TMS Names 2016 Class of Fellows

Article ID: 648647

Released: 24-Feb-2016 1:00 PM EST

Source Newsroom: TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society)

Newswise — February 24, 2016—Warrendale, PA (USA): The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) announced its 2016 Class of Fellows on Tuesday, February 16 at the TMS-AIME Awards Ceremony held during the 145th TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Fellow Award recognizes TMS members for their outstanding contributions to the practice of metallurgy, materials science, and technology. This includes scholarship, such as the publication of articles or books; the granting of patents; direction of important research or engineering work; and responsibility through management for nationally known improvements and developments in the field. As the highest honor bestowed by TMS, strong consideration is also given for outstanding service to the society.

The 2016 Class of Fellows is:

Brajendra Mishra, Worcester Polytechnic Institute—For his contributions to materials processing, extractive metallurgy, and his leadership in resource recovery and recycling.

G. Robert Odette, University of California, Santa Barbara—For sustained contributions to irradiation effects in materials, leading to improved regulatory guidelines for nuclear reactor safety and development of advanced materials for fusion energy.

George Pharr, University of Tennessee—For developing nanoindentation into a materials characterization tool that helped power the nanotechnology revolution and has been instrumental in the development of new materials.

Ian Robertson, University of Wisconsin—In recognition for pioneering investigations on fundamental aspects of deformation and fracture of metal, particularly involving hydrogen effects, precipitates, and radiation damage. James Smialek, NASA—For significant contributions toward understanding and improving the high temperature corrosion of aerospace materials, including superalloys, intermetallics, ceramics, and coatings.

Bruce Wessels, Northwestern University—For seminal contributions to vapor phase epitaxy of phosphide, nitride, and oxide thin-films and heterostructures for electronic and opto-electronic applications, and the role of defects in determining their electronic and optical properties; additionally, for providing outstanding service to TMS.

For more information about the TMS Fellow Award, visit For more information about the TMS-AIME Awards Ceremony and other activities at TMS2016, visit Awardee photos are available upon request.

ABOUT TMS The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is a member-driven international professional society dedicated to fostering the exchange of learning and ideas across the entire range of materials science and engineering, from minerals processing and primary metals production, to basic research and the advanced applications of materials. Included among its nearly 13,000 professional and student members are metallurgical and materials engineers, scientists, researchers, educators, and administrators from more than 70 countries on six continents. For more information on TMS, visit


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