Preview these special sessions planned for the TMS 2016 Annual Meeting & Exhibition.

TMS 101: Fundamentals of TMS
Sponsored by the TMS Professional Development Committee
Date: Sunday, February 14, 2016
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Music City Center, 208A
Jeffrey W. Fergus
Auburn University
Clarissa Yablinsky
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Want to get more involved in TMS, but don’t know where to start? Attend TMS 101: Fundamentals of TMS. This half-hour presentation will provide a brief overview of how TMS works and a concise, practical explanation of how you can get more involved in the society’s activities. Led by experienced TMS volunteers, TMS 101 will help you to take advantage of the many networking and professional development opportunities within the organization.

This session is open to all TMS2016 attendees but will be especially valuable to new members, international members, and graduate students.

All participants are invited to continue networking at the TMS2016 Opening Celebration immediately following this session. Here, you will be encouraged to further discuss opportunities to participate in TMS activities, such as joining a TMS technical committee or contributing to programming and publications.

TMS2016 Light Metals Keynote Session
Pushing Boundaries—Innovative Thinking in Light Metals Production
Date: Monday, February 15, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Location: Music City Center, Room 202
"Aluminum: Modern, Innovative, Attractive"
Martin Iffert, CEO Trimet Aluminium SE
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"Lightweighting: What is the Future for the Automotive Industry?"
Stephane Delalande, Deputy Scientific Director, PSA Peugeot Citroën
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Magnesium Technology Keynote Session
Date: Monday, February 15, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Music City Center, Room 204
Planned Presentations:
  • "Challenges for Implementation of Magnesium into More Applications"
    Presenter: Karl Kainer, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany
  • "Development of Magnesium Alloys for High Speed Trains in China"
    Presenter: Eric Nyberg, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
  • "Korea’s R&D Activities Towards the Application of Wrought Mg Alloys"
    Presenter: Nack J. Kim, POSTECH, Korea South
  • "Mg Alloys Strengthened by Complex Phases"
    Presenter: Alok Singh, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
  • "Developments in High Magnesium-Content Bulk Metallic Glasses and Future Possibilities"
    Presenter: Kevin Laws, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • "A Perspective: Potential Growth in the Global Magnesium Industry – Where is our Research Leading Us?"
    Presenter: Martyn Alderman, Magnesium Elektron, Great Britain
Student-Run Symposium: Transforming the Diversity Landscape
Date: Monday, February 15
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Music City Center Room 104A

This symposium builds on the first TMS Summit on Diversity in the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Professions (DMMM1). Organized by graduate students Wennie Wang, Natalie Larson, and David Hwang (pictured, left to right) of the University of California, Santa Barbara, the symposium seeks to address challenges of the current diversity landscape in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields and to provide concrete actions to promote diversity.

Presentations will include:
  • "Diversity Beyond the Numbers: Fostering and Sustaining Diversity in the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Professions"
    Elizabeth Holm, Carnegie Mellon University
  • "Diversity Leads to Innovation"
    Cammy Abernathy, University of Florida
  • "Understanding and Addressing the Patterns of Bias in STEM Environments"
    Kristen Constant, Iowa State University
  • "Securing the Future of American Public Research Universities by Increasing the Number of Under-reprsented Minorities in STEM"
    Aeriel Murphy, University of Michigan
  • "The Impact of Coaching, Mentoring, and Sponsorship on Diversity"
    Kathleen Chou, The Boeing Company
  • "PEERs: Educating and Empowering Student Change Agents in the University of Washington’s College of Engineering"
    Alexis Nelson, University of Washington
  • "JSU ADVANCE: Bias Awareness Strategies to Affect University Policies"
    Thomas Hudson, Loretta Moore, Janice Lassiter-Mangana, Jackson State University
  • "How to do Diversity at the PhD Level in STEM: Lessons and Tools from the Fisk-Vanderbilt Bridge Program"
    Keivan Stassun, Vanderbilt University

Panel of Past TMS Presidents: Transforming the Diversity Landscape
Past TMS presidents Dan Thoma, Bob Shull, Brajendra Mishra, Wayne Jones, Tresa Pollock, and Diran Apelian will share their perspectives on transforming the diversity landscape in STEM.

For more information on this symposium and planned presentations, visit the symposium’s page on ProgramMaster.

REWAS 2016 Plenary Session:
Materials Matter: Deriving Value from Resource Recovery at Multiple Materials Scales
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. to Noon
Location: Music City Center, Room 104B
This special plenary session will be a highlight of the REWAS2016 technical program. REWAS is a trans-disciplinary conference—held as part of the TMS 2016 Annual Meeting & Exhibition—where materials professionals can exchange ideas with those in other research fields and stakeholders to synergistically define the way toward a resource-efficient industry and society. The following invited speakers will deliver their presentations and participate in panel discussions with the audience:
  • "Gold’s Evolving Role in the Circular Economy"
    Trevor Keel, Consultant to the World Gold Council
  • "Automotive Recycling Innovations in Aluminum"
    Sil Colalancia, Novelis
  • "Digitalizing the Circular Economy -System-Integrated-Material-Production"
    Markus Reuter, Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology, and 2016 TMS Extraction & Processing Division Distinguished Lecturer
  • "Industrial Symbiosis and Materials Management: Physical Resource Sharing Among Proximate Firms"
    Marian Chertow, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
  • "Water at the Heart of the Circular Economy"
    Edwin Piñero, Senior Vice President for Sustainability and Public Affairs, Veolia North America
  • "Environmental Impacts of Additive Manufacturing"
    William P. Flanagan, Director, Ecoassessment Center of Excellence, General Electric Company
2016 Bladesmithing Symposium Keynote Presentation
Connections: Superplasticity, Damascus Steels, Laminates, the Giza Pyramid, and Carbon Dating
Jeffrey Wadsworth, Battelle
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Time: 8:35 a.m.
Location: Music City Center, Room 104A

In the mid-1970s, a race was underway to develop superplasticity in steels. This keynote presentation will describe how that research program led to a series of investigations into historical materials starting with Damascus Steels. The archaeometallurgy of swords and knives will be discussed starting with the early development of wood, bone, horn, and stone knives and evolving to the present time where modern Bladesmiths use an astonishing range of sophisticated materials and manufacturing methods.

About the Bladesmithing Symposium
The 2016 Bladesmithing Symposium builds upon the phenomenal success of the Bladesmithing Competition held at TMS2015 last year and serves as a bridge to the next Bladesmithing Competition planned for TMS2017 in San Diego, California. Students and student teams will present their work associated with or inspired by the 2015 Bladesmithing Competition.

Materials Innovation Keynote Session:
Multidisciplinary Materials Design Optimization Under Uncertainty
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Music City Center, Room 207B
This special keynote session is organized by the TMS Materials Innovation Committee and will feature the following presentations:
  • "Morphing the Design Box: New Design Paradigms Enabled by Additive Manufacturing"
    Rick Barto, Lockheed Martin
  • "Model-Based Materials Definitions for Design and Structural Analysis"
    David Furrer, Pratt & Whitney
  • "Statistical Rigor Versus Statistical Confidence in the Optimal Design of Materials"
    Michael McKerns, California Institute of Technology
  • "A Set-Based Approach for Hierarchical Materials Design"
    Carolyn Seepersad, University of Texas at Austin
TMS2016 Acta Materialia Symposium
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Music City Center Room 103C
This special symposium will honor two TMS members who will be accepting their prestigious Acta Materialia Awards at the TMS 2016 Annual Meeting & Exhibition. The session will include presentations by the award recipients:
Sungho Jin
"Structural Control for Enhanced Functional Materials"
Recipient of the 2016 Acta Materialia Gold Medal
Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Diego
2000 TMS Fellow

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Julie Schoenung
"Even ‘Green’ Technologies Create Environmental Impact: A Case Study Perspective"
Recipient of the 2016 Acta Materialia Hollomon Materials and Society Award
Professor, University of California, Irvine

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