February 18, 2020

In This Issue

MS&T Abstracts Due March 15

Be a part of one of our most expansive technical programs ever. Submit your work to one of nearly 100 symposia planned for Materials Science & Technology 2020 (MS&T20), the meeting where materials innovation happens. Abstracts are due Sunday, March 15, and should be submitted through ProgramMaster.

Symposia are offered in the following topic areas:
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • NEW FOR 2020: Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomaterials
  • Ceramic and Glass Materials
  • Electronic and Magnetic Materials
  • Energy
  • Fundamentals and Characterization
  • Iron and Steel (Ferrous Alloys)
  • Materials-Environmental Interactions
  • Modeling
  • Nanomaterials
  • Processing and Manufacturing
  • Special Topics
Learn more at the MS&T20 Technical Program web page.

Find the symposium that best fits your work and join us at the conference that brings together three leading materials societies to discuss current research and technical applications and to shape the future of materials science and technology. MS&T is organized by a joint partnership among the American Ceramic Society (ACerS), the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST), and TMS.

MS&T20 will be held October 4-8, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Nominate a Colleague by April 1

Who would you honor with a TMS award?

TMS awards play a key role in advancing professional excellence as they are a meaningful acknowledgement of professional expertise or service to the community. Help us find the best candidates for our many prestigious awards by nominating a deserving individual.

Nominations for most 2021 TMS Honors & Awards are due April 1, 2020 so begin preparing your packet today. Visit the TMS Awards web page to browse a complete list of TMS awards and to learn how to nominate a candidate.

If you have questions or require assistance with the nomination process, please contact Deborah Hixon, TMS Awards Program Administrator.

Keep in mind that compiling a successful nomination package takes time, so please review our Tips for Preparing Nominations and allow yourself adequate time to compose your letter of support, complete the application form, and request letters of reference. Specific nomination requirements vary for each award, so be sure to review the necessary qualifications and application materials for the award of your choice.

Save on OTC Registration

The world’s largest offshore oil and gas event, the 2020 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), is scheduled for May 4–7, 2020 at NRG Park in Houston, Texas.

TMS is one of the 13 industry organizations to sponsor OTC, and our members contribute heavily to its esteemed technical programming. Because of this, your TMS membership gives you access to the discounted member registration rate saving you up to $100.

What can you look forward to at OTC 2020?

Quality Technical Programming: Get leading-edge technical information on topics as wide-ranging as well completions, drilling technology, and marine renewables.

International Trade: Connect with international buyers and sellers, explore ground-breaking innovations, and meet with the leading providers of products and services.

Networking: Meet with people from around the world who have ideas to share and technical knowledge to exchange.

If you plan on attending, don’t forget to take advantage of your discount by registering at the member rate.

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 February issue
"Recent Advances in Mitigation of Whiskers from Electroplated Tin," B. S. Majumdar, et al.

Journal of Electronic Materials February issue
"Balanced Development of Piezoelectricity and Curie Temperature in KNN-BC-xBNH Lead-Free Ceramics," Yue Wen, et al.

"Ternary CuCo2S4 Thiospinel Nanocrystal-Coated Photodiode with Improved Photoresponsivity and Acceptance Angles for Optoelectronic Applications," Murat Yıldırım, et al.

Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A February issue
"Design and Characterization of a Heat-Resistant Ferritic Steel Strengthened by MX Precipitates," Yao Du, et al.

Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B February issue
"MnS Precipitation Behavior of High-Sulfur Microalloyed Steel Under Sub-rapid Solidification Process," Wanlin Wang, 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.