2000 TMS Annual Meeting: Special Lectures and Addresses
March 12-16 · 2000 TMS ANNUAL
MEETING · Nashville, Tennessee
During the week of March 12-16, 2000, the 129th Annual
Meeting & Exhibition of The Minerals, Metals &
Materials Society (TMS) will be held in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Opryland Hotel and Convention Center.
Futureview . .
Presented by: Daniel Burrus,
Burrus Research Associates, Inc.
Date: Monday, March 13, 2000
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Room: Presidential Ballroom, Opryland Hotel
Thanks to recent innovations in science and technology we
are at the gateway to a renaissance in materials technology, in terms of not only
developing new applications, but also in terms of the industry itself. Although we
are at a time of tremendous opportunity, we are at the same time faced with problems
of equal magnitude. This presentation will provide you with valuable insight into
how best to capitalize on present and future opportunities, while artfully minimizing
problems along the way.
Key information you will take with you and use . . .
- Switching from a Short-Range Mindset to a Long-Range R&D
- Belt-tightening, Downsizing, and the Growing Threat to
- Materials Technology's Role in Miniaturization and the
- An Entrepreneurial Look at Leveraging Time with Technology:
Doing More with Less
- The Actionable Value of Sharing Knowledge and Wisdom
- The Visible Future: How You can Thrive in the New Millennium
Extraction & Processing Division Distinguished Lecturer
Aspects of Technology Transfer
Presented by: Derek
J. Fray, Professor, University of Cambridge
- Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2000
- Time: 12:00 noon
- Room: Jefferson A - Presidential Ballroom
About the topic: In recent decades, those working
in extractive metallurgy have made tremendous progress in the understanding of thermodynamics,
kinetics, and modeling of metallurgical systems. However, as is well known, the subject
of extractive metallurgy has suffered a severe decline in the number of universities
and other institutions offering teaching and research activities. This is beginning
to be reflected in the lack of publications in the area compared to those in competing
areas of polymers, ceramics and composite materials. This decline may affect future
innovation in extractive metallurgy but, fortunately, other areas of fundamental
and applied science can offer innovative approaches to many problems. This presentation
will explore such diverse areas as nanotechnology, battery and fuel cell technology,
solid state chemistry and physical metallurgy and give examples where technology
transfer from these areas may offer interesting benefits to the understanding of
existing processes and the creation of new processes which are more energy efficient
and less polluting. The examples will pertain to aluminum, titanium and other non-ferrous
Institute of Metals Lecture & Robert F. Mehl Medalist
Some Generalities in the Analyses of Equilibria in Ionic
Presented by: Prof.
Robert A. Rapp, Distinguished University Professor
Emeritus The Ohio State University
- Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2000
- Time: 12:00 noon
- Room: Jefferson A Presidential Ballroom
About the topic: Despite great differences in the
physical and chemical properties of various ionic media, common methods for analyzing
internal equilibrium provide useful and simple means for interpreting and predicting
their behavior. The formalism of M. Pourbaix for analyzing the activities and solubilities
of solutes in aqueous solutions has provided a foundation for interpreting corrosion
and other electrochemical phenomena in such solutions. Although perhaps not so obvious,
the formalism of Kroger-Vink in plotting the point defect concentrations for ionic
solids derives from the same mathematical method. Likewise, the activities and solubilities
for solutes in fused salts, e.g. fused sodium sulfate, can be treated by exactly
the same sort of simultaneous resolution of equilibria for reactions in an ionic
medium. Suggestions for extension of this analysis to analyze cryolite-base fused
salt solutions important to aluminum extraction are discussed.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Daniel Burrus is one of
the world's leading technology forecasters, and is the founder, president and CEO
of Burrus Research Associates, Inc., a research and consulting firm that specializes
in global innovations in science and technology, their creative
application and future impact. The New York Times has referred to him as one
of America's top three business gurus in the highest demand as a speaker.
Mr. Burrus is one of the most highly sought after speakers in the world today, as
reflected by the 1,800+ speeches he has given corporations, associations, and professional
organizations worldwide. Over the past sixteen years, he has established an exceptional
record of accurately predicting the future of technological change. He has helped
hundreds of clients develop successful competitive strategies based on the creative
application of leading-edge technologies.
His client list includes a wide range of industries, including many Fortune 500 companies
such as GE, Lucent Technologies, DuPont, Motorola, Bell Atlantic, Toshiba, CIBA-GEIGY,
Hewlett Packard, Exxon, Minolta, and Xerox.
He produces a variety of technology publications, including the Technotrends
Newsletter, and is the author of six books that have been published since 1990.
Since 1996 Derek Fray
has been employed as Professor of Materials Chemistry, Department of Materials Science
and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge. From 1990 to 1996 he worked as Professor
of Mineral Engineering and Head of Department at the University of Leeds. From 1971
to 1990 he was also with the University of Cambridge as University Lecturer. From
the years 1965 to 1971 he worked at both the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
and Imperial Smelting Processes Ltd.
Prof. Fray has a B.S. in Metallurgy and a Ph.D., in Extractive Metallurgy, Imperial
College, London University.
Prof. Rapp studied at Purdue
University, Lafayette, Indiana (B.S. 1956) and Carnegie Institute of Technology,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (M.S. 1958, Ph.D. 1959).
He has taught and conducted research in the areas of corrosion mechanisms, coating
and protection, and high-temperature materials. His research contributions are characterized
by their scientific/technical rigor, creativity and relevance to practical problems.
He has published about 245 papers, books, courses and chapters in the open literature
and authored 20 patents. His outstanding research contributions and accomplishments
have been recognized by many major awards, including: Guggenheim Fellowship (1972-73),
Henry Marion Howe Medal of ASM (1980), Edward DeMille Campbell Memorial Lecture of
ASM (1983), Willis Rodney Whitney Award of NACE (1986), Outstanding Achievement Award
of the High Temperature Materials Division of ECS (1990), and Ulrich R. Evans Award,
British Corrosion Society (1992). In addition he has been elected a Fellow of four
professional societies (ASM, 1980; TMS, 1982; ECS, 1993; and NACE, 1994). In 1988
he was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering in recognition of
his many distinguished contributions to engineering, engineering science and technology.
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