TMS2018 News


Kevin Hemker Takes Office as 2018 TMS President

On his final evening as TMS President, David DeYoung reflected on some of the society's accomplishments of the past year--from continuing to build connections with international partners to demonstrating leadership in the field through technical studies--at the TMS-AIME Awards Ceremony last night. As the ceremony came to a close, 2018 TMS President Kevin Hemker addressed the audience, offering a preview of his plans for the coming year, "My vision for TMS involves both staying the course and pursuing opportunities for change." DeYoung now moves into the role of TMS Past President, Hemker assumes the role of TMS President, and James Foley becomes TMS Vice President.




The following posters by early-career professionals were honored for excellence in several TMS technical divisions, as part of the TMS Young Professional Poster Competition:

Extraction & Processing Division
"A Scalable Gibbs Energy Minimization Model for Solvent Extraction Systems," Chukwunwike Iloeje, Argonne National Laboratory

Functional Materials Division
"Polymer-Ceramic Composite Coating for Promoting Bioactive Bone Formation of Bioabsorbable Metal," Yukyoung Kim, Institute of Oral Bioscience and BK 21 Program

Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division
"Joining Lightweight Dissimilar Alloys by Using Electron Beam Welding," Affaan Moosa, The University of Sheffield

Structural Materials Division
"Corrosion Protection of Aluminum Alloy in Salt Solution with Polymer Nanocomposite Coatings," Junqing Zhang, University of Alaska Fairbanks

 Scenes from Wednesday at TMS2018


 
Attendees of yesterday's Diversity and Inclusion Breakfast started their day with an invitation for self-reflection. In keeping with the theme of "Fresh Coffee, Fresh Ideas," invited speaker, Angie Wellman, Associate Director of the Student Life Multicultural Center at The Ohio State University, challenged attendees to bring a fresh awareness to their day by considering how their own assumptions about identity inform their interactions with others. Wellman was introduced by Megan Cordill, Chair of the TMS Diversity Committee, which sponsors the breakfast.



On Wednesday, nine invited speakers explored the topic of energy and transportation from a European materials perspective during a special, one-day keynote symposium organized by the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS). Pictured, main photo, from left to right, Brett Suddell FEMS Immediate Past President; Donato Firrao, DISAT, Politecnico di Torino, Italy; David Worsley, Swansea University, United Kingdom; Timothy Warner, Constellium C-TEC, France; Pedro Dolabella Portella, BAM; David H. DeYoung, 2017 TMS President; Winfried Keiper, Bosch Corporate Research, Germany; David Jarvis, HIPtec, Norway; Marc Fry, Granta Design, United Kingdom. 



Martin Jarrett (inset photo, right), Constellium UK Ltd., delivered the Light Metals Division (LMD) Luncheon’s feature presentation on Wednesday afternoon. His presentation was entitled “Accelerating the Development of Aluminum Lightweighting Solutions for Crash Management Systems and Structural Automotive Components.” Several members of the LMD were also recognized for their achievements and service to the division, as well as up-and-coming young TMS members including: Nicholas Lipski (inset photo, left), Colorado School of Mines, LMD Scholar; Chuan Zhang, Computherm LLC, and Victoria Miller, North Carolina State University, (both inset photo, center). As a part of his scholarship, Lipski also presented a talk entitled “Opportunities in Lightweight Metals - from Aluminum to High Entropy Alloys.”



Wednesday morning featured the 2018 Bladesmithing Symposium, as student teams begin gearing up for the 2019 Bladesmithing Competition. Greg Olson (inset photo, far left), Northwestern University, started the morning off with his talk entitled “DragonSlayer: The First 20 Years.” Eight student presentations followed, covering a variety of research projects from the 2017 Bladesmithing Competition, materials gathering and work done so far for next year’s competition, and blades forged “on the side” as hobbies and even as gifts for family members. Students interested in participating in the 2019 Bladesmithing Competition, scheduled to take place at the TMS 2019 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas, can find information on applications, rules, and judging rubrics on the Bladesmithing website.



Several honors were bestowed upon members of the Functional Materials Division (FMD) during Wednesday afternoon's council meeting. Awardees recognized during the event included: Roger Narayan, University of North Carolina, FMD Distinguished Service Award recipient; Justin Schwartz, North Carolina State University, John Bardeen Award recipient; Niaz Abdolrahim, University of Rochester, FMD Young Leader; Stephen McDonnell, University of Virginia, FMD Young Leader; and Nisrit Pandey, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, FMD Gilbert Chin Scholar.


What are editors looking for? Where should I publish my paper? How do I become a reviewer for a journal? And what about impact factors? Participants got answers to these questions and more at Wednesday afternoon's Scientific Publishing Workshop, which featured presentations by Michele Manuel, University of Florida; Suveen Mathaudhu, University of California, Riverside; Eric Taleff, University of Texas, Austin; and Tresa Pollock, University of California, Santa Barbara. 



Nearly 50 materials scientists and engineers were honored at the 2018 TMS-AIME Awards Ceremony for lifetime achievements, careers that show promise, student research, and excellence at all levels on Wednesday night.



The 2018 TMS-AIME Awards Ceremony & Banquet offered plenty of opportunities for award recipients and guests to celebrate and socialize, with a reception prior to the awards ceremony and dessert on the balcony following the banquet.  

Thank You for Being a Part of TMS2018!
Nearly 4,300 attendees and 88 exhibitors came together this week at the TMS 2018 Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Thank you for being a part of it! All attendees should receive a TMS2018 survey invitation in their e-mails in the next day. When you receive this message, please take a few moments to let us know what you thought of your meeting experience. Your responses can help us to make improvements for future meetings. 

Please plan to join us again for the TMS 2019 Annual Meeting & Exhibition next year in San Antonio, Texas, and keep the following items in mind:

  • Symposium proposals are now being accepted for TMS2019
  • Call for Abstracts for TMS2019 will open in May 2018
  • Conference Dates: March 10-14, 2019

The sixth installment of the REWAS conference series will be co-located with TMS2019, highlighting the theme, Manufacturing the Circular Materials Economy. Also planned for next year is the 2019 Bladesmithing Contest. See you in San Antonio!



Programming Support Desk
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, Outside Hall E

Registration
7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, 300 Level North

TMS Member Welcome Center
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, 300 Level North

Presenters' Coffee
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, Hall E

Technical Programming Sessions
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Scientific Publishing Workshop this Afternoon: Learn How to Excel as an Author, Reviewer, or Editor

All TMS2018 attendees are invited to participate in a scientific publishing workshop offering tips for developing and submitting publishable content to technical journals, as well as insight into serving as a reviewer or editor for technical journals. The session will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Phoenix Convention Center, Room 105BC. Planned presentations include:

  • "Writing for Journals: Content Creation," Michele Manuel, University of Florida
  • "Writing for Journals: The Submission Process," Suveen Mathaudhu, University of California, Riverside
  • "Reviewing for Journals," Eric Taleff, University of Texas, Austin
  • "Editing for Journals," Tresa Pollock, University of California, Santa Barbara
An interactive panel discussion will follow the presentations.

Don't Forget Your Free Gifts!
Many of our first-time attendees and those who have attended ten or more TMS annual meetings have yet to claim their free gifts. If you fall into one of these groups and haven't yet visited the TMS Member Welcome Center, please do so before the week is over. The Member Welcome Center is located between registration and the Tesla display on the third floor of the convention center. Please note that anyone eligible for our thank you gift to loyal attendees (those who have attended ten or more consecutive annual meetings) will have a ticket attached to their registration badge that they can use to claim their gift.


The following nine posters were honored for excellence in the 2018 Technical Division Student Poster Competition on Monday night.

Extraction & Processing Division (EPD)
Graduate: "Electrochemical Reduction of Metal Oxides in Molten Salt," Meng Shi, University of Idaho

Functional Materials Division (FMD)
Graduate:
 "Oxidative Unzipping and Transformation of High Aspect Ratio Boron Nitride Nanotubes into White Graphene Oxide Platelets," Pranjal Nautiyal, Florida International University
Undergraduate: "Fluorescence of Functionalized Carbon Nano-onions for Bioimaging Applications," Jenna Severson, Montana State University

Light Metals Division (LMD)
Graduate:
"Modelling of Precipitate Evolution and Yield Strength of a Friction Stir Welded Al-Cu-Li Alloy," Barnali Mondal, University of North Texas
Undergraduate: "A Computational Study of Phase Evolution and Stability in Multi-Rare Earth Mg-Alloys," Adam Shaw, Harvey Mudd College

Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division
Graduate:
"Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Inconel 718 Produced by Selective Laser Melting: Sample Orientation Dependence and Effects of Post Heat Treatments," Dunyong Deng, Linkoping University 
Undergraduate: "Laser Brazing of Nickel Superalloys with a Ni-Mn-Fe-Co-Cu High Entropy Alloy Nanopaste," Samantha Lang, University of Tennessee

Structural Materials Division
Graduate: "Markov Random Field Approach for Three-Dimensional Microstructure Reconstruction," Iman Javaheri, University of Michigan
Undergraduate: "Effects of Alumina Nanoparticles on the Portevin-Le Chatelier Phenomenon in Al-Mg Alloys," Monica Diaz Pares, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

Scenes from Tuesday at TMS2018 



Michele Manuel, University of Florida; Martin Thuo, Iowa State University; and Amanda Krause, Lehigh University shared their experiences and fielded audience members' questions during a panel discussion on the topic of minorities in leadership, part of the one-day symposium, Looking through the Kaleidoscope: Discovering Your Path to Leadership.



Three TMS members were honored at Tuesday's Acta Materialia Symposium, which was organized by Carolyn Hansson of the University of Waterloo. First, the symposium honored Subhash Mahajan of the University of California with the Acta Materialia Gold Medal. George (Rusty) Gray III, Chair & Treasurer/TMS Governor for Acta, presented on behalf of Mahajan, looking at Mahajan's career work with deformation twins in metallic crystals. Nikhilesh Chawla, Arizona State University, who received the Acta Materialia Silver Medal honoring leaders aged 45 or under, delivered a presentation on work being done at Arizona State's new 4-D Materials Science Center. Julie Christodoulou, Office of Naval Research, who was honored with the Hollomon Award for Materials and Society, delivered the final presentation on materials science and engineering in the era of additive manufacturing. Pictured, speaking, from left to right, are Hansson, Gray, Chawla, and Christodoulou.



Garry Warren welcomed guests and honorees to the TMS Foundation Donor Recognition Event, noting, “As donors, you have made a big difference in the lives of young people and their careers. Thank you from the TMS Foundation for the many lives that you have touched.”  Amber Genau,  a 2014 MPMD Young Leader Award recipient and the 2018 JIM Young Leader International Scholar recipient, offered a few remarks on the impact that the TMS Foundation had made on her career. “The intent of the Young Leader awards is to give a young professional member the confidence to become more involved. It worked. I am grateful that TMS valued my voice. The opportunities that the TMS Foundation afforded me have touched my career and will continue to help it grow.” 

As is the tradition at this event, Genau then presented the 2018 TMS Foundation Honorific Society inductees with their society pin. This year's inductees are Rob and Robyn Wagoner (inaugural members of the new Platinum Society), Ken Kinsman (Gold Society), Ed Herderick (Titanium Society), Marc Meyers (Titanium Society), Patrice and Michele Turchi (Titanium Society), Tina and Dan Miracle (Silver Society), and Bob and Mary Shull (Silver Society).



Tuesday morning’s Materials and Manufacturing Innovation Keynote featured a session on Big Data and Machine Learning for Materials. Organized by Carelyn Campbell, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the following individuals delivered presentations on this topic: Jed W. Pitera, IBM Research – Almaden, “Big Data for Materials R&D, Deployment, and Lifecycle”; Elizabeth A. Holm, Carnegie Mellon University, “How Materials Science Can Capitalize on Advances in Computer Science through Data Science and Machine Learning”; Laura Biven, U.S. Department of Energy, “Perspectives on Data Intensive Science from the DOE Office of Science”; and Ian Foster, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, “Going Smart and Deep on Materials.”



Attendees of the Young Professional Tutorial Luncheon Lecture were treated to talks from both recipients of the Early Career Faculty Fellow Award. The first speaker, Sung Woo Nam (pictured speaking, right), Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, delivered his lecture titled, “Designing and Shaping Nano-materials via Controlled Mechanical Deformations.” This was followed by a lecture from Cong Wang (pictured speaking, left), entitled “Oxide Metallurgy: From Concept to Practice." Wang is an assistant professor at Northeastern University, Shenyang, China. 



Attendees had the opportunity to browse new poster displays, talk with exhibitors, and enjoy happy hour with their colleagues last evening in the TMS2018 Exhibit Hall. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today next to the exhibit hall. The exhibit closes at 2:00 today, so take this final opportunity to visit exhibitor displays.



Kevin Hemker, who will transition from 2017 TMS vice president to 2018 TMS president on Thursday, talked about society initiatives with members during one of Tuesday's VIP Meet & Greet sessions at the TMS Member Welcome Center. The final two Meet & Greet sessions will take place this morning:

TMS's Technical Divisions Structure
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Cynthia Belt, TMS Director/Chair, Extraction & Processing Division

Discuss Diversity and Inclusion in MSE
11:00 a.m. to Noon
Megan Cordill, Vice Chair, Diversity Committee



James A. Warren (bottom left photo), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), presented the featured lecture at Tuesday’s Extraction & Processing Division (EPD)/Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division (MPMD) Luncheon. His talk was titled “The Materials Genome Initiative and Artificial Intelligence.” Before Warren’s presentation, both divisions presented a number of awards to celebrate the accomplishments of their members, as shown in the inset photos above (left to right): Geoffrey Brooks, Swinburne University of Technology, receives the EPD Distinguished Lecturer Award; and Irene Beyerlein, University of California, receives the MPMD Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Award.

Students and young professionals of each division were also honored during the event, including: Abigail McBride and Robert Seivert (not present), South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, as the EPD Scholars; Jacob McMurray, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Fiseha Tesfaye, Åbo Akademi University, the EPD Young Leaders; Madeleine McAllister, Case Western Reserve University, and Justian Qian (not present), University of Pennsylvania, the MPMD Scholars; and Joseph Jakes, USDA FS Forest Products Laboratory, and Eric Lass, NIST, the MPMD Young Leaders.



Six panelists working in academia, industry, and government shared their career experiences and fielded questions from students about potential career paths during Tuesday afternoon's Student Career Forum.



On Tuesday morning, the TMS Aluminum Committee and the TMS Energy Committee joined forces to hold the Cast Shop Technology: Energy Joint Session. Approximately 100 attendees gathered for the event, which began with talks by Johannes Lodin, Linde Gas (pictured, left) and Alan Peel, ALTEK Group (pictured, right).



Pictured above are organizers and speakers of the 2018 Magnesium Technology Keynote session held on Monday morning. Several Light Metals Division (LMD) – Magnesium Technology Awards were also presented during the technical session. Christopher Gourlay, Imperial College, accepted the Light Metals Best Paper in Magnesium Technology – Application Award on behalf of his colleagues Guang Zeng and Jingwei Xian of Imperial College. Two students were recognized for the Light Metals Magnesium Technology Student Paper Award: Jonathan Weiler, Meridian Lightweight Technologies Inc., and Chaitanya Kale, Arizona State University. 




Programming Support Desk

7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, Outside Hall E

Registration
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, 300 Level North

TMS Member Welcome Center
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, 300 Level North

Presenters' Coffee
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, Hall E

Fresh Coffee, Fresh Ideas: Diversity and Inclusion Breakfast
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, Room 106ABC

Technical Programming Sessions
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

TMS2018 Exhibition
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, Hall CD

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, Hall CD

LMD Luncheon
Noon to 2:00 p.m. 
Phoenix Convention Center, 106ABC

Scientific Publishing Workshop: Excelling as an Author, Reviewer or Editor
2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Phoenix Convention Center, Room 105BC

TMS-AIME Awards Events
Reception: 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Ceremony: 
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Banquet: 7:30 to 8:30
Sheraton, Valley of the Sun 
A Look at the TMS2018 All-Conference Plenary


"Our goal is to do the most ground-breaking materials work in the world,” said Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX. He was addressing TMS2018 attendees in a recorded video introduction at Monday’s all-conference plenary session, where the featured speaker was Charlie Kuehmann, Vice President of Materials Engineering at Tesla and SpaceX.

Kuehmann talked about some of the materials challenges that these companies face in pursuing their goals of sustainable energy and enabling people to live on other planets. Speaking to a standing-room-only crowd, Kuehmann discussed a number of projects that the two organizations were working on and the materials solutions that would be needed to reach them.

“At this point, it’s not so much having the knowledge or toolsets, it’s having the time,” said Kuehmann. It's prioritizing to “work on the right problems that have the biggest impact.” 

Attendees can view some of the technology discussed in the presentation today on the third floor of the Phoenix Convention Center North. 

CDSM Plenary Session Features Olson and Zhang
Following Charlie Kuehmann’s plenary presentation, the 2nd International Conference on Computational Design and Simulation of Materials (CDSM 2018) held its own plenary session yesterday afternoon, which began with a presentation by Greg Olson that was co-authored by Kuehmann, “Genomic Materials Design: From CALPHAD to Space.” Olson called his talk a “more down-to-earth discussion” of how to make the materials Kuehmann had talked about. Tong-Yi Zhang, of the Shanghai University Materials Genome Institute rounded out the session with his technical presentation, “Theoretical Modeling and Atomistic Calculation Verifications of Size-Dependent Mechanical and Thermal Behaviors in Nanomaterials.”  

Sustainability Focus for Light Metals Keynote Session


“If we start focusing on important issues, we can solve problems.” Johannes Aalbu, Hydro Aluminium, Norway, opened Monday morning's 2018 Light Metals Keynote Session on an optimistic note with his talk, “Climate and Energy Efficient Aluminum Production,” which looked at ways that the aluminum industry can be a part of the solution to environmental problems.

Aalbu (pictured, center) was one of six speakers representing various regions of the world and looking at different aspects of sustainability at the session, Sustainability in the Aluminum Industry: Climate Neutral Industry with Zero Emissions and Zero Waste?

Highlights from the Structural Materials Division Luncheon


Somnath Ghosh (top left photo), Johns Hopkins University, delivered the feature presentation, "Advances in Computational Mechanics and Computational Materials Science for Multi-Scale Fatigue Prediction," during the Structural Materials Division (SMD) Luncheon on Monday. Awards and scholarships were also presented at the luncheon, as shown in the inset photos above (left to right): Nikhilesh Chawla, Arizona State University, accepting the JOM Best Paper Award on behalf of his co-author, Sudhanshu Singh, Indian Institute of Technology – Kanpur; Cayla Harvey, University of Nevada, receives the SMD Scholarship; Michael Titus and Janelle Wharry, both at Purdue University, receive SMD Young Leaders Professional Development Awards; Dennis Dimiduk, Bluequartz Software LLC and The Ohio State University, receives the SMD Distinguished Service Award; and Stephen Foiles, Sandia National Laboratory, receives the SMD Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Award.

Additive Manufacturing Joint Keynote Session
 
The second Additive Manufacturing (AM) Joint Keynote Session held on Monday afternoon provided attendees with a broad overview of AM by geography and material type, while also imagining what the future of AM holds. The session was organized by David Bourell, University of Texas, Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division (MPMD) Representative to the Additive Manufacturing Committee, and John Carpenter, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Extraction & Processing Division (EPD) Representative to the Additive Manufacturing Division.

Meet-a-Mentor Program Begins the Conversation


Approximately 40 people gathered in small groups at last night’s Meet-a-Mentor program to begin an important conversation. Some groups discussed how best to communicate with co-workers and others how to turn passion into expertise, but all of the participants were taking the first step towards establishing mentoring relationships between the early career professionals and established TMS members in attendance.

"This is something that you always want to get when you're at a conference," said Refilwe Magwaneng, who is finishing her Ph.D. at Akita University, of the mentoring event. She found the discussion with her mentor group about career paths to be particularly reassuring. "It was good to hear that, just because you don't get the job or internship you were expecting, you can always take another route. There's always another way to go in your career."

Whether participants choose to continue their mentoring relationship after the event is up to them. 

Celebrate Your Mentor with the TMS Foundation
This year, the TMS Foundation celebrates its 25th year shaping the future of the minerals, metals, and materials community. In honor of this milestone, the Foundation is honoring the roles that mentors play in the development of young scientists and engineers. Help us celebrate mentors by visiting the Foundation space at the TMS Member Welcome Center this week to see the TMS “family tree” and add the name of your mentor. 

Scenes from Monday at TMS2018


The Exhibit Opening Reception drew attendees to the TMS2018 Exhibit Hall to browse exhibitor displays, enjoy refreshments, and network with colleagues. Today the exhibit hall will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Lunch will be served in the hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and a happy hour reception will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.



The first poster presentation session for the conference was held as part of the Exhibit Opening Reception last night and included the Technical Division Student Poster Contest entries. Tonight, the second poster session will be held during the Exhibit Hall Happy Hour from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.



Pictured, left to right, are 2018 award lecturers Marc Andre Meyers, University of California, San Diego, recipient of the Institute of Metals/Robert Franklin Mehl Award; Zi-Kui Liu, the Pennsylvania State University, recipient of the William Hume-Rothery Award; and Geoffrey Brooks, Swinburne University of Technology, recipient of the Extraction & Processing Division Distinguished Lecture Award. All three award recipients delivered their talks on Monday morning.



On Monday, the TMS2018 VIP Meet & Greet area featured visits from several guests including Garry W. Warren, Chair, TMS Foundation; Gregg Janowski, Vice Chairperson, TMS Accreditation Committee; Edward D. Herderick, Trustee, TMS Foundation; and David DeYoung, 2017 TMS President. Today, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with 2018 TMS President Kevin Hemker (11:00 a.m. to Noon); Michael West, TMS Bladesmithing Committee Member (1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.); Thomas Battle, TMS Extraction & Processing Division Volunteer (2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.); and John Howarter, TMS Director/Chair of Pubilc & Governmental Affairs (3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.).



TMS Board members take the Tesla for a spin with Charlie Kuehmann.

Take Note: New Speaker Announced for EPD/MPMD Luncheon
James A. Warren, National Institute of Standards and Technology, will deliver the lecture, “The Materials Genome Initiative and Artificial Intelligence” at this afternoon's Extraction & Processing Division (EPD)/Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division (MPMD) Luncheon. The lunch starts at noon for those attendees who purchased a ticket in advance. The presentation is open to all attendees.

Updating the TMS2018 App
If your TMS2018 App is not set to automatically update, you may want to take a moment to manually update it this morning to be sure it is displaying the most current information. To do that, click the three bar icon in the top right corner of your screen. Next, click My Profile->Settings and then press the "Sync App Data" button.



Programming Support Desk
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, Outside Hall E

Registration
7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, 300 Level North

TMS Member Welcome Center
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, 300 Level North

Presenters' Coffee
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, Hall E

Technical Programming Sessions
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

TMS2018 Exhibition
11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, Hall CD

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
11:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, Hall CD

EPD/MPMD Luncheon
Noon to 2:00 p.m. 
Phoenix Convention Center, 106ABC

Young Professional Tutorial Luncheon Lecture
Noon to 2:00 p.m. 
Phoenix Convention Center, 105BC

Student Career Forum
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, 221A

Exhibit Hall Happy Hour and Poster Session II
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, Hall CD
Plenary Presentation Starts at Noon


Charlie Kuehmann, Vice President of Materials Engineering at Tesla Motors and SpaceX, will deliver the plenary talk, “Materials and ICME as an Enabler for Sustainable Energy and Interplanetary Travel." All TMS2018 attendees are invited to attend. This session will be held in the West Building of the Phoenix Convention Center, Ballroom 301. Take the Skybridge from the 300 Level of the North Building of the convention center to get there. 
 
You can also browse a display of technologies related to today’s plenary talk, coordinated by Tesla Motors and Space X, located at the entrance of the Exhibit Hall, 300 Level, Phoenix Convention Center, North Building.

Don't Forget: Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
Following today's plenary session, lunch will be served at multiple stations, located in and near the TMS2018 Exhibit Hall on the 300 Level of the Phoenix Convention Center, North Building, Halls CD & E. 

All full-conference attendees receive lunch on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in the exhibit hall as part of their registration fee. Lunch tickets are attached to your attendee registration badge.

Adjusted Start Times for Monday Technical Program
To make the Monday mid-day plenary possible, technical sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m. today and end at 6:00 p.m. Programming hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for the remainder of the week (Tuesday through Thursday).

Computational Design and Simulation of Materials Conference Starts Today

The 2nd International Conference on Computational Design and Simulation of Materials (CDSM 2018), co-located with TMS2018 and open to all TMS2018 registrants, kicks off its programming today with sessions on the topics of: Atomistic Simulations, Meso/Macroscale Simulations, and Computational Design of Materials. CDSM 2018, organized jointly by TMS and the Chinese Society for Metals (CSM), focuses on computational simulation and modeling to accelerate materials discovery and design. 

After lunch today, Greg Olson of Northwestern University and Tong-Yi Zhang of Shanghai University will be the featured speakers at the CDSM 2018 plenary session at 2:30 p.m. in the Phoenix Convention Center, Room 131B. Learn more about CDSM technical sessions in the final technical program.

Additional Exhibitors Join TMS2018 Exhibition
Several companies have been added to the TMS2018 Exhibition, who are not listed in the Exhibits section of the final program. Be sure to stop by the exhibit hall today to meet with the following organizations, along with more than 80 additional exhibitors:

  • American Welding Society
  • Cumi America
  • Elsevier
  • Eutectix, LLC
  • NASA
  • Pyrotek Inc.
  • Setaram, Inc.
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Shanghai University
  • Zeiss Microscopy
The exhibit hall opens today at 11:00 a.m. Lunch for all full-conference attendees will be served in and near the exhibit hall from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., and you are invited to join us in the exhibit hall this evening for an opening reception from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

The exhibit hall is located on the third floor of the Phoenix Convention Center North, Hall CD. 

Orediggers Win!


After a full day of intense competition, the Colorado School of Mines "Orediggers" took back their title as Materials Bowl champions at the 12th installment of this annual student competition. The "Orediggers" won after a challenging championship round against the University of Florida "Gators." 2017 TMS President David DeYoung attended the final round and applauded the next generation of scientists and engineers for their hard work and preparation. A total of nine teams competed in Sunday’s materials-themed knowledge competition, sponsored by Goodfellow. Pictured above, left to right, are: Joe Jankowski, Melissa Thrun, DeYoung, John Copely, and Chloe Johnson.

Scenes from Sunday at TMS2018


Last night, the TMS 2018 Annual Meeting & Exhibition opened with an informal networking event that allowed attendees to meet and talk in a relaxed atmosphere prior to the start of technical programming today. Additional networking events are planned throughout the week, including this afternoon's Exhibit Opening Reception and Poster Session beginning at 6:00 p.m.



The TMS Board of Directors gathered on Sunday morning at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix for its first board meeting at TMS2018.



TMS2018 attendees sharpened their skills and added to their professional knowledge at a dozen courses and workshops offered on Sunday.



2017 TMS President David H. DeYoung presents a copy of Light Metals 2018 to the volume's editor, Olivier Martin.



2017 TMS President David H. DeYoung presents copies of Magnesium Technology 2018 to the volume's editors: Dmytro Orlov, Vineet Joshi, Kiran N. Solanki, and Neale R. Neelameggham.



Colleagues catch up at the Fellows and Invited Guests Reception on Sunday evening. 

Meet with VIPs
A series of VIP Meet & Greet sessions will be held at the TMS Member Welcome Center this week. Today, you can meet with the curriculum advisor and the TMS volunteers who helped to make the Materials Explorers™ outreach program a reality from 10:00 a.m. to noon. In addition, the following TMS volunteers will be available at the TMS Member Welcome Center to discuss various TMS initatives with you:

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Garry W. Warren, Chair, TMS Foundation
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Gregg Janowski, Vice Chairperson, TMS Accreditation Committee
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Edward D. Herderick, Trustee, TMS Foundation
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. David DeYoung, 2017 TMS President

View the complete VIP Meet & Greet schedule for the week on the TMS2018 website or in the printed conference program.

Materials Characterization Awards Presented

At Monday's meeting of the TMS Extraction & Processing Division's (EPD) Materials Characterization Committee, several awards were given for outstanding papers and posters. This year, top prizes in each category went to:

EPD Materials Characterization Best Paper Awards
First Place: 
Mark H. Shooter, Michael A. Zimmerman, and Anil Saigal, Tufts University
Second Place: Md Abdul Kader, University of New South Wales, et al.
Third Place: Elizabeth Carvalho L. Cardoso, Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares, et al.

EPD Materials Characterization Best Poster Awards
First Place: 
Genevieve Lee, Jonathan Orsborn, Antonio Ramirez, Ohio State University
Second Place: Sang Hoon Lee, Thermo Fisher Scientific, et al.
Third Place: Thomas Watkins, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, et al.

What's On Today


Programming Support Desk
6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, Outside Hall E

Registration
6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, 300 Level North

TMS Member Welcome Center
6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, 300 Level North

Presenters' Coffee
6:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, Hall E

Technical Programming Sessions
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

TMS2018 Exhibition
11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, Hall CD

All-Conference Plenary Session
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, West Ballroom 301

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, Hall CD

TMS Structural Materials Division Luncheon
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
Phoenix Convention Center, Room 106

Meet-a-Mentor Program
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
Phoenix Convention Center, 105C

Exhibit Opening Reception, Poster Session I, and Technical Division Poster Contest
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, Hall CD



Welcome to TMS2018!


We're so glad you've decided to join us at the 147th installment of the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Over the next five days, this newsletter will serve as your daily guide to meeting news and information. Read on for practical information on where to find everything you need and for guidance on what's happening today. 

Time Zones and Time Changes
Please note that all times listed for the TMS 2018 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2018) refer to Mountain Standard Time (MST). Phoenix uses MST throughout the year and did not change to U.S. Daylight Savings Time today.

Air Force Listening Session Happening Today
The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) invites all TMS2018 attendees to weigh in on funding priorities and future research directions during this interactive session with AFRL leadership. TMS2018 was selected as one of the venues for a series of information-gathering sessions that the AFRL has scheduled as part of a year-long science and technology review.

Featured speakers at this event will include Chuck Ward, Timothy Bunning, and Lenell Kern of the AFRL. The session will be held this afternoon from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 121A of the Phoenix Convention Center.

Where to Find Registration

Before you can attend technical sessions, social events, or any other activities at TMS2018, you'll need to pick up your registration packet. Today, registration will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the third level of the Phoenix Convention Center, North Building.

Your packet includes your registration badge, which will give you access to your meeting events. Please do not lose this badge; there is a $25 replacement fee to reprint lost badges. 

A valid photo ID is required to pick up your badge at registration. In addition, students will be required to show a valid student ID to recieve the discounted student registration rate. 

Where to Learn More about TMS
After you pick up your registration badge, visit the TMS Member Welcome Center, also located on the third floor of the Phoenix Convention Center, near registration. If this is your first time at a TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, you can pick up your First-Time Attendee Welcome packet and learn about the benefits available to you as a member of TMS. 

If you have attended ten or more consecutive TMS Annual Meetings, you can redeem your ticket for a free thank you gift at the TMS Member Welcome Center. Tickets will be attached to registration badges for eligible attendees.

The TMS Member Welcome Center is open today from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Introducing Materials Explorers™


If you’re interested in bringing minerals, metals, and materials science alive for students in your local community, stop by the TMS Member Welcome Center between 10:00 a.m. and noon to learn about Materials Explorers™, TMS’s new STEM outreach program.

Created in collaboration with educators and TMS members, the program promotes STEM careers by connecting students with real-life STEM role models through classroom visits from volunteer TMS members. 

Materials Explorers™ kicked off yesterday with a series of teacher orientation sessions and interactive sessions at the Arizona Science Center. Teachers explored the Materials Explorers™ curriculum and learned about the importance of bringing STEM role models into the classroom. 

Want to Create a Schedule? Need Hand-Held Maps?
You can build a schedule for the week and access maps of the Phoenix Convention Center from your mobile device using the TMS2018 App. Learn how to download the app.

Where to Find Coffee
There is a Starbucks located in the West Building and free-trade City Central Coffee in the North Building of the convention center. Starbucks is open today from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. City Central Coffee will open at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning.

How to Access WiFi
Free wireless internet access will be available throughout the Networking Level on the 300 floor of the Phoenix Convention Center North Building, which includes the registration, presenters' coffee, and TMS Member Welcome Center areas. To access, select the TMS2018 WiFi network; no password is needed.

Complimentary WiFi is also available in the public areas on the 100 level of the convention center (in the food court and atrium/lobby areas) and in the lobby of the Sheraton Grand Phoenix hotel. If you booked in the TMS2018 room block, you will also have access to complimentary WiFi in your hotel guest room at the Sheraton.

Where to Find Business Services
There is a UPS Store located at the Phoenix Convention Center. It is closed today, but will be open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Find Your Way Around the City with Downtown Ambassadors
If you explore downtown Phoenix, you’re likely to see several Downtown Ambassadors wearing bright-orange shirts. These ambassadors are on duty seven days a week to assist visitors and promote safety. They can help you find a good place to eat or escort you to your hotel. Tap the Ambassadors’ knowledge from anywhere by calling their hotline at (602) 495-1500, texting “ASK” to 25866 (standard messaging rates may apply), or sending an e-mail. Learn more about this service at the VisitPhoenix website.

Review Emergency Procedures
The chances of an emergency situation occurring at TMS2018 are quite small. However, being prepared to react effectively in case of an incident is the most critical step in ensuring the health and safety of yourself and those around you. Emergency procedures are listed in the TMS2018 program and on the TMS2018 website.

Attend a Technical Committee Meeting to Get More Involved with TMS
One of the best ways to establish networking connections that will last far beyond this week is to attend a TMS technical committee meeting here in Phoenix. TMS has more than 30 technical committees, and each one is made up of volunteers who guide the programming, publications, and other activities of the society in that subject area. 

All TMS2018 attendees are welcome to attend technical committee meetings. Please select the committee that best matches your interest area and join us! View a complete list of this week's technical committee meetings (PDF).



Professional Development Courses
Courses run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center
Rooms 101 through 106

Materials Bowl Competition
Noon to 5:45 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, Room 221ABC

Programming Support Desk
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, Outside Hall E

TMS101: Fundamentals of TMS
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, Room 121B

President's Welcoming Reception 
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, Hall E

Student Networking Mixer
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center, Hall AB Foyer

Plan to Attend Monday All-Conference Plenary Session



Join all of your TMS2018 colleagues at the TMS2018 All-Conference Plenary Session, which will take place from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 12. Charlie Kuehmann, Vice President of Materials Engineering at Tesla Motors and SpaceX, will deliver the plenary talk, “Materials and ICME as an Enabler for Sustainable Energy and Interplanetary Travel.”

This session will be held in the West Ballroom 301 of the Phoenix Convention Center. (Follow the signs. This session takes place in a different section of the convention center than many meeting activities.)

Learn about additional TMS2018 Featured Sessions here.

Registration Still Available for Professional Development Workshops and Courses

Twelve professional development courses and workshops will be held Sunday, March 11, in conjunction with TMS2018. There’s still time to add one of these professional development events to your current registration through the online TMS2018 registration form or you can register on site on Sunday, March 11. The following courses are still accepting registrants: 

  • 14th Annual Advanced Microelectronic Packaging, Emerging Interconnection Technology, and Lead-Free Solder Workshop
  • Additive Manufacturing Materials and Processes Workshop
  • Avizo 3D Analysis Software for Materials Science*
  • Best Practices in Bauxite and Alumina Processing and Production
  • Design of Novel Magnetic Materials by Modelling and Advanced Synthesis and Characterization
  • Hands On: Interactive Materials Data Visualization and Selection Tools for Research and Teaching Workshop*
  • Improving Culture and Business Performance: Going Beyond the Warm and Fuzzy
  • Introduction to Alloy Thermodynamics: the CALPHAD Approach and Beyond
  • An Introduction to Computational Modeling in Materials Processing
  • Metal Treatment for Aluminum Ingot Casting
  • Modeling the Coevolution of Microstructure and Properties using the MOOSE Framework
  • Young Professional Workshop: Preparing a Winning Application Package to Find Your Future Job
* Part of the Supplier Technology Education Program
Want to stay informed of everything that's happening at the TMS 2018 Annual Meeting & Exhibition? Stick with us. TMS2018 News will be published daily, Sunday through Thursday, during the conference. Check each morning for a reminder of the big events planned for the day, as well as for recaps and photos from events happening around the meeting. So before you start your day at TMS2018, sit down with a cup of coffee and skim TMS2018 News so that you don't miss a thing! (Not sure where to find a cup of coffee? We can tell you that, too.)

And don't worry about adding this to your to-do list--we'll send a friendly e-mail reminder each morning. See you in Phoenix!