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Programming and Resources Announced for TMS2021 Virtual

“We can’t make it the same, but in some ways, we can make it better.” 2020 TMS President Tom Battle addresses the shift from an in-person to a virtual conference in a new video that describes what you can expect from TMS2021 Virtual and the unique opportunities it offers. This is the first in a series of orientation videos planned to help TMS members get acquainted with participating in the first fully virtual installment of the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition.

After watching this introductory video, explore the TMS2021 Virtual website to learn about some of the planned meeting highlights, including: 

TMS2021 Virtual Plenary Speaker: Anne Lauvergeon is the Founder/CEO of ALP; Chair, École des Mines de Nancy; and former CEO of Areva S.A. Her plenary talk is titled “New Methodologies: Producing High-Quality Metal from Low-Grade Ores.”

2021 Light Metals Keynote Session: Sustainability in the Aluminum Supply Chain: Seven invited presenters from international aluminum companies and organizations will offer their perspectives at this special keynote session, which will include a live question and answer period with presenters at 11:35 a.m. EDT on Monday, March 15. Presentations begin at 8:30 a.m.

Honorary Symposia: Three special symposia honoring five distinguished members of the minerals, metals, and materials community are planned at TMS2021 Virtual. Join us in honoring Jiann-Yang Hwang, Alton T. Tabereaux, Halvor Kvande, Harald A. Øye, and Raymond Decker.

Special Lectures: Invited speakers and award lecturers will be featured throughout the week at TMS2021 Virtual. Preview some of their talks today.

Additional content is being added regularly to the TMS2021 Virtual website, so check back often for updates. 

If you will be presenting at TMS2021 Virtual, please remember to register by Monday, January 25, to be eligible to present. If you are not presenting, but plan to attend TMS2021 Virtual, January 25 is also the deadline to register for the event at the discounted early registration rate. 

If you need to request funding from your employer to participate in TMS2021 Virtual, please download the TMS2021 Virtual Justification Letter. You can customize this basic letter and submit it to your employer to demonstrate the value of attending TMS2021 Virtual.

Register for Additive Manufacturing and Artificial Intelligence Webinar Series

Join TMS for two new webinar series in January and February to increase your understanding of Additive Manufacturing and Artificial Intelligence. Learn more about our upcoming webinars, mark your calendars, and register today. You can register once for live access to all the webinars in each series. Remember, registration is free for TMS members, so make sure your TMS membership is up-to-date for 2021.

Additive Manufacturing: On Alloy Design Webinar Series

Live Events: January 19, 21, and 26, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET

This three-part webinar series delves deeper into alloy design, a topic explored in an earlier roundtable discussion. TMS is reconvening experts to discuss the design of new alloys suited for metal additive manufacturing (AM), with a focus on computational approaches and experimental approaches. The topics will cover important aspects of processing and postprocessing in alloy design. In particular, the presenters will discuss ICME-based alloy design and optimization for AM and special features of Laser AM processes that can be exploited to design new alloys.

Artificial Intelligence in Materials: Research, Design, and Manufacturing Webinar Series

Live Events: February 2, 4, 9, and 11, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET

This four-part webinar series will explore the newest developments in artificial intelligence (AI) and how they affect the materials science and engineering (MS&E) fields. This series will cover several topics, including AI for materials design and processing, deep learning for materials and manufacturing innovation, autonomous research, and AI in manufacturing.

Visit the TMS Webinar Library to view previously held recorded events.
Submit Your Work for MS&T21 

Plan to present your work at the Materials Science & Technology 2021 (MS&T21) technical meeting and exhibition, scheduled for October 17-21 in Columbus, Ohio. MS&T21 features the TMS Fall Meeting, exploring the intersections of development, synthesis, and application. Submit your abstract today, and join your TMS colleagues in October at MS&T21.

Choose from 75 symposia in 13 topic areas, including: 
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomaterials
  • Ceramic and Glass Materials
  • Electronic and Magnetic Materials
  • Energy
  • Fundamentals and Characterization
  • Iron and Steel (Ferrous Alloys)
  • Materials-Environment Interactions
  • Modeling
  • Nanomaterials
  • Processing and Manufacturing
  • Special Topics
Abstracts are due March 15, 2021.

Visit the MS&T21 Technical Program website to view the full listing of symposia included within these technical topics.

TMS is one of three sponsoring societies of the MS&T21 conference, the interdisciplinary annual conference series Where Materials Innovation Happens. 
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.

January Journal of the Month: 
Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation

New from JOM

"Gaps and Barriers to Successful Integration and Adoption of Practical Materials Informatics Tools and Workflows," David L. McDowell

"Microstructure Generation via Generative Adversarial Network for Heterogeneous, Topologically Complex 3D Materials," Tim Hsu, et al.
New from Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A

"Type-I Hot Corrosion of Ni-Base Superalloy CM247LC in Presence of Molten Na2SO4 Film," Mahesh K. Kumawat, et al.