TMS Announces Young Professional Poster Contest Winners for 2014

Article ID: 614505

Released: 3-Mar-2014 2:00 PM EST

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

Newswise — February 24, 2014 – Warrendale, PA (USA) – The Minerals, Metals, & Materials Society (TMS) recognized five young professionals in the field for their winning submissions in the Society’s 2014 Technical Division Young Professional Poster Contest, held at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition February 16-20, 2014, in San Diego, California.

TMS supports young professionals in the early stages of their careers by offering numerous opportunities to network with experienced materials scientists and engineers, and to gain recognition for their work and their accomplishments in the larger materials community. The Annual Meeting & Exhibition offers a number of activities and events designed to meet the needs of these young professionals, aged 40 and under.

For the poster contest, TMS accepted submissions in each of the five TMS technical divisions: Electronic, Magnetic & Photonic Materials; Extraction & Processing; Light Metals; Materials Processing & Manufacturing; and Structural Materials. Winners in each division were awarded $500.

Congratulations to the following winners of the 2014 Technical Division Young Professional Poster Contest:

Electronic, Magnetic & Photonic Materials Division:Shih-kang Lin, National Cheng Kung University: Why Does an Electric Current Change the Stability of Solder?

Extraction & Processing Division:Youn-Bae Kang, Pohang University of Science and Technology:In-Situ CSLM Investigation on Dissolution of SiO2 Particles in CaO-Al2O3-SiO2 Slags

Light Metals Division:Gabriela Bruno, Alcoa: Recovery of Mechanical Properties of Aluminum Alloy Al-Zn-Mg T5 and 6082 T6 after the TIG Welding Process

Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division:Vikas Sinha, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory: Process Optimization to Engineer Interface for Tailoring Thermal Transport in Copper/Diamond System

Structural Materials Division:Dana Zoellner, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg: An Equivalent von Neumann-Mullins-relation for Nanocrystalline Grain Growth

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 minerals, metals, and materials science and engineering, from minerals processing and primary metals production, to basic research and the advanced applications of materials. Included among its more than 12,000 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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