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October 8, 2014

Registration Deadline:
May 8, 2015

Congress Dates:
May 31-June 4, 2015

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Implementing ICME in Industry
June 4–5, 2015 • Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.A.

Immediately following the 3rd World Congress on Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME 2015), TMS will hold the "Implementing ICME in Industry" short course, which is built on key findings and recommendations of the 2013 TMS study, Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME): Implementing ICME in the Automotive, Aerospace, and Maritime Industries. Topics covered by the instructors (including members of the 2013 ICME Implementation Study team) will include:

  • The ICME-Accelerated Product Development Program—how to understand ICME in the context of product development and how to use it to accelerate, cut costs, and improve performance.
  • Detailed frameworks for implementing ICME within the product development cycle and within your organization —these frameworks, developed by leading ICME experts, include the various steps within the product development cycle, examples of computational and experimental tools needed, the types of personnel required at each stage, and information flow paths amongst the different steps.
  • Barriers and solutions to implementing ICME within industry—course instructors will discuss barriers that others have faced and solutions that have worked in their environments.
  • Making the business case for ICME—including why companies should invest in ICME, how to present the business case to your management, and some potential near-term opportunities for ICME implementation.

The course will include lectures from renowned instructors and interactive exercises geared toward implementing ICME in your specific organization. It is especially geared toward people who have an interest in implementing ICME in their organization (this may include engineers, mid- to upper-level managers, and any others who want to take the steps toward implementation of ICME within their workplace).

This 1.5 day course will begin the afternoon of Thursday, June 4 (1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.), and conclude on Friday, June 5 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

John E. Allison, Ph.D.
John Allison has been a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Michigan since 2010.Allison is Director of the University of Michigan—Department of Energy Center for Predictive Integrated Structural Materials Science. He also serves as the ICME Technology Leader for the American Lightweight Metals Manufacturing Innovation Institute.

Before his current appointments, Allison was a Senior Technical Leader at Ford Research and Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Company, in Dearborn, Michigan, where he was employed for 27 years. At Ford, he led teams that developed ICME methods, advanced CAE tools, and light metals technology for automotive applications. Allison served as Vice Chair of the influential National Academies study, "ICME: A Transformational Discipline for Improved Competitiveness and National Security." He holds over 165 publications and five patents.

Allison received his Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering and materials science from Carnegie Mellon University, his M.S. in metallurgical engineering from The Ohio State University, and his B.S. in engineering mechanics from the US Air Force Academy. In 2002, Allison served as President of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS). He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering,a Fellow of TMS and ASM, and a past member of the US National Materials Advisory Board.
Rick Barto, Ph.D.
Rick Barto is Senior Manager of the Applied Science Lab at the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Labs in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and acting Research Area Manager for Material and Process Technologies. He has previously served as the Deputy Director for the Lockheed Martin Corporate Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology Initiative, leading the Computational Modeling and Simulation research thrust. Here, Barto’s strategic goals were to reduce cycle time, risk, and cost for advanced materials and nanotechnology-derived sensors and structures, and pioneer tools for design and manufacturing process optimization.

Before joining the Advanced Technology Lab, he worked at several other Lockheed business areas including the Space Systems Advanced Technology Center, where he was a key member of a research team developing wideband nonlinear optical polymer modulators for RF communications, and later as principal investigator for research on tailorable materials for spacecraft thermal and optical control coatings. Barto joined Lockheed Missiles and Space Company as a composite materials engineer, developing engineering requirements for structural composites for the D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile program. He spent seven years in Lockheed’s Materials and Processes Laboratories, where he was responsible for materials analyses for engineering, manufacturing, and operational systems.

Prior to joining Lockheed, he worked for Allied Signal Corporate R&D as a polymer research engineer. He holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware, and a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering that focused on near-IR optical loss structure-property relationships in non-linear optical polymers from Stanford University.
Mei Li, Ph.D.
Mei Li is Group Leader of Light Metal Research and ICME at Ford Research and Advanced Engineering Laboratory in Dearborn, Michigan. Her primary research areas are development and implementation of advanced and cost-effective manufacturing technologies, including: casting, heat treatment, and resistance spot welding; design of advanced aluminum; magnesium and steels for automotive powertrain and body applications; phase transformations during solidification and heat treatment and their impact on properties; and the integration of experimental observations and modeling of these advanced manufacturing processes and alloys into ICME tools to optimize the component design, manufacturing process, and materials selection as a holistic system.

Li received her Ph.D. from the Department of Materials and Metallurgy at McGill University in 2000. She has been actively involved in practicing, advancing, and promoting ICME, organized numerous symposia, served as Technical Advisor for the TMS ICME Committee, and served as reviewer for the new TMS journal Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation (IMMI).

The course registration fee includes the following:

  • 1.5 days of course instruction
  • Morning and afternoon refreshment breaks
  • Course materials (notes and handouts)

Course participants are required to register and badges must be worn for admission to the course and all other course functions.

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Registration Fees Discount* Standard
Member $650 $725
Nonmember $700 $775
Student** $250 $325

*Discount rates through May 8, 2015. Standard rates apply after May 8, 2015.

**Must be a full-time graduate or undergraduate student; Copy of student school identification card must accompany registration.

Please note that attendance at the ICME 2015 congress is not required to register for the course; individuals are welcome to register for the course only.


All TMS meeting policies (found on the Registration page) also apply to the ICME course.


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