Published on Monday November 19, 2007
MSE alumnus Dr. Diran Apelian (B.S. 1968) has been appointed the 2008 president of TMS, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society. He is also the recent recipient of the 2007 Acta Materialia, Inc. J. Herbert Holloman Award. According to the award details, this award "recognizes outstanding contributions to interactions between materials science and technology and societal interests and/or contributions to materials technology that have had a major impact on society."
Dr. Apelian is the Howmet Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Director of the Metal Processing Institute (MPI) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. In addition to graduating from Drexel in 1968, he served as a faculty member and in several administrative positions at Drexel University from 1976 until 1990.