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2014 Functional Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties and Applications
This symposium will address the application, fabrication, scalable nanomanufacturing, and fundamental materials science of nanomaterials. A focus area will be nanomanufacturing approaches for functional nanomaterials.
2014 TMS R.F. Mehl Medal Symposium on Frontiers in Nanostructured Materials and Their Applications
This symposium will address recent developments in synthesis and processing, atomic and nanoscale characterization, structure and property correlations, and modeling of nanostructured materials and their applications. This symposium honors Jagdish (Jay) Narayan, winner of the 2014 Institute of Metals Lecture and Robert Franklin Mehl Award.
5th International Symposium on High-Temperature Metallurgical Processing
This symposium will address high-efficiency new metallurgical technology; fundamental research of metallurgical process; alloy and materials preparation; roasting, reduction, and smelting; simulation and modeling; treatment and recycling of solid slag/wastes; microwave heating; energy and environment; agglomeration; and raw materials processing.
A Lifetime of Experience with Titanium Alloys: An SMD Symposium in Honor of Jim Williams, Mike Loretto, and Rod Boyer
This symposium will address alloy and process development; processing-microstructure and microstructure-property relationships; characterization of phase transformation via electron microscopy techniques; functionally graded titanium alloy components; net and near-net shape components for aerospace applications; gamma titanium alloys; fatigue, fracture, and creep behavior; correlations between microstructure and fracture behavior; and environmental effects, notably stress corrosion cracking
Accelerated Materials Evaluation for Nuclear Application Utilizing Test Reactors, Ion Beam Facilities and Modeling
This symposium will focus on recent results produced from irradiation programs around the world and will cover fundamental and applied science aspects of accelerated nuclear materials testing for fission and fusion reactors.
Advanced Characterization Techniques for Quantifying and Modeling Deformation Mechanisms
This symposium will provide a venue for presentations regarding the use of advanced characterization techniques in all classes of materials to quantify and model deformation mechanisms. It will also address new advances in current techniques or in technique development.
Advanced Composites for Aerospace, Marine, and Land Applications
This symposium will provide a forum for communication and exchange of information on material properties, modeling, testing, and application of composites materials across these fields.
Advanced Materials for Power Electronics, Power Conditioning, and Power Conversion II
The primary focus of this symposium will be in the area of advanced materials for power electronics and power conditioning systems. A range of invited and contributed talks will be presented by the top materials scientists in each field.
Advanced Materials in Dental and Orthopedic Applications
The focus of this symposium is on materials for dental and orthopedic applications, including emerging metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, and adhesives.
Advances in Surface Engineering: Alloyed and Composite Coatings III
This symposium will discuss advances in the processing, use of novel materials, characterization, and property evaluation techniques in surface engineering using alloyed and composite materials.
Algorithm Development in Computational Materials Science and Engineering
This symposium will feature work by researchers who are developing new algorithms and/or designing new methods for performing computational research in materials science and engineering.
Alloys and Compounds for Thermoelectric and Solar Cell Applications II
This symposium addresses synthesis, property measurements, phase stability, and phase transformation of the alloys and compounds used in thermoelectric and solar cell devices.
Alumina and Bauxite
This symposium, along with Cast Shop for Aluminum Production, Aluminum Reduction Technology, and Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production, collectively form the Light Metals Symposium, where experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world meet and share information.
Aluminum Alloys: Development, Characterization and Applications
This symposium covers all aspects of the physical and mechanical metallurgy of aluminum alloys. It addresses fundamental and applied research as well as product development, testing and implementation of aluminum foil, sheet, plate, extrusions, forgings, and composites for end applications including transportation, packaging, and other key product segments.
Aluminum Processing
This symposium covers all processing methods applied to solid aluminum as well as the resulting process-specific product properties. Focus is on the main processing routes in the aluminum industry, including hot- and cold rolling, strip casting, extrusion, forging, and drawing.
Aluminum Reduction Technology
This symposium, along with Alumina and Bauxite, Cast Shop for Aluminum Production, and Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production, collectively form the Light Metals Symposium, where experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world meet and share information.
Biological Materials Science Symposium
Biological materials science involves the application of materials science and engineering principles to the study of biological materials, including the design, synthesis and fabrication of materials systems from biological lessons. This symposium emphasizes the primacy of biological materials to the development of biomaterials and biomimetic materials.
Bulk Metallic Glasses XI
This symposium will explore material fabrication and processing; nanocrystalline materials and composites; mechanical behavior; shear band formation, fatigue, deformation, and fracture mechanisms; corrosion, physical, magnetic, electric, thermal, and biomedical behavior; theoretical modeling and simulation; and industrial applications of bulk metallic glasses.
Cast Shop for Aluminum Production
This symposium, along with Alumina and Bauxite, Aluminum Reduction Technology, and Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production, collectively form the Light Metals Symposium, where experts from the light metals industry and academia from all over the world meet and share information.
Celebrating the Megascale: An EPD Symposium in Honor of David G.C. Robertson
This symposium will feature presentations on the application of engineering principles to metallurgical and materials processing, covering both ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy topics.
Characterization of Minerals, Metals and Materials 2014
This symposium focuses on the characterization of the minerals, metals, and materials and the applications of characterization results on the processing of these materials.
Computational Discovery of Novel Materials
This symposium will cover recent applications and methodological developments at the frontier of computational materials discovery, ranging from quantum-level prediction to macro-scale property optimization.
Computational Modeling and Simulation of Advanced Materials for Energy Applications
This symposium will address recent development and implementation of computational approaches for advanced materials design geared towards energy applications, e.g. energy harvesting, conversion, and storage, as well as gas separation technologies. It will also address computational modeling challenges in energy research.
Computational Thermodynamics and Kinetics
This symposium focuses on computational thermodynamics and kinetics of microstructural evolution in materials during processing and in service. Experts in computational and experimental methods will assess the current status of the development and integration of computational models and simulation techniques at different time and length scales and applying these tools, in conjunction with critical experimentation, for materials development and optimization.
Data Analytics for Material Science and Manufacturing
This symposium will bring together all facets of the nascent Data Analytics for Materials Science and Manufacturing field in order to facilitate communication and collaboration among the various camps.
Deformation, Damage, and Fracture of Light Metals and Alloys III
This symposium will focus on deformation, damage, and fracture of light metals and alloys at room temperature and elevated temperatures in their service environments.
Dynamic Behavior of Materials VI – An SMD Symposium in Honor of Professor Marc Meyers
The dynamic behavior of materials encompasses a broad range of phenomena associated with extreme environment and with relevance to technological applications in military and civilian sectors.
Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production
This symposium, along with Alumina and Bauxite, Aluminum Reduction Technology, and Cast Shop for Aluminum Production, collectively form the Light Metals Symposium, where experts from the Light Metals Industry and academia from all over the world meet each other and share information.
Energy Technologies and Carbon Dioxide Management
This symposium will address the issues, intricacies, and challenges relating to energy and environmental sciences. It will cover various technological aspects of sustainable energy eco-systems and processes that improve energy efficiency, and reduce and sequestrate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse emissions.
Fatigue in Materials: Fundamentals, Multiscale Modeling and Prevention
This symposium will feature new discoveries and significant advances in the fields of materials fatigue, corrosion, and life prediction.
Flexible Electronics
Researchers will present new discoveries in areas including advanced semiconductor research on flexible substrates, 3D printing and inkjet printing for flexible device manufacturing, structural health monitoring, bioelectronics, neural interfaces and flexible sensors and sensing systems.
Fluidization Technologies for the Mineral, Materials, and Energy Industries
This symposium will provide a forum for papers related to all aspects of fluidization technology, including basic principles, current practices, and new advancements.
Gamma TiAl Alloys 2014
This symposium is an international forum to discuss significant, new findings and advances, to re-assess existing data and knowledge, to identify solutions to pacing issues and barriers, and to define critical issues and missing information for future work.
General Recycling
Sessions will cover innovative research work, advances in ongoing research, and general industrial practices from recycling of metals and materials. Reports of work in other fields, including optimization of physical, aqueous, and thermal processing of scraps and waste; environmental and economic impacts; material selection and design based on recyclability; life-cycle analysis of materials; properties; and applications of recovered materials are welcomed.
High-Temperature Material Systems for Energy Conversion and Storage
This symposium will focus on fundamental and applied scientific topics related to high-temperature ceramic materials used in energy conversion and storage.
High-Temperature Gamma(f.c.c.)/Gamma-Prime(L12 structure) Co-Al-W Based Superalloys
Researchers working on Co-Al-W based alloys will ascertain the state-of-the-art concerning these alloys while gaining a better understanding where this research is heading. Areas of focus will include experimental and computational work in alloy development, phase stability and evolution, mechanical and damage behavior, and environmental resistance and protection.
Hume-Rothery Award Symposium: Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Engineering Materials
This symposium will assess the current state of the art in the thermodynamics and kinetics of engineering materials by bringing together computational and experimental researchers. It will be held in honor of the 2014 Hume-Rothery award recipient, Rainer Schmid-Fetzer, for his seminal contributions to alloy thermodynamics and phase diagrams, both computationally and experimentally.
ICME: Linking Microstructure to Structural Design Requirements
This symposium will provide researchers and engineers with an opportunity to review the current status of the linkages between microstructure and design requirements and discuss the future possibilities. All aspects of linkages among microstructure, properties, and design will be explored.
Integration of Materials Science and Nondestructive Evaluation for Materials Characterization
This symposium marks the intersection of two communities—materials science and nondestructive evaluation—to assess the current state of the art and to define the path forward. Experts in the field of nondestructive characterization of microstructure will give overview talks and historical perspectives and provide vision and direction to push the envelope and advance these technologies.
Length Scaling of Lamellar and Patterned Microstructures During Solid-Solid Phase Transformations and Solidification
This symposium will explore the fundamentals of length scale selection in all materials, including the related question of how cooperative growth of multiphase transformation products is established. The scope includes experimental, theoretical, and modeling studies of how particular length scales are established in relation to thermodynamics, kinetics, morphology, crystallography, and interfacial structure.
Light-Metal Matrix (Nano)-Composites
This symposium will address recent advances and review the state-of-the-art in the field of light-metal matrix (nano)-composites. This covers conventional and explorative particle additions, powder- and melt-metallurgical production routes, modeling and experimental contributions, and basic research, industrialization, and application.
Long-Term Stability of High-Temperature Materials
This symposium will examine the long-term stability of high-temperature structural materials, with a focus on phase changes in bulk material, surface degradation from high-temperature environments, exposure/stability effects on mechanical behavior, and rejuvenation of initial microstructure.
Magnesium Technology 2014
This symposium is one of the largest yearly gatherings of magnesium specialists in the world. Papers are presented on all aspects of magnesium technology, ranging from primary production to applications and recycling, as well as from basic research to industrialization.
Magnetic Materials for Energy Applications IV
This symposium will review progress and clarify future perspectives. Key topics will include the development of rare earth transition metal magnets and rare earth free alternatives, progress in the optimisation of magnetocaloric materials and devices, and the state of the art in soft magnets.
Materials and Fuels for the Current and Advanced Nuclear Reactors III
Scientists, engineers, and students at national laboratories, universities, and industries are working on a number of materials challenges for the nuclear energy systems. This symposium will provide a platform for these researchers to congregate, exhibit, and discuss their current research work, in addition to sharing the challenges and solutions with the professional community and, thus, shaping the future of nuclear energy.
Materials Aspects of Corrosion and Fouling in Oil Refining and Exploration
Utilization of opportunity oil reserves has emerged as a key driver for the realization of North American energy independence; however extracting and refining these complex streams presents a unique set of engineering and scientific challenges. This symposium will broadly focus on the critical dual problem of corrosion and fouling.
Materials for High-Temperature Applications: Next-Generation Superalloys and Beyond
The goal of this symposium is to review recent advancements in materials systems intended to replace conventional superalloy systems in next-generation high-temperature applications. Topics will include mechanical, environmental, and physical properties, as well as long-term stability and manufacturing capability.
Materials Processing Fundamentals
The key interest areas to be covered in this symposium are all aspects of the fundamentals, synthesis, analysis, design, monitoring, and control of metals, materials, and metallurgical processes and phenomena.
Mechanical Behavior at the Nanoscale II
This symposium focuses on the mechanical properties of small-volume and low-dimensional materials. These range from nanowires and nanotubes, to microscale or nanoscale materials such as pillars, particles, and thin films.
Mechanical Behavior Related to Interface Physics II
This symposium will focus on recent achievements in materials development in terms of the understanding of deformation mechanisms, the exploitation of advanced properties, the testing technologies for characterization of small volumes of material, and the 3-D tomographic analysis of defects.
Multiscale Approaches to Hydrogen-Assisted Degradation of Metals
This symposium will promote the exchange of ideas and information regarding the application of cutting-edge theoretical and experimental methods to industrial problems involving hydrogen-assisted degradation of metals. A particular focus of the symposium will be multiscale modeling, as well as integrated theoretical and experimental approaches to hydrogen-microstructure interactions.
Multiscale Perspectives on Plasticity in HCP Metals
This symposium will focus on the structure-property relationships unique to hexagonal close-packed (HCP) materials. The necessary interplay between experiments and modeling/simulation to understand the plasticity mechanisms and to develop accurate predictive models will be explored. Special emphasis will be placed on works that connect experimental observations with modeling of mechanical behavior across various length scales.
Nanoparticulate Materials: Production, Consolidation and Characterization
This symposium is dedicated to the science and technology of producing, processing, consolidating, and characterizing particulate materials with structural components of the order of 100nm or less. It will cover both a broad range of conventional and novel nanoparticle production techniques and a wide spectrum of methods for the consolidation of bulk nanostructured materials.
Nanostructured Materials for Rechargeable Batteries and for Supercapacitors II
This session will cover multiple experimental and theoretical aspects of nanomaterials for rechargeable batteries (Li-ion, Li-Air, Li-Sulfur, Na-ion, etc) and for supercapacitors. Talks will focus on the unique "nano" aspects of these technologies.
Neutron and X-Ray Studies of Advanced Materials VII: Challenges of the Future World
This symposium will provide a forum for discussion of using state-of-the-art neutron and X-ray scattering techniques for probing advanced materials. These techniques have been widely used to characterize materials structures across all length scales, from atomic to nano, meso, and macroscopic scales.
Pb-Free Solders and Emerging Interconnect and Packaging Materials
This symposium covers research advances in electronic interconnecting materials and their technologies, with special emphasis on lead-free solders and new materials and structures for next-generation interconnects. Emerging interconnect and packaging technologies will be examined, as well as insights into existing materials and technologies, including Pb-free and RoHS-compliant materials and processes.
Phase Stability, Phase Transformations, and Reactive Phase Formation in Electronic Materials XIII
This symposium will address the stability, transformation, and formation of phases during the fabrication, processing, and utilization of electronic materials and devices. Topics of interest include phase stability issues surrounding microelectronics packaging technology, phase formation and integrated circuit technology, and the phase stability and morphological evolution of novel electronic materials.
Phase Transformation and Microstructural Evolution
This symposium is the second in a series of annual TMS symposia focusing on phase transformations and microstructural evolution in materials during processing and in service. Theoretical, experimental, and computational experts will assess the current status of theories of phase transformations and microstructure evolution in solid states.
Progress Towards Rational Materials Design in the Three Decades Since the Invention of the Embedded Atom Method: An MPMD Symposium in Honor of Dr. Michael I. Baskes
This symposium will bring together materials scientists and engineers to address current theoretical, computational, and experimental issues related to microstructure-property relationships in engineering materials, including the deformation of single, polycrystalline materials and nanocrystalline materials, development of high-fidelity atomistic models for alloys and their application in studying defect physics over experimentally relevant length and timescales, and unresolved challenges and problems in computational materials science in general.
Radiation Effects in Oxide Ceramics and Novel LWR Fuels
This symposium will bring together national laboratory, university, and nuclear industry researchers from around the world to discuss the current understanding of the radiation response of oxide ceramics for nuclear applications through experiment, theory, and computational multi-scale modeling.
Rare Metal Extraction & Processing Symposium
This symposium will cover extraction of rare metals, as well as rare extraction processing techniques used in metal production. Extraction of less-common metals or minor metals not covered in other TMS symposia will be explored.
Recent Developments in Biological, Electronic, and Functional Thin Films and Coatings
This symposium will provide a forum to identify critical problems, stimulate new ideas, provide promising solutions, assess possible roadmaps, and discuss fundamental and applied topics related to biological, electronic, and functional thin films and coatings.
Recycling and Sustainability Update
This symposium will provide a venue for continued dissemination of information in the rapidly changing area of sustainability. It will cover current technological developments in recycling across the range of metals and other materials, as well as research that explores sustainability related to all forms of materials.
Shape Casting: 5th International Symposium
This symposium will address process-structure-property relationships in cast metals, recent developments and innovations in shape casting technologies, microstructural characterization of cast metals, performance of shape castings, and new cast alloy development.
Solar Cell Silicon
This symposium will focus on silicon feedstock production, silicon refining and behavior of impurities, advanced silicon separation and all types of wafering techniques, recycling of silicon, solar cells and electronic components, and characterization of silicon materials for solar cells.
Solidification in Additive Manufacturing
This symposium will look at the role of solidification on the structure, properties, and synthesis rate of components fabricated from metal and alloy powders by additive manufacturing. It will also include how micro and meso scale solidification processing and modifications in the powder feedstock materials and melting/solidification parameters can be utilized to design materials and alloys with specified properties.
Solid-State Interfaces III: Toward an Atomistic-Scale Understanding of Structure, Properties, and Behavior through Theory and Experiment
This symposium will examine advances in understanding the detailed atomic-level structure and composition of interfaces and the connection of that structure to the properties of materials containing these interfaces. The materials properties related to interfacial structure include microstructure evolution and stability, irradiation response, mechanical instability, electronic and ionic conduction, segregation and precipitation, electronic properties, and phase transformations.
Symposium on High Entropy Alloys II
This symposium will provide a new venue for presentation of research on the fundamental understanding and theoretical modeling of high-entropy alloy (HEA) processing, microstructures, and mechanical behavior.
Ultrafine Grained Materials VIII
This is the eighth international symposium that focuses on all aspects of the science and technology of ultrafine grained and nanocrystalline materials. This symposium covers a broad scope, ranging from fundamental science to applications of bulk ultrafine-grained (grain size <1000 nm) and nanostructured (feature size <100 nm) materials.

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