Get ready for another full day of technical sessions, special lectures, networking events, and exhibits. View a schedule of today's special events and then scroll down to see highlights from Monday's activities. All times listed are EDT (Eastern Daylight Time).
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2021
Technical Programming Sessions
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Learn more about speakers and presentations here
Frontiers of Materials Award Symposium Keynote
"Wearable Gas Sensors with Wireless Communication and RF Energy Harvesting Capabilities"
Huanyu Cheng, Pennsylvania State University
9:10 a.m. EDT
Frontiers of Materials Award Symposium Keynote
"2D/3D Heterostructures for Low-power Logic and Memory Devices"
Deep Jariwala, University of Pennsylvania
9:15 a.m. EDT
Young Innovator in the Materials Science of Additive Manufacturing Award Lecture
"Additive Manufacturing of High-Temperature Metals: Present and Future Opportunities"
Michael Kirka, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
11:00 a.m. EDT
Institute of Metals/Robert Franklin Mehl Award
"New Superalloys in the Co-Ni Design Space"
Tresa Pollock, University of California, Santa Barbara
Extraction & Processing Division/Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division Awards Ceremony & Lecture
"Qualification and Certification Strategies for Additive Manufactured Parts for Manned Spaceflight"
Richard Russell, NASA
Light Metals Division Awards Ceremony & Lecture
"Near Net Manufacturing of Light Metal Alloys"
Mark Easton, RMIT University
Young Professional Tutorial Lectures
"Integrated Computational Materials Design for Alloy Additive Manufacturing"
Wei Xiong, University of Pittsburgh
"Electrochemical Healing of Metals: A New Way to Repair Additive and Cellular Metals at Room Temperature"
James Pikul, University of Pennsylvania
Noon to 1:05 p.m. EDT
TMS2021 Acta Materialia Symposium
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2:00 p.m. EDT
Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts—Concurrent Alloy Design and Processing Science: A Light Metals Division Symposium Honoring Raymond Decker
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EDT
Materials Engineering—From Ideas to Practice: An Extraction & Processing Division Symposium in Honor of Jiann-Yang Hwang
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT; Poster Session 5:30 p.m.
Aluminum Reduction Technology Across the Decades: A Light Metals Division Symposium Honoring Alton T. Tabereaux and Harald A. Øye
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT
This session will be the Alton Tabereaux Honorary Session: Reduction Cell Operation and Process Control - Joint session with Aluminum Reduction Technology.
Networking Session II
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. EDT
TMS2021 Virtual Exhibit
Preview Exhibiting Companies
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT
Student Career Forum
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT
Poster Session II
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. EDT
Networking Session III
10:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. EDT
Purdue University took the three top spots in Monday's It's Not All Zoom & Gloom Student Trivia Competition. Students were challenged to answer 35 questions testing their knowledge of materials and TMS, and the three highest scores were awarded cash prizes. The competition went into a final tie-breaking round to determine the students' final placement. The results were:
Thomas Mann (331 points), Purdue University - $250 prize
Hannah DeBoer (331 points), Purdue University - $150 prize
Ethan Mann (291 points), Purdue University - $100 prize
Kevin Schmalbach (291 points), University of Minnesota – Bragging rights
The question used to break the tie was: How many students registered to attend the TMS 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting & Exhibition? The answer: A total of 929
undergraduate and graduate students had registered for the conference as of Monday morning. The contestant who came closest to the correct answer was declared the winner.
Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you to everyone who participated in the trivia competition.
Students: don't forget to join us for the Student Career Forum
today at 2:00 p.m. EDT. At this event, seven early-career professionals from industry, academia, and government will share career advice and offer insights on potential career paths.
Get answers to your questions about exhibitors' products and services in real time. When you visit an exhibit booth, click the "Meet Now" podium button (illustrated above) to begin the conversation. The exhibit hall will be open between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. EDT today, and during that time, booths will be staffed with personnel who can answer your questions and provide you with more information.
Prefer to reserve a meeting time? You can also schedule a meeting with exhibitors through their booths.
More than 20 exhibit booths are available for you to browse. View our listing of exhibitors
to see who you'll meet today.
On Monday, attendees from around the world came together for the first set of Networking Sessions at TMS2021 Virtual. The event allowed attendees to gather in small groups based on technical interests that match up with the conference's 14 programming topic tracks. Four additional networking sessions are planned throughout the week at TMS2021 Virtual, including sessions today from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. EDT and from 10:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. EDT.
To participate in one of these events, first click on the Networking Spots column on the right side of the main lobby screen when you log in to the conference platform. When you've selected the Networking Session event, you'll click on the green "Join Virtual Networking Session" button above. (Note: The green button does not appear until just before the event begins.) From there, you'll enter a virtual foyer, where you can select which room you'd like to join. Select a topic and click on the green “Join” button to open a Zoom window. You may close the Zoom window and return to the foyer as often as you like to enter other rooms.
Take advantage of this opportunity to connect with your fellow TMS2021 attendees this week. View the full schedule of Networking Events
to find the time that works best for your schedule.
The Fifth International Symposium on Nickel and Cobalt (Ni-Co 2021) opened on Monday morning with a plenary session that featured five invited speakers, including the 2021 TMS Extraction & Processing Division (EPD) Distinguished Lecturer, Rodney Jones, Mintek. Ahead of the technical presentations, lead Ni-Co 2021 organizer Corby G. Anderson, Colorado School of Mines, welcomed attendees to the session and thanked the authors and speakers as well as his co-organizers of the symposium. "We labored through the challenges of the global pandemic and actually this whole symposium, even though it’s gone virtual, has come to fruition," he said before giving an overview of the morning lineup.
Jones kicked off the plenary session, delivering the presentation, "Ferronickel – Thermodynamics, Chemistry, and Economics," in which he noted that "nickel is an essential metal in our modern world." Though current nickel demand is dominated by stainless steel, there is growth anticipated in batteries over the next decade. "We are living in an exciting time of new developments and have the opportunity to shape the world for the better," Jones said. "The contributions that nickel, stainless steel materials, and batteries can make to a cleaner and kinder world are very significant."
The Ni-Co 2021 plenary session, and all Ni-Co 2021 programming at TMS2021 Virtual, is sponsored by The Metallurgy & Materials Society (MetSoc) of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum (CIM); the TMS EPD; TMS Hydrometallurgy and Electrometallurgy Committee; and TMS Pyrometallurgy Committee.
Sustainability in the Aluminum Supply Chain was the focus of the 2021 Light Metals Keynote Session, which was organized by Les Edwards, Rain Carbon, Inc., and sponsored by the Aluminum Committee of the TMS Light Metals Division.
"I sincerely believe that by continuing to collaborate and share information on technology and research in our field, we will be able to tackle the big challenges facing our industry now and in the future," said Linus Perander, vice chair of the TMS Aluminum Committee and editor of the Light Metals 2021
proceedings volume, in his introduction to the session.
Pernelle Nunez, International Aluminium Association, opened the session with her talk, "Long-Term Sustainability of the Aluminium Sector," which offered an overview of the challenges and opportunities for a sustainable aluminum industry. "Aluminium has a key role to play as an enabling material in sustainable development," she said. "Because of that, demand for aluminum products will increase and the industry will need to address its sustainability challenges as it grows. Collaboration, innovation, and investment will be essential for the industry's long-term sustainability."
In total, the session featured seven talks that explored the industry's sustainability challenges and how companies and organizations are taking innovative steps to meet them.
Zhao Delivers Hume-Rothery Award Lecture
Ji-Cheng (JC) Zhao (pictured, above right), University of Maryland, delivered the William Hume-Rothery Award Lecture: "High-Throughput Measurements of Composition-Dependent Properties of Alloy Phases for Accelerated Alloy Design" to open Monday's Hume-Rothery Symposium: Accelerated Measurements and Predictions of Thermodynamics and Kinetics for Materials Design and Discovery. Zhao's presentation offered an introduction to the diffusion multiple approach and discussed diffusion coefficients, phase diagrams, other phase-based properties, and phase precipitation.
Zhao concluded by discussing the possibilities of new computational tools and models that can help speed up the experimentation process. Holistic integration of computational, experimental, and data science approaches will be needed, he said, to efficiently build thermodynamic databases. "Holistic integration is basically ICME," he said. "Every experiment is an ICME concern." Our field is ready, he said, to build an all-encompassing diffusion database for solid solutions, where we can have all the computed data for each element of each phase structure.
The Hume-Rothery Symposium continues today with two more sessions. The final two sessions of this symposium will be held on Wednesday.
Magnesium Keynote Addresses Indentation Testing
The Magnesium Technology 2021 Keynote Session featured Warren Poole, University of British Columbia (UBC), presenting “Measurement of the Critical Resolved Shear Stress for Slip in Magnesium Alloys Using Instrumented Indentation.” Poole co-authored the paper with Shuheng Li, UBC, and Ghazal Nayyeri, Highland Foundry Ltd. The competition between different deformation modes and how this changes with temperature is a critical challenge for the plasticity and fracture of magnesium and its alloys. This study showed that instrumented indentation tests offer advantages. The presentation walked through a set of instrumented indentation experiments performed on magnesium alloys and the evidence collected the depth of indents changed.
Conclusions of the research were that: spherical indentation can be used to extract basic information on the activation of deformation modes; there is a strong indentation size effect, but a simple model based on strain gradient plasticity can be used to correct for this effect; the CRSS for basal slip in Mb-Al alloys measured by indentation is in good agreement with single crystal experiments; an estimate of the CRSS for basal and non-basal slip was obtained in a Mg-Zn-Nd alloy; and the results on the ratio for the CRSS of non-basal slip to basal slip are consistent with full field crystal plasticity simulations and experiments.
Attendees of the presentation may also be interested in the 12th International Conference on Magnesium Alloys and their Applications
(Mg 2021), June 15-18, 2021.
The Structural Materials Division (SMD)/Functional Materials Division (FMD) Awards Ceremony & Lecture was a two-part event co-hosted by the SMD and FMD, two of the five TMS technical divisions. First, FMD Chair Paul Ohodnicki, University of Pittsburgh, and SMD Chair Daniel Miracle, Air Force Research Laboratory, recognized the recipients of the 2021 FMD and SMD awards, including scholarship recipients, young leaders receiving professional development awards, and established professionals who were recognized for significant contributions to their fields and to TMS.
Following the awards ceremony, Rajiv S. Mishra, University of North Texas, gave an invited talk titled "Pushing Structural Performance of Materials by Combining Alloy Design with Disruptive Manufacturing Technologies." The central question that his talk posed was: "How can we change what we get out of a material when we design the alloy for a specific manufacturing process?"
The best potential of a material or engineering application, he concluded, is by combining alloy design with innovative disruptive manufacturing processes. "That's how we can push the envelope more and more," he said. "The SMD is home to some of these discussions that we're engaged in."
The remaining TMS technical divisions will hold their awards ceremony and lecture events today at noon.
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