JOM Editorial Calendar

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Publication Date: November 2018
Manuscript Submission Deadline: June 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Amit Pandey
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Scope: Papers are invited on advancements in SOFCs from research to product development. Areas that are relevant include but are not limited to low/ IT metal support; metals under dual atmosphere; HX alloys; coatings and degradation; metals/ alloys for hydrocarbon processing – carbon/ metal dusting; failure prediction / sensing; durability and reliability of fuel cell stack; cermet (anode) stability; electrolyte – electrode interface stability; electrode degradation assisted by gas phase contaminants in fuel and air; ceramic interconnects; advanced imaging techniques and tests to evaluate performance degradation.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: June 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Kevin Bockenstedt
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Scope: Advances in superalloys and other high-temperature alloys have been largely driven by the demand for improved power and efficiency across the power generation, aerospace, chemical, oil and gas and propulsion industries. This topic seeks new technical information and critical reviews on the technology of high-temperature alloys.Areas of interest may include (but are not limited to): alloy development, advanced processing, long-term durability and stability, environmental damage, advancement in testing capabilities, and joining technologies.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: June 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Ravi K. Enneti
Co-Organizer: Chai Ren
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Scope: Papers are invited on the latest developments in design and manufacturing of refractory metals and alloys.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: June 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Jesse White
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Scope: The scope of this topic includes design, synthesis, processing and characterization of traditional or advanced refractory materials for different extractive metallurgical uses. Contributions to industrial applications of these materials with a focus on their working conditions, damage mechanism and corrosion prevention will be particularly welcome.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: June 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Rajeev K. Gupta
Co-Organizers: Sandip Harimkar
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Scope: Corrosion and wear are surface phenomena and therefore surface engineering have been used to improve both properties. Coatings, surface alloying, gradient structures, nanocrystallization, and inhibitors have been applied to tailor the surfaces for improved corrosion and wear resistance. This special topic focuses on capturing recent advancements in: 1) surface engineering technologies to improve corrosion and/or wear resistance and 2) theoretical understanding of corrosion and/or wear behavior of the surfaces.
Publication Date: December 2018
Manuscript Submission Deadline: July 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Chris Gourlay
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Scope: This topic will include papers on Pb-free solder development, advances in the understanding of joint reliability and emerging interconnection materials for harsh environments.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: July 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Dmitry Eskin
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Sponsored By: Aluminum Committee,
Scope: This topic covers the development of new alloys, optimization of commercial alloys, additions for structure modification as well as new and optimized heat treatments. Papers are invited that scrutinize new phases and morphologies, phase equilibria, textures, and structure characteristics as well as improved mechanical and technological properties.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: July 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Chang-Yong Nam
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Scope: Atomic layer deposition (ALD), an advanced thin film coating method used to fabricate ultrathin, highly uniform and conformal material layers, is increasingly finding unique uses in generating functional nanomaterials. The theme will cover the recent advances in ALD for fabricating functional nanomaterials having novel material properties and technological applications.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: July 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Tolou Shokuhfar
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Scope: Most of the recent advances in medicine have been enabled by innovations in biomaterials, nanomaterials, nanoscience, and nanotechnology. Advanced biomaterials, nanoparticles, nanocomposites, as well as state of art technologies such as in situ liquid electron microscopy, bio nanomanufacturing and 3D bioprinting play an important role in medicine and bioengineering. More specifically bionanomaterials continue to be the focus of major research efforts around the world and play an important role in the development of new medical devices; diagnostic techniques; tissue repair, replacement, regeneration technologies, regenerative medicine, drug delivery systems and with combined approaches that are building upon theranostic applications. This topic will highlight advances in bio and nano material design, synthesis, simulation, and characterization various applications in medicine and bioengineering.
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Topic Title: NANOSTRUC 2018
Manuscript Submission Deadline: July 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: James Njuguna
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Sponsored By: Other-Invited
Scope: This invited topic will present papers from NANOSTRUC 2018. The conference focuses on new research results, perspectives of future developments, and innovative applications relevant to structural materials, engineering structures, nanocomposites, modeling and simulations, and their related application areas.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: July 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Brett Conner
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Sponsored By: Other-Invited
Scope: The intent of the TIME 2018 conference and this special topic is to bring attention to industrial innovations, mega-trends impacting the metals industry, and emerging technologies that could advance or disrupt the metals industry. Key topics of interest for TIME 2018 are: additive manufacturing; alloys and critical materials; metals processing through shaping, forming, and solidification; applications.
Publication Date: January 2019
Manuscript Submission Deadline: August 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Laurentiu Nastac
Co-Organizers: Brian Thomas
Scope: This JOM topic will cover computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling and simulation of metallurgical processes including but not limited to: additive manufacturing, gas atomization, iron- and steelmaking, friction stir welding, ingot casting, high pressure die casting, and casting and solidification with ultrasonic and/or electromagnetic field interactions.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: August 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Camille Fleuriault
Co-Organizers: Joseph Grogan
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Scope: The scope of this topic encompasses the primary smelting of materials in electrode furnaces, including Cu, Ni, Pt, Si, and ferroalloys, encompassing industrial trends, emerging technology and furnace design; electrode technology; refractory and freeze linings, furnace process control, tapping, safety, and environmental control.
Publication Date: February 2019
Manuscript Submission Deadline: September 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Simona Hunyadi Murph
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Scope: A staggering amount of experimental and theoretical studies have been dedicated toward creation of unique nanocomposite materials and understanding the correlations between their structure and properties. As many chemical and physical interactions are governed by surfaces, surface properties and interfaces they are vital for fine-tuning nanocomposite’s structures and incorporating them into everyday applications. Papers on all aspects of structure-property relationships of advanced nanocomposite materials are invited.
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Topic Title: Energy Materials
Manuscript Submission Deadline: September 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Tao Wang
Co-Organizer: Shadia Ikhmayies
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Sponsored By: Energy Committee
Scope: This topic focuses on research for the production, processing and characterization of materials of potential use in energy conversion, energy technologies, and energy sustainability. Materials covered include metallic materials, semiconducting materials, nanomaterials, optoelectronic materials, and novel polymers. Also included are photovoltaics, solar fuels, biomass to liquid fuels, thermoelectric materials, electrode materials for batteries, hydrogen storage, and energy saving catalysts for the chemical industry.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: September 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Wieslaw Swiatnicki
Co-Organizer: Dawid Myszka
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Sponsored By: Other-Invited
Scope: Papers for this topic will address the current status of steel and cast iron alloys research; experiences related to the design, treatment, structure and properties of modern steels and cast iron alloys; new directions of steel cast iron alloys research; and potential areas for practical applications of the results of research work.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: September 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Pascal Lavoie
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Scope: This topic covers all aspects of the primary aluminum production chain, including alumina refining from the Bayer process or fly ash production, electrode manufacturing and technologies, and aluminum reduction electrolysis or alternative processes.
Publication Date: March 2019
Manuscript Submission Deadline: October 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Dirk Lehmhus
Co-Organizers: Nikhil Gupta
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Scope: The emergence of additive manufacturing (AM) in the past decade has enabled several new and exciting developments in the field of net-shaped processing. This topic concentrates on advanced AM materials and processes in research and industry. The focus is on AM techniques for realizing composites and other complex materials, with 3D materials science as the vision. Papers are invited that consider AM methods as a tool for complete spatial control of local material compositions, microstructures and properties, and transitions between these, thus allowing to transform integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) and design of materials into physical materials and products.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: October 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Judy Schneider
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Scope: While research continues on the fundamental aspects of additive manufacturing (AM), it is the ability to produce repeatable properties and microstructures that is required to incorporate AM as a primary manufacturing process. Modeling and simulation strategies are being developed to provide benchmarks for the validation and control of the AM process. Manuscripts are solicited that address approaches toward validating process modeling and incorporation into process control.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: October 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Kathy Lu
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Scope: This topic will cover mostly powder materials issues related to production and recycling. This topic can be especially relevant to additive manufacturing. Powder reusability, cost, and effect on product properties are especially of interest.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: October 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: David Bourell
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Sponsored By: Other-Invited
Scope: This invited topic will feature selected papers from the 29th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium—An Additive Manufacturing Conference, scheduled for August 13-15, 2018 in Austin, Texas. The meeting is a major high-level research conference dealing with all aspects of additive manufacturing.
Publication Date: April 2019
Manuscript Submission Deadline: November 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Mingxin Huang
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Sponsored By: Steels Committee
Scope: Advanced high strength steels (AHSS) are particularly important to the automotive industry. The application of AHSS on automobiles is an effective way to reduce the weight of vehicles and therefore the fuel consumption while maintaining the passive safety. New AHSS grades are actively being researched in industry and academia. This special topic focuses on the latest developments in AHSS and invites contributions on the understanding of process-microstructure-property relationships of AHSS.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: November 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Jaroslaw Drelich
Co-Organizer: Tolou Shokuhfar
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Scope: The search continues for suitable bioabsorbable metallic materials that could replace materials used for permanent implants. Mg-, Fe-, and Zn-based alloys are currently pursued in designing biodegradable implants. Unfortunately, present in vitro characterization methods for biomaterial assessment are unable to predict the in vivo degradation behavior and rates, critical for developing biodegradable implants. This special topic intends to summarize challenges and provide insight into new developments in characterization methods applicable to biodegradable medical materials.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: November 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Saryu Fensin
Co-Organizers: Thomas R. Bieler
Scope: This topic will investigate how heterogeneous strains and transformations originating from grain boundaries can be characterized, analyzed, modeled, and used to ultimately predict continuum scale properties. From this perspective, all aspects of material production and service are covered, from initial solidification or consolidation to crack or void nucleation, as well as the processes by which damage coalescence becomes large enough to be modeled with continuum modeling strategies.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: November 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Sufian Abedrabbo
Co-Organizers: Anthony T. Fiory
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Scope: Interfacing materials with dielectrics, metals, semiconductors, or alloys have been demonstrated to cause major effects in their electronic, optical, and electrical properties. Interfaces introduce stresses and strains that lead to modified carrier mobility and modulate bandgap among other major changes. Considering that interfaces are ubiquitous in all engineered devices establishes the need for a focused issue that covers the effect of stresses light emission, carrier confinement, and carrier mobility, modeling of bandgap modulations and characterization techniques.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: November 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Hannes Schniepp
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Sponsored By: Biomaterials Committee
Scope: Structural proteins such as collagen, silk, or keratin exhibit very interesting mechanical properties and are studied for applications in biomedicine and as sustainable engineering materials. We invite contributions regarding characterization of natural protein materials, synthesis efforts including synthetic biology approaches, and computer simulations or modeling of such materials across the relevant length scales.
Publication Date: May 2019
Manuscript Submission Deadline: December 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Dmitry Eskin
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Scope: This topic covers the development of light metals-high strength alloys with a particular interest in automotive and transport applications. Broader submission aluminum alloys are also considered.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: December 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Donna Guillen
Co-Organizers: Xiaobo Chen
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Scope: Computational methods are extensively employed as indispensable tools for the design, development, and assessment of energy materials and processes. This topic focuses on modeling and simulation for improved functionality and performance of energy materials, as well as the development, optimization, and scale-up of energy processes.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: December 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Camille Fleuriault
Co-Organizer: Joseph Grogan
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Scope: Increased knowledge of the factors influencing reaction rates and driving mechanisms is beneficial for the control of industrial pyrometallurgical processes. This topic covers fundamentals of reaction kinetics and mass transport in multi-phase systems, and their application to designing materials processing operations and reactors.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: December 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Sufian Abedrabbo
Co-Organizers: Shen Dillon
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Scope: Interfacing materials have dramatically altered their respective electronic, optical, and electrical properties. These modifications have been mainly caused by introduced lattice mismatches that are manifested in the form of stresses and strains. It is these stresses that alter materials properties via modifying carrier mobility and modulating bandgap. It is crucial, therefore, to understand the underlying mechanics of stress formation and its evolution by focusing on various characterization techniques, statistical models, and correlation to enhanced properties.
Publication Date: June 2019
Manuscript Submission Deadline: January 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Jiyoung Chang
Co-Organizer: Chang-Yong Nam
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Scope: Recent advances in flexible electronics need to deal with the demand for continuously increasing power output, which should be packed in a thinner and more flexible form factor. The scope of this topic will address nanomaterials for energy harvesting on a flexible substrate. Specifically, recent advances in the fabrication, characterization, and synthesis of energy harvesting nanomaterials, including piezoelectric nanowires, nanofibers, and thin film, for flexible substrate will be covered.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: January 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Kathy Lu
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Scope: This topic will cover all aspects of powder material processing and property studies with energy applications as the main objective. It can include powder synthesis, forming (including additive manufacturing), sintering, and property evaluation. Papers from both industry and academics will be solicited.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: January 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Sheikh Abdul Rezan
Co-Organizers: Takanari Ouchi
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Scope: The depletion of high quality ores coupled with rising extraction costs present critical challenges for extractive metallurgical industries. Furthermore, the demand for rare metals is increasing in technologies such as electronic devices, electric vehicles, and green chemical processing. Therefore, the recovery of rare metals from secondary sources is necessary. This special topic focuses on the design and improvement of recycling processes of rare metal sources, understanding fundamentals and practical processes. Papers are invited on topics including rare metal recovery from secondary sources, aqueous processing, extraction and processing, platinum group metals, hydrometallurgy, environmental effects, and plant design.
Publication Date: July 2019
Manuscript Submission Deadline: February 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Xiaoyuan Lou
Co-Organizer: David Gandy
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Scope: To meet the demands for future nuclear energy, the nuclear industry is seeking new ways to manufacture equipment and components for plant construction, reactor internals, fuel claddings and assemblies, sensors, and instruments. These manufacturing innovations are expected to accelerate deployment schedules, reduce supply chain and cost, and improve the plant’s reliability. Potential areas include additive manufacturing, advanced welding and cladding techniques, powder metallurgy, high performance concrete and rebar, surface modification, in-situ quality control, inspection, and advanced machining.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: February 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Benjamin M. Morrow
Co-Organizers: Carl J. Boehlert
Sponsored By: Titanium Committee
Scope: Titanium (Ti) and its alloys are used extensively in many industries due to their exceptional properties. Here, as a follow-on to a symposium at the 2018 Materials Science & Technology conference, we address recent advances in Ti research. Papers are sought addressing emerging or novel uses of titanium, and investigations with an emphasis on the interplay between processing, microstructure, properties, and performance are encouraged. Titanium and titanium alloys, including beta, alpha+beta, intermetallic alloys as well as titanium matrix composites will be applicable.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: February 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Victoria Miller
Co-Organizer: Petra Maier
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Sponsored By: Magnesium Committee
Scope: Alloy and process design to control second phase particle distribution is a key aspect of the future of magnesium alloys. Successful introduction of second phases can improve mechanical response, either by increasing the strength or altering the deformation mode activity. However, these second-phase particles also dramatically influence other material properties, notably corrosion and creep behavior. This special topic is a holistic review of advances in the understanding of second-phase effects on magnesium alloy behavior.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: February 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Mingming Zhang
Co-Organizer: Bowen Li
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Scope: Since the solid wastes in urban areas such as electronic wastes, disposed batteries, packing materials, and converters have become significant environmental concerns, the recycling and reuse of these waste materials is attracting great attention both in the public and in the materials industry. This JOM topic will focus on the characterization of urban waste materials and the effective extraction of metals from the materials.
Publication Date: August 2019
Manuscript Submission Deadline: March 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Mingming Zhang
Co-Organizer: Bowen Li
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Scope: Sintering is one of the major processes for synthesis and production of various materials such as ceramics, polycrystalline alloys, sintered ores, iron ore pellets, calcined minerals, slags, and organic metals. A solo achievement from one material has potential to inspire the process technology for other types of materials. This topic will focus on the sintering process, phenomenon, and mechanisms of a material by heating at high temperature.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: March 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Somnath Ghosh
Co-Organizer: David McDowell
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Sponsored By: ICME
Scope: Multiscale modeling is a familiar theme, integral to heterogeneous materials. Challenges are encountered in the presence of evolving defects at multiple scales leading to extreme behavior. Such complexities may be addressed by a combination of hierarchical (bottom-up) and concurrent (top-down coupling) strategies. The models should be motivated and validated by experiments and characterization at relevant scales. Material heterogeneity also calls for uncertainty quantification in the treatments. This topic is devoted to approaches addressing these issues.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: March 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Lang Yuan
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Scope: Solidification defects, such as porosity and hot cracking, are commonly observed in a variety of metal additive manufacturing processes, not limited to powder bed fusion, direct energy deposition, and binder jet process. Recent advances in both experimental and modeling techniques allow in-depth understanding and prediction for such defects during rapid solidification environments. New scientific discoveries and/or industrial applications to understand and/or control solidification defects are welcome for publication.
Publication Date: September 2019
Manuscript Submission Deadline: April 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Shih-Kang Lin
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Sponsored By: Alloy Phases Committee
Scope: Papers are invited for this special topic covering recent advances of bonding technologies for 2.5D and 3D IC, wide-band-gap (WBG) semiconductors, and flexible electronics.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: April 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Orlando Rios
Co-Organizer: Ikenna Nlebedim
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Scope: Papers are invited on novel magnetic materials, advances in processing or relevant property measurement, and circular manufacturing of magnetic materials. In particular, papers on novel advances for synthesizing, processing, and characterization of magnetic materials are welcome. Of interest are permanent and soft magnets and magnetocaloric materials, and also multifunctional magnetic materials such as magnetoelastic, magnetoelectric, and magnetoresistive materials. Applications of interest include sensors and actuators, energy harvesting and storage, motors and generators, transformers and inductors, data storage, and memory applications.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: April 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: David Wong
Co-Organizer: Pascal Lavoie
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Scope: This topic covers recycling of aluminum and its alloys as well as the environmental ramifications of both primary and secondary aluminum.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: April 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Dirk Verhulst
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Scope: This topic will compare recycling methods for different metals which will stimulate thinking about similarities and differences and engender improvements in recycling processes and in the use of metals.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: April 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Camille Fleuriault
Co-Organizer: Joseph Grogan
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Scope: Extractive metallurgy is experiencing a steady transformation towards more sustainable processes based on alternative sources and practice. In particular, recycling of complex materials and biomass utilization as fuel/ reductant are leading examples of new theories and techniques applicable to sustainable processing. This topic covers the development of recycling and bio-based fuel technologies to meet current environmental standards as well as sourcing issues. Fields include but are not limited to: process optimization, alternative material sourcing, by-product utilization, energy efficiency.
Publication Date: October 2019
Manuscript Submission Deadline: May 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Daniel Coughlin
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Scope: Understanding how deformation processing techniques can control the microstructural evolution in metals is vital for alloy development. Technological advancements in metallurgy allow for rapid characterization of changes in microstructural texture, grain morphology, and strain. Processing-structure-properties-performance relationships can be created from the characterization data and, along with modeling, allow for the definition of material-specific process parameters to control the microstructural evolution and resulting material properties. Papers are invited that investigate all these aspects of microstructural evolution during deformation processing.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: May 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Rakesh Behera
Co-Organizers: Dinesh Pinisetty
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Scope: Computational methods are employed to investigate the response of composite materials under different loading and environmental conditions. Progress in micro- and nanoscale composites has resulted in the development of a number of computational methods to address various length-scale phenomena in composites. This topic will highlight modeling and simulation currently used in advancing the understanding of the complex interactions and structure-property relationship in composite materials by ab-initio methods, atomistic methods, mesoscale simulations, finite element methods, and multi-scale modeling.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: May 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Megan Cordill
Co-Organizer: Janelle Wharry
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Scope: This special topic will focus on the advances used to measure mechanical properties of small-volume and low-dimensional materials, as well as bulk nanostructured materials. Of particular interest are new instrumentation, methods, and environmental control to evaluate mechanical behavior in terms of size effects, time scales, environmental testing, as well as in-situ experimental methods.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: May 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Chuan Zhang
Co-Organizers: Michael C. Gao
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Sponsored By: Alloy Phases Committee
Scope: High-entropy alloys (HEAs) loosely refer to multi-principal-element solid solution alloys due to their high configurational entropy. Their compositions are located in the center region of a multicomponent phase diagram, in contrast to traditional alloys that typically focus on the edge or corner of phase diagrams. The unique compositions and the resulting attractive properties of HEAs have stimulated growing research interest due to scientific curiosity and potential industrial applications. This special topic on high-entropy alloys invites contributions from authors working in the various fields of HEAs to disseminate the rapid progress in this fascinating and expanding class of advanced materials.
Publication Date: November 2019
Manuscript Submission Deadline: June 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Dhriti Bhattacharyya
Co-Organizers: Fan Zhang
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Scope: Irradiation by high-energy particles (e.g., neutrons and ions), can cause significant damage to materials in such forms as voids and dislocation loops, resulting in important dimensional and mechanical property changes. This special topic focuses on the characterization and testing of radiation-affected materials through scanning and transmission electron microscopy, atom probe tomography, micro-mechanical testing, x-ray diffraction, etc. Modeling and simulation of fundamental radiation damage phenomena aiding deeper understanding of these processes are also included in the scope.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: June 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Ning Zhang
Co-Organizer: Chang-Yong Nam
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Scope: The response/performance of nanomaterials in various applications is determined significantly by the variation of crystallographic orientations when materials are subjected to mechanical and thermal loading environments. The emphasis of this special topic will be on the latest advances in the investigation and understanding of various crystal orientation phenomena toward functional nanomaterials design, and characterization in single-crystal, bicrystal and polycrystalline metallic, ceramic, oxide, composite materials, etc. using theoretical, computational and experimental methods.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: June 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Soumendra Basu
Co-Organizer: Amit Pandey
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Scope: Papers are invited on the general area of recent scientific and technological advancements in solid oxide fuel cells. Relevant topics include understanding and enhancement of the oxygen reduction reaction at the cathode; understanding and mitigation of chromium poisoning of cathodes; enhancing the stability, electrochemical activity, and sulfur tolerance of anodes; new materials and processing techniques for electrolytes; enhancing interfacial stability between electrodes and electrolyte; advanced materials and coatings for interconnections and balance of plant; and materials and techniques for improved fuel processing.
Publication Date: December 2019
Manuscript Submission Deadline: July 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Rajeev Gupta
Co-Organizers: Sandip Harimkar
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Scope: This special topic aims to capture recent advances in processing, characterization, simulation/modeling, and applications related to surface engineering of materials. Areas of interest include surface protection from wear and corrosion, surface characterization techniques, surface alloying, and nanostructured surfaces.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: July 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Dmitry Eskin
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Scope: This topic covers processes and manufacturing technologies to produce final shapes for aluminum applications.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: July 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Camille Fleuriault
Co-Organizer: Joseph Grogan
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Scope: Current battery recycling rates highly depend on the battery type and usage, as well as available technologies. Future battery recycling processes will be driven by novel battery chemistries and increasing worldwide demand, while subject to tighter environmental standards. This topic covers the fundamentals and latest developments in battery recycling including lead acid, nickel-cadmium, nickel-metal-hydride, and lithium ion batteries. Papers discussing applications of primary processes for the treatment of battery materials are also welcome.
Publication Date: January 2020
Manuscript Submission Deadline: August 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Matthew Miller
Co-Organizer: Philip Withers
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Sponsored By: Other-Invited
Scope: Submissions are encouraged on the industrial application of materials modeling and processing-microstructure-property relationships in 3D.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: August 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Ravi Enneti
Co-Organizer: Chai Ren
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Scope: The scope of this topic encompasses the latest advances in design, development, manufacturing, and applications of refractory materials, including metals, alloys, carbides, nitrides and borides, and more. Papers are invited on topics including experimental and theoretical research of the process-microstructure-property relationship in refractory metals and materials. This special topic intends to summarize challenges and provide insight into the new advancements in the field of refractory materials.