August 24, 2017

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TMS Events Highlighted at MS&T17

A luncheon presentation by past TMS president Elizabeth Holm and two professional development workshops and courses taught by leaders in their fields are among the highlights for TMS members of the upcoming Materials Science & Technology 2017 (MS&T17) technical meeting and exhibition. 

Participants may sign up for the following luncheon and workshops through the MS&T17 registration form. The deadline to register for these events at the early discounted rate is September 2, 2017.

Holm to Deliver Luncheon Lecture

Elizabeth A. Holm will deliver the presentation, "Surviving the Scientific Hype Cycle: The Emerging Role of Machine Learning in Materials Science and Engineering,” at the Young Professional Tutorial Luncheon, scheduled for Tuesday, October 10, at noon at MS&T17. Holm is a professor at Carnegie Mellon University and served as TMS president in 2013. The event is geared toward early-career professionals, and tickets to the luncheon portion of the event can be purchased through the MS&T17 registration form. Those who do not wish to purchase a lunch can attend the lecture, beginning at 12:45 p.m., at no cost. 

TMS Offers Professional Development Opportunities

TMS will hold two professional development workshops on Sunday, October 8, in conjunction with MS&T17 at the Renaissance Pittsburgh hotel, which will serve as the headquarters hotel for activities sponsored by TMS and the Association for Iron & Steel Technology.

TMS will run its popular Additive Manufacturing Materials and Processes Workshop, which has already helped to familiarize more than 250 participants with current additive manufacturing (AM) processes. The course is led by David L. Bourell, University of Texas at Austin; Sudarsanam Suresh Babu, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; and Jack Beuth, Carnegie Mellon University.

Hands On: Interactive Materials Data Visualization and Selection Tools for Research and Teaching Workshop, part of TMS’s Supplier Technology Education Program, is sponsored by Granta Design and will allow attendees to access a comprehensive library of materials data; discover tools to help chart and analyze property data; and support better materials decisions using a systematic multi-objective material selection approach. Luca Masi and Jorge Sobral of Granta Design will lead the course. 


Contributions Due for 2018 Bladesmithing Symposium

Share what you’ve learned and gain feedback on your work in bladesmithing processes and techniques as a presenter at the 2018 TMS Bladesmithing Symposium, which will be held as part of the TMS 2018 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2018), March 11–15, in Phoenix, Arizona. Submit your abstract for consideration by October 1, 2017. 

The symposium builds on the interest and enthusiasm in the art and science of bladesmithing generated by the TMS Bladesmithing competitions held at TMS2017 and TMS2015. Participating in the symposium offers students and student teams a chance to test concepts for the next competition scheduled at the TMS 2019 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas. Professionals are also encouraged to present and share their knowledge and expertise with both the current and next generation of bladesmithing aficionados.  

Detailed submission information can be found on the ProgramMaster abstract submission site. Visit the Bladesmithing website to find out more about Bladesmithing at TMS, including access to videos from past competitors. 


Member Discounts Available at Expanded TMS Bookstore

One-stop, searchable access to nearly 300 TMS titles, offered in up to five different formats, makes the new TMS Bookstore a valuable resource to those seeking important research and technical contributions that span TMS’s publishing history.  

The TMS Bookstore features the most current TMS titles, while also providing access to archival work that was previously difficult to find. Users can search by keyword, author, or year. Each result of that search offers a choice of formats that includes hardcover, softcover, CD-ROM, e-book, and individual papers. Depending on the option selected, the customer will be directed to the appropriate website to complete the transaction.

All titles published from February 2017 onward will be exclusively available from Springer, TMS’s current publishing partner, in print book, e-book, and individual paper formats. TMS members are eligible to receive a 40% discount on all TMS proceedings books and e-books published with Springer. These products include new offerings and other TMS publications released in the past 5 years. In addition, TMS members are eligible for 20% off all TMS non-proceedings titles published with Springer, as well as all other Springer products.

To access the discount codes, TMS members should go to the TMS Bookstore and log in using their TMS username and password. Once logged in, members should be able to view the discount codes with instructions for entering them during checkout on the Springer website.

New from TMS Journals

Below is a selection of open-access articles published in several TMS journals that are available to the public at no charge. TMS members can access the full content of these journals by logging in to the “Journals” section of the TMS website.

New from JOM

Solidification Behavior in Reduced Gravity,” Douglas M. Matson, et al. 

Fundamentals of Liquid Processing in Low Earth Orbit: From Thermophysical Properties to Microstructure Formation in Metallic Alloys,” Hans-Jörg Fecht and Rainer K. Wunderlich

Use of Thermophysical Properties to Select and Control Convection During Rapid Solidification of Steel Alloys Using Electromagnetic Levitation on the Space Station,” Douglas M. Matson, et al.

An Industrial Perspective on Environmentally Assisted Cracking of Some Commercially Used Carbon Steels and Corrosion-Resistant Alloys,” Yugo Ashida, Yuzo Daigo, and Katsuo Sugahara

“Effect of Carbon Doping on the Structure and Magnetic Phase Transition in (Mn,Fe2(P,Si)),” N.V. Thang, et al.

Phase Separation in Ti-6Al-4V Alloys with Boron Additions for Biomedical Applications: Scanning Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy Investigation of Microgalvanic Couples and Corrosion Initiation,” P.H. Davis, et al.

New from Journal of Electronic Materials

Investigation of Si and O Donor Impurities in Unintentionally Doped MBE-Grown GaN on SiC(0001) Substrate,” Tobias Tingberg, Tommy Ive, and Anders Larsson

Ni(OH)2 Aerogels Incorporated with Polypyrrole as Electrodes for Supercapacitors,” Letícia T. Scarabelot, et al.

Effect of Graphene Layers on Phenomena Occurring at Interface of Sn-Zn-Cu Solder and Cu Substrate,” Janusz Pstruś, et al.

New from Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A

Solidification Reaction Sequence of Co-Rich Nb-Al-Co Alloys,” L.M. Feitosa, et al.

New from Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B

Numerical Simulation of Heat Transfer in Porous Metals for Cooling Applications,” Edgar Avalos Gauna and Yuyuan Zha

On the Capability of Nonmetallic Inclusions to Act as Nuclei for Acicular Ferrite in Different Steel Grades,” Denise Loder, et al.

Numerical Analysis of Welding Residual Stress Relaxation in High-Strength Multilayer Weldment Under Fatigue Loads,” Hui-Jun Yi and Yong-Jun Lee

Investigations on the Crystal Structure and the Stability Field of FCAM-I (Ca3MgAl6Fe10O28), an Iso-structure to SFCA-I,” Klaus Zöll, et al.