IMS Committees

IMS Committees


IMS Committees channel member involvement into tangible programs, products and services. These committees stay on top of technical advances and other areas of member interest.  By doing so, they bring new information to the members of IMS through products and services including:

  • Conference programming

  • Course development

  • Reference and periodical publications

If you enjoy working with other top professionals in field of metallography, we invite you to get involved on a committee. Through the products they develop and refine, these volunteers provide information and expertise that make a direct contribution to the field.

Please review the list of committees and their purpose and email the staff liaison of your interest or email

Annual Meeting/Events Committee

The purpose of the Annual Meeting/Events Committee is to bring together the generators and users of information to meet the needs of IMS members as it relates to the global metallographic community by providing vision, leadership and resources for technical programming at IMS; primarily the IMS Annual Meeting. An important facet of this mission is coordination of technical content between the ASM Affiliate Societies, the Microscopy & Microanalysis Conference, ASM Chapters, ASM Education Committee, Exposition, and Emerging Professionals. The Annual Meeting/Events Committee shall support the IMS Strategic Plan and be accountable and responsible for those strategic actions which fall within the purview of the committee. It shall also be the responsibility of the committee to contribute new program and service ideas that support the ASM Strategic Plan.

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Education Subcommittee

Based on the IMS Vision Statement, the Education  Subcommittee shall provide information and support education services, including those through ASM. The Subcommittee shall examine ASM courses and revise as needed, develop new educational services related to metallography.

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Awards & Nominations Committee

The IMS Awards & Nominations Committee will be responsible for nominations for the IMS Officers positions and general Board members, as described in the IMS Constitution. This Committee will also be responsible for nominating IMS members to appropriate ASM positions and awards.  The Awards & Nominations Committee shall recommend to the Board the awards policy of the Society, and shall be responsible for the awards activity of the Society. It shall recommend to the Board suitably chosen and properly qualified nominees for the various awards and honors of the Society. The Awards & Nominations Committee shall support the IMS Strategic Plan and be accountable and responsible for those strategic actions which fall within the purview of the committee.


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Membership Subcommittee

The Membership Subcommittee contributes to the success of the International Metallographic Society (IMS) through its ongoing membership program initiatives including actively enhancing and owning the member value proposition (new products, services and value); growing and retaining membership by demonstrating and reinforcing the value proposition; promoting metallography as a discipline, and improving membership communications throughout the society by developing marketing and sales plans that are based IMS Strategic Plan. Ultimately, the Membership Subcommittee is held accountable for meeting member needs as well as achieving the financial contribution for the Membership product line as set forth by the IMS Board.

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Based on the IMS vision, the IMS Micrograph Database Sub-Committee shall work with ASM to develop and maintain the Micrograph Database.  The Micrograph Database Sub-Committee will function as a sub-committee of the IMS Technology Committee.  Microstructures are the key to understanding the properties and the performance of metals, especially, and materials generally.  The Micrograph Database shall be a dynamic, multi-platform, and educational virtual library creating improved access to information across a variety of fields.  The Micrograph Database Sub-Committee will work with ASM to provide guidance and assistance in content acquisition and development, which shall lead to increased subscriptions and usage.

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