Michele Manuel Named 2021 TMS Brimacombe Medalist

Michele Manuel, Ph.D.

Michele Manuel, Ph.D., professor and chair of the UF Department of Materials Science & Engineering, was recently recognized as a Brimacombe Medalist by The Mineral, Metals & Materials Society (TMS).

The Brimacombe Medalist Award recognizes outstanding mid-career scientists with sustained excellence and achievement in business, technology, education, public policy, or science related to materials science and engineering, and who also have a record of continuing service to the profession. TMS recognized Dr. Manuel for her significant contributions in integrating systems-based materials design approaches to light metals and her meaningful service to the materials science profession.

“It is truly an honor to be selected for the Brimacombe Medalist Award. Working alongside distinguished and esteemed TMS colleagues to impact technology, science, engineering and society at all levels has been a truly enriching and impactful experience. It’s helped me to grow and learn in remarkable and beautifully unpredictable ways,” said Dr. Manuel. “I am thankful for my mentors, colleagues, friends and especially my family who have continuously supported my career endeavors. I greatly look forward to continuing my professional growth and excellence in the field while maintaining distinguished service to TMS and the profession.”

Dr. Manuel is an internationally recognized leader and expert in materials design. She recently received an $11 million Department of Energy award to help to make steel production more energy-efficient and help position the American steel industry as a world leader in alloy manufacturing.