International Round Table on Materials Criticality

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019 
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
​Location: Henry B. González Convention Center, Room 007C

The International Round Table on Materials Criticality (IRTC) is holding roundtable discussions at established international conferences around the world to gather input that will ultimately result in a Roadmap on Criticality, providing advice for authorities and policy makers world-wide. TMS will host the third installment of this roundtable as part of the REWAS 2019 symposium at the TMS 2019 Annual Meeting & Exhibition. The topic will be “How Does Industry Manage Criticality in Product Development?” All TMS2019 registrants are invited to attend this roundtable session and participate in the discussion.

The IRTC project aims to advance the research in criticality assessment, foster international exchange and education in the topic, identify common ground and differences, and raise awareness towards materials criticality, especially in industry. It will also lay the cornerstone for a long-lasting international network.

The project is coordinated by ESM Foundation, Switzerland, and co-sponsored by the Federation of European Materials Societies.

Featured Speakers 

  • Roderick Eggert, Colorado School of Mines and the Critical Materials Institute, USA
  • James Goddin, Granta Design Ltd., United Kingdom
  • Atsufumi Hirohata, University of York, United Kingdom
  • Christina Meskers, Umicore, Belgium
  • David Jarvis, HIPTec AS, Norway
  • Nikolaos Michailidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Min-Ha Lee, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, South Korea
  • Armin Reller, ESM Foundation, Switzerland
  • Steven Young, University of Waterloo, Canada

Previous IRTC Roundtables

View presentations from past IRTC events and see where else the round table is being held.

How Methodology Determines What is Critical
Held as part of Resources for Future Generations, June 16–21, 2018, Vancouver, Canada
View presentations from this previously held event.

Criticality and Circular Economy: A Perfect Match?
Held as part of EcoBalance 2018, October 9–12, 2018, Tokyo, Japan
View more information on this previously held event.

How Does Industry Manage Criticality in Product Development?
Held as part of the TMS 2019 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, March 10–14, 2019, San Antonio, Texas

How Authorities (Should) Handle Criticality
Closing event and discussion on the draft roadmap
Held as part of Raw Materials Week, November 2019, Brussels, Belgium