Materials Characterization Committee

Technical Programming

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Biodegradable Materials for Medical Applications: Organized by Jaroslaw Drelich; Petra Maier; Jan Seitz; Norbert Hort; Huinan Liu

To mitigate the long-term side effects associated with current corrosion-resistant implants, a new generation of bioabsorbable medical devices is currently being developed. Implants made of biodegradable materials are absorbed and excreted by the body after completing their temporary mechanical, scaffolding and biointegration functioning. Biochemical and mechanical attributes of all classes of materials including metals, ceramics and polymers are broadly explored by the scientific and industrial research and development laboratories for various clinical applications over the last two decades. The symposium will address this emerging multi-disciplinary field involving materials scientists and engineers working with biologists and medical personnel. Papers will be presented on all aspects relating to biodegradable-based implants including vascular, orthopedic, dental, tissue engineering, wound closure and other applications. This covers – but is not limited to – materials selection/development and their processing, surface treatments and modifications, in-vitro/in-vivo performance assessment and evaluation, as well as product design and certification.

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Characterization of Minerals, Metals, and Materials: Organized by Bowen Li; Jian Li; Shadia Ikhmayies; Mingming Zhang; Eren Kalay; John Carpenter; Jiann-Yang Hwang; Sergio Monteiro; Donato Firrao; Andrew Brown; Chenguang Bai; Zhiwei Peng; Juan P. Escobedo-Diaz; Ramasis Goswami; Jeongguk Kim

The symposium focuses on the advancements of characterization of the minerals, metals, and materials and the applications of characterization results on the processing of these materials. Subjects include, but not limited to, extraction & processing of various minerals, process-structure-property relationship of metal alloys, glasses and ceramics, polymers, composites, and carbon using as functional and structural materials such as fibers, biomaterials, electronic, magnetic and optical materials, energy materials, newly developed advanced materials, pollutants, recycled, insulation materials, etc. Advanced characterization methods, techniques, nondestructive evaluation, and instruments are emphasized. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: - Novel methods, techniques, and instruments for characterizing materials across a spectrum of systems and processes. - Characterization of mechanical, thermal, electrical, optical, dielectric, magnetic, physical, and other properties of materials. - Characterization of structural, morphological, and topographical natures of materials at micro- and nano- scales. - Characterization and related devices for materials processing and manufacturing. - Characterization of extraction and processing including process development and analysis of various processes. - Nondestructive evaluation of engineering materials and components with ultrasonic testing, acoustic emission, infrared thermography, radiography, etc. - Instrumental developments for microstructure analysis and performance evaluation of materials, such as process integration, computer tomography (CT), X-ray diffactometry, various microscopies (TEM, AFM, SEM, etc.), spectrophotometries, FIB techniques, TG/DTA/DSC, etc. - 2D and 3D Modeling for materials characterization. Symposium Dynamics: This symposium encourages, but does not demand, accompanying proceedings papers for each oral presentation. Awards will be presented for individuals who provide the best combination of oral presentation and written proceedings paper. In addition, a poster session will be organized at TMS 2018 with awards for best posters. Selected papers would be recommended for publishing in TMS journals such as JOM.

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Mechanical Characteristics and Application Properties of Metals and Non-metals for Technology: An EPD Symposium in Honor of Donato Firrao: Organized by Shadia Ikhmayies; Jiann-Yang Hwang; Bowen Li; Pasquale Russo Spena

The symposium concentrates on physical and mechanical metallurgy and surface heat treatments, aircraft accidents, fractures and failure analysis. It also focuses on materials for technological applications such as metals, polymers, ceramics, composites, and amorphous. Focus will be on mechanical characteristics and application properties of metals and non metals usually employed in technology. Bulk and surface transformations due to thermal and thermochemical treatments applied to steels, cast irons, aluminum and copper alloys will be of interest. Sessions will be devoted to standard and non-destructive testing methods on materials. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: - Fe-C stable and metastable phase diagrams - Technological performance of materials in various uses. - Materials structural modifications in their fabrication cycle. - Corrosion, Corrosion-fatigue, metal fatigue, high cycles fatigue (HCF) This symposium encourages, but does not require, accompanying proceedings papers for each oral presentation as well as for the poster contributions.

2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Characterization of Minerals, Metals, and Materials: Organized by Shadia Ikhmayies; Bowen Li; John Carpenter; Jian Li; Jiann-Yang Hwang; Sergio Monteiro; Firrao Donato; Mingming Zhang; Zhiwei Peng; Juan P. Escobedo-Diaz; Chenguang Bai; Eren Kalay; Ramasis Goswami; Jeongguk Kim

The symposium focuses on the characterization of the minerals, metals and materials and the applications of characterization results on the processing of these materials. Subjects include, but are not limited to, extraction & processing of various minerals, metals (including ferrous, non-ferrous and precious metals and alloys, etc), metal matrix composites, glass, ceramic and refractories, polymers, fiber materials, biomaterials, carbon, electronic, magnetic and optical materials, high-temperature materials, newly developed advanced materials, gaseous, liquid and solid pollutants, recycling, insulation materials, and advanced characterization techniques, etc. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: - Techniques for characterizing materials across a spectrum of systems and processes - Characterization of mechanical, electrical, electronic, optical, dielectric, magnetic, physical and chemical properties of materials - Characterization of processing of materials - Characterization of structural, morphological and Topographical properties of materials - Emerging characterization techniques - Characterization of extraction and processing, which include process development and analysis of various processes. - Characterization of microstructure and properties of materials, which include: process integration, characterization of thin and thick films (semi-conductor), micro-texture, computer tomography (CT), X-ray tomography (XRT),in-situ microscopy, nano-scale TEM, AFM, FIB techniques, and GeoMet, etc. Symposium Dynamics: This symposium encourages, but does not demand, accompanying proceedings papers for each oral presentation. Awards are presented for individuals who provide the best combination of oral presentation and written proceedings paper. In addition, a poster session will occur at TMS 2017 with an award for best poster.

2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Advanced Characterization Techniques for Quantifying and Modeling Deformation: Organized by Rodney McCabe; John Carpenter; Marko Knezevic; Wolfgang Pantleon; Thomas Bieler; Khalid Hattar; Irene Beyerlein

Objective: This symposium will provide a venue for presentations regarding the use of advanced characterization techniques in all classes of materials to quantify and model deformation mechanisms. Background and Rationale: Advances in characterization technology have greatly improved our ability to quantify deformation mechanisms such as dislocations, twinning, and stress induced phase transformations, and the microstructural changes accompanying deformation such as texture evolution, grain morphology changes, and localized strain. A variety of relatively new techniques are being applied to both structural and functional materials. These techniques, in combination with modeling, are improving our understanding of deformation and failure during material processing/forming and under normal or extreme conditions in service. In situ techniques are also providing enhanced understanding of individual mechanism interactions and direct validation of plasticity models. This gathering provides a place to talk about new advances in current techniques or in technique development. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: (1) Dislocations, deformation twins, and stress induced phase transformations (2) All advanced X-Ray-based techniques (3) All advanced electron-based techniques including HR-TEM, EBSD, HR-EBSD, PED, and in situ TEM (4) All structural and functional materials systems (5) Advances in material modeling through the use of advanced characterization techniques (6) Industrial applications (7) Technique development

2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Characterization of Minerals, Metals, and Materials: Organized by Shadia Ikhmayies; Bowen Li; John Carpenter; Jiann-Yang Hwang; Sergio Monteiro; Jian Li; Donato Firrao; Mingming Zhang; Zhiwei Peng; Juan P. Escobedo-Diaz; Chenguang Bai

The symposium focuses on the characterization of the minerals, metals and materials and the applications of characterization results on the processing of these materials. Subjects include, but are not limited to, extraction & processing of various minerals, metals (including ferrous, non-ferrous and precious metals and alloys, etc), metal matrix composites, glass, ceramic and refractories, polymers, fiber materials, biomaterials, carbon, electronic, magnetic and optical materials, high-temperature materials, newly developed advanced materials, gaseous, liquid and solid pollutants, recycling, insulation materials, and advanced characterization techniques, etc. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: - Techniques for characterizing materials across a spectrum of systems and processes - Characterization of mechanical, electrical, electronic, optical, dielectric, magnetic, physical and chemical properties of materials - Characterization of processing of materials - Characterization of structural, morphological and Topographical properties of materials - Emerging characterization techniques - Characterization of extraction and processing, which include process development and analysis of various processes. - Characterization of microstructure and properties of materials, which include: process integration, characterization of thin and thick films (semi-conductor), micro-texture, computer tomography (CT), x-ray tomography (XRT),in-situ microscopy, nano-scale TEM, AFM, FIB techniques, and GeoMet, etc. Symposium Dynamics: This symposium encourages, but does not demand, accompanying proceedings papers for each oral presentation as well as for the poster contributions. Awards are presented for individuals who provide the best combination of oral presentation and written proceedings paper. In addition, a poster session will occur at TMS 2015 with an award for best poster.

2015 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Advanced Characterization Techniques for Quantifying and Modeling Deformation Mechanisms: Organized by Rodney McCabe; John Carpenter; Thomas Bieler; Marko Knezevic; Khalid Hattar; Irene Beyerlein; Wolfgang Pantleon

This symposium will provide a venue for presentations regarding the use of advanced characterization techniques in all classes of materials to quantify and model deformation mechanisms. Background and Rationale: Advances in electron and x-ray based characterization technology have greatly improved our ability to quantify the microstructural changes that accompany deformation including interactions of dislocations and the evolution of dislocation structures, twin nucleation and growth, texture evolution, and grain morphology changes. A variety of techniques such as aberration corrected TEM, HR-EBSD, PED, and Bragg CDI are relatively new techniques that are being applied to both structural and functional materials. These techniques, in combination with modeling, are improving our understanding of deformation mechanisms accommodating plastic strain and failure during material processing/forming and under normal or extreme conditions in service. In situ TEM has also provided an enhanced understanding of the motion and relative stability of deformation mechanisms through the observation of local events. Talks of this nature are often scattered across symposia at TMS and this provides a place to talk about new advances in current techniques or in technique development. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: (1) Dislocations and deformation twins (2) All advanced X-Ray-based techniques including Bragg CDI (3) All advanced electron-based techniques including HR-TEM, EBSD, HR-EBSD, PED, and in situ TEM (4) All structural and functional materials systems (5) Advances in material modeling through the use of advanced characterization techniques (6) Industrial applications (7) Technique development

2015 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Characterization of Materials through High Resolution Coherent Imaging: Organized by Ross Harder; Richard Sandberg; Brian Abbey; Xianghui Xiao; John Carpenter

Objective: This symposium will provide a venue for presentations regarding the use of coherent diffraction imaging techniques (x-ray and electron diffraction imaging, ptychography, holography) and phase contrast imaging techniques for high resolution characterization in all classes of materials. Background and Rationale: A high degree of spatial coherence is an attractive property in x-ray and electron beams. Those from modern synchrotrons and electron microscopes have enabled the development of novel imaging methods. In some cases these imaging methods provide resolution beyond that achieved with optics (<10nm) and can also provide remarkable sensitivity to a variety of contrast mechanisms. The two methods that will be the focus of this symposium are coherent diffractive imaging (CDI) and phase contrast imaging (PCI). Both explicitly take advantage of the coherence properties of the incident beams. CDI has rapidly advanced in the last fifteen years to allow characterization of a broad range of materials, including nanoparticles, strained crystals, biomaterials and cells. PCI has been widely employed in dynamics and engineering studies of materials, geophysics, medicine and biology. Various techniques making use of both x-rays and electrons have been developed that provide unique characterization abilities such as three dimensional strain mapping and non-destructive three dimensional tomographic imaging. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: (1) All x-ray based techniques including Bragg CDI, Fresnel CDI, ptychographic CDI, propagation phase contrast imaging, interferometry imaging, and analyzer based phase-contrast imaging (2) All electron based techniques including ptychography and electron CDI (3) All structural and functional materials systems (4) Industrial applications (5) Development of new techniques and new sources

2015 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Characterization of Minerals, Metals, and Materials: Organized by John Carpenter; Chenguang Bai; Juan Pablo Escobedo; Jiann-Yang Hwang; Shadia Ikhmayies; Bowen Li; Sergio Neves Monteiro; Zhiwei Peng; Mingming Zhang; Jian Li

Objective: The symposium focuses on the characterization of the minerals, metals and materials and the applications of characterization results on the processing of these materials. Subjects include, but are not limited to, extraction & processing of various minerals, metals (including ferrous, non-ferrous and precious metals and alloys, etc), metal matrix composites, ceramic and refractories, polymers, biomaterials, carbon, electronic, magnetic and optical materials, high-temperature materials, newly developed advanced materials, gaseous, liquid and solid pollutants, recycling, and advanced characterization techniques, etc. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: - Techniques for characterizing materials across a spectrum of systems and processes - Characterization of mechanical and physical properties of materials - Characterization of processing of materials - Characterization of structure and properties of materials - Emerging characterization techniques - Characterization of extraction and processing, which include process development and analysis of various processes. - Characterization of microstructure and properties of materials, which include: process integration, characterization of thin films (semi-conductor), micro-texture, computer tomography (CT), x-ray tomography (XRT),in-situ microscopy, nano-scale TEM, FIB techniques, and GeoMet, etc. Symposium Dynamics: This symposium encourages, but does not demand, accompanying proceedings papers for each oral presentation. Awards are presented for individuals who provide the best combination of oral presentation and written proceedings paper. In addition, a poster session will occur at TMS 2015 with an award for best poster.