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Ready elected to the 2021-2024 TMS presidential cycle
Jud Ready, Deputy Director, Innovation Initiatives for the Institute for Materials, adjunct professor in MSE, and a principal research engineer for GTRI, was recently elected to the 2021-2024 The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) presidential cycle. The three-year term includes the position of vice president (2021-2022), president (2022-2023), and past president (2023-2024).
Ready expressed his honor “to serve in this role and work alongside TMS as we continue to provide impactful materials science and engineering resources to our membership and the public at large during this uncertain time. While he looks forward to his term, he realizes the additional challenges that TMS will face due to COVID. “TMS has relied heavily on the annual face-to-face conference. What the Orlando conference in March 2021 will look like, as well as future conferences, is very hard to predict.” However, he acknowledges the competence and agility of the TMS staff and volunteer leadership. “Our digital publishing partnerships with Springer and others are seeing accelerated adoptions with the prevalence of distance learning and I expect that to continue.”
Ready has a long history with TMS, starting in 1997, when he served as Georgia Tech TMS Student Chapter President until 1999. He has since served as a TMS Symposium Organizer and/or presented his original research at a TMS conference every year from 1998 through 2020.
In 2002, Ready received the TMS Young Leaders Professional development Award from the TMS Electronic, Magnetic & Photonic Materials Division (now the Functional Materials Division). In 2006, he was selected as the TMS/Japan Institute of Metals and Materials Young Leaders International Scholar. He has served as chair of the TMS Nanotechnology, Education, and Membership & Student Development Committees. He was first elected to the TMS Board of Directors in 2005 as director of Membership & Student Development and again in 2010 as director of Content Development & Dissemination. In 2015, he was named a TMS Brimacombe Medalist, which recognizes mid-career individuals for sustained excellence and achievement in business, technology, education, public policy, or science related to materials and engineering.
Redy’s current research focuses primarily on energy, aerospace, nanomaterial applications, and electronics reliability. Ready has more than 1,700 citations from his numerous refereed publications on electronic and nanoscale materials, and his research developments have been presented at well over two dozen international conferences, including invited talks in Prague, Hong Kong, Berlin, Tokyo, Uzbekistan Austria, and Chile.
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