October 15, 2019

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Registration Now Open for TMS2020

Registration is now open for the TMS 2020 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2020), which will take place in San Diego, California, February 23-27, 2020. With a record number of 4,919 abstracts submitted, TMS2020 promises to be a well-attended event, drawing minerals, metals, and materials scientists, engineers, and students from around the world.

Begin planning your meeting experience today by taking the following steps:
  1. Register: Discounted registration rates are available for those who act early, so register today to lock in the best rates.
  2. Secure Your Place at Special Events: When you register, you can purchase tickets for special events, such as the technical division luncheons held throughout the week at TMS2020. Find details on who will be speaking at these events on the Division Lunch & Award Lectures web page.
  3. Book Housing: A limited number of rooms have been reserved for TMS2020 attendees at discounted rates at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, which will act as the TMS headquarters hotel for TMS2020 and will be the site of many of the event’s social activities and committee meetings. Secure a convenient and affordable room by booking through TMS’s official housing provider OnPeak at the TMS2020 Housing web page.
  4. Apply for Family Care Grants: If you will incur additional childcare or other family care costs as a result of attending TMS2020, you can apply for a TMS Family Care Grant, which provides a limited number of grants to help offset these expenses. Available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  5. Don't Forget Your Travel Visa! If you will need a travel visa to enter the United States and attend TMS2020, you must apply soon. It takes a minimum of three months to complete the application process. You can download a visa invitation letter at the TMS2020 Travel Visa web page.
Information on short courses and workshops, keynote sessions, networking events, and other details will be made available in the coming months, so check the TMS2020 website frequently for updates. We look forward to seeing you in San Diego in February!

Submit Nominations for 2020 Brimacombe Prize

J. Keith Brimacombe was an educator, an engineer, and a researcher. He was also a spokesperson for materials science and engineering, a mentor, and a link between the academic and industrial sectors. In 2000, the Brimacombe Prize was established to recognize process metallurgists who share many of these qualities with Brimacombe, who was the director of the Center for Metallurgical Process Engineering at the University of British Columbia until his death in 1997. Given every two years, the Brimacombe prize consists of the Brimacombe award and a cash prize of 25,000 Canadian dollars.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Brimacombe Prize. Individuals or a team from academia, industry, or government may be nominated by a person or an institution. There are no age restrictions for nominees, and the prize is international. The prize will be awarded for a single or sustained outstanding contribution to materials process engineering. The work should demonstrate a high degree of creativity, imagination and engineering/scientific depth. Evidence of significant scientific or industrial impact will be an important measure of eligibility for the award.

To nominate, please submit a current resume or curriculum vitae and a summary of no more than four pages describing the following:
  • Nominee's achievements and contributions and how they relate to the selection criteria
  • Significance or impact of the achievement(s) in the field
  • Role of each individual in a team effort
  • The nomination should also include names and addresses of five individuals who could provide an assessment of the nominee's/nominees' eligibility for the award. Also include telephone, fax number and e-mail address for the references.
Please submit all nominations by January 31, 2020 to the Brimacombe Prize Selection Committee.

For more information, or to view a list of past recipients, please visit the official award website.

Inaugural Safety Congress Scheduled for June

TMS announces plans for a new event of its kind—the Congress on Safety in Engineering and Industry 2020 (Safety Congress 2020) is set for June 21–24, 2020, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Organized by eight leading engineering professional societies and the National Academies with generous support from the United Engineering Foundation, the congress offers the unique opportunity to learn and share best practices used by industries and organizations for solving similar safety problems. To receive the latest news about this event, sign up for updates.

"I think that one of the greatest potential contributions for Safety Congress 2020 is to allow different industries to learn from each other, foster new networks, and address more effective ways to integrate safety considerations at the university level," said Roland Moreau, congress program chair, 2018 American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers President, and ExxonMobil (retired).

Safety Congress 2020 will feature a broad cross-section of subject matter experts and thought leaders representing industry, regulatory organizations, and academia. Plenary and keynote talks will provide context for more in-depth exploration of specific safety issues in breakout sessions and workshop settings. View the preliminary schedule.

The congress will take place at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown within walking distance of the many historical and entertainment attractions of the Center City neighborhood, such as Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. A block of rooms has been reserved for the congress, so you can make hotel reservations today.

Excellent promotional opportunities are available for reaching across the industries of steel, mining, oil, chemical, construction, and others. Details about levels of sponsorship can be found in the Exhibit & Sponsorship section of the Safety Congress 2020 website.

Editor’s Choice: Read Outstanding Papers from TMS Journals for Free

In September and October, the following Editor’s Choice articles from TMS journals were selected to be made available to the public at no charge. Click to read the following selections from recent issues for free:

JOM October issue
"Selective Laser Melting of Al0.3CoCrFeNi High-Entropy Alloy: Printability, Microstructure, and Mechanical Properties," Florian Peyrouzet, et al.

"Integrated Simulation Framework for Additively Manufactured Ti-6Al-4V: Melt Pool Dynamics, Microstructure, Solid-State Phase Transformation, and Microelastic Response," Rongpei Shi, et al.

Journal of Electronic Materials October issue
"Carrier Transport in the Valence Band of nBn III–V Superlattice Infrared Detectors," David R. Rhiger and Edward P. Smith

Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A October issue
"Combined Deformation and Solidification-Driven Porosity Formation in Aluminum Alloys," S. Bhagavath, et al.

Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B October issue
"Thermal Upgrading of Nickeliferous Pyrrhotite Tailings for the Recovery of Nickel in the Form of Ferronickel Alloy," Dawei Yu, et al.

"Model Study of Blast Furnace Operation with Central Coke Charging," Xiaobing Yu and Yansong Shen

JOM September issue
"The Sandy Desilication Product Process Concept," James Vaughan, et al.

Journal of Electronic Materials September issue
"Detailed Transient Multiphysics Model for Fast and Accurate Design, Simulation and Optimization of a Thermoelectric Generator (TEG) or Thermal Energy Harvesting Device," Alfred Piggot

"Formation and Evolution of Cu-Sn Intermetallic Compounds in Ultrasonic-Assisted Soldering," Weiyuan Yu, et al.