Source Newsroom: TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society)
Newswise — March 7, 2013 – Warrendale, PA (USA) - The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) installed new officers during its 142nd Annual Meeting & Exhibition this week (March 3-7, 2013) in San Antonio, Texas.
Distinguished materials scientist and Professor Elizabeth A. Holm becomes the 57th President of TMS. Holm is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A TMS member for 20 years, Holm previously served as TMS Vice President. She succeeds Wolfgang Schneider who now rotates to the position of TMS Past President as part of the TMS three-year presidential cycle.
Prior to joining CMU, Holm was a computational materials scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories.
In her new role, Holm said she looks forward to sustaining and growing the TMS "core," which is one of the society's key strategic initiatives. "TMS is in great shape to respond to the trends in our profession and to the needs of our members," she said. "The true core of TMS is its dedicated members. My goal for my presidency is to refocus on these 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 also plans to place emphasis and value on developing programs to support young- and mid-career professional members and focusing on issues of diversity, both geographic and demographic.
The following officers were also installed at the TMS 2013 Annual Meeting & Exhibition:
Hani Henein, a professor at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, was installed as TMS Vice President. Henein will become the 58th President of TMS, as part of the TMS three-year presidential cycle, at next year's TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition planned for February 16-20, 2014 in San Diego, California.
Henein has been a TMS member for 30 years, most recently serving as TMS Director of Programming. Henein looks forward to fostering the development and involvement of young professionals in TMS and helping them to expand their professional horizons internationally.
David DeYoung, Director of GPP Business Technology for Alcoa and most recently the TMS Vice-Chair of the Light Metals Division (LMD), becomes the new Chair of the Division.
James C. Foley, Manager of Research & Development at Los Alamos National Laboratory and current Vice-Chair of the TMS Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division (MPMD), is the new incoming Chair of this Division.
Rajiv Mishra, a professor in the Materials Science & Engineering Department at the University of North Texas and current Vice-Chair of the TMS Structural Materials Division (SMD), was installed as the new Chair of the Division.
The Society also installed Edward D. Herderick, Director of the Additive Manufacturing Consortium at EWI, as the incoming Director of the TMS Public and Governmental Affairs Committee.
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.