South Dakota School of Mines Wins Bladesmithing Grand Prize
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology goes down in TMS history as the inaugural winner of the TMS Wadsworth-Sherby Bladesmithing Grand Prize. The team smelted steel in a historic manner from local materials to produce a sword in the style of a Norwegian langseax. Second place honors went to the Norwegian University of Science and Technology for their reproduction of the T19391 sword from the late Norwegian Iron Age. Colorado School of Mines took home the third place prize with their Damascus steel straight razor. And, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo received an honorable mention for a rapier that had been created through experimentation in different techniques by each team member.
Shown in each photo are the Bladesmithing award presenters, Stanley M. Howard, 2016 TMS President (far left) and Jeffrey Wadsworth, President and CEO of Battelle Memorial Institute (far right). Your last chance to view all the Bladesmithing entries is today during regular Exhibit Hall hours. You can also view the videos
produced by each team on their processes.
Last Day for the TMS2017 Exhibit
Today is the final day to browse displays and meet with the exhibiting companies who make up the TMS2017 Exhibition. The exhibit hall opens today at 9:45 a.m. and closes at 2:00 p.m.
Energy Materials 2017 Banquet
2016 TMS President Stanley M. Howard (standing left) offers a toast to the success of Energy Materials 2017 with Zhao Pei, executive vice president of the Chinese Society for Metals, co-organizer of the event with TMS. The celebration took place at the Energy Materials 2017 banquet at the Harbor House restaurant. Energy Materials 2017 programming continues today.
TMS Continues Collaboration with Chinese Society for Metals
The leadership of TMS and the Chinese Society for Metals (CSM) met to discuss current and future collaborations, including the 2nd International Conference on Computational Design and Simulation of Materials, which will be co-located with TMS2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. To thank CSM for such a warm and productive working relationship, 2016 President Stanley M. Howard (left inset, standing left) presented the CSM representatives with a TMS2017 commemorative coin (right inset).
3rd Pan American Materials Congress Opening Plenary
Carolyn M. Hansson (pictured) of Canada’s University of Waterloo opened the technical program for the 3rd Pan American Materials Congress with her plenary presentation, “Designing Infrastructure Materials for 100-plus Year Service Lives,” on Tuesday morning. Carlos Schvezov of Argentina’s National University of Misones rounded out the Tuesday morning plenary session with his talk, “Production, Properties, and Applications of Titanium Dioxide Films.”
Programming for the Pan American Materials Congress resumes this morning at 8:30 a.m. in the Marriott Marquis & Marina, Marina G room, with plenary presentations from Enrique J. Lavernia of the University of California, Irvine, USA and Salvador Valtierra of NEMAK, Mexico. A second plenary session will take place this afternoon, beginning at 2:00 p.m. with presentations by Alejandro Toro of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and Pedro D. Portella of the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Germany.
Programming for the 3rd Pan American Materials Congress continues through Thursday afternoon.
Energy Materials 2017 Panel Discussion
A robust panel discussion concluded the Technological Innovation for Efficiency Enhancements in Energy session of the Energy Materials 2017 Materials for Oil and Gas and AMREE Oil & Gas III symposium. Pictured from left: Ram Shenoy, RBR group and U.S. Department of Energy, panelist; Kripa Varanasi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, panelist; Partha Ganguly, Baker Hughes, panelist; Indranil Roy, Schlumberger, panel moderator; Hani Elshahawi, Shell, panelist; and Rehan Alimohammad, Alimohammad & Zafar, PLLC. The topic was “Innovations and Materials as Technology Enablers for Improving Cost & Performance Efficiencies in Energy” .
Extraction & Processing Division/Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division Luncheon
Diran Apelian (main photo), Alcoa-Howmet Professor of Engineering and Founding Director of the Metal Processing Institute, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, was the featured speaker at the TMS Extraction & Processing Division/Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division joint luncheon, delivering the lecture “A Renaissance of Extractive Metallurgy in the 21st Century.”
“It’s paradigm shift time,” Apelian said, noting that we need to change the societal context in order to create more sustainable materials development, chiefly through reducing production waste, reducing post-consumer waste, and designing and manufacturing products for end-of-life.
Both divisions also celebrated the outstanding accomplishments of their members with awards presentations during the event on Tuesday. Pictured in the top inset photo, left to right, are 2017 MPMD Young Leaders Professional Development Awardees Verena Maier-Kiener, Erich-Schmid-Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, and Siddhartha Pathak, University of Nevada, Reno. Pictured in the bottom inset photo, left to right, are 2017 MPMD Scholarship recipients Nisrit Pandey, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and Jospeh Lee Ogea Jr., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Acta Materialia Session Honors 2017 Award Recipients
John J. Jonas (inset photo), McGill University, presented “Dynamic Transformations of Austenite at Temperatures Well Above the Ae3,” as the 2017 Acta Materialia Gold Medal Award recipient. “It turns out, you can make ferrite at any temperature in the austenite phase field,” Jonas said. Jonas and Warren Poole, University of British Columbia and Acta Materialia Hollomon Materials & Society Award recipient, were the honorees and speakers at Tuesday’s Acta Materialia Symposium.
Pictured in the main photo above, left to right, are George T. “Rusty” Gray III, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Acta Materialia Chair & Treasurer; Poole; Carolyn Hansson, University of Waterloo, Acta Materialia Executive Secretary, and session chair; and Jonas.
Young Professional Work Honored at Poster Competition
Four posters were recognized for their high quality at the TMS Technical Division Young Professional Poster Contest this week:
Functional Materials Division (FMD):
“Isothermal and Non-isothermal Studies of Pt-Rh Thermocouple Failure Caused by Two Phosphorus Diffusion Mechanisms,” Anna Nakano, U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory/ AECOM
Light Metals Division (LMD):
“Effect of Hot Extrusion on Mechanical and Corrosion Properties of a MgCaSr Alloy,” Hunter Henderson, University of Florida
Materials Processing and Manufacturing Division (MPMD):
“Octo-Strain: A Novel Multiaxial Loading Device for In-situ Stress Measurements through Neutron Diffraction,” Justin Milner, NIST
Structural Materials Division (SMD):
“Effect of Neutron Irradiation on Friction Stir Processed ODS Alloys (MA956 and MA754),” Ramprashad Prabhakaran, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
No entries were received in the Extraction & Processing Division category.
This event was one of two poster contests for young professionals held at TMS2017. The other was the Job Candidate Poster Session held earlier this week, where young professionals displayed posters detailing their qualifications and experience, not just their research work, to potential employers.
2017 Technical Division Student Poster Competition
This week, ten student posters were honored for excellence in the TMS Technical Division Student Poster Contest. Winning posters in each of the five TMS technical divisions were selected in both graduate and undergraduate categories.
EXTRACTION & PROCESSING DIVISION
“SiMn Reduction with Comilog Ore,” Trine Larssen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
“Silicon Carbide (SiC) Adsorption and Carburization onto an Activated Carbon Matrix,” Alaina Mallard, Montana Tech of the University of Montana
FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS DIVISION
“Discovery of New Ternary Compounds and Scintillators of the A4BX6 Family,” Jesse Johnson, Luis Stand, Mariya Zhuravleva, Mary Koschan, and Chuck Melcher, University of Tennessee-Knoxville; Bryan Chakoumakos, Department of Energy-Oak Ridge National Lab
“Ex-situ and In-situ TEM Investigation of Texture Dependent Strain Rate Sensitivity of Bauschinger Effect in Ultrafine-grained Al Films,” Ehsan Izadi and Jagannathan Rajagopalan, Arizona State University
LIGHT METALS DIVISION
“Phase Stability of bcc MgSc Alloys via Cluster Expansion and Monte Carlo Methods,” Adam Shaw and Lori Bassman, Harvey Mudd College; Gregory Pomrehn, The Boeing Company; Aurora Pribram-Jones, Lawrence Livermore National Lab; Patrick Conway, Michael Ferry, and Kevin Laws, University of New South Wales
“Effect of Strontium and Calcium Concentration on Microstructure and in vitro Degradation Rate,” David Christianson, Hunter Henderson, Alex Wilson-Heid, and Michele Manuel, University of Florida
MATERIALS PROCESSING & MANUFACTURING DIVISION
“Development of Bimodal Ferrite Grain Distribution to Enhance the Ductility of Dual Phase 600 (DP 600) Steel,” Jisha Krishnan, Anish Karmakar, and Shiv Brat Singh, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur; Monideepa Mukherjee, Tata Steel
“Bulk Metallic Glass Casting: Insights into Critical Cooling Using High-speed IR Monitoring and Fast DSC,” Fabian Haag, Güven Kurtuldu, and Jörg Löffler, ETH Zurich
STRUCTURAL MATERIALS DIVISION
“Lifetime Prediction of FeCrAl Alloys through Statistical Modeling and High-Temperature Cycling Testing,” Christina Cox, Sebastien Dryepondt, and Josh Turan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
“Non-Destructive 3D Characterization of the Microstructural Evolution of Additively Manufactured Materials,” Tugce Ozturk, Robert Suter, and Anthony Rollett, Carnegie Mellon University; David Menasche, Hamiltonian Group LLC
What’s On Today
Fresh Coffee, Fresh Ideas: Diversity and Inclusion Breakfast
(Formerly the Women in Science Breakfast)
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Marriott Marquis & Marina, Pacific 19
Tickets required for this event.
John Cahn Memorial Symposium
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 22
Light Metals Division Luncheon Lecture
Luncheon: Noon to 12:45 p.m.
Lecture: 12:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Marriott Marquis & Marina, Pacific 19
Institute of Metals/Robert Franklin Mehl Award
Marriott Marquis & Marina, Del Mar
TMS-AIME Awards Reception
5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Marriott Marquis & Marina, Grand Ballroom 1-5 Foyer
Open to all attendees
TMS-AIME Awards Ceremony
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Marriott Marquis & Marina, Grand Ballroom 3-4
Open to all attendees
TMS-AIME Awards Banquet
7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Marriott Marquis & Marina, Grand Ballroom 1,2,5
Tickets required for this event