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TMS2019 Plenary Explores the Future of Flight

Luana Iorio, General Manager, Engineering Material Systems, GE Aviation, will explore “The Next Materials Frontier for Flight” as the all-conference plenary speaker at the TMS 2019 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2019) on Monday, March 11, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas.

“We are now entering a new phase of materials innovation inspired by both manufacturing and digital technology advances,” Iorio writes in the abstract previewing her presentation. Her talk will examine the role of integrated computational materials engineering, as well as an expanded array of digital tools that are playing a key role in scaling and industrializing materials.

“Digital tools offer a new opportunity to escape from the so-called Valley of Death of intermediate technology readiness levels by providing insights into key process variables that affect product quality and performance,” Iorio notes in her presentation abstract.

Iorio’s team at GE Aviation has responsibility for the entire life cycle of the materials used in GE turbine engines that power both commercial and military aircraft. In fulfilling this role, her team develops novel material systems and processing techniques, spanning a range of materials including superalloys, ceramic and polymer matrix composites and coatings; provides application engineering and material behavior assessments; and develops and applies component life management methods. Prior to her current position, Iorio was the Materials Leader for the newly created GE Additive business.

TMS2019 attendees will have the opportunity to browse a display of GE additive technologies related to Iorio’s talk, including several additively-produced components and an aircraft engine.

Registration for TMS2019 will open in October, but attendees can book housing reservations now through the TMS2019 website. All housing arrangements are made through onPeak, the official housing provider for TMS2019, and special room rates have been negotiated for TMS attendees at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio (the TMS headquarters hotel), the Marriott Rivercenter, and the Marriott Riverwalk, as well as at five additional hotels.

Learn more about TMS2019.


TMS Members Join Ranks of National Academy of Engineering

TMS recognizes its members who will be formally inducted into the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE) on September 30, 2018, in Washington, D.C., during a ceremony at the NAE annual meeting. Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. 

The following two TMS members will be inducted as U.S. members in the NAE:

Lallit Anand (pictured, top left) is the Warren and Towneley Rohsenow Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has been a TMS member since 1985. He was elected to the NAE “for contributions to the development of plasticity for engineering technology: theory, experiment, and computation.”

David N. Seidman (pictured, top right) is the Walter P. Murphy Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University. Seidman is being recognized by the NAE “for contributions to understanding of materials at the atomic scale, leading to advanced materials and processes.” A TMS member since 1986, Seidman is a 1997 TMS Fellow and the recipient of the 2011 Institute of Metals/Robert Franklin Mehl Award. He was also named an Honorary Member of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) in 2014 and was a 1966 recipient of the AIME Robert Lansing Hardy Award.

Two other TMS members will be inducted as foreign members in the NAE:

John Ågren (pictured, bottom left) is a professor of materials science and engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology KTH, Stockholm, Sweden. He is being honored by the NAE “for development of integrated thermodynamics and kinetics analysis tools enabling computational materials engineering.” A member of TMS since 2005, he was the recipient of the 2011 TMS William Hume-Rothery Award.

Ke Lu (pictured, bottom right) is the director of both the Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science and the Institute of Metal Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shenyang, China. The NAE is recognizing him “for discovery of nanotwinned materials and contributions to the advancement of nanostructured materials.” He has been a TMS member since 2006 and was named a TMS Fellow in 2017.
Submit an Abstract for ICME 2019

The 5th World Congress on Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME 2019) is now accepting abstracts on a variety of ICME-related topics. The ICME Congress is recognized as the most established, recurring conference series dedicated to bringing stakeholders together from across nations, disciplines, and organizations to share insights on recent advances and new challenges, while also giving them the opportunity to discuss and influence trends in the field. The deadline to submit your work is January 14, 2019.  

Technical topics to be covered at ICME 2019 will include, but are not limited to:

    • Individual computational methods utilized in an ICME approach
    • Incorporation of “big data, data fusion, and machine learning” for materials and product development with ICME methodologies
    • Bridging the gap of across-scale materials simulation
    • Success stories of ICME on materials development
    • ICME implementation strategies
    • Verification, validation, and uncertainty quantification issues
    • Roles of ICME in continuing education in industry
    • Development of database and database technology for ICME

Visit the ICME 2019 Technical Program web page for a more detailed topic list and to submit your abstract.

The congress will be held July 21–25, 2019 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana.

New from TMS Journals

Below is a selection of open-access articles published in several TMS journals that are available to the public at no charge. TMS members can access the full content of these journals by logging in to the “Journals” section of the TMS website.

New from JOM

The Effect of Oxygen on Phase Equilibria in the Ti-V System: Impacts on the AM Processing of Ti Alloys,” Greta Lindwall, et al.

Atom Probe Tomography and Correlative Microscopy: 3D Nanoscale Characterization of Metals, Minerals and Materials,” Arun Devaraj and Philip Eisenlohr

Correlative Microscopy—Novel Methods and Their Applications to Explore 3D Chemistry and Structure of Nanoscale Lattice Defects: A Case Study in Superalloys,” S. K. Makineni, et al.

Nanoscale Solute Partitioning and Carbide Precipitation in a Multiphase TRIP Steel Analyzed by Atom Probe Tomography,” Arun Devaraj, et al. “

"3D Atom Probe Tomography Study on Segregation of Yttrium in Modified Al-Si Alloys,” Mario De-Giovanni, et al.

Crack Initiation of Printed Lines Predicted with Digital Image Correlation,” C. Katsarelis, et al.

New from Journal of Electronic Materials

Phonon Scattering in Silicon by Multiple Morphological Defects: A Multiscale Analysis,” Bruno Lorenzi, et al.

Performance Analysis and Discussion on the Thermoelectric Element Footprint for PV–TE Maximum Power Generation,” Guiqiang Li, et al.

New from Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A

Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of CMSX-4 Single Crystals Prepared by Additive Manufacturing,” C. Körner, et al.

Influence of Tertiary Gamma Prime (γ′) Size Evolution on Dwell Fatigue Crack Growth Behavior in CG RR1000,” F. Schulz, et al.

On the Effect of Nb on the Microstructure and Properties of Next Generation Polycrystalline Powder Metallurgy Ni-Based Superalloys,” Katerina A. Christofidou, et al.

On the Effect of Environmental Exposure on Dwell Fatigue Performance of a Fine-Grained Nickel-Based Superalloy,” S. Pedrazzini, et al.

On the Influence of Nb/Ti Ratio on Environmentally-Assisted Crack Growth in High-Strength Nickel-Based Superalloys,” A.A.N. Németh, et al.

Very High Cycle Fatigue of Ni-Based Single-Crystal Superalloys at High Temperature,” A. Cervellon, et al.

On Shear Testing of Single Crystal Ni-Base Superalloys,” G. Eggeler, et al.

History Dependence of the Microstructure on Time-Dependent Deformation During In-Situ Cooling of a Nickel-Based Single-Crystal Superalloy,” Chinnapat Panwisawas, et al.

Creep of Single Crystals of Nickel-Based Superalloys at Ultra-High Homologous Temperature,” Alexander Epishin, et al.

Investigating the Dislocation-Driven Micro-mechanical Response Under Non-isothermal Creep Conditions in Single-Crystal Superalloys,” C. Schwalbe, et al.

Development of Single-Crystal Ni-Base Superalloys Based on Multi-criteria Numerical Optimization and Efficient Use of Refractory Elements,” M. Markl, et al.

Segregation-Assisted Plasticity in Ni-Based Superalloys,” D. Barba, et al.

On the Rapid Assessment of Mechanical Behavior of a Prototype Nickel-Based Superalloy using Small-Scale Testing,” Sabin Sulzer, et al.

The Role of Oxidized Carbides on Thermal-Mechanical Performance of Polycrystalline Superalloys,” Paraskevas Kontis, et al.

In Situ Diagnostics of Damage Accumulation in Ni-Based Superalloys Using High-Temperature Computed Tomography,” K. Kageyama, et al.

Study into the Role of Nickel Vapor on Surface Modification of a Third-Generation Single-Crystal Superalloy,” Dimitra Spathara, Duncan Putman, and Nils Warnken

Grain Boundary Serration in Nickel-Based Superalloy Inconel 600: Generation and Effects on Mechanical Behavior,” Yuanbo T. Tang, Angus J. Wilkinson, and Roger C. Reed

Influence of Heat Treatment on Defect Structures in Single-Crystalline Blade Roots Studied by X-ray Topography and Positron Annihilation Lifetime Spectroscopy,” Jacek Krawczyk, et al.

In Situ Characterization at Elevated Temperatures of a New Ni-Based Superalloy VDM-780 Premium,” C. Solís, et al.

New from Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation

Perspectives on the Impact of Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Artificial Intelligence on Materials, Processes, and Structures Engineering,” Dennis M. Dimiduk, Elizabeth A. Holm, and Stephen R. Niezgoda

New from Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy

Recoveries of Valuable Metals from Spent Nickel Metal Hydride Vehicle Batteries via Sulfation, Selective Roasting, and Water Leaching,” Kivanc Korkmaz, et al.

Hydrometallurgical Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Mine Tailings and WEEE,” S. Peelman, et al.