March 5, 2019

In This Issue


Prepare Your Award Nominations by April 1

Who would you honor with a TMS award? We’d like to know. Help us to find the best candidates for one of our new TMS awards or introduce us to deserving candidates for our established TMS awards. Nominations for most 2020 TMS Honors & Awards are due April 1.

For this year’s awards cycle, TMS has announced four new awards, all of which are now accepting applications:

In addition, TMS is currently accepting nominations for more than 50 established awards that recognize lifetime achievements, exceptional mid-career accomplishments, and promising career starts. There are also awards devoted to excellence in specific technology areas, awards that recognize service to the Society, and more. Browse the full listing of TMS awards and learn how to submit a nomination at the TMS Honors and Awards website.

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.



Submit Journal Articles for 3D Materials Science Topical Collections

The TMS journals Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation, JOM, and Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A are planning a set of coordinated topical collections on the subject of 3D materials science. The deadline to submit papers on various aspects of this topic has been extended to May 1, 2019. Please submit your work now to be included in these special topical collections, to be published in the January–March 2020 issues of the journals.

This unique collaboration, introduced at the 4th International Congress on 3D Materials Science (3DMS 2018), is open to the public for contributions. Each journal will focus on a different aspect of 3D materials science.

Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation encourages submissions on new experimental tools and techniques for 3D materials science, data descriptor articles of novel data sets, 3D data processing and reconstruction algorithms, and descriptions of software for simulation. As appropriate, authors are strongly encouraged to separately publish the data and code supporting their articles whenever possible. Alexis Lewis of the U.S. National Science Foundation and Henry Proudhon of the Mines Paristech Centre Des Matériaux, France, are serving as topical collection guest editors. Submit your work here; be sure to choose “Additional Information” in the New Submission menu and indicate the “3D Materials Science” topical collection. For author instructions and other information on this journal, visit the Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation web page.

JOM encourages submissions from academia, government laboratories, or industry on the application of materials modeling and processing-microstructure-property relationships in 3D to manufacturing processes. Matthew Miller, Cornell University, United States, and Philip Withers, The Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials, United Kingdom, are serving as topical collection guest editors. Submit your work here, and remember to select “2001: 3D Materials Science” in the dropdown menu for Section/Category. For author instructions and other information on this journal, visit the JOM web page.

Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A encourages submissions on innovative characterization approaches and algorithms, computational simulations and property prediction models that employ 3D data, and new insights on materials structure and behavior that arise from 3D data. David Rowenhorst, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, and Henning Poulsen, Technical University of Denmark are serving as topical collection guest editors. Submit your work here; be sure to choose the Symposium Article Type, add “3D Materials Science” in the manuscript comments box, and include a cover letter that indicates the topical collection. For author instructions and other information on this journal, visit the Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A web page.

To learn more about how to submit papers to all TMS journals, visit the TMS Journals home page.


OTC 50th Anniversary Celebrations Continue

The Offshore Technology Conference 2019 (OTC 2019) continues 50th anniversary celebrations that began in 2018 by launching the meeting on Monday, May 6, with “OTC’s Golden Anniversary Opening Session: The Next 50 Years of Offshore Developments.”

TMS is one of 13 industry organizations and societies sponsoring this conference, which offers key insights by global experts on technological advances, safety, environmentally focused solutions, and economic and regulatory impacts. OTC 2019 will be held May 6–9, 2019 in Houston, Texas, USA.

TMS is sponsoring or co-sponsoring 17 events including technical symposia, panels, and luncheons at this year’s event. In keeping with the anniversary year’s theme, these events focus on innovations that can drive the industry for years to come. Some of these include:

  • Unique Applications for Managing the Integrity of Floating Systems
  • Delivering Major Chevron Projects Through Partnerships
  • Venture Capital Investment Driving Innovation in Offshore Deepwater
  • Active Arena: LNG in Transition: The Past, Present and Future of Global Gas Markets
  • Advancement in Subsea, Umbilicals, Risers and Flowlines
  • Flow Assurance Engineering and Project Learning
  • Smart Materials
  • Future of the Drilling Rig
  • Cost Effective Production Chemistry Solutions for Sustainable Production
  • Phased Deepwater Field Developments
  • The Aasta Hansteen Project
  • HPHT Solutions: Technology Verification, Validation, and Deployments, Parts I and II
  • Advances in Fluid Flow and Thermal Behavior Modeling for Flow Assurance Engineering
  • Advances in Smart Completion Technologies
  • Project Monetization
View the full technical program.

In addition to technical programming, OTC includes an extensive exhibition. View a list of exhibiting companies.

As a sponsoring society of OTC 2019, TMS enables its members to receive discounts on conference registration. Register for the event today and join your colleagues in celebrating 50 years of OTC.