Retirement of CMQ Editor in Chief and Editor Assistant

Joe McDermid

After many years of service, we are truly thankful and honoured to have worked with Joe McDermid. He, with our publisher, brought recognition to the CMQ and grew the impact factor of the journal. We wish him the best for his future endeavors and are grateful for his hard work and dedication.

Joe McDermid

Professor Joe McDermid earned his bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Queen’s University in 1985 and his Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering from Mcgill University in 1992.

Joe McDermid is presently Professor at McMaster University, in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He has been working at McMaster for over 16 years.

He previously worked at Noranda Technology Centre from 1992-2003 as a Senior Scientist. As the NSERC/Stelco Industrial Research Chair in Advanced Coated Steels from 2003 to present, McDermid has focused on integrating and developing new grades of advanced high strength steels for automotive weight reduction and safety enhancement with the continuous galvanizing process, the most widely practiced and cost-effective means of protecting steels against corrosion.

His expertise is in Physical Metallurgy of Advanced High Strength Steels, Microstructure-Property Relationships, High-Temperature Oxidation, Continuous Galvanizing of Advanced Steels, Reactive Wetting, Electron Microscopy.

McDermid recently received the Nevison Award at the Galvanizers Association’s Annual Meeting in Memphis, Tennessee.

MetSoc Contributions 

  • Editor in Chief of the Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly from 2013 to 2021
  • Has increased the Impact Factor of the journal from 0.0 to 0.912
  • Contributed to several special edition volumes of the CMQ

Thank you for your perseverance, hard work and dedication that you have brought to the position. The journal grew under your leadership,  Joe, has led one of the most important services that MetSoc of CIM provides to the Metallurgy and Materials community

– Stephen Corbin,  Dalhousie University

Joe will be at the 61st Annual Conference of Metallurgists to receive his plaque of appreciation for his work.

Debbie Fisher

We also take the opportunity to thank and recognize the important work of Debbie Fisher who has served well over a decade as Editor Assistant to the CMQ (Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly).


To both, a retirement is well deserved!



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