Meeting Home
Meeting Registration
Technical Program

Advance Brochure


Abstract Deadline Extended:
> January 31, 2013

Abstract Acceptance Notifications:
> Mid-February, 2013

Housing Reservation Deadline:
> July 8, 2013

PRICM 8 logo
August 4-9 • Waikoloa, Hawaii

Corporate Sponsors
American Elements: global manufacturer of high purity metals, alloys, rare earths, semiconductors, and nanotechnology advanced materials for electronics, energy, industrial, and environmental applications

Symposia Proposals
Submit an Abstract
Session Building
Manuscript Submissions
Manuscript Review
Personal Conference Scheduler

PRICM-8: Technical Program
August 4-9, 2013 • Hilton Waikoloa Village • Waikoloa, Hawaii


All PRICM-8 registrants are invited to participate in the congress plenary session on current and future materials innovations in China, Japan, Korea, Australia, and the United States. Five esteemed speakers, representing the government-funded laboratories and institutes from the five geographic domains represented by the PRICM organizing societies, have been invited to present overviews of their current activity areas and previews of what is on the horizon for materials science and engineering. The following presentations are planned:

    Presenter: Cathy Foley
    Chief, CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering

    Presentation: "Will Advanced Materials Really Save the World?"

    Abstract: Reading the various road maps and strategies to address the major global challenges facing humanity, advanced materials is front and centre to many of the expected solutions. But will materials research really provide these solutions?

    This talk will look at some of the challenges that material research is meant to fix and consider if we researchers are able to live up to expectations. The talk will also present what CSIRO is doing in materials research. As a mission-directed research organisation, we are expected to assist industry and society in addressing the challenges that the various global and local changes create. The Division of Materials Science and Engineering (CMSE) provides a fundamental part of the innovation needed to assist Australia in a global context to meet these challenges. The question as the leader of this division is: what research will be needed now, in the near future, and in the long term? How do we maintain and develop a "portfolio" of research that provides the solution for the challenges while preparing for the future challenges we don’t even know about yet? And are the materials being developed doing the job? This presentation will give an overview of the range of research undertaken at CMSE and how we balance the need for preparing for the unknown needs of the future while delivering innovation solutions and impact now. Examples on new ways to undertake research and some platform technologies along with some stories of past successes will be presented.

    About the Presenter: Dr. Cathy Foley is Chief of CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering - the division of Materials Science and Engineering responsible for 880 staff, students, and associates. She has worked in Superconducting Devices and Applications Project which is developing superconducting systems for mineral exploration, detection of metal for quality assurance in manufacturing, terahertz imaging, submarine and unexploded ordnance detection. Her team is responsible for the development and commercialization of LANDTEM, which has been responsible for the discovery of over $6B of mines worldwide.

    Cathy has a world-class reputation in her field being a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (IOP) in the UK, Past President of the Australian Institute of Physics, Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ASTE), and the Immediate Past President of Science and Technology Australia, where she represented 68,000 Australian scientists and technologists. She is also a personally appointed member of the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council and a member of Questacon Advisory Board. She is on numerous advisory boards and review committees, conference organizing committees and has most recently been appointed the Editor in Chief of the IOP journal of Superconductor Science and Technology after being the Fast Track Editor since 2008.

    Cathy is a graduate of Macquarie University from where she received a BSc(Hons) Dip Ed PhD after studying from 1976 to 1984.

    Dr. Foley is well known for her interests in physics, science education, women in science, science in the media (she was a regular weekly guest on ABC radio 2BL radio for 5 years) and nuclear disarmament. She was awarded a Public Service Medal on the 2003 Australia Day, won the 2003 Eureka Prize for the promotion of Science and the NSW and National winner of the Telstra Women’s Business Award for Innovation in 2009, the AUSIMM MIOTA Prize in 2011, and the 2-13 NSW Premier’s Women of the year.
    Presenter: Chengjia Shang, Professor at the University of Science & Technology Beijing, China
    Presenter: Teruo Kishi
    Chairman, Tsukuba Innovation Arena; Professor Emeritus, the University of Tokyo; and President Emeritus, NIMS

    Presentation: "Material Research Strategy in Japan"

    Abstract: Japan started strategic research promotion led by government in the mid-1990s, which was based on the science and technology basic law launched in 1995. Based on this law, named basic plans are launched every five years. In the second and third plans, four research fields were selected as the prioritized research fields. Nanotechnology/materials was one of the fields. This year, the new government established three prioritized fields in science and technology: Health, Energy, and Social infrastructure. The Health field includes bio-material. The Energy field emphasizes materials for batteries, fuel cells, solar cells, and hydrogen-related technology. The subject of Critical Materials is connected with the Energy field very much, and this treatment is named as Element Strategy in Japan. This Element Strategy consists of electronic, magnetic, catalytic, and structural materials. Social Infrastructure is directly related to structural materials, and maintenance due to nondestructive evaluation and smart concepts become important. A big project for structural materials is now starting as one of the Future Cultivation Program at Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industries (METI).

    Also, Materials Research in Japan has started to establish a research system reform in the field of materials research. One of the examples is a network-building program such as nano-platform. Another example is the establishment of a research center for Environment & Energy, named GREEN. Regarding COE and Networking programs in Japan, Tsukuba Innovation Arena (TIA), and four universities consortium at Kawasaki are typical ones.

    About the Presenter: Teruo Kishi is NIMS Advisor of the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) after serving as the first President of NIMS. He is also Professor Emeritus, the University of Tokyo. Teruo Kishi received the degree of Doctor of Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1969. His expertise is materials science, especially fracture mechanics and nondestructive testing of metal, ceramics and composite materials. He was a Professor, the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), the University of Tokyo (1988), Director General of RCAST (1995), and Director General of the National Institute for Advanced Interdisciplinary Research, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) (1997). He was Vice President of the Science Council of Japan (2003) and President of the Japan Federation of Engineering Societies (2007). At present, he is Chair of the Executive Board of Tsukuba Innovation Arena, Director of Strategic International Program of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Management Council Member of the University of Tokyo, and Tsukuba University.

    Teruo Kishi received the following awards: Fellow of the American Ceramic Society (1996), Officier de l'Ordre National du Merite, France (2004), Honda Memorial Award, Honda Foundation (2006), Barkhausen Award, Dresden, Germany (2007), Carl-von-Bach-Medal Award, Germany (2009), Distinguished Life Membership, ASM, USA (2010), Ostwald Fellowship, BAM, Germany (2010), etc.
    Presenter: Dong Wha Kim
    Acting Vice President, National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK), and Endowed Chair Researcher, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)

    Presentation: "New Era for Materials Technology in Korea"

    Abstract: Last year, Korea joined the 20K-50M club as the seventh member, meaning Korea started to support 50 million people with per capita of $20,000. Driving force for the membership is good quality manufacturing in heavy-, petrochemical and high-tech industries. Steel making, automobiles, shipbuilding, oil refining, petrochemicals, semiconductors, mobile phones and home appliances are bread-earning industries for Koreans. Being the industrial structure of Korea is similar to that of big countries like Japan and EU nations, the accomplishment has been made through head-on competition against technologically advanced countries. Nonetheless, Korea has been heavily dependent upon foreign technology, machines, equipment, raw materials and managing skills of industrial development during the last five decades. This track record says that Koreans have been fast and smart in learning and improving.

    Materials issues was one of the top priorities from the early 70s, and still is. Even though the Korean government started organized R/D support in the early 80s, materials development took long years with various trial-and-error. Thanks to the effort, Korea has made progress somewhat in traditional materials like base metals, concrete, silicon wafers and naphtha for petrochemicals mostly suited for mass production. However, when it comes to functional materials and fine chemicals with high added value, Korea still depends upon foreign suppliers.

    As Korean products and industry share a large portion of respective world markets with competitive edge since 2000, the materials community in Korea has got into a new era. That is, Korean industries need high-quality materials, parts, and devices, which cannot be readily procured from abroad as before. The challenge is not small and cannot be easily overcome. Government, industry, and academia got together to enhance our capability on matured new materials, and continuously expanding materials research and development programs. The World Premier Materials Project is one of various programs. Another obvious and important issue is the nano- materials and technology, which is good and will fare well in Korea. An example would be the annual Nano Korea: this event enjoys the second largest attendance from local and abroad.

    It is hoped that current efforts on materials technology help Korean industries to overcome new challenges by improving every aspect of the value chain, that is, design, manufacturing, marketing, and services.

    About the Presenter: Dr. Dongwha Kim joined KIST in 1985 after earning a Ph. D. at Stanford University, and has been working as a materials scientist. Research interests cover various high-tech materials through bulk processing as well as thin film synthesis, and advanced materials characterization using accelerated particle beams like electron and ion beams.

    He is now an Endowed Chair Researcher and has served as the 20th President in KIST (until 2009). With those assignments, he has been active in science and technology policy, management of R/D programs in national level through various Government Committees. As the first Managing Director, Directorate for National R/D Program, Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP), he was a prime flag carrier to advance the National R/D system in Korea, and developed many programs successfully. Recent assignment includes the Council Member (2007~2011) of the National Science & Technology Council (NSTC) headed by the President.

    Other community service includes the Acting Vice President in the National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK), one of the Vice Presidents in the Korean Federation of Science & Technology Societies (KOFST). He served various professional societies in Korea: a partial list includes the President of the Korean Institute of Metals & Materials (KIMM) and the President of the Korean Society for Electron Microscopy. He has been also active in international societies and meetings, representing Korea in TMS, IFMS, PRICM and THERMAT since the mid-90s.
    Presenter: Laurie E. Locascio
    Director, Material Measurement Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

    Presentation: "The Materials Genome Initiative: Catalyzing a New Paradigm in Materials Research"

    About the Presenter: Dr. Laurie E. Locascio is the director of the Material Measurement Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The Material Measurement Lab has more than 900 staff members and visiting scientists, and serves as the nation's reference laboratory for measurements in the chemical, biological and materials sciences through activities ranging from fundamental research in the composition, structure, and properties of industrial, biological, and environmental materials and processes, to the development and dissemination of certified reference materials, critically evaluated data, and other measurement quality assurance programs. The Material Measurement Laboratory serves a broad range of industry sectors ranging from transportation to biotechnology, and provides research, measurement services, and quality assurance tools for addressing problems of national importance ranging from assessment of climate change, to the investigation of new sources of renewable energy, to improved diagnostics and therapies for health care.

    Dr. Locascio received her B.Sc. in chemistry from James Madison University, M.Sc. in bioengineering from the University of Utah, and Ph.D. in toxicology from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She has published more than 100 scientific papers and holds eight patents in the fields of microfluidics, biosensors and sensor/flow systems. Some of her honors and awards include the U.S. Department of Commerce Silver Medal, U.S. Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award, ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Arthur F. Findeis Award, the NIST Applied Research Award, and is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Dr. Locascio serves as co-chair of the National Science and Technology Council MGI Subcommittee that resides under the Committee on Technology.


The PRICM -8 Program will include plenary, keynote and invited lectures and contributed presentations on these symposia topics:

Click a symposium to view its details.

Advance Brochure


For more information about this meeting, please complete the meeting inquiry form or contact:

TMS Meeting Services
184 Thorn Hill Road
Warrendale , PA 15086-7514 USA
Telephone (724) 776-9000, ext. 243
(800) 759-4TMS
Fax: (724) 776-3770