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Published monthly by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) (a member-based professional society), JOM is a technical journal devoted to exploring the many aspects of materials science and engineering.

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JOM, the member magazine of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, has long enjoyed opportunities to highlight the role of materials in society. On its pages, readers have found descriptions of ancient processes such as Damascus steel making or lost-wax casting.

Unforgettable moments in history—the collapse of the World Trade Center towers, the explosion of the space shuttle Columbia, and the sinking of the Titanic have all been explored from a materials science perspective.

Thus, it is a fitting for JOM to honor TMS on its 50th Anniversary by considering the top 100 moments that have shaped materials science.

JOM Related Reading

We welcome comments from all interested readers, and invite you to peruse some of the past articles JOM has published that captured the intriguing combination of materials science and history.


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Headquartered in the United States but international in both its membership and activities, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is a rare professional organization that encompasses the entire range of materials and engineering, from minerals processing and primary metals production to basic research and the advanced applications of materials.

In support of its Mission statement and Strategic Plan, the society provides forums for the exchange of information; promotes technology transfer; promotes the education and development of current and future professionals; represents the profession in the accreditation of educational programs and in the registration of professional engineers (a U.S.-grounded activity); encourages professionalism, ethical behavior, and concern for the environment; and stimulates a worldwide sense of unity in the profession.

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