Rio De Janeiro

Rio De Janeiro

1st TMS-ABM International Materials Congress
July 26-30, 2010 • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Held in conjunction with 65th Annual Congress of ABM (Brazilian Metallurgical, Materials and Mining Association) and the 18th IFHTSE Congress, this inaugural congress will feature seven proposed symposia covering important contemporary issues in materials science and engineering. This congress builds on the TMS Alliance of the Americas initiative to work together with Society partners in South America and Canada.


The congress will be held at the Intercontinental Rio Hotel, but other hotels will be included as optional accommodations near the conference site. A host of social events will be organized, including a conference banquet, a networking reception, and an afternoon excursion. Multiple sight-seeing tours, local excursions, and day trips are available on the Opco Tours and Events page.

A Visa is required for US citizens to enter Brazil. Please visit the U.S. Deparment of State's travel information page for Brazil.


View the online Preliminary Program session sheets or download the Final Program (PDF).

  • Characterization and Application of Biomaterials [View PDF]
    This symposium offers an opportunity to the international community involved with biomaterials research to present and discuss their scientific and technological achievements.
    Organizers: P. Rohatgi, University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, USA; S.N. Monteiro, UENF, Brazil; K.G. Satyanarayana, UFPR, Brazil; R.O. Ritchie, University of California—Berkley, USA.
  • Composite Materials [View PDF]
    Composite materials and the variety of usages in transportation, electronic packaging and nature will be covered in this symposium.
    Organizers: N. Chawla, Arizona State University, USA; R.D. Toledo Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; K.K. Chawla, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA; J.R. D’Almeida, Pontifica Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; P.D. Portella, Federal Institute of Testing and Materials BAM, Germany.
  • Computational Modeling and Advanced Characterization [View PDF]
    This symposium is aimed at researchers who will share their results in the field of modeling and simulation of materials, from ab-initio calculation to computational thermodynamics as well as process simulation and modern characterization techniques, highlighting the synergistic effects between these tools.
    Organizers: Michael J. Kaufman, Colorado School of Mines, USA; Rajarshi Banerjee, University of North Texas, USA; Andre Costa e Silva, EEIMVR, Universidade Federal Fluminense –IBQN; Brazil; Fernando C. Rizzo, PUC Rio de Janeiro RJ., Brazil.
  • Dynamic Behavior of Materials [View PDF]
    This symposium will cover the dynamic behavior of materials encompasses a broad range of phenomena with important technological applications in transportation, energy generation, fabrication and defense industries.
    Organizers: G.T. Gray III, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, USA; M.A. Meyers, University of California—San Diego, USA; Joao Carlos Miguez Suarez and Ricardo Pondé Weber, IME, Brazil.
  • Light Weight Materials for Transportation [View PDF]
    This symposium will examine the development and uses of both conventional and new materials for all applications in the transportation industry.
    Organizers: Carlos de Moura Neto, ITA, Brazil ; Helio Goldenstein, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil;, Ray D. Peterson, Aleris International, USA; Diran Apelian, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
  • Materials and Society [View PDF]
    The correlation between materials technology and society, along with the major impact materials technology has had on society, will be presented at this symposium.
    Organizers: M. A. Meyers, University of California, San Diego USA; T. Massalski, Carnegie Mellon University, USA; Fernando Rizzo, PUC, Brazil; Diran Apelian, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; USA.
  • Mechanical Properties of Materials with Emphasis on Grain-Size Effects [View PDF]
    This symposium will include the mechanical behavior of structural materials with emphasis on the grain size effects.
    Organizers: M.E. Kassner, University of Southern California, USA; P.R. Cetlin, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil.
  • S. Neves Monteiro, Overall coordinator of the 2010 ABM
  • Ray D. Peterson, TMS president
  • George T. Gray, TMS vice president
  • Marc. A. Meyers, TMS representative to ABM

For more information about this meeting, please complete the meeting inquiry form or contact:

TMS Meeting Services
184 Thorn Hill Road
Warrendale , PA 15086-7514 USA
Telephone (724) 776-9000, ext. 243
(800) 759-4TMS
Fax: (724) 776-3770

For general information about the 65th Annual Congress of ABM and the 18th IFHTSE Congress contact:

E-mail: Patricia Dias Ferreira or Reinaldo Nascimento
Telephone: 55 11 5534-4333
Fax: 55 11 5534 4330