ASM International, Materials Park, Ohio, USA, has announced a collaboration with the Japanese Institute of Metals and Materials (JIM) in order to encourage the international exchange of knowledge and ideas regarding the materials science community. This initiative also provides opportunities for each organisation to expand both their respective networks and resources.
JIM is an academic society that promotes the advancement of theory, science, and industrial processes as it relates to metals and other materials. ASM International is said to be the world’s largest association of materials-centric engineers and scientists dedicated to informing, educating, and connecting the materials community to solve problems and stimulate innovation around the world. As part of this collaboration between the two organisations, JIM membership will be provided with various benefits of ASM membership.
Student initiatives are said to be a cornerstone of this collaboration, encouraging both ASM and JIM students and young researchers in attending each society’s respective annual events which include ASM’s International Materials Applications and Technologies (IMAT) Fall Meeting and the JIM Annual Spring Meeting. Mutually beneficial to both organisations, this allows for students to attend materials science conferences and engage in the exchange of both technical and cultural information.
JIM is the first partner to join ASM International in this collaboration to expand value within the materials community at large.
“We are looking forward to providing materials information globally and are proud to have JIM as our partner in this collaboration,” stated Ryan Milosh, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, ASM International.