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Hyers Chosen for Key Award

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) has awarded Robert Hyers of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department the 2012 Brimacombe Medal, presented to only three people as chosen from the 12,000 members of TMS. This will be the inaugural presentation of the award. The citation reads, “For sustained excellence and achievements in materials science and engineering through process modeling and experiments on the nature and properties of liquid metals." The award is the society’s new mid-career award. According to the TMS, the Brimacombe award “recognizes an individual with sustained excellence and achievement in business, technology, education, public policy, or science related to materials science and engineering with the intent to recognize professionals in the middle portion of their career.”

Formal presentation of the award was made at the Annual Awards Dinner on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, in Orlando, Florida, during the 141st TMS Annual Meeting.

TMS is the professional organization encompassing 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 professional and student members are metallurgical and materials engineers, scientists, researchers, educators, and administrators from more than 70 countries on six continents. (April 2012)