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TMS 2012: Special Lectures & Luncheons
March 11-15, 2012 • Orlando, FL

Enhance your conference experience by attending these lectures presented by TMS 2012 award winners and distinguished speakers. To sign up, purchase tickets in advance on the Registration Form. Tickets for selected events will also be available on-site at the registration desk.


  • Extraction & Processing Division Distinguished Lecturer Award
    Date/Time:Monday, March 12, 8:40 a.m.
    Speaker:Theo Lehner, Boliden Mineral AB, Sweden
    Topic:Conservation & Development: Industrial Learning in Non-Ferrous Smelting

  • JIM International Scholar Award Winner
    Date/Time:Tuesday, March 13, 8:30 a.m.
    Speaker:Noritaka Saito, Kyushu University
    Topic:Effect of Shear Stress on Crystallization Behavior of Mold Flux for Continuous Casting

  • Extraction & Processing Division/Materials Processing & Manufacturing Joint Division Luncheon and Institute of Metals/Robert Franklin Mehl Award Lecture
    Date/Time:March 13, 2012, Noon
    Speaker:Subra Suresh, Director of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
    Topic:Nanomechanics of Engineered and Biological Materials

  • Vittorio de Nora Award Lecture
    Date/Time:Tuesday, March 13, 11:25 a.m., Dolphin Hotel, Europe 5
    Speaker:Antoine Allanore, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA; and James Yurko, Electrolytic Research Corporation, USA
    Topic:Development of Electrometallurgical Processes for 21st Century Metal Extraction

  • Young Leader Tutorial Luncheon Lecture
    Date/Time:Tuesday, March 13, 2012, Noon
    Speaker:Michael Demkowicz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
    Topic:Becoming a Better Scientist by Learning the History of Science

  • Light Metals Division Luncheon Lecture
    Date/Time:Wednesday, March 14, Noon
    Speaker:Diana Bauer
    Topic:The Department of Energy's 2011 Critical Materials Strategy

  • 2012 Shri Ram Arora Award
    Date/Time:Wednesday, March 14, 3 p.m.
    Speaker:Anjali Shrama, University of Delhi
    Topic:Novel Sensor Structure of SnO2 Thin Film Integrated with Catalytic Micro-Discs for the Detection of Trace Level NO2 Gas.


AIME President Brajendra Mishra, has been invited to speak at two separate symposia at the TMS 2012 Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Mishra a professor at the Colorado School of Mines, also served as the 2006 TMS President.

  • Integrative Materials Design: Performance and Sustainability Symposium
    Presentation Title: Engineering Solutions for Sustainability: Materials & Resources
    Integrated engineering solutions to societal challenges in the transportation, energy, recycling, housing, food, water, and health sectors will be discussed. [MORE]

  • IOMMMS Global Materials Forum: Materials in a Green Economy: An International Perspective Symposium
    Presentation Title: The Role of Materials Recycling in Economic Sustainability
    This presentation will summarize the findings and recommendations pertaining to resource, recovery and recycling of materials and will focus on optimum engineering solutions to achieve economic, environmental and energy sustainability in manufacturing. [MORE]


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