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NSE’s Ju Li recognized for outstanding contributions in materials science and engineering

Ju Li, MIT

Ju Li, the Battelle Energy Alliance Professor in Nuclear Engineering and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering was selected to receive the The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) Fellow Award, Class of 2022. Prof Li receives the award “for ground-breaking work on understanding the fundamental properties of ultra-strength materials and development and implementation of elastic strain engineering.”

Presented annually, this pinnacle award recognizes TMS members who have made outstanding contributions to the practice of metallurgy/materials science and technology. Li is one of ten TMS members selected to receive the award in 2022. The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society is a professional society that connects minerals, metals, and materials scientists and engineers who work in industry, academia, and government positions around the world.

“I am honored and humbled to be in the TMS Fellow class of 2022.” says Li. “TMS has played a key role in my career development, for which I'm forever grateful.” He received the award at the TMS 2022 Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California.

Li’s exceptional body of work has garnered recognition by the Materials Research Society and the American Physical Society. In November 2020, he was elected as a fellow to the American Association for the Advancement of Science.