Alumnus receives 2014 TMS Young Leader Professional Development Award

Research Assistant Professor Zhiwei Peng (MSE) has received a 2014 TMS Young Leader Professional Development Award from the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society. The award is supported by the TMS Foundation.

Peng, who recently completed a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at Michigan Tech, was honored with the 2013 Bhakta Rath Award for his exceptional research on the use of microwaves to make steel. “I am truly grateful for the education at Michigan Tech which laid a solid foundation for my career,” said Peng. “I am also deeply indebted to my advisor, Jiann-Yang Hwang, for his excellent and invaluable guidance during my PhD studies.”

The award recognizes early-career individuals under the age of 40 for their potential as future leaders within TMS and the materials and engineering community. Award winners have unique opportunities to become more involved in society activities and to network with prominent TMS members.

Award winners receive complimentary 2014 TMS membership and sponsorship for their attendance at the TMS annual meeting in San Diego.

The winners were formally recognized at the 143rd TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition in February.

Published in Tech Today


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