TMS 2015 Course Offerings
11th Annual Lead-Free Solders and Interconnect Technology Workshop
Additive Manufacturing Materials and Processes Workshop
Aluminum Melting Workshop
Explore the Use of the CALPHAD Modeling Tools for Your Daily Practice
Characterization Techniques for Magnetic Materials Workshop
Friction Stir Welding and Processing Short Course
Mentorship for Young Scientists: Developing Scientific Survival Skills Workshop
Multiphysics Materials Simulations using the Open Source MOOSE Framework Workshop
Supplier Technology Workshop – Anode Carbon
Supplier Technology Workshop – Reduction

TitleExplore the Use of the CALPHAD Modeling Tools for Your Daily Practice
WhenSunday, March 15, 2015, 8:00 a.m. to Noon
WhereMacaw 2, Swan Hotel
SponsorshipStructural Materials Division (SMD)
PresentersRainer Schmid-Fetzer, Ursula Kattner, Sinn-wen Chen, Fan Zhang
Course LengthHalf-day, morning
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Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) has recently been highlighted as a methodology that can unlock great potential for significant benefits in cost-effective materials and process design. Among the available ICME tools, the CALPHAD type of modeling tools have been used by researchers/engineers for several decades. Although it emerged first as an approach for multi-component phase equilibrium calculation, the CALPHAD approach has in recent years been applied to a broader field of materials science and engineering beyond phase diagrams, such as solidification, coating, joining, and phase transformation.

In this workshop, we will give an overview of the CALPHAD approach, its basic principles, and its applications. The workshop covers a wide spectrum, from the basics of phase diagrams and the CALPHAD approach to applications of this approach to multicomponent systems for material design and development. The workshop will be beneficial to all levels of CALPHAD practitioners. Beginners can use this opportunity to learn an overall picture of the CALPHAD approach, and experts can learn some new features and applications of this approach.
Workshop Outline:
  • "Phase Diagrams- the Beginning of Wisdom" - Professor Rainer Schmid-Fetzer
  • "Basics, Evolution, and Current State of the CALPHAD Method" - Dr. Ursula Kattner
  • "Determinations and Applications of Phase Diagrams: Electronic Solders and Thermoelectric Materials" - Professor Sinn-wen Chen
  • "Applications of the CALPHAD Approach Beyond Phase Diagrams" - Dr. Fan Zhang
Rainer Schmid-Fetzer is the head of the group "Thermochemistry and Microkinetics" at the Institute of Metallurgy, Clausthal University of Technology. He has published more than 300 technical papers, with more than 200 appearing in refereed journals such as Acta Mater., Progr. Mater. Sci., Intermetallics, Mater.Sci.Eng. A and B, J. Mater. Res., Calphad, J.Alloys Comp., Metall. Mater. Trans. A and B, and J. Cryst. Growth. Schmid-Fetzer received the prestigious Tammann-Award of the German Society of Materials (DGM) and was elected: a Fellow of ASM International; for the Lee Hsun Lecture Award, IMR Chinese Academy of Sciences; and the Hume-Rothery Prize, Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, London, UK. He was also honored with the William Hume-Rothery Award from TMS. Schmid-Fetzer serves as associate editor, Journal of Phase Equilibria, and as advisory board member, Z.Metallkde./Int.J.Mat.Res. His current work centers around nine externally funded research projects combining theoretical and experimental studies with applications to a range of materials such as Mg-, Al-, Ti-, Zn-, and Li-based materials.
Ursula Kattner received her degree in mineralogy and her Ph.D. in metallurgy from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, in 1979 and 1982, respectively. After graduation, she worked at the Powder Metallurgical Laboratory of the Max-Planck-Institute for Metals Research in Stuttgart as a research scientist. Kattner joined the Metallurgy Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (then National Bureau of Standards) in Gaithersburg, Maryland, in 1985, first as guest scientist and later as physical scientist. Her research initially concentrated on the experimental determination of phase diagrams but migrated to computational thermodynamics and software development. Kattner’s current research interests are thermodynamics and phase equilibria, computational thermodynamics employing the CALPHAD method, development of multi-component thermodynamic databases, and the coupling of phase equilibria calculations with process simulation tools. Kattner has received numerous awards, including the U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medal Award, and was elected Fellow of ASM International in 2003. She has authored and co-authored more than 90 papers and book chapters.
Sinn-wen Chen is the Vice President of Global Affairs and Distinguished Professor of National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. He received his Ph.D. in materials science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, joined the Alcoa Technical Center, then took a faculty position in the Chemical Engineering Department in National Tsing Hua University in 1992. He has been working on phase diagram determinations, solidification and interfacial reactions of electronic solders, and thermoelectric materials. Chen is the author and co-author of more than 160 scientific journal papers and 10 patents. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Electronic Materials (JEM) and chairman of the Alloy Phase Committee of TMS. Chen was a visiting professor at Lehigh University, Ecole Polytechnique de l'universite de Nantes, and University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is an academician of the Asia Pacific Academy of Materials, a Fellow of ASM International, and a Fellow of Materials Research Society-Taiwan.
Fan Zhang has been working in the field of computational thermodynamics using the CALPHAD approach since 1993, when she was a Ph.D. student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her Ph.D. in 1997, then joined CompuTherm right after her graduation. At CompuTherm, she has developed thermodynamic databases for multicomponent Ni-, Al-, Ti-, etc., commercial alloys. Zhang has worked with industrial companies to develop integrated modeling tools for alloy design and processing optimization. She has published more than 80 scientific papers in the field of computational thermodynamics and kinetics. Zhang is currently the president of CompuTherm, and has provided professional service to the society. She is one of the associate editors of the Journal of Phase Equilibria and Diffusion (JPED). She is a member of the Alloy Phases Committee of TMS.

Before February 9, 2015
  • Member $125
  • Nonmember $175
  • Student $75
After February 9, 2015
  • Member $175
  • Nonmember $225
  • Student $125
* Registration fees include a beverage break.

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