TMS LogoSecond International Conference on Processing Materials for Properties: Speaker Information

November 5–8, 2000  ·  San Francisco, California

The Second International Conference on Processing Materials for Properties (PMP2000) will take place November 5–8, 2000, in San Francisco, California.

Under the joint organization of The Mining and Materials Processing Institute of Japan (MMIJ) and The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), PMP2000 will provide a forum for the world's materials community to address the continuing globalization of materials production and the creation of new technologies and materials which are broadening the horizons of materials in associated processing routes. The Renaissance Parc Fifty-Five Hotel will host this prestigious conference.


Monday, November 6, 2000 Plenary Speaker Barry Welch
  Plenary Speaker John J. Moore
  Plenary Speaker H. Y. Sohn
  Plenary Speaker Masahiro Yoshimura
  Luncheon Speaker Osamu Takai
Tuesday, November 7, 2000 Dinner Speaker Dennis Readey

Barry Welch
Plenary Speaker
Monday, November 6, 2000

Barry Welch has been a Professor (including Department Head) in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at The University of Auckland for the last 20 years. Prior to that, he was at The University of New South Wales, serving as Head of the School of Chemical Technology. He has also spent periods working in the aluminum industry. Much of his research has focused on materials performance and process dynamics in high temperature metallurgical processing with a special emphasis on the aluminum smelting industry. He has published more than 200 Papers and authored or coauthored several books and Conference Proceedings. His research contributions have been recognized, by his being awarded the TMS Light Metals 2000 Award for meritorious technical contributions to the light metals industry. Other awards include the R H Stokes Medal for Applied Electrochemistry and the R K Murphy Medal for contributions to Industrial Chemistry. Currently he consults widely to aluminum smelting companies as well as being a research leader in the High Temperature Materials and Processing Group at the University of Auckland.

John J. Moore
Plenary Speaker
Monday, November 6, 2000

John Moore is a Professor and Head of the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and a Director of Interdisciplinary Materials Science Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines. Prior to coming to Colorado School of Mines, Professor Moore was the Head of the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering for the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Professor Moore’s research interests are physical (PVD) and chemical (PVD) vapor deposition of thin films and coatings; synthesis and processing of advanced ceramic, intermetallic and composite materials using plasma and reactive synthesis techniques; liquid metal processing and powder metallurgy processing of advanced materials.

H. Y. Sohn
Plenary Speaker
Monday, November 6, 2000

H. Y. Sohn received his Ph.D. in 1970 from the University of California, Berkeley. He was Research Associate at SUNY Buffalo and Research Engineer at Du Pont, before joining the University of Utah. Professor Sohn is recipient of Fellow Award from the Korean Academy of Science and Technology, TMS Champion H. Mathewson Gold Medal Award, TMS Extractive Metallurgy Lecturer Award, TMS Extraction and Processing Science Award (1990, 1994, 1999), Fulbright Distinguished Lecturership, and Dreyfus Foundation’s Teacher-Scholar Award.

Masahiro Yoshimura
Plenary Speaker
Monday, November 6, 2000

Professor Masahiro Yoshimura is the Director of the Center for Materials Design, Materials and Structures Laboratory at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Currently in this position for 4 years, Professor Yoshimura has held several research positions throughout France, United States and Japan. The award accomplishments, which Professor Yoshimura has received, are the Centennial Anniversary Academic Award from The Society of Japan in 1991; “Hydrothermal Processing in Ceramics” Academic Award from the Ceramic Society of Japan in 1993-1994; “Effects of Water on Syntheses, Properties and Stabilities of Ceramics” Research Development Award from the Powder and Powder Metallurgy Society of Japan in 1995; “Polymerized Complex Synthesis of Pure High-Temperature Superconducting Oxides”, Society Fellow from the American Ceramic Society in 1996.

Osamau Takai
Luncheon Speaker
Monday, November 6, 2000

Osamu Takai is now a Professor at the Department of Materials Processing Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Japan. He was born in Tokyo, Japan on November 3, 1947. He graduated in 1976 from Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, where he obtained a Doctor of Engineering Degree. In 1992 he joined Nagoya University. He has been engaged in research in the fields of thin film processing, plasma materials processing and biomimetic materials processing.

Dennis Readey
Dinner Speaker
Tuesday, November 7, 2000
"Microstructural Surprises"

Dennis W. Readey is the H. F. Coors Distinguished Professor of Ceramic Engineering in the George S. Ansell Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. Professor Readey is also Director of the Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics. Prior to coming to the Colorado School of Mines in 1989 he was Chairman of the Ceramic Engineering Department at the Ohio State University. He currently represents TMS on the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. He is a fellow and past-president of the American Ceramic Society and a fellow of ASM International. His current research interests include: gas-solid interactions during sintering and corrosion of ceramics; processing of ceramic-metal composites; and defect chemistry and transport processes in compounds.

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