Honorary Symposia

The following symposia, open to all TMS2019 attendees, will honor distinguished members of the minerals, metals, and materials community.

Current Trends in Magnetocaloric Materials: An FMD Symposium in Honor of Ekkes Brueck

Dates: Monday, February 24, and Tuesday morning, February 25
Location: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Marina Ballroom F
Sponsored by: TMS Functional Materials Division (FMD)
Organizers: Victorino Franco, Universidad de Sevilla; Frank Johnson, Niron Magnetics, Inc.

The magnetocaloric effect, i.e. the reversible temperature change of a magnetic material upon application/removal of a magnetic field, is a topic of current scientific interest due to its potential application for magnetic refrigeration and thermomagnetic energy conversion. These applications are environmentally friendly due to the absence of ozone-depleting or green house effect gas, combined with the possibility of achieving increased energy efficiency.

This symposium will examine various aspects of magnetocaloric research, combining the state of the art of theory and experiment, ranging from materials design to device implementation, passing through issues related to sustainability. Closely related effects, like barocaloric, elastocaloric and electrocaloric materials will also be considered. This program will consist of three sessions on Monday and Tuesday:

  • Characterization of Structure and Magnetic Properties of Magnetocaloric Materials
  • Phase Equilibria and Magnetic Structure of Magnetocaloric Materials
  • Strain Enhanced Magnetocaloric, Barocaloric Materials, and Thermomagnetic Generators

Innovations in High Entropy Alloys and Bulk Metallic Glasses: An SMD & FMD Symposium in Honor of Peter K. Liaw

Dates: Monday, February 24, and Tuesday, February 25
Location: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Marina Ballroom G
Sponsored by: TMS Functional Materials Division (FMD), TMS Structural Materials Division (SMD), TMS Alloy Phases Committee
Organizers: Michael Gao, National Energy Technology Laboratory; E-Wen Huang, National Chiao Tung University; Yanfei Gao, University of Tennessee - Knoxville; Robert Maass, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Hahn Choo, University of Tennessee; Yunfeng Shi, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Soo Yeol Lee, Chungnam National University; Xie Xie, FCA US LLC; Gongyao Wang, Alcoa Technical Center; Liang Jiang, Yantai University

Invited speakers from academia, industry, and government will discuss the current interest and progress in advanced structural and functional materials, including bulk-metallic glasses (BMGs), high-entropy alloys (HEAs), etc. This symposium honors Peter K. Liaw for his significant contributions to materials science and engineering and TMS. The process from the basic materials research to successful applications will be examined.

The symposium will have three sessions dedicated to High Entropy Alloys (Mechanical Properties, Alloy Design and Processing, and Other Properties and Modeling) and one devoted to Bulk Metallic Glasses and Other Materials, all areas in which Liaw has made contributions.

Process Metallurgy and Electrochemistry of Molten Salts, Liquid Metal Batteries, and Extra-terrestrial Materials Processing: An EPD Symposium in Honor of Don Sadoway (Sadoway 70)

Dates: Wednesday, February 26, and Thursday, February 27
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Room 14A
Sponsored by: TMS Extraction and Processing Division (EPD), TMS Hydrometallurgy and Electrometallurgy Committee, TMS Process Technology and Modeling Committee, TMS Pyrometallurgy Committee
Organizers: Antoine Allanore, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Hojong Kim, Pennsylvania State University; Takanari Ouchi, The University of Tokyo; Yasuhiro Fukunaka, JAXA/Waseda University

Electrometallurgy 2020 in San Diego will host Sadoway 70, an Honorary Symposium dedicated to the innovative contributions of Donald Sadoway from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), encompassing process metallurgy and electrochemistry of molten salts, liquid metal batteries, or extra-terrestrial materials processing. Invited presentations will be delivered at four sessions held on Wednesday and Thursday. Additional Electrometallurgy 2020 programming sessions on hydrometallurgy, molten salts, and applications to battery or materials synthesis will be held on Monday and Tuesday.

Progress towards Understanding the Synthesis and Behavior of Metals Far from Equilibrium: A SMD Symposium Honoring Enrique Lavernia on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday

Dates: Monday, February 24, to Thursday, February 27
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Room 31B
Sponsored by: TMS Structural Materials Division (SMD), TMS Mechanical Behavior of Materials Committee, TMS Advanced Characterization, Testing, and Simulation Committee, TMS Composite Materials Committee
Organizers: Haiming Wen, Missouri University of Science and Technology; Suveen Mathaudhu, University of California, Riverside; Yuntian Zhu, North Carolina State University; Manoj Gupta, National University of Singapore; Kaka Ma, Colorado State University; Troy Topping, California State University, Sacramento; Yizhang Zhou, University of California, Irvine; Joshua Yee, Sandia National Laboratories; Dalong Zhang, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Yaojun Lin, Wuhan University of Technology; Fei Chen, Wuhan University of Technology

This symposium will honor the outstanding contributions of Professor Enrique Lavernia to many fields in materials science in the last 30+ years and to celebrate his 60th birthday. In particular, Lavernia has made seminal contributions to the synthesis and behavior of nanostructured and multi-scale materials with particular emphasis on processing fundamentals and physical behavior, thermal spray processing of nanostructured materials, spray atomization and deposition of structural materials, high temperature-high pressure atomization processes, and additive manufacturing of metals. This symposium will discuss the present status and recent advances in research areas related to the synthesis and behavior of metals far from equilibrium. Sessions will cover nanostructured metals, materials design and advanced characterization, additive manufacturing, high-entropy alloys, synthesis and mechanical behavior, and lightweight alloys.

Purveyors of Processing Science and ICME: A SMD Symposium to Honor the Many Contributions of Taylan Altan, Wei Tsu Wu, Soo-Ik Oh, and Lee Semiatin

Dates: Monday, February 24, to Wednesday, February 26
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Room 30E
Sponsored by: TMS Structural Materials Division (SMD), TMS Shaping and Forming Committee, TMS Titanium Committee
Organizers: Adam Pilchak, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory; Ayman Salem, MRL Materials Resources LLC; Viola Acoff, University of Alabama; Nathan Levkulich, UES; Michael Glavicic, Rolls-Royce; Yufeng Zheng, University of Nevada, Reno; John Rotella, Purdue University

The ability to design and repeatedly produce complex, highly durable components for demanding aerospace applications is generally taken for granted these days, but this was not always the case. Edisonian techniques and institutional knowledge were the prevailing methods to choose alloys and develop processing routes with a primary focus of form over function. Little attention was paid to material microstructure and its evolution over the course of processing, and even fewer attempts were made to model it. This all changed when a small group of scientists and engineers came together at Battelle Memorial Institute in the late 1970s and worked on a wide range of metals processing techniques. Their early success, leveraging the momentum building in the steel industry during World War 2, stemmed from their combined expertise in mechanics, metallurgy, processing science, and computational methods.

The contributions of Taylan Altan, Wei Tsu Wu, Soo-Ik Oh, and Lee Semiatin to the field of processing science are so vast and impactful that it is the Structural Materials Division’s great pleasure to honor their lifetime of achievements at TMS2020. Paying homage to the honorees lifelong commitment to developing and validating process models, this symposium will remain alloy-agnostic and instead keep central themes of processing, process simulation, and modeling the evolution of microstructure/texture/defects during processing. Sessions throughout the week will cover superalloys, additive manufacturing, titanium alloys, modeling, enhanced properties via thermomechanical processing, and advances and challenges in ICME.