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Magnesium Workshop Madrid 2013
An International Workshop on Processing-Microstructure-Mechanical Property of Magnesium Alloys
May 21-24, 2013 • Madrid, Spain

In order to significantly reduce the environmental burdens in modern society, lightweight metals and alloys play an increasingly important role because of their high specific strength and stiffness, corrosion resistance, and recyclability. Among them, magnesium (Mg), aluminum (Al), and titanium (Ti) alloys are widely utilized to manufacture structural components in aircraft, automotive, marine, electronics, and construction industries. The worldwide push toward reduced energy consumption has pushed light-weighting technologies and research efforts related to improving Mg – the lightest of all structural metals – to the forefront.

Mg and Mg alloys are hexagonal close packed (HCP) metals, which exhibit a variety of deformation mechanisms (including slip, twinning and grain boundary sliding) dependent on the loading conditions (temperature, strain rate, etc.) as well as on the microstructure (texture, grain size, etc.) and therefore the processing. Although a great deal of progress has been made in our understanding of the deformation behavior of Mg alloys, a rigorous knowledge of the transitions leading to changes in the dominant deformation mode is still lacking along with how to control the microstructure in order to optimize the mechanical behavior. This workshop is aimed at elucidating these issues by bringing together leading experts from both academy and industry.


  • Processing-microstructure relationships (wrought, cast and semi-solid processing and combinations among them)
  • Alloying and microstructure effects on deformation and recrystallization mechanisms
  • Damage and fracture
  • Rational design of microstructures for optimum formability and mechanical behavior
  • Multi-scale modeling and multi-physics approaches to deformation, damage, and fracture
  • State-of-the-art techniques for microstructural and mechanical characterization (3D materials science, in situ mechanical testing, nanomechanics, etc.)

Conference Chairs

  • C. J. Boehlert, Michigan State University & IMDEA Materials Institute
  • M. T. Pérez-Prado, IMDEA Materials Institute
  • J. LLorca, IMDEA Materials Institute & Polytechnic University of Madrid

International Advisory Board

  • J. E. Allison, University of Michigan, USA
  • W. A. Curtin, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • W. J. Ding, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
  • G. Gottstein, RWTH Aachen, Germany
  • I. Hurtado, Mondragón University, Spain
  • K. U. Kainer, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany
  • M. E. Kassner, University of Southern California, USA
  • T. G. Langdon, University of Southern California, USA
  • R. A. Lebensohn, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
  • H. Mughrabi, University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany
  • S. N. Mathaudhu, US Army Research Office, USA
  • R. Decker, Thixomat, USA
  • J. Gil Sevillano, CEIT, Spain
  • W. J. Poole, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • D. Raabe, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Germany
  • D. Rittel, Technion, Israel
  • O. A. Ruano, CENIM, Spain
  • N. Stanford, Deakin University, Australia
  • J. J. Vlassak, Harvard University, USA


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