Hemker took office at the TMS Annual Meeting, held from March 11-15 in Phoenix, Arizona. At the meeting’s award ceremony, he offered the audience a preview of his plans for the coming year, “My vision for TMS involves both staying the course and pursuing opportunities for change.”
In his remarks, Hemker acknowledged his long career at Johns Hopkins, as well as the university’s promising work in the materials field, “I am also proud of my academic family-tree and in particular the branch that is growing at Johns Hopkins. Working with so many talented young scientists and witnessing the digital revolution that is upon us, I am convinced that there has never, ever been a better time to be a materials professional.”
A professional member of TMS since 1991, Hemker has served two terms on the TMS Board of Directors as Public & Governmental Affairs (P&GA) Director from 2008 to 2013. He has also contributed as a member of the Titanium, Strategic Planning, and P&GA committees. In 2014, he was elected as a TMS Fellow.