Aluminum Committee

Technical Programming

2025 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Bauxite Residue Valorization and Best Practices: Organized by Tobias Hertel; Christina Meskers; Efthymios Balomenos; Casper Van Der Eijk; Brajendra Mishra; Yiannis Pontikes

Welcome to the 5th Bauxite Residue Valorization and Best Practices Conference. Continuing the conference series that started in 2015, this time we join forces with TMS and we give the floor to the most creative, innovative, thought-provoking ideas regarding bauxite residue valorisation. We invite works at different technology readiness levels, including industrial applications. Selected papers will be invited for submission to the Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy.

2025 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: 2025 Light Metals Keynote Session: Organized by Samuel Wagstaff

Abstract submissions are by invitation only.

2025 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Alumina and Bauxite: Organized by Efthymios Balomenos; Les Edwards

The Alumina and Bauxite Symposium is part of the Light Metals program. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and get the latest update on key issues in the industry. Based on the importance of improving processes, reducing environmental impact and the global challenges in the aluminum production you are invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Changes in Bauxite Supply and Future Demands - Bauxite Ore Characterization - Bauxite Mining and Processing - Handling and Processing - Separation of Impurities - Sustainability and Environmental Issues - Bauxite Residue Handling and Opportunities - Automation and Process Control - Cost Reduction Strategies - Alumina Properties and Quality - Application of Industry 4.0 in the alumina and bauxite industry Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the Light Metals proceedings or be accepted for publication in a TMS journal.

2025 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Aluminum Alloys: Development and Manufacturing: Organized by Mihaiela Isac; Les Edwards

The Aluminum Alloys: Development and Manufacturing Symposium is part of the Light Metals program. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and get the latest update on key issues in the industry. The symposium covers all aspects of the physical and mechanical metallurgy of aluminum alloys as well as processing methods (continuous casting is covered by Cast Shop Technology), product development, testing, and implementation of aluminum for end applications, including transportation (automotive, aerospace, and marine), packaging, and other key product segments. You are invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Alloy Development - Microstructure Evolution and Characterization - Defect Detection and Control - Surface Modification and Control - Mechanical Behavior - Material and Process Modeling - Processing Innovation - Process Control and Measurements - New Applications and Products Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the Light Metals proceedings or be accepted for publication in a TMS journal. Authors seeking a poster presentation are not required to publish a paper, which would be an exceptional case taken by the symposium chair.

2025 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Aluminum Reduction Technology: Organized by Andre-Felipe Schneider; Les Edwards

The Aluminum Reduction Technology Symposium is part of the Light Metals program. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and get the latest update on key issues in the industry. The high growth in production capacity and the continuing increase in cell amperage demands better and deeper knowledge of fundamental issues to introduce improvements in cell operation. You are invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Cell Design and Cell Modeling - Cell Start-Up and Early Operation - Cell Operation (Performance and Operating Advances) - Cell Modernization and Productivity Increase - Process Control and Sensors - Big Data and Industry 4.0 applied to Reduction Cell - Environmental Issues - Bath Chemistry - Alumina Dissolution - Power Modulation and Power Supply - Safety issues in Reduction Lines - Energy and Cost Saving Initiatives in the Reduction Process - Emerging Reduction Processes - Aluminum Trend and Market Demand

2025 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Decarbonization and Sustainability in Aluminum Primary Processing: Joint Session of Aluminum Reduction and REWAS 2025: Organized by Mertol Gokelma; Stephan Broek

A joint REWAS-LMD symposium Decarbonization and Sustainability in Aluminium Primary Processing will be organized as a joint session with Aluminum Reduction Technology. This session covers decarbonization efforts across the primary and secondary industries via implementation of alternative, renewable energy sources, and the optimization of fuel consumption. Recent technologies or policies used for the purpose of reducing CO2 emissions in particular, hydrogen reduction, inert anode smelting and alternative sources of energy for production plants are of interest. Beyond the technologies described, emphasis should be made on the metrics used for the quantification of carbon reduction.

2025 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production: Organized by Egil Skybakmoen; Les Edwards

The Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production Symposium is part of the Light Metals program. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and get the latest update on key issues in the industry. The importance of changes in anode coke supply, increased cell size with larger anodes and cathodes, and cathode wear issues are just some of the issues facing the industry. You are invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Upstream Production of Anode and Cathode Carbon Materials - Production and properties of Anode and Cathode Raw Materials, Anode Cover Materials - Pitch and Coke Mixing, Anode Forming and Anode Baking - Anode characterization - Paste Plant Design and Operation - Baking Furnace Design and Operation - Mathematical Modelling - Application of Industry 4.0 and Big Data Analysis - Effects of Sulfur and Impurities in Anodes - Rodding Room Design and Operation - Anode Quality and Performance - Solutions for Carbon Plant Environmental Issues and Safety - Cathode Materials and Cathode Production - Cell Preheating and Startup (as related to electrode life) - Cathode Wear and Wear Mechanisms - Spent Potlining, 1st and 2nd Cut (Joint session with Aluminum Reduction) - Anode Butts, Handling and Properties - Inert Anode and Cathode Materials, Fabrication and Performance Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the Light Metals proceedings or be accepted for publication in a TMS journal.

2025 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Melt Processing, Casting and Recycling: Organized by Arild Hakonsen; Les Edwards

The Melt Processing, Casting and Recycling symposium is part of the Light Metals program. The meeting is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and hear the latest updates on key issues in the industry. You are also invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Inclusion Detection and Removal - Dissolved Impurity Removal, e.g. Na - Filtration and Degassing - Impact of Impurities - Grain Refinement - Direct Chill Casting - Open Mold Ingot Casting - Strip Casting - Melting and casting of highly reactive alloys, e.g. Al-Li - Cast Structures and Defects - Automation, Process Modeling and Control - New Innovations in Process and Product Measurements and Control - Industry 4.0 in Aluminum cast shops - Environmental Issues and Safety Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the Light Metals proceedings or be accepted for publication in a TMS journal.

2025 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Recycling and Sustainability in Cast Shop Technology: Joint Session with REWAS 2025: Organized by Mertol Gokelma; Anne Kvithyld

A joint REWAS-LMD symposium on Recycling and Sustainability will be organized as a joint session with Cast Shop Technology. The usage of light metals in the aerospace, automotive and packaging industries has been rising due to their outstanding properties. The importance of recycling and sustainable metal casting has risen in the last decades dramatically due to the increasing demand on primary resources and environmental concerns. Innovative solutions are needed to increase the efficiency in metal processing and treatment for complex scraps. This joint session within the Cast Shop Technology explores novel and improved recycling technologies for complex scraps, mechanical and thermal pre-treatment of scraps, new recycling and refining processes, economic and environmental impacts of recycling, incl. life cycle assessment.

2025 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Scandium Extraction and Use in Aluminum Alloys: Organized by Timothy Langan; Les Edwards

Scandium is a high-impact alloying addition to aluminum having beneficial effects on several properties and in many aluminum alloy systems. However, the use of aluminum scandium alloys has been limited to low volume, special applications due to the high price of scandium. New sources of scandium are emerging with potentially lower costs in the form of new mines, red mud extraction, extraction from nickel ores and as a by-product of titanium pigment and slag production. Papers on scandium extraction and use in aluminum alloy systems are sought for this symposium. Papers on the metallurgy of aluminium scandium alloy systems and applications are also required. Session topics will include: • Scandium extraction from by products • Aluminum scandium alloys (joint session with aluminum alloys symposium) • Aluminum scandium alloys additive manufacture. Master alloy production. Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the Light Metals proceedings or be accepted for publication in a TMS journal.

MS&T24: Materials Science & Technology: Light Alloys, Advanced Forming Processes and Characterization: Organized by Scott Taylor; Ishwar Kapoor; Hiren Kotadia

This symposium aims to bring together researchers and engineers from both academia and industry to discuss and share ideas and current advances in the field of light alloys. The symposium will have a focus on but not be limited to advances in light alloys such as high recycled content aluminiums, advanced forming processes for use with high strength light alloys for the purpose of producing automotive lightweight structures and new characterization techniques. Papers and talks that describe studies and current advances on the following topics are invited: Development of new light alloys in particular aluminium, magnesium, and alloys with high recycled content. Advanced elevated temperature forming processes such as SPF, QPF, HQF in relation to light alloys. Microstructural studies to understand evolution during forming and the relevance within industrial processes. Related processes such as tribological studies, joining and sustainability. Also welcome are all aspects of research, development and applications relating to light alloys.

2024 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: 2024 Light Metals Keynote Session: Organized by Stephan Broek

Abstract submissions are by invitation only.

2024 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Alumina & Bauxite: Organized by Michael Coley; Samuel Wagstaff

The Alumina and Bauxite Symposium is part of the Light Metals program. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and get the latest update on key issues in the industry. Based on the importance of improving processes, reducing environmental impact and the global challenges in the aluminum production you are invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Changes in Bauxite Supply and Future Demands - Bauxite Ore Characterization - Bauxite Mining and Processing - Handling and Processing - Separation of Impurities - Sustainability and Environmental Issues - Bauxite Residue Handling and Opportunities - Automation and Process Control - Cost Reduction Strategies - Alumina Properties and Quality - Application of Industry 4.0 in the alumina and bauxite industry Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the Light Metals proceedings or be accepted for publication in a TMS journal.

2024 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Aluminum Alloys: Development and Manufacturing: Organized by Christopher Hutchinson; Sazol Das; Samuel Wagstaff

The Aluminum Alloys: Development and Manufacturing Symposium is part of the Light Metals program. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and get the latest update on key issues in the industry. The symposium covers all aspects of the physical and mechanical metallurgy of aluminum alloys as well as processing methods (continuous casting is covered by Cast Shop Technology), product development, testing, and implementation of aluminum for end applications, including transportation (automotive, aerospace, and marine), packaging, and other key product segments. You are invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Alloy Development - Microstructure Evolution and Characterization - Defect Detection and Control - Surface Modification and Control - Mechanical Behavior - Material and Process Modeling - Processing Innovation - Process Control and Measurements - New Applications and Products Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the Light Metals proceedings or be accepted for publication in a TMS journal. Authors seeking a poster presentation are not required to publish a paper, which would be an exceptional case taken by the symposium chair.

2024 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Aluminum Reduction Technology: Organized by Nabeel Al Jallabi; Samuel Wagstaff

The Aluminum Reduction Technology Symposium is part of the Light Metals program. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and get the latest update on key issues in the industry. The high growth in production capacity and the continuing increase in cell amperage demands better and deeper knowledge of fundamental issues to introduce improvements in cell operation. You are invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Cell Design and Cell Modeling - Cell Start-Up and Early Operation - Cell Operation (Performance and Operating Advances) - Cell Modernization and Productivity Increase - Process Control and Sensors - Big Data and Industry 4.0 applied to Reduction Cell - Environmental Issues - Bath Chemistry - Alumina Dissolution - Power Modulation and Power Supply - Safety issues in Reduction Lines - Energy and Cost Saving Initiatives in the Reduction Process - Emerging Reduction Processes - Aluminum Trend and Market Demand Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the Light Metals proceedings or be accepted for publication in a TMS journal.

2024 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production: Organized by Julien Lauzon-Gauthier; Samuel Wagstaff

The Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production Symposium is part of the Light Metals program. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and get the latest update on key issues in the industry. The importance of changes in anode coke supply, increased cell size with larger anodes and cathodes, and cathode wear issues are just some of the issues facing the industry. You are invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Upstream Production of Anode and Cathode Carbon Materials - Production and properties of Anode and Cathode Raw Materials, Anode Cover Materials - Pitch and Coke Mixing, Anode Forming and Anode Baking - Anode characterization - Paste Plant Design and Operation - Baking Furnace Design and Operation - Mathematical Modelling - Application of Industry 4.0 and Big Data Analysis - Effects of Sulfur and Impurities in Anodes - Rodding Room Design and Operation - Anode Quality and Performance - Solutions for Carbon Plant Environmental Issues and Safety - Cathode Materials and Cathode Production - Cell Preheating and Startup (as related to electrode life) - Cathode Wear and Wear Mechanisms - Spent Potlining, 1st and 2nd Cut (Joint session with Aluminum Reduction) - Anode Butts, Handling and Properties - Inert Anode and Cathode Materials, Fabrication and Performance Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the Light Metals proceedings or be accepted for publication in a TMS journal. One of the outcomes from the honorary symposium for Professor Barry Welch held during the TMS Annual Meeting in 2023 was recognition that there is currently a gap between current typical anode characteristics and customer requirements. The organizers are planning a special workshop session to address the need for step change improvements in carbon anodes, what options are available, and potential actions to help deliver the changes. The workshop format will be presentations followed by facilitated discussion. For more information or to suggest a talk, contact Dr. Alan Tomsett (alan.tomsett@riotinto.com) and Dr. Barry Sadler (barry.sadler@bigpond.com.au).

2024 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Melt Processing, Casting and Recycling: Organized by Anne Kvithyld; Tao Wang; Samuel Wagstaff

The Melt Processing, Casting and Recycling symposium is part of the Light Metals program. The meeting is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and hear the latest updates on key issues in the industry. You are also invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Inclusion Detection and Removal - Dissolved Impurity Removal, e.g. Na - Filtration and Degassing - Impact of Impurities - Grain Refinement - Direct Chill Casting - Open Mold Ingot Casting - Strip Casting - Melting and casting of highly reactive alloys, e.g. Al-Li - Cast Structures and Defects - Automation, Process Modeling and Control - New Innovations in Process and Product Measurements and Control - Industry 4.0 in Aluminum cast shops - Environmental Issues and Safety Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the Light Metals proceedings or be accepted for publication in a TMS journal.

2024 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Scandium Extraction and Use in Aluminum Alloys: Organized by Timothy Langan; Frank Palm; Thomas Dorin; Paul Rometsch; Henk van der Laan; Efthymios Balomenos; M. Akbar Rhamdhani; Samuel Wagstaff

Scandium is a high-impact alloying addition to aluminum having beneficial effects on several properties and in many aluminum alloy systems. However, the use of aluminum scandium alloys has been limited to low volume, special applications due to the high price of scandium. New sources of scandium are emerging with potentially lower costs in the form of new mines, red mud extraction, extraction from nickel ores and as a by-product of titanium pigment and slag production. Papers on scandium extraction and use in aluminum alloy systems are sought for this symposium. Papers on the metallurgy of aluminium scandium alloy systems and applications are also required. Session topics will include: • Scandium extraction from by products • Aluminum scandium alloys (joint session with aluminum alloys symposium) • Aluminum scandium alloys additive manufacture. Master alloy production. Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the Light Metals proceedings or be accepted for publication in a TMS journal.

2024 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Solidification in External Fields: Organized by Andrew Kao; Catherine Tonry; Dmitry Eskin; Laurentiu Nastac; Abdellah Kharicha; Natalia Shevchenko; Jiawei Mi

This Symposium focuses on solidification influenced by external fields, which includes, but is not limited to, solidification in the presence of strong gravitational, acoustic or electromagnetic (EM) fields. The use of external fields has become widespread in a drive for improved materials or better understanding of fundamental phenomena. Examples include the use of magnetic fields to introduce electromagnetic braking of fluid flow or to interact with inherent electric currents to drive flow in processes ranging from traditional casting to additive manufacturing. Or to use electromagnetic fields to levitate droplets of highly reactive metals to understand and measure key material properties, with comparison to experiments under microgravity conditions. Acoustic fields can also drive flow through acoustic streaming, but also cause cavitation of micro bubbles that can refine microstructures. Strong super-gravitational fields can make materials more denser providing improved material properties of soft and condensed matter. The symposium seeks contributions from any process where the introduction of an external field has a significant impact on solidification. As external fields add a new parameter space to many processes a key aim is to develop interdisciplinary discussions. The symposium will bring together world experts to share recent findings, state-of-the-art techniques and to facilitate discussions and knowledge transfer. The aim is to develop research networks between partners that will generate new ideas and direction for long-term collaborations.

MS&T23: Materials Science & Technology: Advanced Joining Technologies for Automotive Lightweight Structures: Organized by Yan Huang; Yingchun Chen

The symposium aims to bring about an intensive exchange of fundamental understanding and technological advances of automotive lightweight structure joining solutions, among worldwide academics, research scientists and expert automotive engineers, with focus on aluminium alloys and their joints with steel and polymers. Papers that describe physical experiments, joint design, characterization and assessment, and process simulation and optimization on the following key joining technologies are welcome: •Solid state joining methods - friction stir welding (FSW), self-piercing riveting (SPR), and magnetic pulse welding (MPW), etc. •Fusion welding and resistance welding- laser beam welding (LBW), electron beam welding (EBW), Cold metal transfer (CMT) welding, resistance spot welding, etc. •Hybrid joining methods and adhesive bonding. Also welcome are all aspects of research, development and applications relating to the joining of automotive lightweight structures.

2023 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: 60 Years of Taking Aluminum Smelting Research and Development from New Zealand to the World: An LMD Symposium in Honor of Barry J. Welch: Organized by Mark Dorreen; Alan Tomsett; David Wong; Linus Perander; Barry Sadler; Stephan Broek

The honoree will be honored in a special Aluminum Reduction Technology session. 1 talk by the honoree 1 talk by an invited speaker outlining the achievements of the honoree Other presentations by invited speakers There will be 2 joint sessions: Joint Alumina & Bauxite with Aluminum Reduction Technology session 1 talk by an invited speaker outlining the particular achievements of the honoree related to alumina Other presentations by invited speakers and selected presentations Joint Electrode Technology with Aluminum Reduction Technology session 1 talk by an invited speaker outlining the particular achievements of the honoree related to electrodes Other presentations by invited speakers and selected presentations Aluminum Reduction Technology session Presentations by invited speakers with a regional focus – talks from each of the regions/companies where the honoree has had a deep involvement and impact Aluminum Reduction Technology session (if required) Presentations by selected speakers from relevant papers

2023 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Alumina & Bauxite: Organized by Errol Jaeger; Stephan Broek

The Alumina and Bauxite Symposium is part of the Light Metals program. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and get the latest update on key issues in the industry. Based on the importance of improving processes, reducing environmental impact and the global challenges in the aluminum production you are invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Changes in Bauxite Supply and Future Demands - Bauxite Ore Characterization - Bauxite Mining and Processing - Handling and Processing - Separation of Impurities - Sustainability and Environmental Issues - Bauxite Residue Handling and Opportunities - Automation and Process Control - Cost Reduction Strategies - Alumina Properties and Quality - Application of Industry 4.0 in the alumina and bauxite industry Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the Light Metals proceedings or be accepted for publication in a TMS journal.

2023 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Aluminum Alloys, Characterization and Processing: Organized by Julie Levesque; Stephan Broek

The Aluminum Alloys, Characterization and Processing Symposium is part of the Light Metals program. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and get the latest update on key issues in the industry. The symposium covers all aspects of the physical and mechanical metallurgy of aluminum alloys as well as processing methods (continuous casting is covered by Cast Shop Technology), product development, testing, and implementation of aluminum for end applications, including transportation (automotive, aerospace, and marine), packaging, and other key product segments. You are invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Alloy Development - Microstructure Evolution and Characterization - Defect Detection and Control - Surface Modification and Control - Mechanical Behavior - Material and Process Modeling - Processing Innovation - Process Control and Measurements - New Applications and Products Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the Light Metals proceedings or be accepted for publication in a TMS journal. Authors seeking a poster presentation are not required to publish a paper, which would be an exceptional case taken by the symposium chair.

2023 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Aluminum Industry Emissions Measurement, Reporting & Reduction: Organized by Pernelle Nunez

The aluminum industry emits 1.1 billion tons of CO2e per year. Decarbonization of the sector remains a significant challenge. Reducing all GHG emissions has been a long-held ambition for the sector. PFC emissions in particular have been reduced significantly in recent decades due to better process controls, measurement and technological advances. This symposium will look at the ways emissions from primary aluminium production processes are measured and reported with the ultimate aim of overall reduction. Paper are welcome on: GHG estimates or life cycle analysis Decarbonization pathways Key technologies, processes or mechanisms that can reduce emissions Total PFC measurement, reporting and reduction efforts

2023 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Aluminum Reduction Technology: Organized by Pierre Marcellin; Stephan Broek

The Aluminum Reduction Technology Symposium is part of the Light Metals program. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and get the latest update on key issues in the industry. The high growth in production capacity and the continuing increase in cell amperage demands better and deeper knowledge of fundamental issues to introduce improvements in cell operation. You are invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Cell Design and Cell Modeling - Cell Start-Up and Early Operation - Cell Operation (Performance and Operating Advances) - Cell Modernization and Productivity Increase - Process Control and Sensors - Big Data and Industry 4.0 applied to Reduction Cell - Environmental Issues - Bath Chemistry - Alumina Dissolution - Power Modulation and Power Supply - Safety issues in Reduction Lines - Energy and Cost Saving Initiatives in the Reduction Process - Emerging Reduction Processes - Aluminum Trend and Market Demand Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the Light Metals proceedings or be accepted for publication in a TMS journal.

2023 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Aluminum Waste Management and Utilization: Organized by Pernelle Nunez; Lavinya Kugaswaran

The production of primary aluminum generates approximately 180Mt of process waste per annum. Managing the process waste effectively and ensuring minimal environmental and social impact is an integral part of the industry's social license to operate. This symposium will look at a range of different solutions for waste management and utilisation across the global from lab to commercial scale. Papers are welcome on management, utilisation or detoxification of: mine tailings bauxite residue spent pot lining management dross excess bath scrubber sludges filter dust other wastes

2023 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Cast Shop Technology: Organized by Halldor Gudmundsson; Stephan Broek

The Cast Shop Technology symposium is part of the Light Metals program. The meeting is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and hear the latest updates on key issues in the industry. You are also invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Inclusion Detection and Removal - Dissolved Impurity Removal, e.g. Na - Filtration and Degassing - Impact of Impurities - Grain Refinement - Direct Chill Casting - Open Mold Ingot Casting - Strip Casting - Melting and casting of highly reactive alloys, e.g. Al-Li - Cast Structures and Defects - Automation, Process Modeling and Control - New Innovations in Process and Product Measurements and Control - Industry 4.0 in Aluminum cast shops - Environmental Issues and Safety Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the Light Metals proceedings or be accepted for publication in a TMS journal.

2023 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production: Organized by Roy Cahill; Stephan Broek

The Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production Symposium is part of the Light Metals program. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and get the latest update on key issues in the industry. The importance of changes in anode coke supply, increased cell size with larger anodes and cathodes, and cathode wear issues are just some of the issues facing the industry. You are invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Upstream Production of Anode and Cathode Carbon Materials - Production and properties of Anode and Cathode Raw Materials, Anode Cover Materials - Pitch and Coke Mixing, Anode Forming and Anode Baking - Anode characterization - Paste Plant Design and Operation - Baking Furnace Design and Operation - Mathematical Modelling - Application of Industry 4.0 and Big Data Analysis - Effects of Sulfur and Impurities in Anodes - Rodding Room Design and Operation - Anode Quality and Performance - Solutions for Carbon Plant Environmental Issues and Safety - Cathode Materials and Cathode Production - Cell Preheating and Startup (as related to electrode life) - Cathode Wear and Wear Mechanisms - Spent Potlining, 1st and 2nd Cut (Joint session with Aluminum Reduction) - Anode Butts, Handling and Properties - Inert Anode and Cathode Materials, Fabrication and Performance Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the Light Metals proceedings or be accepted for publication in a TMS journal.

2023 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Frontiers in Solidification: An MPMD Symposium Honoring Jonathan A. Dantzig: Organized by Andre Phillion; Michel Rappaz; Melis Serefoglu; Damien Tourret

The ninth edition of the "Frontiers in Solidification" symposium series is dedicated to Jonathan A. Dantzig, a recognized world leader in the field of solidification, casting, and computational modelling of materials processing and microstructure development. Starting his career in process modelling, Jon later tackled more fundamental aspects of solidification modeling at the microstructure level. Therefore, this edition is particularly focused on process and microstructure modeling, even though contributions across the entire field of solidification are welcome. These include: - Fundamental aspects of solidification which advance our understanding of how microstructures develop and evolve during solidification experiments or processes; - Contributions which put forward original interpretations, observations of novel phenomena, and outstanding challenges from both fundamental and applied perspectives, as well as transfer of fundamental knowledge to practical applications; - Investigation methods including theory, experiments, characterization, modeling across all relevant length and time scales, as well as data-driven approaches; - Contributions that combine novel characterization techniques, challenging property measurements, and computational simulations across scales are especially encouraged.

2023 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Scandium Extraction and Use in Aluminum Alloys: Organized by Timothy Langan; Samuel Wagstaff; Phil Chataigneau; Efthymios Balomenos; Thomas Dorin; M. Akbar Rhamdhani; Dimitrios Filippou; Henk van der Laan; Frank Palm

Scandium is a high-impact alloying addition to aluminum having beneficial effects on several properties and in many aluminum alloy systems. However, the use of aluminum scandium alloys has been limited to low volume, special applications due to the high price of scandium. New sources of scandium are emerging with potentially lower costs in the form of new mines, red mud extraction, extraction from nickel ores and as a by-product of titanium pigment and slag production. Papers on scandium extraction and use in aluminum alloy systems are sought for this symposium. Papers on the metallurgy of aluminium scandium alloy systems and applications are also required. Session topics will include: • Scandium extraction from by products • Aluminum scandium alloys (joint session with aluminum alloys symposium) • Aluminum scandium alloys additive manufacture. Master alloy production. Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the Light Metals proceedings or be accepted for publication in a TMS journal.

2023 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: 2023 Light Metals Keynote Session: Organized by Dmitry Eskin

2023 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Light Metals Subject Awards Presentation: Organized by Stephan Broek

2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Alumina & Bauxite: Organized by Roberto Seno; Dmitry Eskin

The Alumina and Bauxite Symposium is part of the Light Metals program. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and get the latest update on key issues in the industry. Based on the importance of improving processes, reducing environmental impact and the global challenges in the aluminum production you are invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Changes in Bauxite Supply and Future Demands - Bauxite Ore Characterization - Bauxite Mining and Processing - Handling and Processing - Separation of Impurities - Sustainability and Environmental Issues - Bauxite Residue Handling and Opportunities - Automation and Process Control - Cost Reduction Strategies - Alumina Properties and Quality - Application of Industry 4.0 in the alumina and bauxite industry Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the Light Metals proceedings or be accepted for publication in a TMS journal.

2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization: Organized by Andre Phillion; Dmitry Eskin

The Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization Symposium is part of the Light Metals program. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and get the latest update on key issues in the industry. The symposium covers all aspects of the physical and mechanical metallurgy of aluminum alloys as well as processing methods (continuous casting is covered by Cast Shop Technology), product development, testing, and implementation of aluminum for end applications, including transportation (automotive, aerospace, and marine), packaging, and other key product segments. You are invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Alloy Development - Microstructure Evolution and Characterization - Defect Detection and Control - Surface Modification and Control - Mechanical Behavior - Material and Process Modeling - Processing Innovation - Process Control and Measurements - New Applications and Products Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the Light Metals proceedings or be accepted for publication in a TMS journal. Authors seeking a poster presentation are not required to publish a paper, which would be an exceptional case taken by the symposium chair.

2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Aluminum Reduction Technology: Organized by Kristian Etienne Einarsrud; Stephan Broek; Mertol Gokelma; Dmitry Eskin

The Aluminum Reduction Technology Symposium is part of the Light Metals program. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and get the latest update on key issues in the industry. The high growth in production capacity and the continuing increase in cell amperage demands better and deeper knowledge of fundamental issues to introduce improvements in cell operation. You are invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Cell Design and Cell Modeling - Cell Start-Up and Early Operation - Cell Operation (Performance and Operating Advances) - Cell Modernization and Productivity Increase - Process Control and Sensors - Big Data and Industry 4.0 applied to Reduction Cell - Environmental Issues - Bath Chemistry - Alumina Dissolution - Power Modulation and Power Supply - Safety issues in Reduction Lines - Energy and Cost Saving Initiatives in the Reduction Process - Emerging Reduction Processes - Aluminum Trend and Market Demand As part of the joint REWAS-LMD activities, a joint session Decarbonizing the Materials Industry will be organized with Aluminum Reduction Technology. An Honorary symposium for Barry Welch will be organized with the planned technical sessions. Submissions showcasing and highlighting achievements of the honoree are welcome. Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the Light Metals proceedings or be accepted for publication in a TMS journal. Papers submitted to the joint REWAS-Aluminum Reduction Technology session will be published in the Light Metals proceedings and referenced in the REWAS proceedings.

2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Aluminum Reduction Technology Joint Session with REWAS: Decarbonizing the Metals Industry: Organized by Mertol Gokelma; Stephan Broek

A joint REWAS-LMD symposium ALUMINUM REDUCTION TECHNOLOGY JOINT SESSION WITH REWAS: DECARBONIZING THE METALS INDUSTRY will be organized as a joint session with Aluminum Reduction Technology. This session covers decarbonization efforts across the primary and secondary industries via development of alternative, renewable energies and the optimization of fuel consumption for energy generation. Described concepts refer to recent technologies or policies used for the purpose of reducing CO2 emissions. In particular, hydrogen reduction, inert anode smelting and alternative sources of energy for production plants are of interest. Beyond the technologies described, emphasis should be made on the metrics used for the quantification of carbon reduction. Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript. Papers submitted to the joint REWAS-Recycling and Sustainability session will be published in the Light Metals proceedings and referenced in the REWAS proceedings.

2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Cast Shop Technology: Organized by Stephen Instone; Mertol Gokelma; Samuel Wagstaff; Dmitry Eskin

The Cast Shop Technology symposium is part of the Light Metals program. The meeting is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and hear the latest updates on key issues in the industry. You are also invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Inclusion Detection and Removal - Dissolved Impurity Removal, e.g. Na - Filtration and Degassing - Impact of Impurities - Grain Refinement - Direct Chill Casting - Open Mold Ingot Casting - Strip Casting - Melting and casting of highly reactive alloys, e.g. Al-Li - Cast Structures and Defects - Automation, Process Modeling and Control - New Innovations in Process and Product Measurements and Control - Industry 4.0 in Aluminum cast shops - Environmental Issues and Safety In 2022 a Special Session honoring Frank &William Wagstaff contribution to the technology of DC casting will be organized. The requirements for the submission are the same as for the symposium in general. As part of the joint REWAS-LMD activities a joint session on Recycling and Sustainability will be organized with the Recycling & Environmental Technologies Committee. This joint session within the Cast Shop Technology explores economic and environmental impacts of recycling, recyclability of complex scraps, pre-treatment of scraps, new recycling processes and life cycle assessment. Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the Light Metals proceedings or be accepted for publication in a TMS journal. Papers submitted to the joint REWAS-Recycling and Sustainability session will be published in the Light Metals proceedings and referenced in the REWAS proceedings.

2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production: Organized by Stephan Broek; Dmitry Eskin

The Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production Symposium is part of the Light Metals program. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and get the latest update on key issues in the industry. The importance of changes in anode coke supply, increased cell size with larger anodes and cathodes, and cathode wear issues are just some of the issues facing the industry. You are invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Upstream Production of Anode and Cathode Carbon Materials - Production and properties of Anode and Cathode Raw Materials, Anode Cover Materials - Pitch and Coke Mixing, Anode Forming and Anode Baking - Anode characterization - Paste Plant Design and Operation - Baking Furnace Design and Operation - Mathematical Modelling - Application of Industry 4.0 and Big Data Analysis - Effects of Sulfur and Impurities in Anodes - Rodding Room Design and Operation - Anode Quality and Performance - Solutions for Carbon Plant Environmental Issues and Safety - Cathode Materials and Cathode Production - Cell Preheating and Startup (as related to electrode life) - Cathode Wear and Wear Mechanisms - Spent Potlining, 1st and 2nd Cut (Joint session with Aluminum Reduction) - Anode Butts, Handling and Properties - Inert Anode and Cathode Materials, Fabrication and Performance Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the Light Metals proceedings or be accepted for publication in a TMS journal.

2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Primary Aluminum Industry - Energy and Emission Reductions: An LMD Symposium in Honor of Halvor Kvande: Organized by Arne Ratvik

The honorary session for Halvor Kvande, planned in 2021 under Aluminum Reduction Technology Across the Decades: An LMD Symposium Honoring Alton T. Tabereaux, Halvor Kvande and Harald A. �ye, had to be postponed. A dedicated session for Halvor Kvande is planned as part of the Aluminium Reduction Technology subject in 2022. Manuscripts showcasing or highlighting Halvor's contributions to the industry are welcome as are manuscripts addressing improvements and challenges related to energy and emissions in primary aluminum production. Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the proceedings or be approved for publication in a TMS journal.

2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Recycling and Sustainability in Cast Shop Technology: Joint Session with REWAS 2022: Organized by Mertol Gokelma; Stephen Instone

A joint REWAS-LMD symposium on Recycling & Sustainability will be organized as a joint session with Cast Shop Technology. The usage of light metals in the aerospace and automotive industries has been rising due to their outstanding properties. The importance of recycling and sustainable metal casting has risen in the last decades dramatically due to the increasing demand on primary resources and environmental concerns. Innovative and more efficient recycling technologies are needed for complex scraps to increase the recycled metal portion in the total metal production. This joint session within the Cast Shop Technology explores economic and environmental impacts of recycling, recyclability of complex scraps, pre-treatment of scraps, new recycling processes and life cycle assessment. Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript. Papers submitted to the joint REWAS-Recycling and Sustainability session will be published in the Light Metals proceedings and referenced in the REWAS proceedings.

2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: REWAS 2022: Coupling Metallurgy and Sustainability: An EPD Symposium in Honor of Diran Apelian: Organized by Elsa Olivetti; Brajendra Mishra; Bart Blanpain; Adam Powell; Mertol Gokelma; Camille Fleuriault

This honorary symposium will consist of a set of invited speakers to cover topics motivated and inspired by the wealth of expertise Dr. Apelian has contributed in metals processing, aluminum and battery recycling, sustainability, education in materials science and more. Experts will be those connected with the NSF IUCRC Center for Resource, Recovery and Recycling that Dr. Apelian founded as well as his Metals Processing Institute in addition to REWAS 2022 contributors. Honorary sessions will also cover topics such as: Solidification processing; aluminum metallurgy; clean metal/melt refining; plasma processing / spray forming; powder metallurgy; resource recovery and recycling; other topics in materials processing, and innovation in engineering education. This symposium is linked with the REWAS 2022 sessions as Dr. Apelian’s research is deeply coupled to the key themes within REWAS.

2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: REWAS 2022:�Decarbonizing the Materials Industry: Organized by Camille Fleuriault; Christina Meskers; Mertol Gokelma; Elsa Olivetti; Jesse White; Chukwunwike Iloeje; Neale Neelameggham; Kaka Ma

This symposium covers decarbonization efforts across the primary and secondary industries via development of alternative, renewable energies and the optimization of fuel consumption for energy generation. Described concepts will refer to recent technologies or policies used for the purpose of reducing CO2 emissions. In particular,�hydrogen reduction, inert anode smelting and alternative sources of energy for production plants�are of interest. Beyond the technologies described, emphasis should be made on the metrics used for the quantification of carbon reduction.�� Session topics include: - Carbon Capture and Utilization, Carbon Capture and Storage�� - Alternative reduction and carburization sources� - Alternative energy sources in the manufacturing industry� - Decarbonization in the primary Al Production�

2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: 2022 Light Metals Keynote Session: Organized by Linus Perander

2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Alumina and Bauxite: Organized by Anne Duncan

The Alumina and Bauxite Symposium, along with Aluminum Reduction Technology, Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production, Cast Shop Technology, and Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization collectively form the Light Metals Symposium. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and get the latest update on key issues in the industry. Based on the importance of improving processes, reduce environmental impact and the global challenges in the aluminum production you are invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Changes in Bauxite Supply and Future Demands - Bauxite Ore Characterization - Bauxite Mining and Processing - Handling and Processing - Separation of Impurities - Sustainability and Environmental Issues - Bauxite Residue Handling and Opportunities - Automation and Process Control - Cost Reduction Strategies - Alumina Properties and Quality - Application of Industry 4.0 in the alumina and bauxite industry Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the proceedings or be approved for publication in a TMS journal.

2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization: Organized by Dimitry Sediako

This Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization Symposium, along with Cast Shop Technology, Aluminum Reduction Technology, Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production, and Alumina and Bauxite form the Light Metals Symposium. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and get the latest update on key issues in the industry. The symposium covers all aspects of the physical and mechanical metallurgy of aluminum alloys as well as processing methods (continuous casting is covered by Cast Shop Technology), aluminum-based metal matrix composites (MMC), product development, testing, and implementation of aluminum for end applications, including transportation (automotive, aerospace, and marine), packaging, and other key product segments. You are invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Alloy Development, including Al-Sc and Al-RE alloys - MMC Development, Fabrication, and Applications - Microstructure Evolution and Characterization - Defect Detection and Control - Surface Modification and Control - Mechanical Behavior - Fitness for Service Testing - Material and Process Modeling - Processing Innovation - Process Control and Measurements - New Applications and Products Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the proceedings or be approved for publication in a TMS journal. Authors seeking a poster presentation are not eligible to publish in the conference proceedings.

2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Aluminum Reduction Technology: Organized by Nadia Ahli; Nancy Holt

The Aluminum Reduction Technology Symposium, along with Alumina and Bauxite, Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production, Cast Shop Technology, and Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization collectively form the Light Metals Symposium. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and get the latest update on key issues in the industry. The high growth in production capacity and the continuing increase in cell amperage demands better and deeper knowledge of fundamental issues to introduce improvements in cell operation. You are invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Cell Design and Cell Modeling - Cell Start-Up and Early Operation - Cell Operation (Performance and Operating Advances) - Cell Modernization and Productivity Increase - Process Control and Sensors - Big Data and Industry 4.0 applied to Reduction Cell - Environmental Issues - Bath Chemistry - Alumina Dissolution - Power Modulation and Power Supply - Safety issues in Reduction Lines - Energy and Cost Saving Initiatives in the Reduction Process - Emerging Reduction Processes - Aluminum Trend and Market Demand An Honorary Symposium will be held for Alton Tabereaux (Reduction Cell Operation and Process Control), Halvor Kvande (Reduction Cell Technology and Developments) and Harald �ye (Fundamentals in Anode and Cathode Technology), which will be co-organized with the planned technical sessions. Manuscripts showcasing or highlighting either of the honorees are welcome. Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the proceedings or be approved for publication in a TMS journal.

2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Aluminum Reduction Technology Across the Decades: An LMD Symposium Honoring Alton T. Tabereaux and Harald A. �ye: Organized by Arne Ratvik; Marc Dupuis; Kristian Etienne Einarsrud

An Honorary Symposium will be held for Alton Tabereaux (Reduction Cell Operation and Process Control), Halvor Kvande (Reduction Cell Technology and Developments) and Harald �ye (Fundamentals in Anode and Cathode Technology), which will be co-organized with the planned technical sessions. Manuscripts showcasing or highlighting either of the honorees are welcome. Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the proceedings or be approved for publication in a TMS journal.

2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Cast Shop Technology: Organized by Samuel Wagstaff

Cast Shop Technology, along with Aluminum Reduction Technology, Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization, Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production, and Alumina and Bauxite collectively form the Light Metals topic area at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. The meeting is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and hear the latest updates on key issues in the industry. You are also invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Inclusion Detection and Removal - Dissolved Impurity Removal, e.g. Na - Filtration and Degassing - Impact of Impurities - Grain Refinement - Direct Chill Casting - Open Mold Ingot Casting - Strip Casting - Melting and casting of highly reactive alloys, e.g. Al-Li - Cast Structures and Defects - Automation, Process Modeling and Control - New Innovations in Process and Product Measurements and Control - Industry 4.0 in Aluminum cast shops - Environmental Issues and Safety Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the proceedings or be approved for publication in a TMS journal.

2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production: Organized by Derek Santangelo

The Electrode Technology Symposium for Aluminum Production, along with Aluminum Reduction Technology, Alumina and Bauxite, Cast Shop for Aluminum Production, and Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization collectively form the Light Metals Symposium. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and get the latest update on key issues in the industry. The importance of changes in anode coke supply, increased cell size with larger anodes and cathodes, and cathode wear issues are just some of the issues facing the industry. You are invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Upstream Production of Anode and Cathode Carbon Materials - Production and properties of Anode and Cathode Raw Materials, Anode Cover Materials - Pitch and Coke Mixing, Anode Forming and Anode Baking - Anode characterization - Paste Plant Design and Operation - Baking Furnace Design and Operation - Mathematical Modelling - Application of Industry 4.0 and Big Data Analysis - Effects of Sulfur and Impurities in Anodes - Rodding Room Design and Operation - Anode Quality and Performance - Solutions for Carbon Plant Environmental Issues and Safety - Cathode Materials and Cathode Production - Cell Preheating and Startup (as related to electrode life) - Cathode Wear and Wear Mechanisms - Spent Potlining, 1st and 2nd Cut (Joint session with Aluminum Reduction) - Anode Butts, Handling and Properties - Inert Anode and Cathode Materials, Fabrication and Performance An Honorary Symposium will be held for Alton Tabereaux (Reduction Cell Operation and Process Control), Halvor Kvande (Reduction Cell Technology and Developments) and Harald �ye (Fundamentals in Anode and Cathode Technology), which will be co-organized with the planned technical sessions. Manuscripts showcasing or highlighting either of the honorees are welcome. Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the proceedings or be approved for publication in a TMS journal.

2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Sustainability in the Aluminum Supply Chain: Joint Session: Organized by Les Edwards

The Aluminum Reduction Technology Symposium, along with Alumina and Bauxite, Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production, Cast Shop Technology, and Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization collectively form the Light Metals Symposium. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and get the latest update on key issues in the industry. Aluminum as a strong and light weight material is a key enabler for a more fuel efficient future, however the production of aluminum and the associated raw materials is also a major source of greenhouse gas and other emissions as well as waste streams such as spent potlining and red mud / bauxite residues. This symposium forms a joint session together with alumina & bauxite, aluminum reduction and electrode technology and focuses on sustainability across the aluminum value chain. The industry is coming under increasing pressure to demonstrate progress on sustainability which will ultimately require a collective response. The session will be organized in the form of invited / key-note speakers, selected papers from the aforementioned subject areas and a panel discussion. Manuscripts around this theme are most welcome and can be submitted to the respective subject area. Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the proceedings or be approved for publication in a TMS journal.

2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production: Organized by Duygu Kocaefe

The Electrode Technology Symposium for Aluminum Production, along with Aluminum Reduction Technology, Alumina and Bauxite, Cast Shop for Aluminum Production, and Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization collectively form the Light Metals Symposium. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and get the latest update on key issues in the industry. The importance of changes in anode coke supply, increased cell size with larger anodes and cathodes, and cathode wear issues are just some of the issues facing the industry. You are invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Upstream Production of Anode and Cathode Carbon Materials - Production and properties of Anode and Cathode Raw Materials, Anode Cover Materials - Pitch and Coke Mixing, Anode Forming and Anode Baking - Anode characterization - Paste Plant Design and Operation - Baking Furnace Design and Operation - Mathematical Modelling - Big Data Analysis - Effects of Sulfur and Impurities in Anodes - Rodding Room Design and Operation - Anode Quality and Performance - Solutions for Carbon Plant Environmental Issues and Safety - Cathode Materials and Cathode Production - Cell Preheating and Startup (as related to electrode life) - Cathode Wear and Wear Mechanisms - Spent Potlining, 1st and 2nd Cut (Joint session with Aluminum Reduction) - Anode Butts, Handling and Properties - Inert Anode and Cathode Materials, Fabrication and Performance Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the proceedings or be approved for publication in a TMS journal.

2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: 2020 Light Metals Keynote Session: Organized by Corleen Chesonis

Planning a theme of "Attracting and Growing the Next Generation of Technical Talent for the Light Metals Industry". This will include speakers representing industry, university, consulting/contracting, government, and diversity. All presentations will be invited; the session will not be open for abstract submission.

2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Alumina and Bauxite: Organized by James Vaughan

The Alumina and Bauxite Symposium, along with Aluminum Reduction Technology, Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production, Cast Shop Technology, and Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization collectively form the Light Metals Symposium. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and get the latest update on key issues in the industry. Based on the importance of improving processes, reduce environmental impact and the global challenges in the aluminum production you are invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Changes in Bauxite Supply and Future Demands - Bauxite Ore Characterisation - Bauxite Mining and Processing - Handling and Processing - Separation of Impurities - Sustainability and Environmental Issues - Bauxite Residue Handling and Opportunities - Automation and Process Control - Cost Reduction Strategies - Alumina Quality and Properties (common session with Aluminum Reduction Technology) Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the proceedings or be approved for publication in a TMS journal.

2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization: Organized by Dmitry Eskin

This Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization Symposium, along with Cast Shop Technology, Aluminum Reduction Technology, Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production, and Alumina and Bauxite form the Light Metals Symposium. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and get the latest update on key issues in the industry. The symposium covers all aspects of the physical and mechanical metallurgy of aluminum alloys as well as processing methods (continuous casting is covered by Cast Shop Technology), product development, testing, and implementation of aluminum for end applications, including transportation (automotive, aerospace, and marine), packaging, and other key product segments. You are invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Alloy Development, including Al-Sc alloys - Microstructure Evolution and Characterization - Defect Detection and Control - Surface Modification and Control - Mechanical Behavior - Material and Process Modeling - Processing Innovation - Process Control and Measurements - New Applications and Products Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the proceedings or be approved for publication in a TMS journal. Authors seeking a poster presentation are not eligible to publish in the conference proceedings.

2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Aluminum Reduction Technology: Organized by Jayson Tessier

Aluminum Reduction Technology The Aluminum Reduction Technology Symposium, along with Alumina and Bauxite, Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production, Cast Shop Technology, and Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization collectively form the Light Metals Symposium. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and get the latest update on key issues in the industry. The high growth in production capacity and the continuing increase in cell amperage demands better and deeper knowledge of fundamental issues to introduce improvements in cell operation. You are invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Cell Design and Cell Modeling - Cell Start-Up and Early Operation - Cell Operation (Performance and Operating Advances) - Cell Modernization and Productivity Increase - Process Control and Sensors - Big Data and Industry 4.0 applied to Reduction Cell - Environmental Issues - Bath Chemistry - Alumina Dissolution - Power Modulation and Power Supply - Safety issues in Reduction Lines - Energy and Cost Saving Initiatives in the Reduction Process - Emerging Reduction Processes - Aluminum Trend and Market Demand Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the proceedings or be approved for publication in a TMS journal.

2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Cast Shop Technology: Organized by Johannes Morscheiser

Cast Shop Technology, along with Aluminum Reduction Technology, Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization, Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production, and Alumina and Bauxite collectively form the Light Metals topic area at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. The meeting is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and hear the latest updates on key issues in the industry. You are also invited to submit papers of fundamental and applied research in the following subject areas: - Inclusion Detection and Removal - Dissolved Impurity Removal, e.g. Na - Filtration and Degassing - Impact of Impurities - Grain Refinement - Direct Chill Casting - Open Mold Ingot Casting - Strip Casting - Melting and casting of highly reactive alloys, e.g. Al-Li - Cast Structures and Defects - Automation, Process Modeling and Control - New Innovations in Process and Product Measurements and Control - Industry 4.0 in Aluminum cast shops - Environmental Issues and Safety Joint sessions will be organized in the following subject areas; to submit an abstract to these, please see the corresponding symposium: Recycling (with Recycling Committee): Submit to the Cast Shop Technology: Recycling and Sustainability Joint Session Energy (with Energy Committee): Submit to the Cast Shop Technology: Energy Joint Session Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the proceedings or be approved for publication in a TMS journal.

2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Cast Shop Technology: Recycling and Sustainability Joint Session: Organized by Johannes Morscheiser

Cast Shop Technology, along with Aluminum Reduction Technology, Aluminum Alloys, Processing and Characterization, Electrode Technology for Aluminum Production, and Alumina and Bauxite collectively form the Light Metals topic area at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. The meeting is an excellent opportunity to interact with experts from the Light Metals industry and academia from all over the world and hear the latest updates on key issues in the industry. This joint session coordinated with the Cast Shop Technology session focuses on: Sustainable operation, Life cycle assessment, Recycling impact and awareness, Charge materials, Environmental issues, and industrial ecology. Note regarding publication: Authors seeking an oral presentation opportunity must submit a manuscript for the proceedings or be approved for publication in a TMS journal.