December 17, 2019

In This Issue

Registration Now Open for TMS2020 Workshops and Short Courses

Ten professional development workshops and short courses will be offered on Saturday and Sunday, February 22 and 23, in conjunction with the TMS 2020 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2020) in San Diego, California. Workshops and short courses complement presentations being delivered at TMS2020 technical sessions and are available in one-day, two-day, and half-day formats. Add a professional development event to your conference registration to make the most of your time in San Diego.

This year’s offerings are: Register for any of these events through the TMS2020 meeting registration form. Please note that January 17 is the deadline to register for these courses—and for TMS2020—at the discounted early registration rate.

Ni-Co 2021 Opens Call for Abstracts

Present your work at the Fifth International Symposium on Nickel and Cobalt (Ni-Co 2021), which will be co-located with the TMS 2021 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, March 14–18, 2021, in Orlando, Florida. Ni-Co 2021 will accept abstracts through February 29, 2020.

Ni-Co 2021 will convene operators, engineers, and researchers to exchange information about all aspects of current processing technologies for nickel and cobalt, as well as emerging technologies for both metals. Specific technical topics for Ni-Co 2021 include, but are not limited to:
  • Mineral Processing
  • Metallurgy of Nickel and Cobalt Ores
  • Battery Materials
  • Recycling
  • Recovery of Associated Byproducts and PGMs
  • Sulfide and Laterite Processing
Sessions will also encompass metallurgical aspects of metals commonly associated with nickel and cobalt, such as copper and platinum group metals (PGMs). A balance of industrial and academic papers is planned.

Ni-Co 2021 is organized by TMS, with sponsorship from the TMS Extraction & Processing Division, the TMS Pyrometallurgy Committee, and the TMS Hydrometallurgy and Electrometallurgy Committee. It is co-organized by the Metallurgy & Materials Society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum.

A Year-End Checklist

As 2019 comes to a close, it’s time to start thinking of fresh new goals for the new year. Here are a few suggestions for simple actions you can take in the coming weeks to start the new year on a professional high note:
  • Fill in that New Calendar: Browse our listing of upcoming meetings and pencil in the dates for the ones you want to attend.
  • Download a Study: Learn something new—download a free study developed by one of TMS’s expert working groups and explore the possibilities of materials science and engineering.
  • Find a Volunteer Opportunity: Developing deeper connections with other members of your professional community and giving back to your profession sound like excellent new year’s resolutions to us. Browse our list of volunteer opportunities to find the one tha t speaks to you.
  • Reach Out to a Valued Colleague: The new year is the perfect time to reach out and renew contact with old acquaintances or to check in with a contact you met at a TMS event this year. Lost their contact information? Log in to the TMS Membership Directory to find it.
  • Renew Your TMS Membership for 2020: Act by December 31 to keep your benefits active through the new year. (Not a member? See what we have to offer to professionals at all stages of their careers and join us for 2020.)
That should be enough to get your year off to a strong start. Best wishes for a successful and productive new year from your colleagues at TMS!

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:

JOM December issue
"Disassembly Automation for Recycling End-of-Life Lithium-Ion Pouch Cells," Liurui Li, et al.

"Packing Changes in Melting, Freezing, and Coalescence of Titanium Nanoparticles from Atomic Simulations," Lin Zhang and Yaming Wang

Journal of Electronic Materials December issue
"Magnetic, Electronic, Mechanic, Anisotropic Elastic and Vibrational Properties of Antiferromagnetic Ru2TGa (T = Cr, Mn, and Co) Heusler Alloys," A. Candan

"A Study on the Performance of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells Using Extract from Wrightia tinctoria R.Br. as Photosensitizers," Aneesiya K. Rajan and L. Cindrella

Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B December issue
"Mechanisms and Kinetics of Reduction of Solid NiO in CO/CO2 and CO/Ar Gas Mixtures," Jiang Chen and Peter C. Hayes

"Microstructure Evolution During Controlled Solidification of “Fe2O3”-CaO-SiO2 Liquids in Air," S. Nicol, et al.

TMS members can access the full content of all of these journals by logging in to the “Journals” section of the TMS website.