship to young professionals is also a priority for Rajiv Mishra in his new position of Structural Materials Division chair. I am hoping to encourage young volunteers to take on the opportunities that TMS provides in shaping their technical CONSIDER A LEADERSHIP POSITION WITH TMS Serving on the TMS Board of Directors offers an exceptional opportunity to contribute to the materials science and engineersional credentials and expanding your network of colleagues. While nominations for the 20142017 term are closed, its never too late to begin considering how you or a colleague might be able to step into a leadership position with TMS. Nominations for open Board positions are accepted until January 31 of the election year. Nomination packets must include a completed Board Nominee Statement Form and supporting ters from TMS members and a two-page description of the nominees past and present service with TMS. Elections take place in August, and the new Board members take tion. For additional information, contact Nancy Lesko, TMS Executive and Board Administrator, at . Board members are responsible for developing policies and guiding strategic directions that will impact on the future of TMS and contribute to the strength of the materials science and engineering profession. University of North Texas (UNT) and the UNT site director of the National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Friction Stir Processing, Mishra said that he can personally attest to the career professional. TMS provided me with opportunities to organize symposia and shape my progression in these research areas, he said. The ability to serve on technical committees and the freedom to organize meetings were instrumental in building my career and collaborations. On this point, Mishra noted that a highlight of his TMS experience occurred during a symposium that he organized in 1999. We had a whos who of experts on diffusional creep who spoke back-to-back for the entire day in a format that presented evidence and arguments for and against. For a relatively young organizer, I was very enthusiastic to have [these individuals] speak on what had been my Ph.D. topic ten years previously. Also joining the TMS Board in 2013 as the chair of the Light Metals Division is David DeYoung, director, GPP Business Technology, for Alcoa. DeYoung has served TMS in an array of other volunteer leadership positions, including chair of both the Aluminum Committee and the Process Technology and Modeling Committee. He is also a member of the Aluminum Processing and Energy committees, the TMS Nominating Committee, and the I believe a lot of why TMS is successful is due to the many dedicated volunteers providing the vision from the bottom up, instead of the vision being pushed from the top. Brimacombe Medalist, Robert Lansing Hardy Award, and Early Career Faculty Fellow Award Subcommittee. Returning to the Board is James C. Foley as the chair, Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division (MPMD). Foley had previously served on the Board as the director of Programming from 2006 to 2009 and cites it as a highlight of his TMS experience. TMS has been integral to my career, said Foley. I obtained my postdoctoral fellow position at Ames Laboratory after giving a presentation at a TMS Annual Meeting. I probably would not have secured that position if I had not made that presentation. I have also had several other professional opportunities result from attending and participating in TMS activities. Now Research and Development manager at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Foley has made numerous other volunteer contributions to TMS, including chair of the Programming Coordinating Committee for the Materials Science & Technology 2006 Conference & Exhibition; member of the TMS Nominating Committee; and both programming and publications representative for the MPMD. He is very pleased to be serving on the Board once again, saying, I hope to contribute in ways I havent envisioned yet. I believe a lot of why TMS is successful is due to the many dedicated volunteers providing the vision from the bottom up, instead of the vision being pushed from the top, Foley continued. I hope to encourage and champion those ideas so that member visions become reality.


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New TMS Board Members Reflect on Upcoming Opportunities, JOM, 2013, 343-344, DOI: 10.1007/s11837-013-0562-y