August 20, 2019

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Preview TMS Events at MS&T19

Several TMS events will be featured at the multi-disciplinary Materials Science & Technology 2019 (MS&T19) conference, planned by TMS and three additional materials-related societies, September 29 through October 3, in Portland, Oregon. TMS highlights for this year’s meeting include the following events.

Mark Asta will deliver the TMS Young Professional Tutorial Luncheon Lecture at MS&T19. Asta is Arthur C. and Phyllis G. Oppenheimer Professor in Advanced Materials Analysis in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and Materials Sciences Division Director at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. All MS&T19 attendees are welcome to attend the event and listen to the talk, but to receive a lunch, you must purchase a ticket in advance through the MS&T19 registration form. The luncheon and lecture are organized by the TMS Young Professionals Committee.

A panel discussion on the topic of Mentoring Best Practices will be a highlight of the Curricular Innovations and Continuous Improvement of Academic Programs (and Satisfying ABET along the Way): The Elizabeth Judson Memorial Symposium, a one-day symposium organized by TMS and planned for Monday, September 30. The goal of this session is to tap into experiences from mentors at national labs and industry, as well as former interns, to identify best practices for intern mentoring that can be passed to the science & engineering community. Other highlights of the symposium include the why, what and how of the recent criteria changes and how to prepare for a successful ABET evaluation. All MS&T registrants are welcome to attend.

On Sunday afternoon, September 29, TMS will hold its popular Additive Manufacturing Materials and Processes Workshop, led by instructors David L. Bourell, University of Texas at Austin; Sudarsanam Suresh Babu, University of Tennessee-Knoxville; and Kirk Rogers, The Barnes Group Advisors. The purpose of this workshop is to familiarize participants with current Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes; current AM practice for metals, polymers, and ceramics; modeling of AM processes, microstructural evolution, and service properties; and current challenges and research opportunities. You can register for the course through the MS&T registration form.

Visit the MS&T19 website for more information on special lectures and networking events and to download the preliminary technical program. Register by August 30 for the best rates on conference attendance.

Submit an Abstract on 3D Materials Science

The 5th International Congress on 3D Materials Science (3DMS 2020) is accepting abstracts from now until November 8, 2019. Marking ten years of scientific advancement and discovery in the field, 3DMS 2020 brings together global experts to assess the state-of-the-art in 3D materials science and to roadmap areas of future research. It will take place June 28–July 1, 2020, in Washington, D.C., USA.

The congress will cover the following technical topics: methods for materials simulation and modeling; 3D data processing and reconstruction algorithms; process-microstructure-property relationships in 3D; material dynamics in 3D; new characterization methods; and machine learning. The congress will include plenary and invited lectures as well as contributed presentations.

Abstracts selected for presentation during 3DMS 2020 will be eligible to be included in the congress proceedings. Visit the congress website for details, and submit an abstract by November 8.

Editor’s Choice: Read Outstanding Papers from Recent JOM Issues for Free

In July and August, the following Editor’s Choice articles from the TMS member journal, JOM, were selected to be made available to the public at no charge. Click to read the following selections from recent issues for free:

JOM July issue

Alloy Design and Processing Design of Magnesium Alloys Using 2nd Phases,” R.F. Decker, et al.

Benchmark for Tap-Hole Lifecycle Management Practices in Silicomanganese Production When Submerged Arc Furnace Technology of Circular Design is Applied,” Joalet Dalene Steenkamp, et al.

JOM August issue

Predicting Microstructure-Sensitive Fatigue-Crack Path in 3D Using a Machine Learning Framework,” Kyle Pierson, Aowabin Rahman, and Ashley D. Spear

Development of Fe-9Cr Alloy via High-Energy Ball Milling and Spark Plasma Sintering,” Arnab Kundu, et al.