Kalidindi Named TMS Fellow

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) has named Surya R. Kalidindi as one of five members of its 2014 Class of Fellows. The award recognizes TMS members who are qualified for elevation to the Class of Fellow by reason of outstanding contributions to the practice of metallurgy, materials science, and technology. The award is considered a pinnacle award, and includes a life membership to the Society. Kalidindi has been a professor of the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech since 2012.

To qualify for the honor, inductees must be a full member of TMS for at least five continuous years, and have a good personal reputation and distinction as an eminent authority in some aspect of the practice of metallurgy, materials science, and technology. This includes scholarship such as the publication of articles or books; the granting of patents; direction of important research or engineering work; and responsibility through management for nationally known improvements and developments in the field.

Kalidindi's research interests are broadly centered on designing material internal structure (including composition) for optimal performance in any selected application and identifying hybrid processing routes for its manufacture. To this end, he has employed a harmonious blend of experimental, theoretical, and numerical approaches in his research.

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is a member-driven international professional society dedicated to fostering the exchange of learning and ideas across 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 12,000 professional and student members are metallurgical and materials engineers, scientists, researchers, educators, and administrators from more than 70 countries on six continents.