Schoenung Recognized as a Fellow of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society

Julie Schoenung is one of eight to be inducted into the TMS’ 2021 Class of Fellows.

Feb. 9, 2021 - Julie Schoenung, professor and chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been inducted into the 2021 Class of Fellows of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) for her pioneering contributions to the science and engineering of trimodal composites and for novel applications of green engineering.

In her research, Schoenung synthesizes, characterizes and models new materials to meet the increasing demands of ballistic, transportation and energy applications. She also studies the impacts of materials transactions on human health and environmental quality and leads efforts to advance sustainable development of materials, especially as used in manufacturing processes.

“I am very proud to receive this recognition, and I hope that my inclusion in the 2021 Class of TMS Fellows will serve as an example for young women professionals in the materials science and engineering community and to all scholars who follow a non-traditional path through their career and profession,” said Schoenung. “I want to share my deepest gratitude to TMS and to all of my graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, undergraduate students, staff, collaborators and my own role models – without their hard work, commitment, support and friendship along the way, my achievements leading to this honor would not have been possible.”

The TMS Fellow designation, considered a pinnacle award, includes a life membership in the society. Induction into the Class of TMS Fellows is based on outstanding contributions to the practice of minerals, metallurgy or materials science and technology. Schoenung is one of eight to be inducted this year and will receive the award at the TMS 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting in March.

TMS is a professional society that connects minerals, metals and materials scientists and engineers who work in industry, academia and government positions around the world.

– Lori Brandt