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2000 TMS Annual Meeting: Luncheons & Dinners

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.

In addition to the meeting's technical program, numerous special functions will be held, including the following luncheons and dinners.

Tutorial Luncheon Lecture

Donald R. SadowaySponsored by: TMS Continuing Education Committee

Presented by:
Donald R. Sadoway, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Advanced Rechargeable Batteries: a Materials Science Perspective

About the topic: The market for rechargeable batteries this year is estimated to exceed several billion dollars in such applications as cellular phones, laptop computers, and consumer electronics. Beyond this, electric vehicles represent yet another potentially enormous market. Batteries for these applications need to satisfy a range of requirements, including (1) high energy density, (2) low materials and processing costs, and, (3) avoidance of environmental, safety and health hazards. To a large extent, device performance is throttled by limitations in materials behavior. The tutorial will present an overview of the field of rechargeable batteries along with specific reference to the major battery technologies: lead acid; nickel metal-hydride; sodium sulfur; zinc-air, lithium ion; and lithium solid polymer electrolyte. Each technology will be assessed in terms of its performance attributes and in terms of the materials problems that remain unsolved.

Tutorial Luncheon Lecture

Dr. Daniel EylonSponsored by: TMS Young Leaders Committee

Presented by:
Dr. Daniel Eylon, University of Dayton

Ancient Arts of Sword Making

About the topic: The making of swords requires the use of steels and structures which combine high strength, to retain the blade edge sharpness, and high toughness, to resist fracture during combat. As metallurgists know very well, it is difficult to combine strength and fracture toughness as any increase in one property, typically, reduces the other. During three thousand years of sword making, sword smiths in different corners of the earth developed alloys and methods to produce superior blades with unrivaled quality. This presentation will concentrate on the ancient art of making Egyptian, Greek, Chinese, Roman, Damascus, and Japanese Samurai swords. Accurate details on making these swords are not entirely known, but some recent studies have cast more light on the subject. It is surprising to find out that some of these ancient methods were so advanced that only recent developments in aerospace structures, tool steels, and metal matrix composites produced materials with similar combinations of properties.

Gregory E. Stillman Memorial Luncheon and Symposium on Teaching Electronic, Magnetic and Optical Materials

Sponsored by: TMS EMPMD Division

This luncheon and symposium is dedicated to the late Professor Gregory E. Stillman of the University of Illinois, as a tribute to his long and dedicated contributions to compound semiconductor epitaxy understanding of high performance, high speed devices and development of young faculty and students throughout the country.

Luncheon tickets are $25 and may be purchased at the TMS Annual Meeting Registration Desk or at the door of Magnolia Mezzanine-Magnolia Ballroom.

Extraction and Processing Division Luncheon

Edward C. DowlingPresented by: Edward C. Dowling, Jr., Cleveland Cliffs Inc.

Bridging the Gap Between Technology Development and Commercial Applications

About the topic: How many times have new processes worked in the lab, but fail miserably in practice? How many great ideas remain on the shelf? This presentation will discuss methodologies that forge links between the tool-builder and tool-user communities to accelerate progress.

Professor Ole J. Kleppa Honorary Dinner and Symposium

Sponsored by: TMS EPD Division-Process Fundamentals Committee and ASM International MSCTS Division-Thermodynamic & Phase Equilibria Committee

This special dinner and symposium is in honor of Professor Kleppa's more than 50 years of scientific contributions in thermochemistry. Dinner tickets are $50 and may be purchased at the TMS Annual Meeting Registration Desk or at the door of Magnolia Mezzanine-Magnolia Ballroom.

Professor Campbell Laird Honorary Dinner and Symposium

Sponsored by: Joint Mechanical Behavior of Materials Committee of the TMS Structural Materials Division and ASM International MSCTS Division

This special dinner and symposium is in honor of Professor Laird's contribution to materials science and engineering. Dinner tickets are $50 and may be purchased at the TMS Annual Meeting Registration Desk or at the door of Magnolia Mezzanine-Davidson C room.

Professor Oleg D. Sherby Honorary Dinner and Symposium

Sponsored by: Sponsored by the TMS Structural Materials Division-Structural Materials Committee

This special dinner and symposium is in honor of Professor Sherby's contributions in understanding the behavior of structural materials and for his 30 years at Stanford University where he also made significant contributions to education, helping to produce an entire generation of materials scientists and engineers. Dinner tickets are $50 and may be purchased at the TMS Annual Meeting Registration Desk or at the door of Magnolia Mezzanine-Davidson A/B room.

Light Metals Division Luncheon

Denise F. SwinkPresented by: Denise F. Swink, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Department of Energy, Office of Industrial Technologies

About the topic: Since joining the "Industry of the Future" partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Industrial Technologies (DOEOIT) in 1996, the aluminum industry has identified ambitious technology research and development goals which are being actively pursued through collaborative, costshared R&D. The Aluminum Industry of the Future R&D portfolio addresses processing efficiency priorities identified in the Aluminum Industry Roadmaps, with particular emphasis on advanced cell development, recycling, and secondary aluminum production. Additional industry priorities, such as development of high performance aluminum for transportation applications, are being addressed through other DOE and federal government programs. In addition to its R&D portfolio, DOE also provides assistance to industry through information and training on already available technologies and business practices, through national laboratory user centers and programs, and through regional and state industries of the future activities.

Edward Dowling is Senior Vice President- Operations with Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc. the largest North American iron producer, located in Cleveland, OH. He is responsible for six large-scale mining operations with more than 6,000 employees, as well as two research and development laboratories, engineering and development. Dowling has held a progression of technical and operating positions throughout his career. Prior to joining Cleveland-Cliffs in 1998, he was Senior Vice President and Director of Process Management and Engineering with Cyprus Amax Minerals Company (CO), the largest US based mining enterprise. While with Cyprus, he led its subsidiary Climax Molybdenum Company and its affiliates Climax Specialty Metals and Climax Performance Chemicals. Prior to joining Cyprus, Dowling was General Manager of Chino Mines Company (NM) a subsidiary of Phelps Dodge Mining. He is recognized in the industry for his process engineering expertise leading to operations and business improvement accomplishments. Dowling is also a veteran of the US Navy.

Dowling holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Mining Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering, and Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Mineral Processing all from The Pennsylvania State University. As a graduate student at Penn State, he won the Sigma Xi: Annual Research Award and has been recognized since graduation with Alumni Achievement Awards and is a Centennial Fellow of the University. For his contributions, Dowling has received a number of industry awards, both in the US and abroad.

Dowling is a member of the National Materials Advisory Board of the National Research Council. He is a member the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Inc. (SME) and is Past-Chairman of the Minerals and Metallurgical Processing Division. He is also an active member of the National Mining Association, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), Sigma Xi, the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America (MMSA) and others. He has published more than 50-articles with an emphasis on pro-cessing engineering approaches to operations and business optimization.

Dr. Daniel Eylon received his B.Sc. in mechanical engineering and his M.Sc. and D.Sc. in materials engineering from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. He has worked in association with the US Air Force Research Laboratories, Materials Directorate at Wright Patterson air Force Base from 1972 to 1985 on research in the area of titanium alloys for aerospace applications. Since 1986, he is a professor in the Graduate Materials Engineering program at the University of Dayton and is now the program director. In the past ten years most of his research effort has been in titanium powder, casting, and high temperature titanium alloy metallurgy. He is a Fellow of the ASM and enjoys researching the history and archeology of metals.

Donald R. Sadoway is John F. Elliott Professor of Materials Chemistry in the Department o f Materials Science & Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He obtained the B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science, the M.A.Sc. in Chemical Metallurgy, and the Ph.D. in Chemical Metallurgy, all from the University of Toronto. After a year of postdoctoral study at MIT as a NATO Fellow, Dr. Sadoway joined the faculty in 1978. The author of over 100 scientific papers and holder of 11 US patents, his principal research interests are high-temperature physical chemistry, electrochemical processes in molten salts and cryogenic liquids, and rechargeable lithium solid polymer batteries. In 1995 he was named a MacVicar Faculty Fellow, MIT's highest award for excellence in undergraduate education.

Since February 1995, Denise F. Swink has been Deputy Assistant Secretary for Industrial Technologies. The Office of Industrial Technologies' mission is to manage a program designed to improve resources efficiency and fuel flexibility in the industrial sector and thereby reduce overall production costs. From 1991 to 1995, she was the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Industrial Technologies.

From 1987 to 1991, Ms. Swink was the Director, Office of Planning and Environment, Office of Fossil Energy. In that office, Technology, Regulatory, and Economic Impacts related to the extraction, distribution and use of fossil fuels were analyzed and input to national policy decisionmaking. From 1983 to 1987, she worked in program development, planning and management for the Nation's Clean Coal Technology Program. In addition, her previous experience included 13 years with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in research and development, water monitoring, and toxic substances regulation.

Ms. Swink has a B.A. in mathematics, American University, and a M.S. in Environmental Sciences, Johns Hopkins University.

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