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High entropy alloys, cobalt supply chains, decarbonization, and additive manufacturing are just a few of the topics addressed in ten AIME-TMS Anniversary Keynote Presentations, a series of select recorded talks from the TMS 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2021 Virtual), held March 15–18, 2021, that are now available to view through the TMS website.

Each of the talks in this collection was selected by one of the five TMS technical divisions to be designated an anniversary keynote, in honor of the 150th anniversary of TMS and the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers.

The following talks are now available: 

Extraction & Processing Division  
  • “Materials Innovations Towards Decarbonization of Industrial Processes,” Elsa Olivetti, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • “Establishing a Domestic Cobalt Supply Chain: Unlocking Challenging Feedstocks,” Frank Santaguida, First Cobalt Corporation

Functional Materials Division
  • “Current Perspectives in High-Entropy Alloys,” Diran Apelian, University of California, Irvine; co-authors Benjamin Macdonald, Cheng Zhang, and Enrique Lavernia, University of California, Irvine
  • “Designing Electrode Architectures across Length Scales: Some Lessons Learned from Li-ion and ‘Beyond Li’ Chemistries,” Sarbajit Banerjee, Texas A&M University

Light Metals Division
  • “Evolution of Alloy Design, Its Science/Instruments Base, Tech Transfer Routes, and Market Pull, 1921-2021,” Raymond Decker, University of Michigan
  • “Near Net Manufacturing of Light Metal Alloys,” Mark Easton, RMIT University

Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division
  • “The High Entropy Alloy Space Is Not as Big as We Think It Is,” Raymundo Arroyave, Texas A&M University; co-author Tanner Kirk, Texas A&M University
  • “Applying Additive Manufacturing Itself as a High-throughput Tool to Accelerate Heat Treatment Design of Additively Manufactured Alloys,” Wei Xiong, University of Pittsburgh; co-authors Yunhao Zhao, Noah Sargent, and Kun Li, University of Pittsburgh

Structural Materials Division
  • “Beyond Superalloys: An Efficient Strategy for Assessing Environmental Resistance,” Bruce Pint, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • “The Role of Fracture in the Reduction of Iron Ore with Hydrogen,” Dierk Raabe, Max-Planck Institute

View the complete presentations to catch up on hot topics in your community. Like what you see? Sign up for updates on the TMS 2022 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, scheduled for February 27-March 3, 2022, in Anaheim, California, to stay up-to-date on our plans for next year’s conference.

Register Now for MS&T21 DEI Event

Reserve your place at the Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon for Diversity in Materials Science and Engineering, to be held October 17 in Columbus, Ohio, as part of Materials Science & Technology 2021 (MS&T21). This event, designed to increase the visibility of underrepresented scientists and engineers, will serve as the annual MS&T Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Engagement Event.

The contributions of the broad diversity of materials scientists and engineers are often buried or overlooked on Wikipedia resources. During this event, participants will learn how to help combat these biases and make the achievements of underrepresented materials scientists and engineers more readily discoverable to the world.

The event will open with a tutorial on Wikipedia as a useful tool and an editing demonstration by representatives from 500 Women Scientists, the organization that pioneered the concept of Wikipedia Edit-A-Thons to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEMM. Facilitators will then guide participants through making edits at their own pace, using biographies, resources, and examples that will be provided as part of the workshop. 

The event is free for all MS&T attendees, but space is limited, and participants must sign up in advance to reserve a spot. Learn more about the event and sign up today.

MS&T21 will be held October 17-21, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. 

Upcoming Awards Opportunities

Nomination deadlines are nearing for select TMS awards. Submit your nomination or application for one of the following awards to keep your career moving forward and to recognize excellence in the minerals, metals, and materials science and engineering community.

TMS Young Leaders Professional Development Award
Application Deadline: August 15, 2021
The TMS Young Leaders Professional Development Award helps early career professionals to more fully participate in TMS activities, become better acquainted with their peers and the Society, make important contacts with TMS leaders, and network with prominent Society members. Specifically, this award provides recipients with funding to travel to the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, where they are invited to participate in Society leadership activities. Applications are now being accepted by each of the five TMS technical divisions.

TMS Young Leaders International Scholar Award
Application Deadline: August 15, 2021
The Young Leaders International Scholar Program offers young TMS professional members the opportunity to present their work at international conferences. The exchange program is currently accepting applications from TMS members who wish to travel to an annual meeting of the Japan Institute of Metals and Materials (JIM) in the spring or fall of 2022. 

TMS/ASM Joint Distinguished Lectureship in Materials and Society Award
Nomination Deadline: September 1, 2021
This award recognizes an individual experienced in a policy-making role in the field of materials engineering for the United States and its industries, an eminent individual with an overview of technology and society affected by the development in materials engineering. Recipients can be associated with government, industry, research, or education.

TMS Functional Materials Division Journal of Electronic Materials Best Paper Award
Nomination Deadline: October 15, 2021
This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the Journal of Electronic Materials (JEM). Anyone, including the editor or associate editors, may nominate a paper. Selection is made by the TMS Functional Materials Division Award Committee. Papers published in JEM from July 2020 through June 2021 are eligible for nomination for the 2022 award. Nominated papers should be based on the online date, not the issue or publication date. The lead author will receive a registration waiver to attend the TMS 2022 Annual Meeting & Exhibition to accept their award.

Visit the website to learn more about the opportunities available through the TMS Honors and Awards program.

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:

August Journal of the Month
Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation

New from JOM
"Automated Image Processing Workflow for Morphological Analysis of Fluorescence Microscopy Cell Images," Sven P. Voigt, et al.

New from Journal of Electronic Materials
"Improved Discharge Energy Density of Poly(vinylidene fluoride)-Based Nanocomposites via a Small Amount of Dopamine-Modified TiO2 Nanosheets," Jingjing Xu, et al. 
New from Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B
"Effect of Prior Oxidation on the Reduction Behavior of Magnetite-Based Iron Ore During Hydrogen-Induced Fluidized Bed Reduction," Heng Zheng, et al.  

TMS members can access the full content of all of these journals by logging in to the Journals section of the TMS website.