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Campbell wins professional development award

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, or TMS, recently announced that Anne Campbell of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been chosen as a recipient of TMS’s 2024 Structural Materials Division, or SMD, Young Leaders Professional Development Award.

Campbell is an R&D staff member in the Advanced Nuclear Materials group in ORNL’s Materials Science and Technology Division since 2016. She will receive the award along with fellow recipients Grace Gu of the University of California and Zachary Sims of the University of Tennessee at the society’s Functional Materials Division/SMD luncheon on March 4 during the TMS2024 Annual Meeting & Exposition in Orlando, March 3-7.

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. The award helps dynamic young people from TMS’s five technical divisions participate in society activities, make important contacts with TMS leaders and network with prominent members. The SMD Nominations and Awards Committee chose the winners.

“My involvement with TMS started in 2008 as a graduate student at my first professional conference and has continued to grow,” Campbell said. “I am looking forward to taking advantage of this chance to expand my leadership within TMS and its functional and technical committees.”

One of several events at TMS2024 she is eagerly anticipating is the board of directors meeting. “As an early-career member, I will be interested to see where they are planning to take the society going forward out of COVID,” she said.

A member of the SMD Nuclear Materials, Mechanics and Materials Behavior, and Emerging Professionals committees, Campbell will attend the gatherings of those groups at the annual meeting. She will also be at the assembly of the SMD Committee, of which she is a voting member because of her role as an SMD representative for the TMS Content Development and Dissemination Committee.

Additionally, her agenda will involve giving an invited talk at one of the Nuclear Materials Committee symposia, attending the TMS Executive Committee meeting, and serving as a judge in the poster session.

“The fact that I’m already really active in TMS is a nice thing,” Campbell said. “My receiving the Young Leaders Professional Development Award is going to give me a chance to expand my network with the higher leadership in a way I’ve not had the opportunity to do before. This new level of engagement will be exciting.”

The award is made possible through donations to the TMS Foundation.

Campbell’s current research at ORNL involves understanding the effects of irradiation and other extreme environments on materials properties. 

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