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Editor-in-Chief for npj Computational Materials Receives TMS Fellow Award

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Long-Qing Chen, the Editor-in-Chief for Nature Family Journal npj Computational Materials, has been named a Fellow of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), the society's highest honor.

TMS fellows are recognized as leading authorities and contributors to the practice of metallurgy, materials science, and technology, and for outstanding service to society. Chen received this award for his seminal contributions to computational mesoscale materials science and its applications to solid-solid phase transformations and microstructure evolution.

Long-Qing Chen is Donald W. Hamer Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics, and Professor of Mathematics at Penn State. He has published over 500 papers in the area of computational microstructure evolution and multiscale modeling of structural metallic alloys, functional oxide thin films, and energy materials. His theory and computational group collaborates widely with numerous premier experimental groups worldwide. His computational work has attracted strong interest and support from industry, including funded projects in the past from Air Products, Ford, General Motors, Alcoa, Pratt-Whitney, Samsung, Knoll Atomic Power Laboratory, and Intel, and national labs, including Los Alamos, Pacific Northwest, Oak Ridge, Sandia, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, and NETL.

For his contributions to computational materials science, professor Chen has previously received numerous awards including a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005, the 2011 TMS (The Minerals, Metals, and Materials) EMPMD Distinguished Scientist Award, and the 2014 MRS (Materials Research Society) Materials Theory Award. He was previously named a Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS), American Physical Society (APS), American Ceramic Society (ACerS), and The American Society for Metals International (ASM).

npj Computational Materials is a comprehensive journal emphasizing the integration of experimental and computational materials science and engineering. It welcomes the submission of manuscripts in the area of development of computational materials science tools at different spatial and time scales, computation-guided and/or data-driven materials design and discovery, high-throughput experiments, database development, as well as fundamental understanding and prediction of materials.

Through the joint efforts by the Editor-in-Chiefs, Editors, the Nature Publishing Group, the Publication Office at the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, the Editorial Board Members, as well as strong supports by their Colleagues and Friends, npj Computational Materials has established a strong Editorial Board consisting of top scientists including academicians from the United States, China, France, and England. The journal has published 42 articles including 12 review articles by some of the very top intentionally well-known scientists in the field.

Professor Chen himself has coauthored an Editorial “Design and discovery of materials guided by theory and computation” (npj Computational Materials (2015) 1, 15007; doi:10.1038/npjcompumats.2015.7; http://www.nature.com/articles/npjcompumats20157)and a review article “First-principles calculations of lattice dynamics and thermal properties of polar solids”(npj Computational Materials 2:16006 (2016). doi:10.1038/npjcompumats.2016.6; http://www.nature.com/articles/npjcompumats20166