May 8, 2019

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TMS2020 Opens Call for Abstracts

Symposia plans have been announced for the TMS 2020 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2020), to be held in San Diego, California, February 23–27. Abstracts are now being accepted for more than 85 symposia in 15 topic areas.

This year’s technical program will include the 9th International Symposium on Lead and Zinc Processing (PbZn 2020), which will be co-located with TMS2020. Established in 1970, this symposium series is considered the leading international technical forum for the lead and zinc processing industries and will cover all aspects of current processing technologies for primary and secondary lead and zinc, as well as emerging technologies for both metals.

Additional programming will cover both traditional and emerging technologies in the following topic areas:

  • Additive Technologies
  • Materials Processing
  • Mechanics & Structural Reliability
  • Corrosion
  • Nuclear Materials
  • Physical Metallurgy
  • Light Metals
  • Characterization
  • Nanostructured and Heterostructured Materials
  • Advanced Materials
  • Electronic Materials
  • Energy & Environment
  • Biomaterials
  • Materials Design
  • Special Topics
View the TMS2020 Technical Program page for a complete list of programming topics.

Abstracts will be accepted for all TMS2020 symposia through ProgramMaster. The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2019.

New to the TMS Annual Meeting? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for information about submitting an abstract and becoming a part of the event that the global minerals, metals, and materials community calls home.

TMS Members Can Access New Resources from SME

TMS members can purchase the new Mineral Processing & Extractive Metallurgy Handbook at a discount and access the journal Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration at no charge. Both are publications of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME), a sister society of TMS under the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME).

Mineral Processing & Extractive Metallurgy Handbook

Enhance your professional knowledge with this definitive reference. According to SME, this handbook “distills the body of knowledge that characterizes mineral processing and extractive metallurgy as disciplinary fields. This inclusive reference addresses the magnitude of traditional industry topics as well as the new technologies and important cultural and social issues that are important today.”

TMS members are eligible to receive SME member pricing on the book (a savings of $229 off the list price). TMS members must e-mail a request to SME to receive the member pricing instead of purchasing through the online store.

Learn more about the Mineral Processing & Extractive Metallurgy Handbook.

Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Journal

The SME journal Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration has recently been added to the list of 20 Springer journals available at no charge to all TMS members. Log in to the Additional Journals from Springer page of the TMS website to access this publication. The journal provides a broad-based forum for the exchange of real-world and theoretical knowledge from academia, government and industry that is pertinent to mining, mineral/metallurgical processing, exploration and related fields.

Additional Resources from TMS and SME

TMS has a long-standing relationship with SME that includes working together to create the recent Extraction conference for the global metallurgy community, which resulted in the Extraction 2018 conference proceedings. Visit the TMS Bookstore and search “Extraction 2018” to purchase your copy. TMS members: be sure to log in to retrieve your 40% off member discount code.

TMS members also have the opportunity to purchase a subscription to SME’s OneMine Library at a discounted rate. Subscriptions can be purchased annually when renewing your TMS membership or added on at any time during the year through the online membership application or by contacting a TMS customer service representative. Visit TMS’s Additional Benefits web page for more information about adding a OneMine subscription to your TMS membership.

Brush Up on Your Materials History this Summer

His life spanned more than a century and his career more than 70 years. Take the time to hear TMS member Ray Smith’s first-hand account of a career in minerals, metals, and materials science and engineering, now available through the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) Oral History project. This 50-minute video interview is the first in a series of oral histories captured by AIME in the past year. Using a combination of staff, student, and peer interviewers, this project records the stories of experienced members from industry, academia, and government. A total of 11 new interviews are scheduled to be released biweekly, May through August.

The second history, titled “Harry Paxton: Steelmaking Research at Carnegie Mellon – 50 Some Years of Fun,” is also now available to view. In this video, Paxton, who served as TMS president in 1976, discusses his early years and education in Yorkshire, England; the road to becoming an engineer, his work in government, academia, and industry; and his affiliation with TMS, among other topics.

These new histories will be added to the extensive collection of audio and video captures found on AIME’s Oral Histories website. These materials are also uploaded to the joint engineering effort, the Engineering and Technology History Wiki. Take some time this summer to learn the story of your profession, in the words of those who have lived it. Check TMS social media regularly for announcements when new TMS member interviews are available.