TMS2019 News


James C. Foley Takes Office as 2019 TMS President



“The State of our Society is strong, and we are poised to make it even stronger on a number of important fronts,” said Kevin J. Hemker, 2018 TMS President, at last night’s TMS-AIME Honors & Awards Ceremony. Hemker reviewed some of the accomplishments of the Society during his year as president, including the new TMS Aspires strategic plan.

He now passes leadership of the Society to James C. Foley of Los Alamos National Laboratory who will serve as 2019 TMS President. Foley also addressed the audience with a few words, saying that in the coming year, he plans to do the following: “Volunteer my time. Nominate people for awards and positions. Donate to the TMS Foundation. Promote TMS. And encourage others to do the same. I ask all of you now to take this simple plan and make it fit what you are planning to do for the year. Just think of what we can do as a community if every TMS member checked all of these boxes.”

Thomas Battle, Extractive Metallurgy consultant, moves into the role of 2019 TMS Vice President.

Materials Criticality Roundtable Today

The International Round Table on Materials Criticality (IRTC) begins at 9:00 a.m. in Room 007C of the convention center. The roundtable sessions, which run until 4:00 this afternoon, will gather input that will ultimately result in a roadmap on criticality, providing advice for authorities and policy makers worldwide. In the morning session, seven presenters will discuss the topic “How Industry Manages Criticality.” The afternoon session will include an introduction to the IRTC project and a roundtable discussion with 11 invited experts. All TMS2019 attendees are invited to participate.



The following posters by early-career professionals were honored for excellence in several TMS technical divisions, as part of the TMS Young Professional Poster Competition this week:

Light Metals Division
“Analysis and Interpretation about Evaluation and Atomic Vibration of New Raman Active Modes from CDW Phase in of Layered 2H-TaX2 (X=S, Se),” Sugata Chowdhury, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division
“Fatigue Characterization and Microstructure-sensitive Modeling of Extruded and Friction Stir Welded Aluminum Lithium Alloy 2099,” Abby Cisko, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center

Structural Materials Division 
“Flaw Tolerance of Shape Memory Yttria-stabilized Tetragonal Zirconia Polycrystals,” Ning Zhang, Colorado School of Mines

Scenes from Wednesday at TMS2019



A number of attendees started their day on Wednesday with breakfast and stimulating conversation at the Fresh Coffee, Fresh Ideas: Diversity and Inclusion Breakfast event, sponsored by the TMS Diversity Committee.



Several honors were bestowed upon members of the Functional Materials Division (FMD) during Wednesday afternoon’s council meeting. Awardees recognized during the event included: Tae-Kyu Lee (top left inset photo), Portland State University, FMD Distinguished Service Award recipient; Eric Chason (top middle inset photo), Brown University, FMD John Bardeen Award recipient; and Ning Zhang, Colorado School of Mines, and Surojit Gupta, University of North Dakota, (bottom right inset photo), FMD Young Leaders Professional Development Award recipients.



An information session on a new TMS study, Metamorphic Manufacturing: Shaping the Future of On-Demand Components (conducted on behalf of the U.S. Office of Naval Research and the Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow manufacturing institute), was held yesterday. The goal of the study was to lay the groundwork for the development of this potentially disruptive technology, also dubbed “robotic blacksmithing.” Metamorphic manufacturing has earned this nickname because the completed technology would combine the thermomechanical incremental deformation of a blacksmith with the precision and reproducibility of robotics and computer-controlled systems. The information session was led by study lead Glenn Daehn and featured participation by many members of the study team. Daehn said that the study was “designed so that readers of various sorts could jump in and start taking action immediately.” Digital copies of the study are available for free download on the TMS metamorphic manufacturing website. Information and downloads on the entire suite of TMS studies are available on the TMS studies website
 


Kevin Anderson (top left inset photo), Mercury Marine, delivered the Light Metals Division (LMD) Luncheon’s feature presentation on Wednesday afternoon. His talk was entitled, “Technological Advancement in the Secondary Aluminum Industry.” Several members of the LMD were recognized at the luncheon for their achievements and service to the division, while promising up-and-coming young members were also awarded, including: Tanner Livingston (top right insight photo), University of Utah, recipient of the LMD Scholarship; Jean-Louis Achard and Pierre-Yves Menet (first bottom inset photo), Constellium Technology Center, recipients of the Light Metals Award; Sanjay Sampath (second bottom inset photo), Stoney Brook University, recipient of the LMD JOM Best Paper Award; Hossein Dashti (third bottom inset photo), Curtin University, recipient of the LMD/EPD Energy Best Paper – Professional; and Kristian Etienne Einarsrud, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and Samuel Wagstaff, Novelis Inc., (fourth bottom inset photo), recipients of the LMD Young Leaders Professional Development Award. 



Hael Mughrabi, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, delivered the Institute of Metals/Robert Franklin Mehl Award lecture on Wednesday afternoon. Marc Meyers, who received the award in 2018, introduced Mughrabi, noting some of the distinguished names he joined in receiving this award. Mughrabi’s lecture was titled “Revisiting ‘Steady-State’ Monotonic and Cyclic Deformation: Emphasizing the Quasi-Stationary State of Deformation.”



On Wednesday, the Science Policy within the Materials Research Community session focused on the interconnection between the scientific community and science policies, some common obstacles to be addressed in order to move forward, and how science policy decisions affect various science and engineering communities. Organized by a group of students from the University of Michigan (UofM), the session featured the following participants: (back row, left to right) Max Powers, UofM; Scott Litzelman, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) and 2017-2018 TMS/MRS Congressional Science & Engineering Fellow; (middle row, left to right) James Warren, National Institute of Standards and Technology; John Vetrano, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Department of Energy; John Allison, UofM; Alan Taub, Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) and UofM; and Peter Meisenheimer, UofM; (front row, left to right) Edward Herderick, The Ohio State University and 2009-2010 TMS/MRS Congressional Science & Engineering Fellow; Alexis Lewis, National Science Foundation; Kathleen Chou, UofM; Ashley Hilmas, UofM; and Iver Anderson, Ames Laboratory and the University of Iowa. The full-day session ended with a panel discussion featuring Allison, Herderick, and Anderson.



Wednesday afternoon’s Effective Business Improvement Methodologies for the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Industries offered case studies and discussion from four invited speakers (pictured, left to right): Cynthia K. Belt, Metals Energy Management LLC; Adrian Deneys, Praxair Inc.; Eric Schmidt, Vallourec Star; and Nicholas E. Cherolis, Baker Engineering and Risk Consultants. (Also pictured is Robert W. Hyers, University of Massachusetts, the symposium organizer who hosted the event.) At this special-topic symposium, presenters explored options for continuous improvement projects, discussed the importance of investigating minor failures before they lead to major problems, and highlighted the importance of process stability, providing real-world case studies to illustrate their points. The session concluded with a panel discussion that tied together the common threads of the presenter's talks. 



Wednesday evening's honors and awards ceremony and banquet offered a chance to shine a spotlight on the achievements of our TMS members. The image above provides a brief glimpse of some of the night's honorees. 

Thank You for Being a Part of TMS2019!
Approximately 4,500 attendees and 80 exhibitors came together this week at the TMS 2019 Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Thank you for being a part of it!

All attendees should receive a TMS2019 survey invitation in their e-mails next week. When you receive this message, please take a few moments to let us know what you thought of your meeting experience. Your responses can help us to make improvements for future meetings.

Please plan to join us again for the TMS 2020 Annual Meeting & Exhibition next year in San Diego, California, and keep the following items in mind:

  • Symposium proposals are now being accepted for TMS2020
  • Call for Abstracts for TMS2020 will open in May 2019
  • Conference Dates: February 23–27, 2020
The 9th International Symposium on Lead and Zinc Processing will be co-located with TMS2020, bringing together operators, engineers, and researchers to exchange information about all aspects of current processing technologies for primary and secondary lead and zinc, as well as emerging technologies for both metals.

See you in San Diego!



Programming Support Desk

7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Henry B. González Convention Center, Hall 4A Prefunction

Registration
7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Henry B. González Convention Center, Hall 3 Prefunction

TMS Member Welcome Center
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Henry B. González Convention Center, Hall 3 Prefunction

Presenters' Coffee
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Henry B. González Convention Center, Hall 4A

Technical Programming Sessions
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.



Exhibit Closes at 2:00 Today
Don't miss this last chance to browse exhibit displays and meet with exhibitors. The TMS2019 Exhibition will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. today, and lunch will be available in the exhibit hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pictured are scenes from last night's Exhibit Hall Happy Hour & Poster Session.

Join Us at Lunchtime for an Information Session with the Metamorphic Manufacturing Experts
Grab your lunch in the exhibit hall and bring it to Room 220, where you’ll have the opportunity to sit down with the team of experts responsible for producing Metamorphic Manufacturing: Shaping the Future of On-Demand Components, a new study from TMS. Study Team Lead Glenn Daehn of The Ohio State University will lead the discussion, which will offer first-hand insights into this potentially disruptive technology that combines the incremental deformation of a metalsmith with the precision and control of intelligent machines and robotic systems. The event begins at 12:30. Pick up your free copy of the study at the TMS Member Welcome Center any time this week.

TMS2020 Information Session for Organizers
This evening, an information session will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Travis AB room of the Grand Hyatt San Antonio for technical committee members planning to organize symposia for the TMS 2020 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2020). Topics to be covered include: proposing a symposium, inviting speakers, organizing sessions, reviewing proceedings papers, and managing the symposium onsite. The information session will conclude with a Q&A with members of the TMS Program Committee.
 


Learn About STEM Outreach With Materials Explorers™
Visit the TMS Member Welcome Center this afternoon from Noon to 1:30 p.m. to meet with members of the Materials Explorers™ committee including André Phillion, chair, and Lily Nguyen, committee member. Get answers to your questions about bringing materials science and engineering to life for young students and sign up to be a volunteer.



Bladesmithing Competition Results Announced
Students from The University of Florida claimed the TMS Wadsworth-Sherby Bladesmithing Grand Prize in the 2019 TMS Bladesmithing Competition with their entry, “Decapigator.” The results of the 2019 competition were announced during a dedicated awards ceremony held yesterday in the Lila Cockrell Theatre. The second place award went to Colorado School of Mines while third place was awarded to McMaster University. An honorable mention was also given to the University of Idaho.

New to the competition in 2019 were a collection of special citations awarded to recognize an outstanding achievement in one aspect of the competition. Many of these teams were selected by J. Alex Ruiz, accomplished bladesmith and season 5 winner on The History Channel’s popular television show, Forged in Fire.

The special citations for 2019 were:
  • Beauty: University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  • Historical Accuracy: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Creative Use of Materials: South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
  • Hands-On Process: Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
  • Resourcefulness: University of Utah
  • Outstanding Poster: University of Texas at Austin
Your last chance to view all of the Bladesmithing entries is today during regular Exhibit Hall hours. You can also view the videos produced by each team on their processes.



The following posters were honored for excellence in the 2019 Technical Division Student Poster Competition on Monday night.

Extraction & Processing Division (EPD)

Graduate: “Thermochemical and Electrochemical Properties of Nd-Bi Alloys by Electromotive Force and Complementary Measurements,” Timothy Lichtenstein, Pennsylvania State University

Functional Materials Division (FMD)

Undergraduate: “Electrodeposition of Tungsten Oxide Hydrates on 2D and 3D Substrates for High Power Electrochemical Energy Storage,” Ellie Scott, North Carolina State University

Light Metals Division (LMD)

Graduate: “Conventional and Low Phosphorous Ceramic Foam Filters (CFFs) - Chemical Reactivity and Thermal Stability,” Are Bergin, Norwegian University of Science and Technology & Hydro ASA
Undergraduate: “Aluminum-cerium Alloys Treated with Niobium Diboride Nanoparticles for Aerospace Applications,” Julie Colon, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez

Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division
Graduate:
“Predictive Finite Element Simulations of Grain Growth,” Erdem Eren, University of California, Davis
Undergraduate: "Alginate Particle Fabrication Using Vibration Assisted Drop Generation,” Brandon Wells, Purdue University

Structural Materials Division
Graduate: “Influence of γ’–γ’’ Co-precipitation on the Mechanical Properties and Coarsening Kinetics of IN718 Variant Superalloys,” Semanti Mukhopadhyay, Ohio State University
Undergraduate: "Identifying Damage Initiation of Woven Fiberglass Composites Under Compression,” Isabella Mendoza, Drexel University

Scenes from Tuesday at TMS2019



Seven invited speakers discussed recycling and sustainability issues at Tuesday morning’s REWAS Plenary Session, which was introduced by one of the REWAS 2019 organizers, Randolph Kirchain (bottom, left) of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Part of the goal of the REWAS symposium, Kirchain explained, is to inspire the broader community to make sustainable materials possible. By co-locating the meeting with TMS2019, he said, it helps REWAS to reach a broader audience with its message of sustainability. The REWAS conference will continue today with sessions on Education and Workforce Development, Rethinking Production, and Secondary and Byproduct Sources of Materials, Minerals, and Metals. On Thursday, REWAS will conclude with the full-day International Round Table on Materials Criticality, open to all TMS2019 attendees.



Tuesday morning’s Materials and Manufacturing Innovation Keynote featured a session on Autonomous Materials Research. “The idea is to automate as much as possible of the scientific process,” said session organizer James Warren, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), while recognizing that “you can’t ever remove humans from the process.” A series of four talks was followed by a panel discussion. Session participants included (inset photos, left to right): Warren; Stefano Curtarolo, Duke University; Benji Maruyama, Air Force Research Laboratory; Carla Gomes, Cornell University; and Jason Hattrick-Simpers, NIST.



Yesterday, a panel was held on Frontiers of Materials Research: A Decadal Survey, a new consensus study report from the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The report was written by a committee of materials scientists and engineers that included TMS President Kevin Hemker and several TMS members. The study was focused on the development of materials research (MR) over the past decade and covered topics such as MR fields that could be supported by other disciplines and international trends in MR. The study was introduced by President Hemker, who said “it’s been a remarkable paradigm change in advances that have been made in materials research over the past decade.” The panel was moderated by Steve Zinkle and featured Linda Horton, Ian Robertson, Linda Sapochak, Susan Sinnott, and Mark Weaver as panelists. The study is available for free download from the National Academies Press.



Why do we have to recycle rare metals and what will be the bottlenecks of rare metal supplies? Toru Okabe (pictured, speaking) explored these questions and more as the TMS Extraction & Processing Division/Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division Luncheon Lecturer on Tuesday afternoon. Prior to the lecture, the EPD and MPMD recognized those individuals who received scholarships, young leader professional development awards, best paper awards, distinguished service and lecture awards, and other honors from these divisions. 



Attendees of the Young Professional Tutorial Luncheon Lecture on Tuesday benefitted from talks by the 2019 Early Career Faculty Fellows, Ashley Spear (top left), University of Utah, and Elsa Olivetti (top right), Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Spear’s talk, “Data-Driven Materials Science: Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities,” discussed the emergence of a fourth paradigm—data intensive science—in materials science, how we got to that point, and potential future opportunities, calling out specific examples within the fatigue community. Olivetti presented “Data Mining Towards Resource-Effective Materials, Processes, and Systems,” where she focused on some of the biggest challenges facing the field, including data volume, data representation, uncertainty in data, and sample bias, among others.


Six panelists working in academia, industry, and government shared their career experiences and fielded questions from students about potential career paths during Tuesday afternoon’s Student Career Forum. The session was moderated by Young Leaders Committee Vice Chair Kyle Johnson, Sandia National Laboratories. Panelists included (inset photos, left to right): Raul Rebak, GE Global Research; Robert Maass, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Douglas Stauffer, Bruker Nano Inc.; Tori Miller, North Carolina State University; Jonathan Zimmerman, Sandia National Laboratories; and Veronica Livescu, Los Alamos National Laboratory.



Tuesday afternoon’s Acta Materialia Symposium honored three TMS members receiving prestigious awards, and each was invited to deliver a lecture at the symposium. Ke Lu of the Chinese Academy of Sciences is the 2019 Acta Materialia Gold Medal recipient, Xavier Sauvage of the Université Rouen Normandie is the 2019 Acta Materialia Silver Medal recipient, and Alexander King of Iowa State University is the 2019 recipient of the Acta Materialia Hollomon Award for Materials and Society. Because Lu was unable to attend, his presentation was delivered by his colleague, Yi Li. This session was organized by Carolyn Hansson of the University of Waterloo.




The newest inductees of the TMS Foundation’s Honorific Societies were recognized at the TMS Foundation Donor Appreciation Reception and Dinner at the Vault restaurant. These individuals are:

  • Silver Society: Jim and Vivien Earthman, Jeffery Gibeling, William Harrigan, Michael and Cecilia Mills, Bill and Jean Nix, Timothy Weihs, Wendelin Wright
  • Titanium Society: Kevin and Maria Oliva Hemker, Warren and Cheryl Oliver, Deepenkar Pal, George and Marilyn Pharr, Dan Miracle, David and Bonnie Shifler
  • Gold Society: Carl Cady, Marc Meyers

Garry Warren, Chair of the TMS Foundation Board of Trustees, gave a brief update of the Foundation’s progress, noting that it had achieved its year-end Appeal fundraising goal of $100,000. He also highlighted the establishment of the William D. Nix Award, which was endowed and fully funded by his Ph.D. students in recognition of the positive influence that he has had on their lives. Warren then recognized Dr. Nix and those students who were present at the event for this achievement. Andrew Baker, Boeing Research & Technology, 2019 recipient of the Structural Materials Division Young Leaders Professional Development Award, also shared his perspectives on how the awards and initiatives supported by the Foundation have impacted his career.



Fresh Coffee, Fresh Ideas: Diversity and Inclusion Breakfast
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Lonestar Ballroom A

Programming Support Desk
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Henry B. González Convention Center, Hall 4A Prefunction

Registration
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Henry B. González Convention Center, Hall 3 Prefunction

TMS Member Welcome Center
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Henry B. González Convention Center, Hall 3 Prefunction

Presenters' Coffee
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Henry B. González Convention Center, Hall 4A 

Technical Programming Sessions
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

TMS2019 Exhibition
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Henry B. González Convention Center, Hall 3

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
11:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Henry B. González Convention Center, Hall 3

LMD Luncheon
Noon to 2:00 p.m. 
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Lonestar Ballroom A

Metamorphic Manufacturing: Shaping the Future of On-Demand Components: An Information Session with the Experts
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
Henry B. González Convention Center, Room 220

TMS-AIME Awards Ceremony
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Henry B. González Convention Center, Lila Cockrell Theatre

A Look at the TMS2019 Plenary

  

2019 marks 100 years of flight for GE. In honor of that milestone, plenary speaker Luana Iorio of GE Aviation looked to the future of materials for flight by taking attendees through some of the company’s most recent breakthrough technologies at the 2019 TMS All-Conference Plenary Session on Monday. She looked at how additive technologies, digital data, and integrated computational materials engineering can help to accelerate materials and process development and noted how these factors are changing the paradigm from looking at the number of years it takes to produce a new material to seeing the number of new materials that can be produced in a year.

Following her presentation, 2018 TMS President Kevin Hemker, who hosted the event, presented Iorio with a commemorative coin to recognize her role as TMS2019 all-conference plenary speaker.

To learn more about the technologies discussed in the plenary talk, visit the GE display in the lobby of the convention center near the Registration Desk today.

Join Us for Frontiers of Materials Research: A Decadal Study Session
This afternoon, join us at 12:15 for the special one-hour session, Frontiers of Materials Research: A Decadal Study, in Room 221 D of the convention center. This session aims to provide the TMS community with a brief overview of the recently released report by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. 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. 

REWAS2019 Plenary and Reception Today
This morning, the REWAS 2019 plenary session begins at 8:30 a.m. with seven invited speakers scheduled. This year’s REWAS symposium, co-located with TMS2019, focuses on the topic Manufacturing the Circular Materials Economy. REWAS programming continues this afternoon with sessions on Cast Shop and Recycling and Electronics and Battery Recycling. The REWAS 2019 reception and poster session will take place this evening in the exhibit hall, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Scenes from the TMS2019 Exhibit Hall

  

The first day of the TMS2019 Exhibit included lunch for all TMS2019 attendees in the afternoon and an opening reception and poster session in the evening (pictured). A second poster session and happy hour will be held in the exhibit hall this evening from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Today the exhibit hall will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Lunch will be served in the hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Complimentary Shoe Shine in the Exhibit Hall
Visit Booth 425 inside the Exhibit Hall to receive a complimentary shoe shine courtesy of SGS Minerals today.

Scenes from Monday at TMS2019

  

A well-attended Light Metals Keynote session featured talks by (inset photos, left to right) Chris Bayliss, International Aluminium Institute, Mo Xinda, China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association, Todd Summe, Novelis Inc., Hans Erik Vatne, Norsk Hydro ASA, and Vincent Christ, Elysis. The theme of the session was “A Vision for the Next Decade,” with speakers addressing what the trends, risks, challenges, and changes to be managed in the aluminum industry might be in the coming 10 years. Speakers are pictured, above, with session organizer and Aluminum Committee chair Olivier Martin (far left), Rio Tinto.
 

  

“Property-wise, it has everything we need. The problem is, it costs too much.” This is how Christopher Romanowski of Danieli FATA Hunter summarized both the promise and the challenge of using magnesium sheet more extensively in automotive applications during the Magnesium Technology 2019 Keynote Symposium on Monday morning. Romanowski (pictured, speaking) and other invited presenters looked at benefits, obstacles, and potential solutions to more widespread use of magnesium, particularly in the automotive industry. This session, sponsored by the TMS Magnesium Committee, also included the recognition of individuals and groups who received 2019 magnesium awards from the committee. 
 


  

"If we want to see progress in diversity and inclusion, we have to measure the current state and be transparent with the results," said Jonathan Madison, Sandia National Laboratories, at yesterday's Diversity in STEM and Best Practices to Improve It symposium. Madison (pictured, inset photo, right) was one of ten invited speakers who explored diversity and inclusion issues from a variety of perspectives at this one-day symposium. The morning session focused on best practices and lessons learned, while the afternoon session primarily explored challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals in the workplace. The conversation will continue at tomorrow morning's Fresh Coffee, Fresh Ideas: Diversity and Inclusion Breakfast.


  

Stephen Foiles (top left photo), Sandia National Laboratories, delivered the featured presentation, “Molecular Dynamics: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility,” during the Structural Materials Division (SMD) Luncheon on Monday. Several awards were also given out during the luncheon, as shown in the inset photos above, from left to right: Lily Nguyen, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, receives one of the SMD Young Leaders Professional Development Awards; Andrew Baker, Boeing, receives the other SMD Young Leaders Professional Development Award; Ricardo Lebensohn, Los Alamos National Laboratory, is presented with the SMD Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Award by SMD Vice Chair Daniel Miracle, Air Force Research Laboratory; and Nathan Mara, University of Minnesota, and Jon Molina-Aldareguia, IMDEA Materials Institute, accept the SMD JOM Best Paper Award.

  

The third Additive Manufacturing (AM) Joint Keynote Session held on Monday afternoon provided attendees with insights into specific technologies and materials used in the AM industry, such as superalloys, titanium alloys, and how machine learning has the potential to play a significant role in the industry’s future. The session was organized by Ryan Dehoff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and featured the following speakers: Tresa Pollock, University of California, Santa Barbara (top left photo); Hamish Fraser, The Ohio State University (top right photo); Greg Olson, Northwestern University and QuesTek Innovations (second bottom photo); Elizabeth Holm, Carnegie Mellon University (third bottom photo); and Sudarsanam Babu, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (fourth bottom photo).

  

Pictured, left to right, are 2019 award lecturers Mark Asta, University of California, Berkeley, recipient of the 2019 William Hume-Rothery Award, and Sridhar Seetharaman, Colorado School of Mines, recipient of the 2019 Extraction & Processing Division Distinguished Lecture Award. Both award recipients delivered their talks on Monday morning.  

  

Young professionals and graduate students had the opportunity to learn from the experience of members who have worked in industry, academia, and government at the Meet-a-Mentor event held on Monday evening. This annual event brings together mentors and mentees in casual group conversations that allow those just starting their careers to gain insight from more experienced colleagues.

  

Programming Support Desk
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Henry B. González Convention Center, Hall 4A Prefunction

Registration
7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Henry B. González Convention Center, Hall 3 Prefunction

TMS Member Welcome Center
7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Henry B. González Convention Center, Hall 4A Prefunction

Presenters' Coffee
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Henry B. González Convention Center, Hall 4A 

Technical Programming Sessions
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

TMS2019 Exhibition
11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Henry B. González Convention Center, Hall 3

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
11:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Henry B. González Convention Center, Hall 3

EPD/MPMD Luncheon
Noon to 2:00 p.m. 
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Lonestar Ballroom A

Young Professional Tutorial Luncheon Lecture 
Noon to 2:00 p.m. 
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Lonestar Ballroom C

Student Career Forum
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Lonestar Ballroom B

Bladesmithing Competition Awards Presentation 
5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Henry B. González Convention Center, Lila Cockrell Theatre

Exhibit Hall Happy Hour and Poster Session II
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Henry B. González Convention Center, Hall 3

REWAS 2019 Reception
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Henry B. González Convention Center, Hall 3


Plenary Presentation Starts at Noon

Luana E. Iorio, General Manager, Engineering Material Systems, GE Aviation, will deliver the plenary talk, "The Next Materials Frontier for Flight." All TMS2019 registrants are invited to attend. This session will be held in the Lila Cockrell Theatre at the Henry B. González Convention Center. 

You can also browse a display of GE additive technologies related to today’s plenary talk, located outside the entrance of the TMS2019 Exhibit Hall.

Don't Forget: Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
Following today's plenary session, lunch will be served in the TMS2019 Exhibit Hall (located near registration). All full-conference attendees receive lunch on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in the exhibit hall as part of their registration fee. Lunch tickets are attached to your attendee registration badge.

Adjusted Start Times for Monday Technical Program
To make the Monday mid-day plenary possible, technical sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m. today and end at 6:00 p.m. Programming hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for the remainder of the week (Tuesday through Thursday).

Review Emergency Procedures
In the event of an emergency, being prepared to react effectively is the most critical step in ensuring the health and safety of yourself and those around you. Emergency procedures are listed in the TMS2019 Conference Guide and on the TMS2019 website for your reference.  

Exhibit Opens Today at 11:00 
A directory listing the companies that will be participating in this year's exhibit can be found in the Conference Guide you received at registration. In addition, the following companies have been added to the exhibit in recent weeks:

  • Allite Inc: Booth 325
  • Aluminium Times: Booth 421
  • Buehler: Booth 118
  • Novelis: Booth 116
  • Rtec-Instruments,Inc.: Booth 120
  • TSI Incorporated: Booth 414
Come to the exhibit hall for lunch and stay to check out the latest products and services.

View the TMS2019 Bladesmithing Display in the Exhibit Hall

A display of hand-forged blades created by university students will be on display in the TMS 2019 Exhibit Hall today from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Come and see these works of art submitted by teams from around the world and learn how the entries were made. A team of judges will review the blade entries and winning teams will be announced at a special ceremony on Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. Come and view their handiwork for yourself!



Learn About STEM Outreach With Materials Explorers™
Visit the TMS Member Welcome Center this afternoon from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. to meet with Eric Brown, vice chair of the TMS Public and Governmental Affairs Committee, and get answers to your questions about bringing materials science and engineering to life for young students. Learn how to be a science, technology engineering, and mathematics role model with TMS’s high school outreach program, Materials Explorers™ and sign up to be a volunteer. 



Materials Bowl Champions Named
The Colorado School of Mines took home their seventh Materials Bowl championship, competing against the University of Tennessee Knoxville in the final round of the 2019 TMS Materials Bowl on Sunday evening. TMS president Kevin Hemker presented the trophy to the champions. A dozen teams competed in this year's Materials Bowl over the course of the day. This event was sponsored by Goodfellow. 

Scenes from Sunday 



Pictured are members of the 2018-2019 TMS Board of Directors. The Board gathered on Sunday morning at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio for its first meeting at TMS2019.



2018 TMS President Kevin Hemker presents a copy of Light Metals 2019 to the volume's editor, Corleen Chesonis, at Sunday's Aluminum Committee meeting. 



2018 TMS President Kevin Hemker presents copies of Magnesium Technology 2019 to some of the volume's editors at Sunday's Magnesium Committee meeting. This year's editors were: Vineet Joshi, J. Brian Jordon, Dmytro Orlov, and Neale R. Neelameggham.



Graduate and undergraduate students gathered to relax and have fun at the TMS2019 Student Networking Mixer on Sunday evening at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio.



The President's Welcoming Reception offered attendees the chance to meet in a relaxed, informal setting prior to the start of technical programming on Monday morning.
  


Friends and colleagues connect at the TMS Fellows and Invited Guests Reception, which took place on Sunday evening at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio.  
 
  

Presenters' Coffee
6:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.
Henry B. González Convention Center, Hall 4A

Programming Support Desk
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Henry B. González Convention Center, Hall 4A Prefunction 

Registration
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Henry B. González Convention Center, Hall 3 Prefunction

TMS Member Welcome Center
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Henry B. González Convention Center, Hall 3 Prefunction

Technical Programming Sessions
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

TMS2019 Exhibition
11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Henry B. González Convention Center, Hall 3 

TMS2019 Bladesmithing Display
11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Henry B. González Convention Center, Hall 3 

All-Conference Plenary Session
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Henry B. González Convention Center, Lila Cockrell Theatre

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Henry B. González Convention Center, Hall 3 

TMS Structural Materials Division Luncheon
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Lonestar Ballroom A

Meet-a-Mentor Program
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Lonestar Ballroom B

Exhibit Opening Reception, Poster Session I, and Technical Division Poster Contest
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Henry B. González Convention Center, Hall 3 


  

Welcome to TMS2019!
We're so glad you've decided to join us at the 148th installment of the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Over the next five days, this newsletter will serve as your daily guide to meeting news and information. Read on for practical information on where to find everything you need and for guidance on what's happening today.

Time Zones and Time Changes
All times listed for the TMS 2019 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2019) refer to Central Time. As a reminder, on March 10 at 2:00 a.m., San Antonio moved ahead one hour from Standard Time to U.S. Daylight Savings Time.

Where to Find Registration
Before you can attend technical sessions, social events, or any other activities at TMS2019, you'll need to pick up your registration packet. Today, registration will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Hall 3 Pre-Function Area of the Henry B. González Convention Center.

Your packet includes your registration badge, which will give you access to your meeting events. Please do not lose this badge; there is a $25 replacement fee to reprint lost badges. Attached to your badge, you will find tickets for any luncheons, banquets, or other events that you purchased when registering for the conference.

A valid photo ID is required to pick up your badge at registration. In addition, students will be required to show a valid student ID to receive the discounted student registration rate. 

  

Visit the TMS Member Welcome Center
After you receive your registration badge, visit the TMS Member Welcome Center, located near registration. At the welcome center, you can:

  • Redeem the ticket attached to your badge for your TMS2019 commemorative coin, honoring the 70th anniversary of JOM.
  • Learn how to access technical program information through the TMS2019 App or pick up a print copy of the TMS2019 technical program.
  • Pick up a copy of TMS's two new studies: Metamorphic Manufacturing: Shaping the Future of On-Demand Components and Verification and Validation of Computational Models Associated with the Mechanics of Materials.
  • If this is your first time at a TMS Annual Meeting, use the ticket attached to your registration badge to claim your free gift and learn about the benefits available to you as a member of TMS. Please note that if you registered for the meeting at the non-member rate, your registration fee includes TMS membership for the remainder of 2019.
  • If you have attended ten or more consecutive TMS Annual Meetings, you can redeem the ticket attached to your badge for a special thank-you gift.

You can also learn more about TMS's Materials Explorers™ outreach program, view the TMS Foundation Honor Roll, and learn more about your TMS member benefits by talking with TMS staff.

  

Learn About STEM Outreach With Materials Explorers™
Learn how to be a science, technology engineering, and mathematics role model with TMS’s high school outreach program, Materials Explorers™. Meet with Lauren Garrison, member of the Materials Explorers™ committee, get answers to your questions about bringing materials science and engineering to life for young students, and sign up to become a volunteer. She will be on hand to answer questions from noon to 1:00 p.m. today at the TMS Member Welcome Center.

Attend a Technical Committee Meeting to Get More Involved with TMS
One of the best ways to establish networking connections that will last far beyond this week is to attend a TMS technical committee meeting here in San Antonio. TMS has more than 30 technical committees, and each one is made up of volunteers who guide the programming, publications, and other activities of the society in that subject area. 

All TMS2019 attendees are welcome to attend technical committee meetings. Please select the committee that best matches your interest area and join us! (Not sure which committee would be best for you? Check the TMS2019 technical program to see which committees sponsor the programming that you attend.) View a complete list of this week's technical committee meetings (PDF).

How to Access Wi-Fi
Free wireless internet access is available in all areas of the Henry B. González Convention Center. To access, choose the network TMS2019 and enter the password materials.

Download the TMS2019 App
Build a personalized schedule for the week, view real-time program updates, access venue maps, and more through the TMS2019 mobile application. Search "TMS Annual Meeting" in the App Store or the Google Play™ Store to download.

Need assistance in using the App? Visit the TMS Member Welcome Center.

Where to Find Business Services
A UPS store is located in the lobby of the Henry B. González Convention Center, Street Level, at the main entrance. For a fee, attendees can use the store to ship, mail, fax, photocopy, or create a last-minute presentation. Closed today, the store will be open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Where to Find Coffee
In the convention center, attendees can visit Market Cafe (in the main lobby) or El Puente (in the west lobby) for coffee or a quick meal. Both are open from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. today.

  

Show Your Badge for Discounts at Local Restaurants
When you're out exploring the city, take advantage of San Antonio’s Show Us Your Badge program. Show your conference badge to receive discounts and special offers at more than 50 restaurants and nightlife establishments in downtown San Antonio.

Discounted Tickets for San Antonio Spurs Game
Discounted tickets are available to TMS2019 attendees for the San Antonio Spurs basketball game on Sunday evening, March 10. The Spurs will be playing the Milwaukee Bucks. Ticket prices range from approximately $30 to $90 each. You can purchase tickets here

  

Professional Development Courses
Courses run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Henry B. González Convention Center, Rooms 224 and 225

Materials Bowl Competition
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Henry B. González Convention Center, Lila Cockrell Theatre

Programming Support Desk 
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Henry B. González Convention Center, Outside Hall 4A

President's Welcoming Reception 
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Henry B. González Convention Center, Hall 4A

Student Networking Mixer
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Lonestar Ballroom BC

TMS LGBTQ+ and Allies Mixer
8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Lonestar Ballroom A
  

Three professional development courses and workshops will be held Sunday, March 10, in conjunction with TMS2019. There’s still time to add one of these professional development events to your current registration through the online TMS2019 registration form or you can register on site on Sunday, March 10. The following courses are still accepting registrants: 


Want to stay informed of everything that's happening at the TMS 2019 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2019)? Stick with us. TMS2019 News will be published daily, Sunday through Thursday, during the conference. Check each morning for a reminder of the big events planned for the day, as well as for recaps and photos from events happening around the meeting. So before you start your day at TMS2019, sit down with a cup of coffee and skim TMS2019 News so that you don't miss a thing! (Not sure where to find a cup of coffee? We can tell you that, too.)

And don't worry about adding this to your to-do list--we'll send a friendly e-mail reminder each morning. See you in San Antonio!