Composite Materials Committee

Technical Programming

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Metal-Matrix Composites Innovations, Advances and Applications: An SMD Symposium in Honor of William C. Harrigan, Jr.: Organized by Srivatsan Tirumalai; Yuzheng Zhang; William Harrigan

This symposium is being held in honor of Dr. William C. Harrigan, Jr., to bring to light his outstanding contributions resulting from dedicated, diligent and dynamic contributions in the domains spanning processing, characterization, property evaluation, failure analysis, applications, and large-scale commercialization. The goal of this inter-disciplinary symposium is to bring together developments from the onset of initiation to current state-of-the-art on all aspects related to the processing, fabrication, characterization, mechanical property evaluation, failure analysis and potentially viable choice for both existing and emerging applications. The family of composites, span the entire spectrum of metals including the intermetallics. The conference will certainly provide an attractive forum for presenting the advances on aspects both related and relevant to materials processing, fabrication, characterization, quantification, both by way of properties and failure, by both researchers and engineers working in industry, national research laboratories, and academia. Keynote, Invited and Contributed talks will be included. The Key-Note and Invited papers from leading edge academic and industrial research settings will provide a lucid and comprehensive overview of the current status and potential future directions for both research and applications. Contributed papers will attempt to cover specific problems in the same areas. The topics of interest include the following: - Metals and Metal-matrix composites - Nano-metal based composites - Intermetallic-based composites

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Nanocomposites V: Structure-Property Relationships in Nanostructured Materials: Organized by Meisha Shofner; Nikhilesh Chawla

Nanocomposites are designed at the nanoscale to take advantage of the unique properties of nanoscale materials. Nanocomposites can be composed of materials from all material classes and are available in a variety of forms such as nanoparticles dispersed in a matrix and nanolaminate materials. While the nanocomposite field has matured greatly in the past 30 years, this diverse set of materials continues to be actively studied by scientists and engineers in many disciplines to achieve unique combinations of structural and functional properties. This symposium seeks to build upon the multidisciplinary nature of nanocomposite research and serve as an international forum for scientists and engineers. The symposium will provide an opportunity for researchers to discuss the structure-property relationships of nanocomposites with a focus on understanding how the design of nanostructures may be used to achieve property goals. This focus will provide commonality in research concerning discontinuously reinforced nanocomposites, nanocomposites with networked particles, multiscale composites, and nanolaminate materials. Ultimately, this framework will be used to identify issues with overarching impact. Presentations in all areas of nanocomposites, nanolaminate materials, and their constituents are welcome.

2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Nanocomposites IV: Nanoscience for Renewable Energy: Organized by Changsoo Kim; Simona Murph; Muralidharan Paramsothy; Meisha Shofner

In the year 2050, the demand for energy globally is expected to double to 28 terawatts. In addition, the need to protect our environment by increasing energy efficiency and developing clean energy sources will become more pronounced. In retaining our energy security, nanoscience and nanotechnology present exciting and necessary approaches to address these challenges: 1. More than 1000 nanotechnology based consumer products are available in the market 2. Nanotechnology will generate above $2.5 trillion in 2020 3. Governments and companies are spending billions of dollars every year on nanotechnology 4. A large number of academic institutions are offering specialised courses in nanomaterials and nanotechnology The basic steps of energy conversion such as charge transfer, molecular rearrangement, and chemical reactions occur at nanoscale. The development of new nanoscale materials including nanocomposites, as well as the methods to characterize, manipulate, and assemble them, creates a unique platform for developing potent energy technologies. Contributions are solicited in but not limited to nanocomposites for: 1. Scalable methods to split water with sunlight for hydrogen production 2. Highly selective catalysts for clean and energy-efficient manufacturing 3. Harvesting solar energy with potentially up to 20% power efficiency and 100 times lower cost 4. Solid-state lighting at potentially up to 50% of the present power consumption 5. Reversible hydrogen storage materials potentially operating at ambient temperatures 6. Power transmission lines potentially capable of 1 gigawatt transmission 7. Low-cost fuel cells, batteries, thermoelectrics, and ultra-capacitors 8. Materials synthesis and energy harvesting based on the efficient and selective mechanisms of biology Abstracts may be submitted electronically at http://www.tms.org/TMS2017. Symposium organizers: Changsoo Kim, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Simona H. Murph, Savannah River National Laboratories, National Security Directorate, Muralidharan Paramsothy, NanoWorld Innovations (NWI), Meisha L. Shofner, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Materials Science and Engineering (in alphabetical order).

2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Metal and Polymer Matrix Composites II: Organized by Nikhil Gupta

Composite materials are now gaining adoption in mainstream applications for enhancing the performance of components and reducing structural weight. A large variety of polymer and metal matrix composites have an overlapping density range with a wide variation in material properties. The symposium will strive to provide a platform to discuss the recent progress in metal and polymer matrix composites. The topics of interest include all areas of metal and polymer matrix composites including: -fiber reinforced composites -natural fiber reinforced composites -solid and hollow particle reinforced composites -nanocomposites -fabrication methods and surface modification of micro and nanoscale reinforcements -development of processing methods for composite materials -modeling and simulation The symposium intends to become a single platform for discussion on composite materials in the conference.

2015 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Advanced Composites for Aerospace, Marine, and Land Applications II: Organized by Tomoko Sano; Tirumalai Srivatsan

After the very successful symposium in 2014, we invite researchers to participate in the second Advanced Composites for Aerospace, Marine, and Land Applications symposium. The purpose of this multidisciplinary four-session symposium is to provide a healthy forum for presenting the latest advances by research workers and engineers in the specific domain of academia, industry, and research laboratories. Composite materials have grown in stature, strength, and significance primarily because they offer advantageous properties coupled with improved performance for a spectrum of both performance-critical and non-performance critical applications, often with reduced weight or with improved functionality. Such applications span the domain of aerospace, marine, and even ground structures and vehicles, where noticeable reduction in weight of the components and resultant overall structure without appreciable loss in strength, ductility, fracture toughness, fatigue resistance, and corrosion resistance of the element. This symposium will provide a forum for communication and exchange of information on (a) material properties, (b) modeling, (c) testing, and (d) application of composites materials across these fields. Contributions are solicited in, but not limited to, metal-matrix composites, ceramic-matrix composites, polymer-matrix composites, hybrid composites, modeling and simulation of composite systems, composite fabrication and processing, characterization, material properties and applications, and non-destructive evaluation and testing of composites.

2015 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Nanocomposites III: Organized by Muralidharan Paramsothy; Meisha Shofner; Changsoo Kim

Nanocomposites may be viewed as abundant interface nanoscale systems having the ability to manipulate length-scales fundamentally important to many physical properties. Sometimes, this can impart multiple functions, which has led to a rapidly expanding scope and arena of application for these materials. In line with typical composite logic, the function of nanoparticles in a matrix is dependent on: (i) nanoparticle-matrix interaction and (ii) nanoparticle distribution in the matrix. This is with regard to any material property of the nanocomposites, be it crystallographic and/or electronic structure related. This symposium will highlight a broad cross-section of contemporary research on the structure, processing, property, characterization, and modeling aspects of nanocomposite materials, including nanoparticle- and/or nanofiber-based materials. Contributions are solicited in, but not limited to nanocomposites for mechanical, thermal, energetic/catalytic, optical, magnetic, electronic, and biological applications. Submissions that focus on nanocomposites for multi-functional or green-energy applications are especially welcome. Abstracts may be submitted electronically at http://www.tms.org/TMS2015. Symposium organizers: Muralidharan Paramsothy, National University of Singapore, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Meisha L. Shofner, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Materials Science and Engineering, , Changsoo Kim, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Department of Materials Science and Engineering.