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2001 TMS Annual Meeting: Luncheons & Dinners

February 11–15 · 2001 TMS ANNUAL MEETING · New Orleans, Louisiana

2001 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition

During the week of February 11–15, 2001, at the 130th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), you can join more than 4,000 science and engineering professionals, representing more than 70 different countries, who will come together for the opportunity to add to their own store of knowledge by capitalizing on the expertise and experience of their colleagues. More than 200 sessions and 1,000 individual presentations are scheduled. Whether your technical interests lie in precious metal extraction, aluminum processing, high-temperature superconductors, or just about any other materials field or metallurgical discipline, you will find programming that addresses your most pressing needs.

The 2001 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel will be the headquarters hotel for the event. All conference events, including registration, technical sessions, and the exhibition will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Young Leaders Extractive Metallurgy Tuturial
Taylor Ojebbuoboh Anderson

Presented by: Patrick R. Taylor, University of Tennessee; Funsho Ojebuoboh, Asarco; Corby G. Anderson, Montana Tech

Date: Monday, February 12, 2001
Time: 12:00 noon-1:30 PM
Location: Melrose, Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel
Cost: $15

Extractive Metallurgy as a discipline is explained from a Professor’s, Consultant’s and Manager’s point of view. Dr. Funsho Ojebbuoboh is Manager of Technical and Business Development with Asarco’ Globe Plant Specialty Metals. Dr. Corby Anderson is Principal Process Engineer with the Center for Advanced Mineral and Metallurgical Processing at Montana Tech and Dr. Patrick Taylor is Professor & Head of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Tennessee.

Extractive Metallurgy may be defined as the physical and chemical principals of metals recovery and refining. Typically the field is divided into three parts: pyrometallurgy, hydrometallurgy and electrometallurgy. Many of the unit operations are utilized in materials synthesis and the fundamental principles are applicable to materials processing by chemical reactions.

Light Metals Division Luncheon

Presented by: Svein Richard Brandtzaeg, Hydro Magnesium Marketing

Magnesium--A Challenge for Aluminum in the Future?

Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2001
Time: 12:00 noon-2:00 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom A, Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel

About the topic: The global Magnesium market is small compared to Aluminium, but growing at 2-3 times higher rate. Magnesium together with Aluminium are competing with plastics and still in highly demanding segments. Magnesium and Aluminium are in some areas complimentary, and as an alloying element Magnesium is improving the properties of Aluminium, but the inherent properties of these light metals are also exposed to direct competition. The industrial structure and production technologies are very different and are influencing the competitiveness of the metals.

About the Presenter: Dr. Brandtzaeg earned his Master of Science degree in 1981 at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU. He went on to receive degrees as Economist. He was PhD student for Professor Harald Oye at Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Norwegian University of Science and Technology and awarded his PhD in 1985. He finished his education with a Post. Doc. Fellowship for Professor Barry Welch at Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Auckland, in 1987-1988. He is currently the President of Norsk Hydro’s Magnesium Division. Former positions at Hydro Aluminium included Vice-President Casthouses, Casthouse and Marketing Manager, Technical Manager, HR Training and Education Manager and Cathode Workshop Manager.

Extraction and Processing Division Luncheon

Presented by: Theo Lehner, Boliden Mineral

Processes, Products and Profits: The Art of Modern Smelting

Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2001
Time: 12:00 noon -2:00 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom A, Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel

About the topic: The business of smelting is experiencing both new and old challenges: cutting costs and emmissions exemplify old ones, defending our products and recycling of post-consumer wastes are new ones. Recent European experience will be shared.

About the Presenter: Theo Lehner earned his dipl. ing. of metal-lurgy degree in 1972 at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH, Zurich. He went on to work with injection metallurgy at MEFOS (1973), the Metallurgical Pilot Plant at Lulea, Sweden. From steel research he continued to stainless steel production at Avesta Stainless (1980) and moved on to extraction of base metals at Boliden Minerals AB (1982). The fascinating world of pyrometallurgy and the challenges caused by it have kept him busy since. Recent challenges include objetcs such as consequences of producer responsibility acts, sustainability discussions, benchmarkings and attacks on metals. He is currently the Metallurgical Supervisor at the Raw Materials Department of Boliden’s Rönnskär smelter.

Larry Kaufman Honorary Dinner
In conjunction with the Computational Thermodynamics in Materials Design Symposium

Sponsored by: TMS MPMD, EMPMD, SMD, and ASM-MSCTS

On the occasion of his 70th birthday, a symposium dedicated to Dr. Larry Kaufman is being organized. Dr. Kaufman has pioneered the fields of calculation of phase diagrams (CALPHAD), which is a key component in today’s computational materials design. Topics to be covered in the symposium include, but will not be limited to, the following: lattice stability, computational thermodynamics, calculation of phase diagrams, computational kinetics, materials design, and industrial applications. The symposium will consist of a keynote talk by Dr. Larry Kaufman and oral presentations.


Roger Staehle Honorary Dinner
In conjunction with the Chemistry and Electrochemistry of Corrosion and Stress Corrosion Symposium

Sponsored by: TMS SMD Division and ASM-MSCTS

This conference will include papers on the chemistry and electrochemistry of corrosion and stress corrosion cracking. A wide range of topics in stress corrosion cracking including chemistry differences between crack initiation and propagation will be presented.

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