Meeting Home
Meeting Registration
Technical Program Home
Exhibit Info
Housing and Travel
Continuing Education
Networking and Events
Student Activities
TMS 2010 Proceedings

View our sponsors

TMS 2011: Technical Program: Advanced Characterization, Modeling and Materials Performance
February 27 - March 3, 2011 • San Diego, California

The TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition has increasingly become the programming venue of choice for topics that address characterization and modeling from both the computational and experimental perspectives.


Approaches for Investigating Phase Transformations at the Atomic Scale
This symposium will give emphasis to studies where multiple techniques and/or computational materials science tools have been coupled for the study of phase transformations at the atomic scale. The complementary nature of these experimental techniques, as well as the combination of experimental techniques with modeling and simulation, can provide powerful synergies for these investigations. [Learn more]

Characterization of Minerals, Metals and Materials
This symposium will cover the following topics: techniques for characterizing materials across a spectrum of systems and processes; characterization of mechanical and physical properties of materials; characterization of processing of materials; characterization of structure and properties of materials. [Learn more]

Characterization of Nuclear Reactor Materials and Components with Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation
This symposium will spotlight recent experimental efforts, along with future prospects of characterizing irradiated materials, nuclear reactor components and material systems for reactor application using neutron and synchrotron radiation techniques. Areas covered will include stress/strain mapping, crack initiation and propagation, phase stability and transformations, characterization of irradiation defects and nanoclusters and corrosion. [Learn more]

Computational Plasticity
This symposium will provide a forum for the plasticity community to publish and discuss the recent advances in both algorithms and numerical methods developments and highlight novel applications in the field of computational plasticity. [Learn more]

Computational Thermodynamics and Kinetics
This symposium is the 10th in a series of annual TMS symposia focusing on computational thermodynamics and kinetics of microstructural evolution in materials during processing and in service. Two special sessions on vibrational properties and short-time dynamics in materials will be held in honor of Brent Fultz, EMPMD Outstanding Scientist for 2010. [Learn more]

David Pope Honorary Symposium on Fundamentals of Deformation and Fracture of Advanced Metals
This symposium honors the lasting contributions of Professor David P. Pope, of the University of Pennsylvania, in the field of mechanical behavior of metals over the last 40 years. Pope has continued to make seminal contributions to our fundamental understanding of deformation and fracture including temper embrittlement of steels, impurity effects on creep fracture of ferrous alloys, dislocation theory of anomalous strengthening in intermetallics, and environmental embrittlement of nickel aluminides. [Learn more]

Deformation, Damage, and Fracture of Light Metals and Alloys
In order to significantly reduce environmental burdens in the 21st century, light metals and alloys must play an increasingly important role because of their light weight, high specific strength and stiffness, good corrosion resistance, and high recyclability. This symposium will focus on deformation, damage, and fracture of light metals and alloys at room temperature and elevated temperatures in their service environments. [Learn more]

Dynamic Behavior of Materials V
Continuum and molecular dynamics computations are enabling realistic predictions of materials performances and are starting to guide not only the design process, but also further our micromechanical understanding of deformation processes at every level, including the basic dislocation mechanisms. Through the publications of the symposium articles, it is hoped that the materials community will become more exposed to this research field. [Learn more]

Fatigue and Corrosion Damage in Metallic Materials: Fundamentals, Modeling and Prevention
This symposium features new discoveries and advances in the fields of materials fatigue, corrosion and life prediction. This symposium features new discoveries and advances in the fields of materials fatigue, corrosion and life prediction. This symposium provides a platform for fostering new ideas about development of microstructure based models to quantify the total life (including fatigue crack initiation and early growth) of a material. [Learn more]

Hume-Rothery Symposium Thermodynamics and Diffusion Coupling in Alloys - Application Drive
This symposium will be held in honor of 2011 Hume-Rothery award recipient John Agren in recognition of his pioneering contributions to thermodynamics and diffusion coupling in alloys. A special emphasis will be placed on surveying experimental approaches and computational methods for measuring and predicting atomic diffusion coefficients in crystals and grain boundaries as a function of temperature and compositions. [Learn more]

ICME: Overcoming Barriers and Streamlining the Transition of Advanced Technologies
This symposium will present the latest tools and models developed in the area of ICME while also seeking to understand the requirements of the end users of these tools at one end of the spectrum and the challenges still facing model and tool developers at the other. [Learn more]

Massively Parallel Simulations of Materials Response
This symposium will particularly recognize the contributions of Dr. Steve Plimpton, Sandia National Laboratory, who is the primary developer of one such code, the LAMMPS molecular dynamics (MD) simulator, an open-source, massively parallel MD code that is extremely computationally efficient and is freely distributed to the technical community. [Learn more]

Material Science Advances Using Test Reactor Facilities
Radiation response of fuels and materials is critical to the performance of advanced nuclear systems. Key to understanding material performance is the analysis of materials irradiated in test reactors. This symposium will focus on recent results produced from irradiation programs at test reactors from around the world. [Learn more]

Microstructural Processes in Irradiated Materials
This symposium, which is the ninth in a series of symposia held biennially, is intended to bring together researchers working on different materials systems so that similarities and differences in radiation effects can be compared. Materials of interest include metals, intermetallics, semiconductors, insulators, and superconductors. [Learn more]

Neutron and X-Ray Studies of Advanced Materials IV
This symposium will introduce a wide range of participants to the potential of neutron and X-ray scattering techniques available today for probing advanced materials. It is of crucial importance to present the broad range of capability of data that these scattering characterization methods offer to the scientists and engineers. [Learn more]

Phase Stability, Phase Transformations, and Reactive Phase Formation in Electronic Materials
This is the tenth in a series of TMS symposia addressing the stability, transformation, and formation of phases during the fabrication, processing, and utilization of electronic (opto-electronic) materials and devices. [Learn more]

Polycrystal Modelling with Experimental Integration: A Symposium Honoring Carlos Tome
This symposium will honor the remarkable contributions of Dr. Carlos Tome in the field of mechanical behavior of polycrystalline materials. It will also address current theoretical, computational and experimental issues related to microstructure-property relationships in polycrystalline materials deforming in different regimes, including the effects of single crystal anisotropy, texture, and microstructure evolution. [Learn more]

Thermally Activated Processes in Plastic Deformation
This symposium focuses on thermally-activated processes and their representation within simulations of meso and macro behavior in metal alloys. It encompasses the exploration of thermally-activated mechanisms using theory and experiment and the explicit incorporation of these mechanisms at the meso and macro scales. [Learn more]


Information on related short courses, networking events and other opportunities will be available soon. Please continue to check this site for updates.

  • Workshop on the Development of a Reference Self-Diffusion Mobility Database for the Pure Elements
    Date and Time; Thursday, March 3, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Click to learn more
View Aluminum Plenary Session presentations recorded at TMS 2011 in San Diego, California.













A new edition of this at meeting newsletter will be delivered to your inbox every morning!