Assistant Professor Garritt Tucker is a recipient of the 2016 TMS MPMS Young Leaders Professional Development Award of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division.
Tucker is one of five awardees in the MPMS Division, others of which include Drexel Materials alumnus Dr. Marko Knezevic (PhD 2008), currently assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of New Hampshire, and Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics Assistant Professor Christopher Weinberger.
Tucker joined the Drexel Materials faculty in 2013. He earned his PhD in 2011 from the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. At Drexel, he leads the Computational Materials Science and Design research group where his research lies at the confluence of modern materials theory and high performance computing. In his group, he employs a myriad of computing, numerical, and theoretical techniques to research both the fundamental and multiscale properties of materials while exploring new avenues for tailoring functional properties in hierarchical nanostructured materials.
According to TMS, the award “was created to enhance the professional development of dynamic young people from TMS’s five technical divisions by helping them participate in Society activities, become better acquainted, make important contacts with TMS leaders, and network with prominent Society members.”
The award was presented at the EPD/MPMD lunch on Tuesday, February 16, 2015 at the 145th TMS Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN.