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Alan Luo selected to receive 2023 TMS Research to Industrial Practice Award

Alan Luo, Professor Material Science and Engineering Ohio State
Alan Luo  |  2023 Research to Industrial Practice Award Recipient

The Research to Industrial Practice Award is presented by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in transferring research results or findings in some aspect of the fields of metallurgy and materials into commercial production and practical use as a representative of an industrial, academic, governmental or technical organization. Alan Luo has made significant research and practical contributions to light metals technology throughout his career in the automotive industry and as a professor at Ohio State. His expertise includes lightweight materials, advanced manufacturing processes and integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) and lightweight applications.

I am deeply honored to receive the Research to Industrial Practice Award from my peers at TMS. As a materials scientist and engineer, I have always believed that the best scientific research should lead to real-world applications. I am thankful for my students, colleagues and collaborators who helped me achieve these innovations. I also feel fortunate to be associated with TMS during my industrial and academic career. The TMS community has always been a source of scientific knowledge and endless inspiration for innovations.

Dr. Alan Luo is the FEF Key Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Integrated Systems Engineering. Prior to joining Ohio State in 2013, Dr. Luo was a GM Technical Fellow at General Motors Global Research and Development Center (Warren, MI, USA) with 20 years of industrial experience. 

Professor Luo will accept his award at the TMS-AIME Annual Awards Ceremony on March 22 during the TMS 2023 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Diego, California.

Professor James Williams received the Research to Industrial Practice Award in 2003.