Materials Characterization Committee

Technical Programming

2019 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; Chenguang Bai; Juan Escobedo-Diaz; Pasquale Spena; Ramasis Goswami

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 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, and instruments are emphasized. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: - Novel methods, techniques, and instruments for characterizing materials. - Characterization of mechanical, thermal, electrical, optical, dielectric, magnetic, physical, and other properties of materials. - Characterization of structural, morphological, topographical, and tomographical natures of materials at micro- and nano- scales. - Characterization of extraction and processing including process development and analysis of various processes. - Nondestructive evaluation of engineering materials and components using 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, FIB, etc.), spectrophotometries, 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. TMS recognized 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 with awards for best posters. Selected papers would be recommended for publishing in TMS journals such as JOM.

2019 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Green Materials Engineering: An EPD Symposium in Honor of Sergio Monteiro: Organized by Shadia Ikhmayies; Jian Li; Carlos Mauricio Vieira; Jean Margem; Fabio Braga

The main focus of this symposium is green materials, comprising: natural composites, bio-inspired armors, waste added clay ceramics, lignocellulosic fibers, biodegradable polymers. It is also part of the technical scope any type of natural material that could be related to engineering applications.

2019 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Solar Cell Silicon : Organized by Shadia Ikhmayies; Neale Neelameggham; York Smith; Leili Tafaghodi

There is an expanding interest in silicon for solar energy and electronics. The past decade has seen an unsurpassed growth in the solar industry and despite the recession, growth has continued and costs have been cut dramatically along the production value chain. The most important feedstock for crystalline solar cells is high purity silicon. For the industry to mature and grow into green production, improvements in Si production, refining and crystallization processes, emission control and recycling needs to be carried out. Abstracts are being solicited for the following topics: - Silicon feedstock production (reduction of silica and silica ores, advances in furnace design and process intensification, novel techniques of silicon production, thermodynamic and kinetic modelling). - Silicon refining and behavior of impurities (all types of metallurgical upgrading approaches: solvent refining, slag refining, electrolysis/FCC Cambridge process, gas blowing/oxidation refining, plasma refining, vacuum refining, solidification techniques, optimization of the Siemens-like routes) - Advanced silicon separation and all types of wafering techniques, thin flexible silicon films, interaction of materials with silicon during the processes and novelties in ingot growth) - Life-cycle assessment of solar silicon processing - Recycling of solar silicon components, solar cells and electronic components - Characterization of silicon materials for solar cells

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 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.