Jennifer L.W. Carter, assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, was named the 2019 Young Leaders International Scholar by the Metals, Minerals and Materials Society (TMS)
and the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS)
. TMS and the FEMS established this joint award to strengthen collaboration between “sister” organizations. TMS identifies one or more young leaders to travel to the FEMS meeting to present a paper. The chosen International Scholar also spends a few days visiting select industrial facilities, research labs or universities. On their return, they write an article about their experiences for their host organization's publication.
Carter will present her research at EuroMat 2019 in Stockholm Sweden, in September. Her work focuses on the characterization and modeling of the microstructure and mechanical properties of metal alloys for elevated temperature applications. Design of materials to operate in extreme environments is of strategic importance to the sustainability of existing and emerging power plants. This work is of international value as countries, under the Paris agreement, move forward to enact ambitious efforts to enact energy efficiency guidelines to combat climate change.