The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society

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The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
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Founded1957 [1]
TypeProfessional Society
Legal status501(c)(3) Tax-exempt Organization
FocusMinerals, Metals, and Materials Science and Engineering
OriginsMember society of AIME
Area served
MethodConferences, Publications, Courses
Kevin Hemker
Key people
James J. Robinson (Executive Director)

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is a professional organization for materials scientists and engineers that encompasses the entire range of materials and engineering, from minerals processing and primary metals production to basic research and the advanced applications of materials. While TMS is headquartered in the United States, its scope is international in both its membership and activities

The society provides forums for the exchange of information; encourages technology transfer; promotes the education and development of current and future professionals; represents the profession in the accreditation of educational programs and in the registration of professional engineers (a U.S.-grounded activity); encourages professionalism, ethical behavior, and concern for the environment; and stimulates a worldwide sense of unity in the profession.

Included among its approximately 13,000[1] professional and student members are metallurgical and materials engineers, scientists, researchers, educators, and administrators from more than 70 countries on six continents. Volunteer members serve at all levels of the society, and take a hands-on approach to shaping the policy, programming, and publications of the society. TMS is a volunteer and bottom up driven society.

Technical divisions[edit]

The society comprises five technical divisions to program conferences, develop content for publications, and perform other activities:

  • Extraction & Processing Division
  • Functional Materials Division
  • Light Metals Division
  • Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division
  • Structural Materials Division


TMS is a major publisher in the materials community. The society publishes seven internationally respected technical journals, as well as multiple influential roadmapping studies and reports. In addition, each year the society publishes numerous proceedings volumes containing papers presented at society-sponsored meetings.


  • JOM, a monthly journal devoted to exploring the complete range of minerals, metals, and materials science and engineering.[2]
  • Journal of Electronic Materials, which prints peer-reviewed technical articles each month on advances in electronics materials.[3]
  • Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, which comprises two peer-reviewed archival journals. Volume A, published monthly, covers physical metallurgy and materials science, and Volume B, published bi-monthly, covers process metallurgy and materials processing science.[4]
  • Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy, a quarterly journal which explores metallurgical processes and related innovations in improving the sustainability of metal-producing industries.[5]
  • Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation, which explores innovations in materials which support Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME).[6]


TMS has developed influential technology and/or roadmapping studies and reports convening experts in the minerals, metals, and materials communities. These publications are made freely accessible to the public.

  • Advanced Materials for Stationary Electrical Energy Storage, which includes a technical roadmap of the highest impact areas of research and development in the field, and the report, "Electric Power Industry Needs for Grid-Scale Storage."[7]
  • Linking Transformational Materials and Processing for an Energy-Efficient and Low-Carbon Economy, a three-part study on into areas where new materials and processing breakthroughs can create substantial advancements in carbon emission reduction, energy efficiency, and energy security.[8]
  • Implementing Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) in the Aerospace, Automotive, and Maritime Industries, which compiles the expertise of nearly 50 technical leaders in ICME and its allied fields to offer practical guidance for implementing an ICME-accelerated product development program within three years. [9]
  • Diversity in the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Professions (DMMM1), which offers insights into and highlights common themes across issues related to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.[10]
  • Modeling Across Scales, a roadmapping study which offers practical guidance in for connecting materials models across length and time scales.[11]
  • Building a Materials Data Infrastructure, which explores the barriers related to data storage and data sharing and offers recommendations to overcoming them.[12]


  1. ^ a b "2015 Annual Report" (PDF). The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society. 2015. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
  2. ^ "JOM".
  3. ^ "Journal of Electronic Materials".
  4. ^ "Journals". The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society. Retrieved September 6, 2013.
  5. ^ "Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy".
  6. ^ "Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation".
  7. ^ "Stationary Electrical Energy Storage".
  8. ^ "Materials and Energy Efficiency".
  9. ^ "ICME Implementation Study".
  10. ^ "Diversity Summit Report".
  11. ^ "Modeling Across Scales".
  12. ^ "Materials Data Infrastructure".

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