Current TMS News

May 18, 2017

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Extraction 2018 Opens Call for Abstracts

With the new Extraction conference series, three leading societies in extractive metallurgy have collaborated to organize popular recurring symposia, develop new programming topics, and offer an array of networking events within one comprehensive meeting with a single registration fee. Extraction 2018, the inaugural installment in the series, is now accepting abstracts.

Organized by TMS, the Metallurgy and Materials Society (MetSoc) of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME), Extraction 2018 will be held August 26–29, 2018, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

“Extraction 2018 will offer important technical symposia with an industrial focus, plant tours, an expanded trade show, and an opening symposium on markets and economics that will bring financial professionals, investors, and extractive metallurgists together to discuss the future of some key commodities,” said Boyd Davis of Kingston Process Metallurgy Inc. Davis is the conference co-chair representing MetSoc. “The result should be a dynamic, global conference that brings the latest in technical research, provocative insights from recognized leaders, and an abundance of business development opportunities to one convenient location.”

The Extraction 2018 program is built on the following technical themes:

  • Hydrometallurgy 2018
  • Gordon Ritcey Symposium: Advances in Hydrometallurgical Solution Purification Separations
  • Processing of Critical Metals
  • 7th International Symposium on Advances in Sulfide Smelting
  • Peter Hayes Symposium on Pyrometallurgical Processing
Sulfide Flotation
With a focus on practical applications, this new programming opportunity encompasses a variety of aspects impacting the flotation of base and precious metals.

Extractive Metallurgy Markets and Economics Symposium
Exclusive to Extraction 2018, this one-day symposium will provide the business context for the meeting’s more specific technical symposia and presentations.

For additional technical program details and to submit an abstract, visit the Extraction 2018 website. Abstracts are due November 15, 2017.

Interested in Extraction and Processing? 
Recognize a colleague’s distinguished achievement in non-ferrous metallurgy, including both the beneficiation of ores and the alloying and utilization of non-ferrous metals, by nominating them for the TMS/SME/AIME James Douglas Gold Medal. Nominations are due June 1.
Become a More Effective Manager

TMS members are invited to apply for funding to attend a four-day leadership training program, the Emerging Leaders Alliance (ELA) Conference, planned for November 5–8, 2017 in Falls Church, Virginia. The program is ideal for early-career professionals who find themselves in management positions for the first time or who aspire to management positions within their organizations. 

"During the multiday event I was exposed to a number of engaging and high-quality training presentations that will have an immediate positive impact on my leadership and management style," said Ryan Paul of GrafTech International, who attended the 2016 ELA conference. "I am already beginning to incorporate what I learned into my performance reviews and how I view and approach my value-add as a leader. Specifically, the sessions on performance reviews, social styles, and making the transition into management from a technical track gave me specific items to think about to improve my effectiveness and motivate others to achieve their peak performance."

Paul (pictured, far left) was one of seven TMS members who received funding to attend the 2016 event. The TMS Foundation will cover registration fees for eight members to participate in the 2017 ELA conference. To be considered for this opportunity, please send a letter of interest, one to two letters of recommendation, and a resume or curriculum vitae to Deborah Hixon, TMS Awards and Recognition Specialist. The deadline to apply is June 15.

New Opportunities and Keynote Speakers Announced for Superalloy 718 & Derivatives

With an expanded scope focusing on Energy, Aerospace, and Industrial Applications, Superalloy 718 & Derivatives will present new opportunities for attendees in 2018. A new piece of the program for 2018 includes awards for Best Paper and Best Poster, which will both be presented during the conference.

Superalloy 718 & Derivatives also brings some of the leading names in the field as presenters—keynote speakers for this conference include Shailesh J. Patel, Jack deBarbadillo, and Steve Coryell, Special Metals Corporation, USA; and John Shingledecker, Electric Power Research Institute, USA. In addition to covering traditional industrial applications, the technical program will cover new developments in R&D, new processing methods, 3D printing, and other nontraditional applications.

Abstracts for this conference can be submitted until May 31, 2017. Visit the Superalloy 718 & Derivatives website for more details on technical topics or to submit your abstract today.
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

Intergranular Strain Evolution During Biaxial Loading: A Multiscale FE-FFT Approach,” M.V. Upadhyay, et al.

Identifying Structure–Property Relationships Through DREAM.3D Representative Volume Elements and DAMASK Crystal Plasticity Simulations: An Integrated Computational Materials Engineering Approach,” Martin Diehl, et al.

Toward Predictive Understanding of Fatigue Crack Nucleation in Ni-Based Superalloys,” Jun Jiang, Fionn P. E. Dunne, T. Ben Britton

Coupled Crystal Plasticity–Phase Field Fracture Simulation Study on Damage Evolution Around a Void: Pore Shape Versus Crystallographic Orientation,” Martin Diehl, et al.

New from Journal of Electronic Materials

Quantum Molecular Dynamical Calculations of PEDOT 12-Oligomer and its Selenium and Tellurium Derivatives,” Amina Mirsakiyeva, et al.

Dynamic Test Bed Analysis of Gas Energy Balance for a Diesel Exhaust System Fit with a Thermoelectric Generator,” Pawel Fuc, et al.

Hybrid Silicon Nanostructures with Conductive Ligands and Their Microscopic Conductivity,” Tiezheng Bian, et al.

New from Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A

Evaluation of Cavitation Erosion Behavior of Commercial Steel Grades Used in the Design of Fluid Machinery,” I. Tzanakis, et al.

An Assessment of the Ductile Fracture Behavior of Hot Isostatically Pressed and Forged 304L Stainless Steel,” A.J. Cooper, R.J. Smith, A.H. Sherry

Diffusive Interaction between Ni-Cr-Al Alloys,” Katarzyna Tkacz-Śmiech, et al.

Electrophoretic Deposition, Microstructure, and Corrosion Resistance of Porous Sol–Gel Glass/Polyetheretherketone Coatings on the Ti-13Nb-13Zr Alloy,” Tomasz Moskalewicz, et al.