the Course: The Networking Meeting of the Membership
On Sunday night, more than 300
meeting attendees enjoyed a relaxed, informal opportunity to catch up with old
acquaintances and make new ones at the 2013 Networking Meeting of the Membership. The
event offered TMS members the opportunity to eat, drink, and network, against
the backdrop of a slideshow presenting the highlights of TMS's 2012 activities.
was a very busy year for TMS," said Wolfgang Schneider, 2012 TMS President, to
introduce the presentation. "We implemented a new strategic plan, consisting of
five key goals that will guide the society's major initiatives. These goals
include plans to improve our services to volunteers and young professionals. To
strengthen our reach in areas like energy and the environment and in materials
and manufacturing innovation. And to continue to grow in our core technology areas."
a closer look at the society's strategic plan, click here.
This was the third annual meeting of the membership,
but the first year the society employed a networking reception format.
"We were delighted
with the turn out and pleased that our members were so receptive to this new approach to providing them
with important information about TMS while also giving them a chance to network
with each other," said James J. Robinson, executive director of TMS.
For a more detailed look at the
information presented at the Networking Meeting of the Membership, look for the
2012 TMS Annual Report to debut at www.tms.org beginning
in July. The report will also be printed
this fall in JOM.
and ASM Announce Launch of New Energy Journal
Today, TMS and its publishing partner ASM International
officially announce the launch of Metallurgical and Materials Transactions E: Materials
for Energy Systems, a new quarterly journal on energy materials.
new journal will publish peer-reviewed, original research and review
focused on the science of materials applied to or being investigated
unique aspects of current and emerging energy technologies. The journal, which
joins the established
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials
and Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B: Process
Metallurgy and Materials Processing Science publications, will begin
in March 2014.
materials solutions for energy and environmental challenges is a topic of great
importance to TMS, and Metallurgical and Materials Transactions is
one of our most influential means of engaging the global materials
said James J. Robinson, TMS Executive Director. "I very much look
forward to seeing
how these two activities produce new synergies via an
evolutionary 'E' volume of the journal."
The new journal will cover
a broad range of energy technologies and focus on why the technology matters
for a particular energy application. These technologies include battery, biomass,
fuel cell, geothermal, hydrocarbons, hydrogen storage, nuclear, solar cell, supercapacitor,
thermal conversion, thermochemistry, thermoelectricity, wind, and other energy
technologies as they emerge. Various
areas of materials research, including larger materials issues with
applications to energy, will be included.
David Laughlin, principal
editor of Metallurgical and Materials
Transactions A and B, will serve in
the same capacity for the new journal.
He is an ALCOA professor of Physical Metallurgy in the Department of
Science & Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in
and Materials Transactions E: Materials for Energy Systems is accepting papers now
for publication in 2014.
Colorado School of Mines Wins Materials Bowl
By Graham Sanborn, Georgia Tech
The 2013 Materials
Bowl academic trivia game ended Sunday evening with cheerful applause, as the
Colorado School of Mines took home the Materials Bowl Trophy for the second year
in a row.
In the semifinal
round, The Colorado School of Mines
beat out the Missouri University of Science
and Technology, and The University of British Columbia won against the
University of Central Florida. The final round was very competitive, with both
schools often answering questions well before the speaker was finished. In the
end, the Colorado School of Mines "Orediggers" team won the bowl against the
University of British Columbia "Fab Forward" team.
of Mines finished the competition with a joyous chant of their school fight
(which sounds remarkably similar to the Georgia Tech fight song). The
Orediggers team members were Greg Lehnhoff (captain), Ellen Verkler,
Hunter, and Paul Wilson.
"We're excited to win, the competition was
the team members said. "We'd like to thank our fellow students
here and our professors for helping us. It was a lot of hard work, so
it was good
to have it pay off. . . . We've been studying since last
from the TMS Student Networking Mixer
Following the final round of the Materials Bowl competition, students
and professional members gathered at the Student Networking Mixer for an informal
evening of dancing and socializing.
Poster Session Offers an Opportunity to Meet the Candidate
By Alex Leary, Carnegie Mellon
The TMS Young Leaders Committee organized a poster session to
preview work conducted by senior graduate students and new post-doctoral students.
This event offered an opportunity for the presenting researchers to
with potential employers from universities, industries, and national
presented work comprised a variety of research areas from traditional
to biological applications. Research into the characterization, formability, and phase stability of
magnesium alloys was particularly well represented. These alloys show promise in applications
requiring lightweight structural materials and require detailed knowledge of
formation in multicomponent compositions.
alloys and composite
systems drive a large portion of modern materials research
based on the paradigm
of linking structure to properties for different
applications. Glenn Bean and Zachary
Bryan from the University of Florida used computational thermodynamics to
required structural characteristics based on desired properties. Fatama
showed the potential toughening benefits of shape memory alloys embedded
within an epoxy matrix.
Wu further demonstrated the role of structure through control of noble metal
nanoparticles and nanowires. Zi Chen, a
post-doc at Washington University in St. Louis, presented a study on biological
inspired structures that show bi-stable configurations capable of input signal
research was also on display
by Amy Wang, whose work in modeling three
dimensional atomic structure based on exit waves provides the framework to
measure surface roughness for high Z materials.
you missed this event, check
your schedules for talks later in the week by many
participants and make sure
to stop by the Technical Division Poster Contest in
the Parkview and Towerview
Lobbies later in the week.
Visit the Materials Innovation Learning Center in the Exhibit Hall
A highlight of the TMS2013 Exhibit, which opens today,
is the TMS Materials Innovation (MI) Learning Center, Exhibit Booth 325. Step
into this TMS showcase for a guided journey into the world of Materials Innovation
@ TMS and learn how MI is transforming new materials systems, product development,
At this year's MI Learning
Center, you will see many new tools, databases, and resources that are laying
foundation for creating and building a Materials Innovation infrastructure
the materials science and engineering community, as well as across design
and product development and manufacturing communities in a variety
The Materials Innovation
Learning Center is open throughout the conference during regular Exhibit hours. Visit the Center for online
demonstrations of various databases and tools, including:
- 3D Materials Atlas
- Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) Digital Data Community
MI Online Demonstration Dates/Times:
Monday, March 4, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 5, 10:30
a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 6, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
In addition, learn about
the following initiatives at the MI Learning Center:
- The TMS-led
Materials Engineering (ICME) Implementation Study which
is producing a report
that will serve as a field manual on how to implement
ICME within various industrial
and Material Innovation Publications
Orlando Materials Innovation Principles and Sign-Up Area
MI-related Events and Conferences
to join the growing Materials Innovation Coalition and Get Involved with MI @
@ TMS supports the goals of the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI)
and is focused
on significantly reducing the time and costs associated with materials
by building a seamless dynamic innovation structure that unifies
engineering design and manufacturing processes.
What's On Today
Women in Science BreakfastCongressional Science and Engineering Fellowship Program
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Hyatt Hotel, Texas Ballroom A
a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Grand Hyatt Hotel, Presidio C
Keynote Session: Impurities in the Aluminum Supply Chain
8:30 a.m. to
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Lila Cockrell Theatre
Magnesium Technology 2013 PlenaryMaterials Research Applied to National Needs (MARANN): A Symposium
in Honor of Professor Morris E. Fine
8:30 a.m. to Noon
B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 214A
8:30 a.m. to Noon
Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center, Room 006A
2013 William Hume-Rothery Award Lecture
B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 205
Extraction & Processing Division
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center,
Ni-Co 2013 Plenary
10:00 a.m. to Noon
Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center, Room 007D
REWAS 2013 Plenary Session: Realizing
SustainabilityFederation of European Materials Societies Young Leader International Scholar
2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention
Center, Lila Cockrell Theatre
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 201
President's Welcoming Reception
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C
Student Poster Contest Judging
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Parkview and Towerview Lobbies