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Registration Opens for TMS2019!

The TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition is the highlight of the Society’s year, bringing together more than 4,000 minerals, metals, and materials scientists and engineers from around the world to a single location. Registration and housing are now open for TMS2019, the 148th installment of the TMS Annual Meeting, which will be held March 10–14 in San Antonio, Texas. In addition to strong technical programming in 15 topic areas, this year’s meeting will include a number of special features.

Returning this year will be the TMS All-Conference Plenary, on Monday, March 11, featuring Luana Iorio of GE Aviation discussing The Next Materials Frontier for Flight. To support Iorio’s talk, a selection of GE additive technologies referenced in her presentation will be on display, including an additively produced aircraft engine.

Another recurring feature from previous years will be programming contributed by international partners. At this year’s meeting, the German Materials Society (DGM), in cooperation with TMS’s Aluminum and Magnesium committees, will present the TMS-DGM Symposium on Lightweight Metals: A Joint U.S.-European Symposium on Challenges in Light Weighting the Transportation Industry. TMS and the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS) will present a special joint session on the topic of Critical Materials in Magnet Supply Chains. Also, the International Round Table on Materials Criticality (IRTC), part of a series of roundtable discussions coordinated by ESM Foundation, Switzerland, will take place at TMS2019 as part of the REWAS 2019 conference. REWAS 2019, the sixth installment of this transdisciplinary conference series, will be co-located with TMS2019 and focus on the technical theme of Manufacturing the Circular Materials Economy. Learn more about all of TMS2019’s technical program offerings.

In addition, TMS2019 will feature special lectures by leaders in the minerals, metals, and materials community; networking events; professional development workshops and short courses; and a world-class exhibit. The TMS2019 Exhibit will host an additive manufacturing pavilion, the Bladesmithing 2019 event, receptions and happy hours, poster sessions, and daily lunches for attendees.

More information on special events and activities planned for TMS2019 will be announced in the coming weeks. Check the TMS2019 website often for meeting updates.

Submit Nominees for 2020–2023 TMS Board of Directors

TMS is now accepting nominations for four Board of Directors positions for the 2020–2023 term until January 15, 2019. The open positions are:
  • Presidential Rotation (Vice President/President/Past President)
  • Content Development & Dissemination Director
  • Professional Development Director
  • Public & Governmental Affairs Director
Self nominations are acceptable. Nomination packages for applicants to these positions will be considered by the Society’s Nominating Committee, which will then recommend a candidate for each position to the Board of Directors. If approved by the Board of Directors, these endorsed candidates will be presented to the general membership for approval during July 2019.

In addition to these positions, the 2020–2023 Board will welcome two new directors filling the technical division chair positions for the Extraction & Processing Division and the Functional Materials Division. These candidates are not advanced to the Board of Directors via the Nominating Committee, but rather are presented directly to the general membership for approval following endorsement by the respective Technical Division Councils.

To access complete job descriptions and qualifications for each office, as well as the Nominee Statement Form and nomination instructions, visit the TMS Board Nominations web page. For additional information, contact Deborah Hixon, TMS Awards Program Administrator.
Join IOM3 at a Reduced Rate through TMS

TMS members can become joint members of the Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining (IOM3), the U.K. engineering institution whose activities encompass the whole materials cycle, from exploration and extraction, through characterization, processing, forming, finishing, and application, to product recycling and land reuse.

For only $30 a year, TMS members can purchase a joint membership in IOM3, which provides electronic access to a collection of world-renowned technical journals published by the institution, as well as a subscription to the customized My Materials World newsletter.

You can sign up for IOM3 membership when you renew your TMS membership for 2019. Simply select IOM3 e-Partnership in the “Additional Membership Options” section of the Member Dues renewal process. If you’ve already renewed your membership for 2019, contact TMS Member Services for assistance in purchasing an IOM3 joint membership at 1-724-776-9000. Press ‘1’ to speak to Member Services. 

New from TMS Journals

Below is a selection of open-access articles published in several TMS journals that are available to the public at no charge. TMS members can access the full content of these journals by logging in to the “Journals” section of the TMS website.

New from JOM

Multiphase Flows in Materials Processing: The Road Map for Modeling, Experimentation, Validation, and Optimization,” Kinnor Chattopadhyay

Effects of Angle of Rotation of Submerged Entry Nozzle on Fluid Flows in a Square Billet Casting Mold,” Mahdi M. Aboutalebi, et al.

A Review of Nanoporous Metals in Interconnects,” Kashyap Mohan, et al.

Redefining the β-Phase Stability in Ti-Nb-Zr Alloys for Alloy Design and Microstructural Prediction,” A. Mehjabeen, et al.

Advanced Real Time Optical Imaging: Part II,” Jinichiro Nakano

High-Temperature Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy Studies of Ferrite Formation in Inclusion-Engineered Steels: A Review,” Wangzhong Mu, et al.

Integrated Computational Materials Engineering of Magnesium,” V.M. Miller and S.R. Agnew

PRISMS: An Integrated, Open-Source Framework for Accelerating Predictive Structural Materials Science,” L.K. Aagesen, et al.

New from Journal of Electronic Materials

Demonstration of a Dual-Band Mid-Wavelength HgCdTe Detector Operating at Room Temperature,” P. Martyniuk, et al.

Transition of p- to n-Type Conductivity in Mechanically Activated Bismuth Telluride,” G.C. Dannangoda, et al.

The Effect of U Atom Adsorption on the Structural, Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes,” Ya Nie, et al.

Porous Carbon Nanosheets Prepared from Plastic Wastes for Supercapacitors,” Guoxu Wang, et al.

New from Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A

Critical Driving Forces for Formation of Bainite,” Lindsay Leach, et al.

Influence of Grain Refinement on Slurry Formation and Surface Segregation in Semi-solid Al-7Si-0.3Mg Castings,” Jorge Santos, et al.

Effect of Process Parameters on the Crack Formation in Laser Metal Powder Deposition of Alloy 718,” Andreas Segerstark, et al.

The Correlation Between Intergranular Corrosion Resistance and Copper Content in the Precipitate Microstructure in an AA6005A Alloy,” Calin D. Marioara, et al.

New from Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B

Magneto-acoustic Interfacial Reaction-Based Nanoparticle Synthesis: A Direct Path to Manufacturing Metal Matrix Nanocomposites,” Hunter B. Henderson, et al.

Characteristics of Calcium-Aluminate Slags and Pig Iron Produced from Smelting-Reduction of Low-Grade Bauxites,” Fabian Imanasa Azof, et al.

Element Distribution in the Silicomanganese Production Process,” Yan Ma, et al.

Size Distribution of Graphite Nodules in Hypereutectic Cast Irons of Varying Nodularity,” Björn Domeij, et al.

Effect of Processing Parameters and Shape of Blade on the Solidification of Single-Crystal CMSX-4 Ni-Based Superalloy,” Dariusz Szeliga

The Mechanism Behind the Oxidation Protection of High Mg Al Alloys with Beryllium,” Nicholas Smith, et al.

Transient Rheological Behavior of Semisolid SEED-Processed 7075 Aluminum Alloys in Rapid Compression,” Amir Bolouri and X.-Grant Chen