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Hemker Named to Minerals, Metals & Materials 2014 Class of Fellows

March 11, 2014

Kevin Hemker, the Alonzo G. Decker Chair in Mechanical Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been named to the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society’s (TMS) 2014 Class of Fellows.

Hemker was recognized for discoveries that govern the mechanical behavior of nanocrystalline, micro-lattice, thermal barrier and high-temperature materials based on underlying atomic-scale processes.

Kevin Hemker

Kevin Hemker

The Class of Fellows designation is TMS’s pinnacle award and recognizes outstanding contributions to the practice of metallurgy, materials science and technology. Though the Society has 12,000 members from more than 70 countries on six continents, there are only 100 living TMS fellows at any given time, and the list of past and present awardees is often compared to a “Who’s Who of Materials Science and Engineering.”

Hemker officially joined the new Class of Fellows in mid-February at the 143rd TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, which was held in San Diego.

“I am humbled to be recognized by TMS for this award,” Hemker said. “This recognition is extra special to me because TMS is my home society and I have benefitted greatly from my participation in it.”


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