Newswise — January 16, 2014 – Warrendale, PA (USA) - The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) will install researcher and Professor Hani Henein as its next president during the TMS 2014 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Diego, California, February 16-20, 2014. A TMS member for 31 years, Henein is currently serving as the Society's Vice President and has been a member of the TMS Financial Planning Committee and served as the TMS Board Director of Programming.

Henein is a Professor at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. As Vice President of TMS, Henein worked to foster the development and involvement of young professionals in TMS, and hopes to continue that work in his new role as president. "Since my first TMS meeting in New York City in 1973, TMS has been, for me, a cornerstone to my networking with other professionals, the source of meetings I go to for research inspiration, and the Society that serves my career development. These three issues embody what I still find compelling about TMS: networking, dissemination of knowledge and service to the profession. I look forward—with the Board of Directors and our invaluable staff—to charting a path for TMS to continue excellence in the services provided to all our members of all diversities: young to senior, national and international, male and female."

Henein earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and his doctorate from the University of British Columbia. He 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 served on the TMS Board as the Director of Programming from 2009 to 2012 and also has served on numerous technical committees.

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