Frontiers of Materials Research: A Decadal Survey

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 221D

This session offers a brief overview of the new report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, Frontiers of Materials Research: A Decadal Survey. The report identifies promising future directions for federal agencies that support materials research, science policymakers, and researchers in materials research and other fields. Following a summary of the report, several members of the study committee and other leading materials researchers will discuss their vision for the next ten years of the field during a panel discussion.

TMS members provided their input to the report at a town hall meeting held at the TMS 2017 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida; a summary of that discussion can be found here. The survey can be downloaded for free through the National Academies website.   

Event Agenda

Welcome and Introductory Remarks 
Time: 12:15 p.m. to 12:20 p.m. 
Presenter: James Warren, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Presentation on the Decadal Survey Outputs 
Time: 12:20 p.m. to 12:40 p.m.
Presenter: Kevin Hemker
, Johns Hopkins University

Panel Discussion 
Time: 12:40 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Moderator: Steven Zinkle
, University of Tennessee

Panelists to include:
  • Linda Horton, Department of Energy
  • Ian Robertson, University of Wisconsin
  • Linda Sapochak, National Science Foundation
  • Susan Sinnott, Penn State University
  • Mark Weaver, University of Alabama