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2000 TMS Annual Meeting: Special Lectures and Addresses

March 12-16 · 2000 TMS ANNUAL MEETING · Nashville, Tennessee

During the week of March 12-16, 2000, the 129th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) will be held in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Opryland Hotel and Convention Center.

Keynote Address

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Presented by: Daniel Burrus, Burrus Research Associates, Inc.

Date: Monday, March 13, 2000
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Room: Presidential Ballroom, Opryland Hotel

Thanks to recent innovations in science and technology we are at the gateway to a renaissance in materials technology, in terms of not only developing new applications, but also in terms of the industry itself. Although we are at a time of tremendous opportunity, we are at the same time faced with problems of equal magnitude. This presentation will provide you with valuable insight into how best to capitalize on present and future opportunities, while artfully minimizing problems along the way.

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Extraction & Processing Division Distinguished Lecturer

Aspects of Technology Transfer

Presented by: Derek J. Fray, Professor, University of Cambridge

About the topic: In recent decades, those working in extractive metallurgy have made tremendous progress in the understanding of thermodynamics, kinetics, and modeling of metallurgical systems. However, as is well known, the subject of extractive metallurgy has suffered a severe decline in the number of universities and other institutions offering teaching and research activities. This is beginning to be reflected in the lack of publications in the area compared to those in competing areas of polymers, ceramics and composite materials. This decline may affect future innovation in extractive metallurgy but, fortunately, other areas of fundamental and applied science can offer innovative approaches to many problems. This presentation will explore such diverse areas as nanotechnology, battery and fuel cell technology, solid state chemistry and physical metallurgy and give examples where technology transfer from these areas may offer interesting benefits to the understanding of existing processes and the creation of new processes which are more energy efficient and less polluting. The examples will pertain to aluminum, titanium and other non-ferrous metals.

Institute of Metals Lecture & Robert F. Mehl Medalist

Some Generalities in the Analyses of Equilibria in Ionic Solutions

Presented by: Prof. Robert A. Rapp, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus The Ohio State University

About the topic: Despite great differences in the physical and chemical properties of various ionic media, common methods for analyzing internal equilibrium provide useful and simple means for interpreting and predicting their behavior. The formalism of M. Pourbaix for analyzing the activities and solubilities of solutes in aqueous solutions has provided a foundation for interpreting corrosion and other electrochemical phenomena in such solutions. Although perhaps not so obvious, the formalism of Kroger-Vink in plotting the point defect concentrations for ionic solids derives from the same mathematical method. Likewise, the activities and solubilities for solutes in fused salts, e.g. fused sodium sulfate, can be treated by exactly the same sort of simultaneous resolution of equilibria for reactions in an ionic medium. Suggestions for extension of this analysis to analyze cryolite-base fused salt solutions important to aluminum extraction are discussed.

Daniel Burrus is one of the world's leading technology forecasters, and is the founder, president and CEO of Burrus Research Associates, Inc., a research and consulting firm that specializes in global innovations in science and technology, their creative
application and future impact. The New York Times has referred to him as one of America's top three business gurus in the highest demand as a speaker.

Mr. Burrus is one of the most highly sought after speakers in the world today, as reflected by the 1,800+ speeches he has given corporations, associations, and professional organizations worldwide. Over the past sixteen years, he has established an exceptional record of accurately predicting the future of technological change. He has helped hundreds of clients develop successful competitive strategies based on the creative application of leading-edge technologies.

His client list includes a wide range of industries, including many Fortune 500 companies such as GE, Lucent Technologies, DuPont, Motorola, Bell Atlantic, Toshiba, CIBA-GEIGY, Hewlett Packard, Exxon, Minolta, and Xerox.

He produces a variety of technology publications, including the Technotrends Newsletter, and is the author of six books that have been published since 1990.

Since 1996 Derek Fray has been employed as Professor of Materials Chemistry, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge. From 1990 to 1996 he worked as Professor of Mineral Engineering and Head of Department at the University of Leeds. From 1971 to 1990 he was also with the University of Cambridge as University Lecturer. From the years 1965 to 1971 he worked at both the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Imperial Smelting Processes Ltd.

Prof. Fray has a B.S. in Metallurgy and a Ph.D., in Extractive Metallurgy, Imperial College, London University.

Prof. Rapp studied at Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana (B.S. 1956) and Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (M.S. 1958, Ph.D. 1959).

He has taught and conducted research in the areas of corrosion mechanisms, coating and protection, and high-temperature materials. His research contributions are characterized by their scientific/technical rigor, creativity and relevance to practical problems. He has published about 245 papers, books, courses and chapters in the open literature and authored 20 patents. His outstanding research contributions and accomplishments have been recognized by many major awards, including: Guggenheim Fellowship (1972-73), Henry Marion Howe Medal of ASM (1980), Edward DeMille Campbell Memorial Lecture of ASM (1983), Willis Rodney Whitney Award of NACE (1986), Outstanding Achievement Award of the High Temperature Materials Division of ECS (1990), and Ulrich R. Evans Award, British Corrosion Society (1992). In addition he has been elected a Fellow of four professional societies (ASM, 1980; TMS, 1982; ECS, 1993; and NACE, 1994). In 1988 he was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering in recognition of his many distinguished contributions to engineering, engineering science and technology.

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