Timothy Weihs (Image: Marty Katz)

ASM Fellows are recognized for making significant contributions to the field of materials science and engineering.

Weihs was selected “for fundamental understanding, development, invention, and successful commercialization of reactive metallic materials and structures and for innovation in mentoring and educating future materials engineers and entrepreneurs.”

He will receive the honor formally at an ASM awards dinner to be held during the Materials Science & Technology Conference & Exhibition in Pittsburgh in October.

Earlier this year, Weihs also was awarded a Fulbright award through the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for his 12-month sabbatical to the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.

In addition to his work in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Weihs served as director of the Center for Leadership Education from 2010 until last week, when Pam Sheff took the helm there.