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TMS Names 2012 Class of Fellows

Nov 30, 2011   |   by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)   |   newswise

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) has chosen four individuals for the 2012 Class of Fellows. This is the highest honor bestowed on members and recognizes them as eminent authorities in their discipline.

This latest class will be inducted at the TMS 2012 Annual Meeting & Exhibition set for March 11-15 in Orlando, Florida.

Ian Baker

The TMS Fellows awardees are honored for their contributions to materials science and engineering and their on impact on society. Awardees are also chosen for outstanding service to TMS.

The following professionals comprise the 2012 Class of TMS Fellows:

  • Ian Baker, Sherman Fairchild Professor of Engineering at Dartmouth, Citation: “For pioneering contributions to the characterization of microstructure and mechanical properties of metals and materials.”

Baker, a member of TMS since 1983, is internationally recognized for his work in structural intermetallics, deformation of ice, and recrystallization—and is rapidly gaining recognition for his recent work on magnetic nanoparticles. He is the author of more than 300 papers, including more than 200 journal articles, and is listed in the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) citation index as a highly cited materials scientist. He also serves on the editorial boards of Intermetallics and International Materials Reviews, and is principal editor of NanoLIFE, associate editor of Materials Science Forum, and editor-in-chief of Materials Characterization.

“I joined TMS in the early eighties because I viewed the meetings as great places to present talks and learn about the latest work in metals and alloys. This is still true, but TMS has broadened to include biomedical applications, which is of great interest to me. Similarly, the JOM (TMS member journal) is an excellent resource for members to keep abreast of science and technology that is outside their own research area. Having been a member for so long, it is a great privilege to be honored by TMS as a Fellow in the Class of 2012,” he said.

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