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MS&T21 Abstract Deadline Extended to April 15 

The deadline to submit abstracts for Materials Science & Technology 2021 (MS&T21) has been extended to April 15. Submit your abstract today and join your TMS colleagues October 17-21, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio, for the 19th installment of this multi-disciplinary annual conference. 

MS&T21 will feature the TMS Fall Meeting, a collection of 30 symposia organized by TMS technical committees on topics of interest to TMS members. View a listing of TMS Fall Meeting symposia or browse the complete technical program, which features additional symposia sponsored by the MS&T organizing societies: the American Ceramic Society, the Association for Iron & Steel Technology, and TMS. In total, 75 symposia will be presented in the following 13 technical tracks at MS&T21: 

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomaterials
  • Ceramic and Glass Materials
  • Electronic and Magnetic Materials
  • Energy
  • Fundamentals and Characterization
  • Iron & Steel (Ferrous Alloys)
  • Materials-Environmental Interactions
  • Modeling
  • Nanomaterials
  • Processing and Manufacturing
  • Special Topics
Find the symposium that best suits your work and submit an abstract by April 15 to be a part of the conference where materials innovation happens.

Webinar Series Explores Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategies

Join us for the upcoming Diversity in the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Professions Virtual Keynote Series with live events on April 21, May 5, and May 12, 2021, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., EDT. Register to learn from recognized experts in the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as they cover vocabulary, concepts, and current principles of DEI. This program has been developed to identify actions and solutions that will optimize your approach to DEI, both as an individual and within your institution, while encouraging the development and understanding of how DEI can revolutionize an institutional culture from top to bottom.

This webinar series will feature Talia Fox, Chief Executive Officer, KUSI Global, Inc., on "Inclusive Leadership Principles That Matter" (April 21); Rohini Anand, Senior Vice President and Global Chief Diversity Officer (Retired), Sodexo, on "Leading Institutional Transformation" (May 5); and Olivia D. Underwood Jackson, Principal Member, Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories, on "Mentorship and Workplace Equity Takes Work" (May 12).

The webinar series has been made available at no cost to all. Register now for access to this series.

Be Prepared for DMMM4 
This keynote series is designed to enable full, informed, and robust participation in the 4th Diversity in the Minerals, Metals and Materials Professions Summit (DMMM4) scheduled for March 2-3, 2022 in Anaheim, California, and co-located with the TMS 2022 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2022), and made possible through the support of the TMS Foundation

Abstracts Due for High Entropy Alloys Congress

The abstract deadline is approaching for the 2nd World Congress on High Entropy Alloys (HEA 2021), which is set for December 5–8, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

HEA 2021 is a cross-disciplinary technical forum designed to share the latest research advances in single-phase and multi-phase metallic, intermetallic, and ceramic high entropy materials for functional or structural applications. HEA 2021 will feature highly focused technical talks on topics that include, but are not limited to, fundamental theory of alloy design, computational modeling and simulation, properties, processing, and applications of high entropy alloys. 

The plenary speakers will be Amy Clarke, Colorado School of Mines; Elsa Olivetti, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Maryam Ghazisaeidi, Ohio State University. One of the sessions will discuss “Defining Pathways for Realizing the Revolutionary Potential of High Entropy Alloys,” a 2021 TMS science and technology accelerator study.

Submit your abstract by April 16, 2021 to be considered for inclusion in the technical program. View technical program details and submit an abstract for HEA 2021.
Editor’s Choice: Read Outstanding Papers from TMS Journals for Free

A limited number of Editor’s Choice articles from TMS journals are selected and made available to the public at no charge. This distinct honor is awarded to fewer than 5% of papers published in the respective journals each year. In addition to high-quality writing, these notable articles are distinguished by attributes such as outstanding science, innovative methods, impactful outputs, historical significance, and/or broad interest to the readership.

Click to read the following selections from recent issues for free:

April Journal of the Month
Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy

April Issue
"A Review: Understanding the Science and the Impacts of Impurities upon the Electrolytic Bath of Hall–Héroult Reduction Cells," Stephen J. Lindsay and Barry J. Welch

JEM April Issue
"Atomic Layer Deposition of ZnO for Modulation of Electrical Properties in n-GaN Schottky Contacts," Hogyoung Kim, et al.

"Effects of Dy2O3 on the Electrical Properties of a (Nb2O5-Dy2O3-SiO2) Co-doped TiO2 Varistor," Xin Liao, et al.

"Fabrication and Characterization of Ni-, Co-, and Rb-Incorporated CH3NH3PbI3 Perovskite Solar Cells," Atsushi Suzuki, Mari Oe, and Takeo Oku

Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A
  April Issue
"Microstructural Impact of Si and Ni During High Temperature Quenching and Partitioning Process in Medium-Mn Steels," S. Ayenampudi, et al.

"Martensite Transformation Start Temperature During Quench and Austempering in Fe-8Ni-0.2C Alloys," Hiroyuki Kawata, et al.