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Photo Gallery Offers MS&T18 Recap

More than 3,100 scientists and engineers from five leading materials societies gathered in Columbus, Ohio, for the Materials Science & Technology 2018 (MS&T18) technical meeting and exhibition in October. Look back at this year’s meeting through our Flickr photo gallery, which includes glimpses into the meeting rooms, social events, and exhibit hall of MS&T, as well as photos snapped at the TMS Member Lounge as part of our member word cloud project.

In total, the meeting featured 1,800 presentations and nearly 100 exhibitors. It was sponsored jointly by the American Ceramic Society (ACerS), ASM International, the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST), and TMS, with the Metallurgy & Materials Society (MetSoc) of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) joining the event for 2018 and NACE International acting as a co-sponsor.

The four core organizing societies (ACerS, ASM, AIST, and TMS) are now looking ahead to the MS&T19 conference, scheduled for September 29–October 3, 2019, in Portland, Oregon. More than 85 symposia are now accepting abstracts in 13 topic areas covering a broad range of materials science and engineering. Abstracts are due by March 15, 2019. For more information, visit the Technical Program section of the MS&T website. 

After the Portland meeting in 2019, MS&T will return to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 2020 and Columbus, Ohio, in 2021. Be a part of this ongoing conference series by submitting your abstract today for MS&T19.
News and Updates on TMS2019 

A new session on effective business practices, a listing of the proceedings volumes that paid registrants will be able to access, and a justification toolkit to help you request funds for attendance are among the new details now available on the TMS 2019 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2019) website.  

At the Effective Business Improvement Methodologies for the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Industries session, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, March 13, four invited speakers will review the different approaches taken for business improvement in the minerals, metals, and materials industries and share best practices. Speakers will include: Adrian Deneys, Praxair, Inc.; Cynthia K. Belt, Metals Energy Management LLC; Keith A. Sinclair, Sinclair Associates; and Nicholas E. Cherolis, Baker Engineering and Risk Consultants. The session will conclude with a panel discussion.

TMS has also announced that the collected proceedings for TMS2019—to which attendees in most registration classes will receive free online access—will include proceedings from twelve symposia, as well as to the TMS2019 supplemental proceedings volume. Visit the Proceedings Information page of the TMS2019 website to view a full listing of the content you will be able to access as a TMS2019 attendee.

Access to conference proceedings is just one of the ways that TMS2019 provides value to attendees and their employers. If you need a more complete picture of the benefits of attending TMS2019, visit the Justification Toolkit section of the TMS2019 website, where you can download and customize a letter to your supervisor that demonstrates the full value of attending TMS2019 and requests funding to cover registration and travel costs. 

Registration and housing are now open for TMS2019, so make your travel plans today to receive the best rates on TMS2019 attendance.

TMS2019 will be held March 10–13 in San Antonio, Texas. If you will require a travel visa to enter the United States to attend this meeting, you must apply for one as soon as possible, as it can take up to three months to receive your visa. For more resources on this subject, please visit the Travel Visas section of the TMS2019 website.  
MetFoam 2019 Extends Abstract Deadline

The abstract submission deadline has been extended to December 17 for the 11th International Conference on Porous Metals and Metallic Foams (MetFoam 2019). Take advantage of this final opportunity to submit your work for the largest cross-disciplinary, international technical meeting focused exclusively on the production methods, properties, and applications of these lightweight porous/cellular materials

The purpose of the MetFoam conference series is to provide a state-of-the-art review on lightweight porous metals and metallic foams and a forum for discussions and networking opportunities for scientists working in this field. Topics planned for MetFoam 2019 include, but are not limited to:

  • Fabrication by conventional and novel methods including additive manufacturing
  • Characterization
  • Properties of compressed and un-compressed foam
  • Design of porous metals, metallic foams, and lattice structures
  • Fluid, heat, and mass transfer
  • Porous biomaterials
  • Nanoporous metals
  • Industrial applications of porous metals and metallic foams
MetFoam 2019 will take place August 20–23, 2019, in Dearborn, Michigan.