July 6, 2017

In This Issue


TMS2018 Abstract Submission Deadline Extended

TMS has extended the deadline to submit abstracts for the TMS 2018 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2018) to Saturday, July 15. After this date, we will no longer be able to accept abstracts for TMS2018, so please submit your work as soon as possible. 

This year’s technical program consists of 85 highly-focused technical symposia in 15 defined topic areas. Find the symposium that best suits your interest area on the TMS2018 Technical Programming page

Already know which symposium you’d like to submit to? You can go directly to ProgramMaster and choose from an alphabetical listing of symposia titles. 

TMS2018 will be held March 11–15, 2018, at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. If you need a travel visa to enter the United States, we strongly encourage you to begin the visa application process today. Learn more about travel visas and request a visa invitation letter.

You can make your hotel arrangements through TMS and onPeak beginning in September, but for your planning purposes, the TMS headquarters hotel will be the Sheraton Grand Phoenix. We will also have discounted hotel rooms available at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, and the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel

More meeting information will be available soon, but in the meantime, rest assured that we have heard your feedback from previous meetings and plan to make some subtle, but meaningful, improvements to this year’s meeting for attendees, including better access to WiFi and more meals included with your registration. Stay tuned for more details.

JOM Releases New Editorial Calendar

JOM, the TMS member journal, has just published its 2018-2019 editorial calendar, which will serve as a roadmap for publishing in JOM over the next 13 months. The journal's upcoming plans include coverage of technologies and research avenues as diverse as TMS itself. With 49 technical topics, the JOM editorial calendar presents an ambitious plan developed by TMS technical committees, working with the journal's editorial team.

The redesigned JOM web site features a searchable, in-depth version of the editorial calendar that includes detailed scopes for each topic. You can use this new tool to search keywords related to your research area or to search for the names of colleagues who are organizing topics. If timing is important, a search by month is possible. Prior to submission, authors are encouraged to get in touch with advisors and guest editors listed for the special topic in which they are interested.

Details on how to submit a paper, including length requirements, are available through the JOM Author Tools section of the website. The deadlines for 2018 submissions are fast approaching, so potential authors are encouraged to begin planning their manuscript submissions now for the upcoming year.
TMS Presents 2018 Board Nominees

The individuals presented below will fill four vacant positions on the TMS Board of Directors. The candidates, if elected by the TMS membership, will be installed at the conclusion of the TMS 2018 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, scheduled for March 11–15, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.

The nominees for the vacant positions on the TMS Board of Directors are:

2018 Vice President/2019 President/2020 Past President
James C. Foley (pictured, top left), Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Financial Planning Officer
Adrian C. Deneys (pictured, top right), Business Development Manager, Praxair Inc.

Programming Director/Chair
Brad L. Boyce (pictured, bottom left), Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories

Membership & Student Development Director/Chair
Amy J. Clarke (pictured, bottom right), Associate Professor, Colorado School of Mines Note: Clarke currently serves in this position and is being nominated to serve for one additional year. Nominations for this position will open again with the next nomination cycle, later this year.

Full biographies for each of these nominees can be found in the article “TMS Presents the 2018 Board of Directors Nominees” in the July issue of JOM. Please note one correction to the biographies presented in the JOM article: Foley served as Programming Chair of TMS from 2006 to 2009, not 2009 to 2012, as the article states.

Additional nominations for these positions may be submitted for board consideration by any 25 TMS members by August 15, 2017. Nominations for qualified individuals should be sent to James J. Robinson, TMS Executive Director, and should include the nominee’s name, biography, and written consent to serve if elected. If additional candidates are proposed, a majority vote of TMS members will determine who fills the position. If no new nominations are received, the individuals named here will automatically be elected on August 16, 2017.

Other Meetings of Interest

Check out these additional events focused on the minerals, metals, and materials community:

Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC)
July 24–26, 2017
Austin, Texas, USA

Recent Advances in Integrated Computational and Experimental Methods for Additive Manufacturing
September 6–8, 2017
Golden, Colorado, USA

MetCoke World Summit 2017
November 7–9, 2017
Chicago, Illinois, USA

As a service to the materials community, TMS also maintains a Global Meetings Calendar resource that provides a listing of additional events related to minerals, metals, and materials science and engineering. Browse this regularly updated listing to learn about additional meeting opportunities.