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The Acta Materialia Inc Announces New Chairman of the Board of Governors

NEW YORK, September 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Dr George "Rusty" Gray II to further nurture Acta's three leading journals in the material sciences: Acta Materialia, Scripta Materialia, and Acta Biomaterialia

Acta Materialia Inc. is pleased to announce that Dr George "Rusty" Gray II has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of Governors of Acta Materialia Inc. effective immediately. He succeeds Dr William F. Scott who passed away June 25, 2012.

Rusty, a native of New York, earned his PhD from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1981 and is currently a Laboratory Fellow and staff member in the dynamic properties and constitutive modeling team within the Materials Science Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory. He has served as the TMS representative on the Acta Board of Governors since 2004.

Dr Gray said of his appointment, "I am honored and excited to serve as the Chair of the Board of Governors of Acta Materialia, Inc. and look forward to nurturing and growing the strengths represented by Acta's three journals to keep them at the forefront of the rapidly evolving research topics in materials science and engineering research."

Founded in 1953, the Acta Materialia Inc., in collaboration with Elsevier, publish three high quality journals, Acta Materialia, Scripta Materialia, and Acta Biomaterialia, which cover the areas of materials science, biomaterials, materials engineering, and materials chemistry and physics. Acta Materialia is the leading journal in its field with an impact factor of 3.755. Acta Materialia Inc. supports and promotes scientific meetings, award prizes, and undertakes other activities to further its fundamental purpose and promote the science and engineering of materials science.

"Rusty is still very active in research, is familiar with contemporary issues in materials research, and the three journals will benefit substantially from his demonstrated leadership," stated Subhash Mahajan,Coordinating Editor of the journals at  Acta Materialia Inc.

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