TMS2024 Housing

Honorary Symposia

Please join us for the following special symposia, held as part of the TMS2024 Technical Program. These featured symposia will honor distinguished TMS members who have contributed to all aspects of minerals, metals, and materials science and engineering. The work of five individuals will be highlighted at this year’s meeting.

Materials Science for Global Development—Health, Energy, and Environment: An SMD Symposium in Honor of Wole Soboyejo

Wole Soboyejo

This symposium will honor Professor Wole Soboyejo for his significant contributions to materials science and global development. In his research, Professor Soboyejo used materials science and technology to address global grand challenges in the areas of human health, sustainable energy, clean water, affordable housing, and education for people in the developing world. This symposium will provide an opportunity for scientists, engineers, educators and students to discuss the current interest and progress in advanced structural and functional materials that are relevant to global challenges and international development.

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Advanced Soft Magnets and Magnetocaloric Materials: An FMD Symposium Honoring Victorino Franco

Victorino Franco

The need to develop a decarbonized economy to curb human-caused climate change has been reflected through several international agreements. Advanced magnetic materials are key components in many applications that are critical to the development of such an economy where environmentally benign supply chains and product lifecycles have high value. Soft magnets are widely used in efficient electrical power conversion devices and magnetocaloric materials promise to enable the next generation of refrigeration systems. This honorary symposium will cover several aspects of soft magnets and magnetocaloric materials, from novel material design to prototyping and validation. Fundamental aspects of these magnetic materials in single-crystal, bulk, thin film, and powdered forms will be discussed, as well as their applicability in multi-component power conversion devices from an engineering standpoint.

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High Temperature Electrochemistry: An FMD Symposium Honoring Uday B. Pal

Uday B. Pal

This symposium will cover fundamentals and applications of high-temperature electrochemistry, including using I-V, Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS), and Distribution of Relaxation Times (DRT) data to understand polarization losses, reaction mechanisms, and device degradation; electrochemical behavior of solid oxide fuel cells and electrolyzers; green engineering as applied to energy conversion and primary production of materials; solid-oxide-membrane based electrolytic cells for converting waste to hydrogen; hydrogen storage materials; devices based on mixed-ion-electron-conducting (MIEC) oxide membranes for generating and separating pure hydrogen from hydrocarbons enabling CO2 sequestration; and electrochemical processes for recovery of critical materials.

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An Atoms to Autos Approach for Materials Innovations for Lightweighting: An LMD Symposium in Honor of Anil K. Sachdev

Anil K. Sachdev

This symposium will focus on how microstructure can be engineered to address challenges related to lightweight product design and manufacturing. The talks will thread multi length scale aspects of the microstructure starting from the atomic scale including aspects of computational thermodynamics in materials design and processing including aspects of plasticity and phase transformations in manufacturing. In addition to traditional materials and processes, the symposium will also discuss future metals technologies including lithium metal processing for high energy batteries and additive manufacturing for product design flexibility.

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Process Metallurgy and Environmental Engineering: An EPD Symposium in Honor of Takashi Nakamura

Takashi Nakamura

Professor Takashi Nakamura has a great deal of experience in the development of processes related to nonferrous metal resources, development of social systems for recycling, and environmental engineering. He has not only conducted research on individual issues and basics of physical chemistry of nonferrous metallurgy but has also had a significant impact on recycling-related legislation in Japan as well as international standards for nonferrous metals. This symposium will review the history of the research on the physical chemistry of smelting and recycling processes for nonferrous metals such as copper, lead, and zinc, and on the environmental issues related to the circulation of nonferrous metals. Furthermore, it will address the technological, social, and environmental challenges that need to be addressed to realize a sustainable society in the future.

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