Surface Engineering Committee

Technical Programming

2019 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Advances in Surface Engineering : Organized by Rajeev Gupta; Sandip Harimkar; Arif Mubarok; Deepak Kumar; Tushar Borkar; Dong Lin

This symposium aims to capture recent advances in processing, characterization, simulation/modeling, and applications related to surface engineering of materials. The symposium topics include but not limited to: - Coatings (metallic, ceramic, organic, and composite coatings) - Surface protection from wear and corrosion - Surface characterization techniques - Surface alloying - Nanostructured surfaces - Biomaterials - High temperature coatings - Additive Manufacturing

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.