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Edward Herderick honored with TMS Brimacombe Medal


The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) has honored Edward Herderick, the director of additive manufacturing at The Ohio State University Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME), with the 2022 Brimacombe Medal. Herderick was recognized for his exemplary leadership and contributions to the industrialization of additive manufacturing (AM) and service to TMS. 

The Brimacombe Medal is a mid-career award bestowed by TMS to individuals with sustained excellence and achievement in business, technology, education, public policy, or science related to materials science and engineering with a record of continuing service to the profession. Herderick received the award during the society’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition, from Feb. 27-March 3, in Anaheim, California. 

“I am thrilled to join this year’s class of Brimacombe Medalists, and I’m grateful and appreciative of TMS and my colleagues, collaborators, and students over the years who have made it so much fun and rewarding to pursue a career in materials science and engineering,” Herderick said. “I really believe that the TMS community has the tools and know-how to address societal challenges through collaboration and developing the next generation of our profession.”

Herderick is a recognized leader in the commercialization of manufacturing technologies. In his role at Ohio State, Herderick oversees all AM activities at CDME. Under his leadership, Ohio State has become a leader in AM innovation and experiential education, with CDME housing 3D printers capable of processing metals, polymers, composites, biomaterials, and ceramics. 

Herderick was previously the global sales leader for GE Inspection Technologies and also served as the additive technologies leader for GE Corporate Supply Chain and Operations. Earlier in his career, he was director of research and development at AM startup rp+m and was director of the Additive Manufacturing Consortium operated by the Edison Welding Institute.

A materials scientist by training, he received his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Ohio State.

“Legendary Ohio State football coach Woody Hayes had a saying ‘pay it forward,’ and I think that Kevin Brimacombe would have really loved that sentiment,” Herderick said. “I’m looking forward to doing that with my fellow TMS members for years to come.”

TMS is a professional society that connects minerals, metals, and materials scientists and engineers who work in industry, academia, and government positions worldwide. Currently, the organization supports more than 12,000 professional and student members on six continents.