Newswise — February 10, 2015—Warrendale, PA (USA)—The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) announces the 30 recipients of the 2015 TMS Young Leader Professional Development Awards, who will be formally recognized at the 144th TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition set for March 15–19 at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.
These awards recognize early-career individuals, under the age of 40, for their potential as future leaders within TMS and the materials and engineering community it serves. Awardees have unique opportunities to become more involved in Society activities and to network with prominent TMS members through an invitation to attend the TMS Board of Directors and Division Council meetings. Additionally, awardees receive complimentary 2015 TMS membership and sponsorship for their attendance at the TMS annual meeting in Orlando in March.
TMS also collaborates with the Japan Institute of Metals (JIM) and the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS) on a joint Young Leaders International Scholar Program to establish an exchange program that offers select young members the opportunity to present papers at international sessions. Advancing professional growth of TMS’s young members is part of the mission of the TMS Foundation, which awards all Young Leader Professional Development Awards.
The 2015 TMS Young Leader Professional Development Awardees are:
Extraction & Procession Division
Xiaofei GuanBoston University
John HowarterPurdue University
Guillaume LambotteUniversity of Massachusetts
Li LiCornell University
Takanari OuchiMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Mingming ZhangArcelorMittal Global R&D
Functional Materials Division
Ritesh SachanOak Ridge National Laboratory
Ziqi SunUniversity of Wollongong
Hsin-Jay WuNational Sun Yat-Sen University
Wei XiongNorthwestern University
Jiahua ZhuUniversity of Akron
Jingxi ZhuNational Sun Yat-Sen University-Carnegie Mellon University Joint Institute of Engineering
Light Metals Division
Yashuang GaoUniversity of Auckland Light Metals Research Centre
Ayesha GonsalvesGeneral Electric Global Research Center
Keegan HammondAleris International Inc.
Michael PowellSouthwire Company
Lei ZhangUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks
Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division
Mohsen Asle ZaeemMissouri University of Science and Technology
Megan CordillErich Schmid Institute
Eric HomerBrigham Young University
Jason TrelewiczStony Brook University
Caizhi ZhouMissouri University of Science and Technology
Structural Materials Division
Xian-Ming (David) BaiIdaho National Laboratory
Allison BeesePennsylvania State University
Avinash DongareUniversity of Connecticut
Michael PorterClemson University
Ramprashad PrabhakaranPacific Northwest National Laboratory
Timothy RupertUniversity of California Irvine
TMS Young Leaders International Scholar to JIM
Qizhen LiWashington State University
JIM Young Leaders International Scholar to TMS
Nobuo NakadaKyushu University
TMS Young Leaders International Scholar to FEMS
Kyle BrinkmanClemson University
For more information about the TMS Young Professionals Program, visit www.tms.org. Information about The TMS Foundation is located at www.TMSFoundation.org. For more information about the TMS Awards and the awardees listed above, visit www.awards.tms.org. Awardee photos are available upon request.
ABOUT TMSThe 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 12,000 professional and student members are metallurgical and materials engineers, scientists, researchers, educators, and administrators from more than 70 countries on six continents.