Newswise — April 2, 2015 – Warrendale, PA (USA) – The Minerals, Metals, & Materials Society (TMS) recognized four young professionals for their poster entries in the 2015 Technical Division Young Professional Poster Contest, held during the TMS 2015 Annual Meeting & Exhibition March 15–19, 2015 in Orlando, Florida.

TMS accepted poster submissions in each of the five TMS technical divisions. Winners in four of the divisions were awarded $500. The 2015 Technical Division Young Professional Poster Contest winners are:

Functional Materials Division:“Effects of Anisotropic Beta-Sn Alloys on Cu Diffusion under a Temperature,” Fan-Yi Ouyang and Wei-Neng Hsu, National Tsing Hua University

Light Metals Division:“Formation of Long Periodic Stacking Ordered Structures (LPSOs) in Mg-Zn-Y Alloys Through Inversed Martensite Transformation,” William Wang, Shunli Shang, Yi Wang, Hongyeun Kim, and Zi-Kui Liu of the Pennsylvania State University; Kristopher Darling and Laszlo Kecskes of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory; Xidong Hui of the University of Science and Technology Beijing; and Suveen Mathaudhu of the University of California, Riverside

Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division:“Mathematical Modeling of the Effect of Silica Reduction Kinetics in Ladle and Continuous Casting Processes,” Jiwon Park of the Korea Institute of Materials Science; Richard Fruehan of Carnegie Mellon University; and Seetharaman Sridhar of the University of Warwick

Structural Materials Division:“Modeling of Shear Transformation Induced Deformation Behavior in Crystalline Materials,” M. Arul Kumar of Los Alamos National Laboratory

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, including a speed mentoring event, a special luncheon lecture, and a dedicated networking reception.

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