TMS Annual Meeting

With more than 4 000 attendants, the 153rd TMS Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida was a very successful highlight in the yearly materials science calendar. Material Scientists from Leoben were well represented and delivered a series of well attended scientific presentations in various symposia, but also enjoyed the interaction with international colleagues and leaders in the field, and the excitement of witnessing rocket starts at night. Of particular note are an invited presentation by Verena Maier-Kiener, who was also supported by TMS via a Family Care Grant. Daniel Kiener, current chair of the Nanomechanical Materials Behavior Committee, served as co-organizer of the symposium ‘Mechanical Behavior at the Nanoscale VII’ and was honored by the society as Brimacombe Medalist for his sustained excellence in materials science, pioneering in-situ nanoscale methods providing mechanistic insights into mechanical behavior of materials.