Computational Materials Science and Engineering Committee

Technical Programming

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Cast Shop Technology: Recycling and Sustainability Joint Session: Organized by Mark Badowski; Elsa Olivetti

The Cast Shop Technology, along with Aluminum Reduction Technology, Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization, Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production, and Alumina and Bauxite collectively form the Light Metals Symposium. The symposium is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and hear the latest updates on key issues in the industry. The Aluminum industry faces unique challenges in the transition to sustainability and recycling will play a key role. This joint session with the Cast Shop Technology session focuses on: Sustainable operation, Life cycle assessment, Recycling impact and awareness, Charge materials, Environmental issues, and industrial ecology.

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Deriving Value from Challenging Waste Streams: Recycling and Sustainability Joint Session: Organized by Elsa Olivetti; John Howarter; Fiseha Tesfaye

For many products, there is a significant mismatch between the technical needs for responsible treatment of secondary and byproduct materials and the ability to achieve economically feasible operations. These feedstocks are generally low value and can be quite complex due to the significant variation in properties leading to potential mismatch among complexity, regulations and available resources. This symposium will provide a forum for papers exploring the valorization of secondary and byproduct feedstocks including for batteries, electronics, and other complex secondary materials as well as recycling technologies. Those papers providing perspective on both the technical as well as policy-based challenges are encouraged to submit.

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Environmental Challenges and Opportunities for the Magnesium Industry: Recycling and Sustainability Joint Session: Organized by Elsa Olivetti; Neale Neelameggham

This symposium will provide a forum for papers exploring the current and upcoming challenges for magnesium production, processing and use from an environmental perspective. This might include exploring efficiency in production, use of cover gas in processing to benefits from use of magnesium, etc. Those papers providing perspective on both the technical as well as policy-based challenges are encouraged to submit. A paper submission is required.

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Solar Cell Silicon: Organized by Shadia Ikhmayies; Neale Neelameggham; York Smith

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: Stored Renewable Energy in Coal: Organized by Neale Neelameggham; Sarma Pisupati; John Howarter; Huimin Lu

The symposium will cover fundamentals of storing energy in nature in the form of coal, - such as photosynthesis and decay of life utilizing underused energies for endothermic biotic reductionsand the recovery of such stored energies . Examples of underused energies are solar photonic energy, lunar energy, wave power, decay reactions in soil etc. Recovery of energy will include how to effectively recover the stored energy for food production, by intermediate compounds formation prior to becoming CO2 and H2O vapor and regeneration which sustain human population growth, as well as other energy conversions. The symposium will cover subjects other than the conventional combustion reaction- energy conversions into motive power, electric power. The symposium will also include discussions on abiotic reactions leading to the formation of alloys of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen linked by nitrogen and sulfur in naturally found coal. [Some examples of naturally found solid elements familiar to metallurgists are native copper, diamond, graphite, silver, gold and sulfur].