Newswise — January 18, 2013 – Warrendale, PA (USA) - The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) will install researcher and Professor Hani Henein as Vice President during the TMS 2013 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas, March 3-7, 2013. He is currently a member of the TMS Financial Planning Committee, has served as the TMS Board Director of Programming and has been a TMS member for 30 years. This office is part of the TMS three-year presidential cycle, where Henein will eventually serve as President in 2014 and Past President in 2015.
Henein is a professor at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He said he looks forward to serving as vice president of TMS and to fostering the development and involvement of young professionals in TMS, helping them to expand their professional horizons internationally.
"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 the challenge."
Henein earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees from McGill University in Montreal, Canada and his doctorate from the University of British Columbia, and is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Alberta. The main thrust of his research is in the area of advanced materials processing, developing new near-net shape processing routes. He has one patent, published 250 technical papers, and edited nine books. Additionally, he has received numerous professional awards and honors.
As a member of the Society, Henein also has served on the TMS Board as the Director of Programming from 2009 to 2012 and has served on numerous technical committees.
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.