Source Newsroom: TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society)
Newswise — January 18, 2013 – Warrendale, PA (USA) - The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) will install distinguished materials scientist and Professor Elizabeth Holm as President during the TMS 2013 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas, March 3-7, 2013. Holm is currently serving as the Society's Vice President and has been a TMS member for 20 years.
Holm is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Prior to joining CMU in 2012, she spent 20 years as a computational materials scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories, working to bring materials modeling to industrial practice.
As she looks forward to assuming the role of president, Holm noted the importance of the Society's strategic initiatives, including the initiative to sustain and grow the TMS "core," which is an exceptional strength for the Society.
"The true core of TMS is its dedicated members," she said. "My goal is to refocus on sustaining members and activities, to ensure that the professional society that has served them so well since 1871 remains their destination of choice for the next 142 years."
Holm obtained her B.S.E in materials science and engineering from the University of Michigan, a master's in ceramics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a dual Ph.D. in materials science and engineering and scientific computing from the University of Michigan.
Within TMS, she has served as chair of the Chemistry and Physics of Materials Committee and the Computer Simulation Committee; Director of the Structural Materials Division; and Director of Publications. She has received several professional honors and awards, is a Fellow of ASM International, and served two terms on the National Materials Advisory Board of the U.S. National Academies. Holm has authored or co-authored more than 120 scientific and research publications. Her research areas include the theory and modeling of microstructural evolution in complex polycrystals, the physical and mechanical response of microstructures, and the wetting and spreading of liquid metals.
She is a member of or has been active in a number of other societies, including ASM International, the Materials Research Society (MRS), and the American Ceramic Society (ACerS).
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 11,000 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 www.tms.org.