Surface Engineering Committee

Technical Programming

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Surface Engineering for Improved Corrosion Resistance: Organized by Rajeev Gupta; Sandip Harimkar; Carlos Schvezov; Arvind Agarwal

Corrosion is a surface phenomenon and surface engineering plays important role in corrosion prevention and mitigation by optimizing surface properties. Coatings, surface alloying, gradient structures, inhibitors are some of the examples of improving corrosion performance by controlling surface properties. Focus of the symposium is to capture recent advancements in surface engineering for corrosion prevention. New technologies to 1) study the corrosion phenomenon of surfaces and 2) induce novel surfaces properties are of particular interest. The symposium topics include but not limited to: - Coatings - Inhibitors - Surface Alloying - SMAT - Laser, plasma, mechanical processing of the surfaces - Nanostructured surfaces - Characterization techniques - Biomaterials - High temperature coatings

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Surface Interactions in Materials: Organized by Carlos Schvezov; Sandip Harimkar; Rajeev Gupta

Most of the processes of materials engineering involves surfaces and interfaces which determine the evolution of the process/materials characteristics, and in many cases define the end properties of the materials. Understanding and developing strategies to control surface interaction have been the subject of research for centuries. In non-biological materials, some of the well known phenomena where surface/interfaces are important include phase transformations, ripening, repulsion/attraction of particles by liquid or solid interfaces, lubrication, friction, wear, corrosion, and many others. In biology and human health areas, surface interactions occur in processes such as phagocytosis, adsorption of chemicals by cells and microorganisms, cell multiplication (cell fission, mitosis and meiosis) which are part of natural processes or induced that could be beneficial or detrimental. These interface interactions may be part of different stages of more complex ones, such as osseointegration, hemocompatibility and other tissue compatibility, which are key aspects for implantation of devices in human and tissue engineering. In addition, nanotechnology presents new challenges for the comprehension of surface interactions due to high surface area to bulk ratio. Moreover, nanostructured materials in particulate, rod, plate or nanotube configurations adsorb and adhere chemical compounds which can give improved or specific properties for the development of new technology. The present symposium seeks to capture scientific advancements in understanding surface/interface phenomenon, controlling surface/interface characteristics in introducing novel properties, and technologies to characterize interfaces. Interface phenomenon in nanostructured materials, biomaterials, metals and alloys, advanced coatings, composites, wear and corrosion, environmental degradation, energy generating systems are of particular interest.

2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Nanostructured Surfaces for Improved Functional Properties : Organized by Rajeev Gupta; Homnero Casaneda; Sandip Harimkar; Arvind Agarwal; Bobby Mathan

As technologies advance, the durability limits of materials are being tested and the development of advanced surfaces meeting new challenges is required. Existing processing approaches are being adopted and new processes are constantly emerging to generate novel surfaces. The past few decades have witnessed significant research attention on nanostructured materials and their applications in various fields including surface engineering. Nanostructured materials have demonstrated significantly improved functional properties including corrosion and wear resistance. New applications are being sought for the nanostructured surfaces. Various technologies for the preparation of nanostructured surfaces exhibiting desired properties have been developed. Characterization, evaluation of properties at multiple scales, and understanding the unique behavior of nanostructured surfaces have also attracted significant research attention. This symposium aims to capture the advances in the following aspects of nanostructured surfaces: a) Novel processes and techniques for the development of nanostructured coatings b) Nanostructured metallic, organic, and ceramic coatings c) Nanostructured high entropy alloy coatings d) Multi-layered and nanostructured composite coatings e) Corrosion resistant, anti-friction, wear and galling resistant, thermal barrier, and hydrophobic nanostructured coatings f) Nanostructured coatings for biomedical applications g) Nanostructured surfaces for clean energy generation h) Multi-scale characterization and understanding the structure-property correlations