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A new Advanced Manufacturing roundtable event and a speaker for the Young Professional Tutorial Luncheon lecture have been announced for Materials Science & Technology 2021 (MS&T21), which begins October 17 in Columbus, Ohio. Both events will be held on Tuesday, October 19. 

A new event has been added to the MS&T21 program: Input to the National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing Session. During this special session—open to all MS&T attendees—federal officials will seek participants’ input in the development of the 2022-2026 National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing. Under the America COMPETES Act, the federal government develops a national strategic plan for advanced manufacturing with stakeholder input from industry, academia, and non-profit organizations. The first of these quadrennial strategic plans was issued in 2018 (Strategy for American Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing). This roundtable event is to solicit information from the conference participants on where advanced manufacturing should go in the future and will follow questions to be issued in a public Request for Information from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Elizabeth J. Opila, University of Virginia, has been invited to speak at the TMS Young Professional Tutorial Luncheon and Lecture, which will be held Tuesday, October 19. In her presentation, "Reflections on a Random-Walk Approach to a Career in Materials Science," Opila will discuss how she followed near-term opportunities to carve out her own unique career path, from her education (conducted at three different institutions) to her job positions (spanning industry, academia, and government) and her varied research interests. She will discuss both the variety and the common themes of her career. All attendees are welcome to attend Opila’s lecture at no cost, but to receive lunch, you must purchase a ticket through the MS&T21 registration form.

Learn more about these and other Networking and Social Sessions at MS&T21. There are also still openings for the Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon for Diversity in Materials Science and Engineering event on Sunday, October 17, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. To participate in this special event, fill out this brief registration form. There is no cost to attend.

If you have not yet registered for MS&T21, there is still time to sign up for the in-person event or for on-demand access to the technical presentations, which will be available beginning October 22. Learn more about MS&T21 registration options.

Plan for MS&T22

The call for abstracts for Materials Science & Technology 2022 (MS&T22) is now open. Approximately 80 symposia are planned in 14 technical tracks by all three MS&T sponsoring societies: TMS, the American Ceramic Society (ACerS), and the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST). Submit your work today and plan to join us for the 20th installment of this influential conference series.

Symposia are planned in the following technical topics:
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomaterials
  • Ceramic and Glass Materials
  • Education
  • Fundamentals and Characterization
  • Iron and Steel (Ferrous Alloys)
  • Lightweight Alloys
  • Materials-Environment Interactions
  • Modeling
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Processing and Manufacturing
  • Sustainability, Energy, and the Environment
  • Special Topics

View the MS&T22 technical program web page for a complete listing of symposia divided by technical topic or go directly to the ProgramMaster website to view an alphabetical listing of symposia and to submit your work today. 

The MS&T22 technical program was developed by the MS&T22 Program Coordinating Committee, which features representatives from TMS, ACerS, and AIST. 2022 TMS representatives to the committee are John Carpenter, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Eric Lass, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
3DMS 2022 Accepts Abstracts

The 6th International Conference on 3D Materials Science (3DMS 2022) is moving forward with plans for an in-person event, June 26–29, 2022, in Washington, D.C., to keep pace with new developments, strengthen learning and networking opportunities, and build upon the progress gained from the 2021 virtual meeting. 

Share your work related to the three-dimensional characterization, visualization, quantitative analysis, modeling, and development of structure–property relationships of materials, as well as big data and machine learning issues associated with 3D materials science. 

Abstracts are due January 21, 2022. The congress will cover the following technical topics along with other related topics:  
  • New 3D characterization methods
  • Multimodal 3D characterization
  • Automated and autonomous 3D materials research
  • 3D data processing and reconstruction algorithms
  • Artificial intelligence methods for 3D data analysis
  • Methods for 3D materials simulation and modelling
  • Process-microstructure-property relationships in 3D
  • Materials dynamics in 3D
  • Other
Meeting participants are encouraged to submit their work to the TMS journal Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation, which will be publishing a topical collection dedicated to the 3DMS 2022 meeting. This collection will take the place of a traditional conference proceedings publication. Only submissions from 3DMS 2022 attendees will be considered for this collection. Submissions will go through the journal's standard peer review process, and there is no guarantee of acceptance.

For more information on how to submit an abstract, visit the Technical Program page of the 3DMS 2022 website. 
Editor’s Choice: Read Outstanding Papers from TMS Journals for Free

A limited number of Editor’s Choice articles from TMS journals are selected and made available to the public at no charge. This distinct honor is awarded to fewer than 5% of papers published in the respective journals each year. In addition to high-quality writing, these notable articles are distinguished by attributes such as outstanding science, innovative methods, impactful outputs, historical significance, and/or broad interest to the readership.

Click to read the following selections from recent issues for free:

October Journal of the Month
Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy

JOM
"Development of Aerospace Materials Using Integrated Numerical and Physical Simulation," Bruce F. Antolovich, et al.

JEM
"Electronic Structure and Quantum Transport Properties of 2D SiP: A First-Principles Study," Wenqiang Liu, et al.

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