Prof. Ogunsanya elected as MetSoc Emerging Professional

CivMin Prof. Ibrahim Ogunsanya has been elected as an Emerging Professional in the Materials technical section by The Metallurgy and Materials Society (MetSoc) of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM).

According to MetSoc, the Emerging Professionals (EP) Development Program helps emerging professionals to engage with our Society, participate in Society activities, become better acquainted with each other and make important contacts with CIM and MetSoc leaders over a period of two years.

The Metallurgy and Materials Society Metallurgists have been active in CIM since its inception in 1898. In 1945, the Metallurgy Division was formed to reflect the group’s technical interests. Constituted as a Society in 1967, the Metallurgical Society (MetSoc) is one of the four societies and five divisions making up the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum. In October of 2010, the Society adopted its new name The Metallurgy and Materials Society.

The Materials, Mineral and Mining society has its equivalent in different countries:
  • Canada: CIM – Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy & Petroleum
  • U.S.: TMS – The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society [the M is stacked as 3 M’s]
  • U.K.: IOM3 Institute of Materials, Minerals, & Mining [the M is stacked as 3 M’s].
Prof. Ogunsanya is a member of all three societies and was just recently awarded Professional Member of Institute of Materials, Minerals, & Mining (MIMMM) as well. He is an assistant professor of Civil Engineering at U of T, and is the newest faculty member in the Department, having started January 2022. He is known for his research work on electrochemistry and corrosion.