Light Metals Division

The Light Metals Division (LMD) is organized to serve professionals in both the traditional (aluminum, magnesium, beryllium, titanium, lithium, and other reactive metals) and emerging light metals (composites, laminates, etc.) fields. 

This service encompasses recycling technologies and activities related to the materials mentioned. This is accomplished by involvement of academic, research, technical, and operational activities toward practical applications of technology.

If you are a member of the LMD Council, click here to visit the LMD Council pages.

Meet the LMD Chair

Eric Nyberg

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Get Involved

You can contribute to the work of the TMS Light Metals Division by joining a TMS technical committee. Begin by selecting the LMD committee that best aligns with your professional interests, then visit the committee website page and click on the Committee Roster link to find the contact information of the committee chair who can assist you with additional information. If you are a TMS member, you may also attend a technical committee meeting in person at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition and apply for membership at that time.

As a technical committee member, you can become further involved in developing technical programming, publications content and professional development events. You can also get involved by nominating a candidate for an LMD award, which recognizes excellence within the LMD's scope of activities. For a complete listing of ways to get involved with TMS, visit the Volunteer Opportunities section of the website.

Leadership Opportunities

TMS Technical Divisions provide members with additional leadership opportunities at the division council level. Learn more about leadership openings including the Technical Division Chair position, which includes three years serving as vice chair of the division and three years serving as chair (a TMS Board of Directors position). Additional volunteer opportunities are available through various functional committee representative positions, which allow members to represent their division on Society-wide committees like the Programming Committee, Membership & Student Development Committee, and more.  

Available positions rotate annually and nominations/applications are due December 15 of each year. Technical Division Vice-Chair/Chair nominations require the submission of a Vice Chair Nomination Form. For the LMD, Vice Chair/Chair nominations will be accepted in 2021, 2024, 2027, and 2030. To learn more about current available positions, contact Joni Gregg, Technical Divisions & Executive Administrator. 

For More Information

Please visit the Volunteer Resources section of the site. If you cannot find the information you need, please contact the TMS Volunteerism Staff.