Composite Materials Committee

Technical Programming

2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Composite Materials for Sustainable Eco-Friendly Applications: Organized by Brian Wisner; Ioannis Mastorakos; Simona Hunyadi Murph

Efforts to achieve more environmentally friendly materials and manufacturing process is an increasingly important topic. From the use of natural recyclable raw materials to the improvement of component life cycle enhancement to reduce waste are often targeted in all engineering sectors. This symposium focuses on innovations in the field of composite materials with a specific focus on Eco-Friendly and environmentally sustainable systems. Papers looking at development of materials for structural applications, reduction in energy consumption, and increase component life. All submissions should focus on how the work being done will have environmental impacts. Specific Topics of interest include but are not limited to recycled material feed-stock, applications for reduced carbon footprint and novel materials to repurpose waste from other areas such as coal as a feed-stock.

2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Composites for Energy Applications: Materials for Renewable Energy Applications 2022: Organized by Patrick Ward; Joseph Teprovich; Anthony Thompson; Simona Hunyadi Murph

The depletion of fossil fuels and realization of the detrimental impacts from global warming have highlighted the need for large scale deployment of renewable energy technologies. While the deployment of photovoltaics and wind turbines have significantly increased over the last decade, further research is needed to address storage issues related to intermittency of the renewable energy resource. Furthermore, the cost and availability of materials required for renewable energy technologies, such as rare earth magnets in wind turbines and platinum in hydrogen fuel cells, further increases the challenge associated with the practicality of wide scale deployment. Composite materials have recently found applications in several renewable energy applications from hydrogen storage, photoelectrochemical hydrogen production, dye sensitized solar cells, battery electrodes, and various other energy and conversion technologies. Many composite materials alter the electron density distribution within the material as well as provide alternative mechanistic pathways for the conversion or storage of energy. This symposium will cover recent advances in composite materials which provide improvements in materials for renewable energy applications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: • Synthesis and characterization of composites for hydrogen storage and composite catalyst materials for hydrogen fuel cell applications • Evaluation of composite materials for lithium ion battery electrodes and solid state electrolytes • Composite photoelectrode materials for photoelectrochemical cells for fuel production • Composite materials for high temperature thermal energy storage applications including sensible heat, latent heat, and thermochemical heat storage • Development and characterization of multicomponent photovoltaic materials and improvements in their charge separation and solar irradiance utilization The scope of the focused sessions will cover the development of composites for advance energy storage concepts such as: • Composite materials for the destabilization of metal hydrides for hydrogen storage applications • Development and characterization of composite materials for enhanced photoelectrode and photovoltaic performance with an emphasis and long lived charge separated states and increased solar irradiance utilization • Thermal energy storage composites for enhance thermal conductivity, energy density, and high temperature operation

2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Materials in Sport: Organized by Brian Love; W. Jud Ready; Nikhilesh Chawla

2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Metal-Matrix Composites: Advances in Processing, Characterization, Performance and Analysis: Organized by Srivatsan Tirumalai; Pradeep Rohatgi; Simona Hunyadi Murph

The Fourth International Symposium on Metal Matrix Composites entitled Metal Matrix Composites: Advances in Processing, Characterization, Performance and Analysis is being sponsored by the Composite Materials Committee of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society [TMS] and being held in conjunction with the 2022 Annual Meeting of TMS that is scheduled to be held in Anaheim Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA between February 27 – March 3, 2022. This symposium, the Fourth in a series, will aim at bringing together engineers, scientists, scholars and entrepreneurs to present and discuss their novel and innovative contributions in the domain specific to metal-matrix composites and on aspects specific to: (i) Processing, (ii) Characterization, (iii) Mechanical Behavior, (iv) Measurements, (v) Failure behavior, and (v) Kinetics governing microstructural influences on failure by fracture. The goal of this inter-disciplinary symposium is to bring together the range of developments in the domains spanning processing, microstructural characterization, mechanical property evaluation and an analysis of failure behavior of this material, an attractive, potentially viable and affordable choice for selection and use in both existing and emerging applications. The family of composites span the entire spectrum of metals to include the intermetallic. The conference will certainly provide an attractive forum for presenting recent advances on aspects related to materials processing, fabrication, characterization, modeling, analysis and observations by way of interpretations by both researchers and engineers working in industry, national research laboratories, and academia. Keynote, Invited and Contributed talks will be included. The Keynote and Invited papers from leading edge academic and industrial research settings will provide a lucid and comprehensive overview of the status and potential future directions for both research and applications. Contributed papers will attempt to cover specific problems in the same areas. The topics of interest include the following: ● Metals and Metal-matrix composites ● Nano-metal based composites ● Intermetallic-based composites Where possible contributions in the above topics should relate to applications in one of the eight industry-relevant areas: ● Automotive ● Energy applications ● Aerospace ● Failure Analysis ● Bio-medical and healthcare ● Heavy Equipment, Machinery and Goods ● Nuclear ● Clean Energy (Renewable)

2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Plasmonics in Nanocomposite Materials 2022: Organized by Nasrin Hooshmand; Simona Hunyadi Murph; Hagar Labouta; Max Anikovskiy; Patrick Ward

The prospect of controlling the properties of light with nanometer-scale precision has driven the field of plasmonics for over three decades. By coupling the electromagnetic field to the oscillation of surface electrons in metals, remarkable fundamental insights into the interactions between light and matter at the nanoscale have been achieved. Plasmonic nanocomposites and are an emerging class of materials that integrate the most widely utilized building blocks, namely metallic nanoparticles as a plasmonic component, with an assortment of other similar/dissimilar nanostructures leading to new multifunctional systems with improved functionalities and properties that offer enormous potential for new applications. By varying material composition and their geometry, methods have been developed to control the architecture of molecules and materials on the 1 – 100 nm length scale. These developments resulted in a myriad of new state-of-the-art nanocomposite materials that have enormous potential for a wide range of new applications. These include ultrasensitive spectroscopic sensing, biological sensing, drug delivery, photothermal therapy, lithography, catalysis, optics, metamaterials, energy generation, storage, and conversion. This symposium will cover the recent achievements in the design, fabrication, and application of plasmonic nanocomposites in different fields of science including material science, medicine, and industry, and it will cover their significant impact on global society. We expect to have sessions that focus on the design and development of nanoparticle-based materials that have applications ranging from sensing, and optics to bio-diagnostic and therapeutic implications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: • Theoretical understanding, synthesis, and optical properties of noble metal nanostructures and their application in surface chemistry • Computational and experimental methods used to design novel nanomaterials, such as 2D semiconductors • Theoretical and experimental methods used to design two-dimensional plasmonic composite materials for thermoplasmonics, biosensing, detection, solar cells, and energy storage • Plasmonic properties and applications of 2D nanomaterials • Biomedical applications of plasmonic nanomaterials in drug delivery and photothermal therapy • Interaction of plasmonic materials with biological substrates. • Advances and developments in techniques for ultrafast detection of trace levels of chemical and biological analytes, e.g. surface plasmon resonance and near-field scanning optical microscopy • Advances and developments of plasmonic semiconductor materials for potential use in the standard telecommunications fiber-optics windows The scope of the focused sessions will cover plasmonic nanocomposite synthesis, characterization and use in various applications, such as: • Fundamental properties and innovative synthetic routes of plasmonic nanocomposite materials, such as metal-polymers, metal-metal oxides, metal-graphene, metal-semiconductors, etc. • Applications of plasmonic composite nanomaterials, such as ultrafast sensing, electronics, optics, environmental, chemical and bio-chemical applications, etc. • Computational and experimental methods used to augment design and evaluation of plasmonic nanocomposites.

2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Composite Materials for Nuclear Applications: Organized by Anne Campbell; Dong Liu; Rick Ubic; Lauren Garrison; Peng Xu; Johann (Hans) Riesch

Composite materials are of growing interest for nuclear fissions and fusion due to their combined excellent physical and mechanical properties that are compatible with extreme radiation and high temperature environments. With the development of next-generation fission reactors and fusion power, materials that can withstand higher neutron flux/thermal load/thermal mechanical stresses and more aggressive environments in terms of oxidation, corrosion/erosion, and tolerance to transmutation elements are required. This requirement makes it necessary to (i) understand the operational limits and degradation mechanisms of existing composite materials and (ii) develop and qualify new materials designs. There is a strong overlap in materials research between fission and fusion in terms materials design, processing, characterisation, and modelling. This symposium aims to bring scientists and engineers together to share ideas and so join the effort in both fields at an international level for the development of these crucial composite materials and to enable collaborations across groups and countries. The design/processing/modelling/joining of the following materials, as well as their physical/mechanical characterisation using ex situ and/or in situ techniques, are encouraged: • Graphite/carbon based composites for fission and/or fusion (e.g., nuclear graphite, C/C, and novel designs) • Ceramic-based composites for fusion and/or for nuclear cladding (e,g., SiC-SiC, C/SiC, and novel designs) • Metal-based composites (e.g., ODS steels, components with protective single- or bi-layer coatings including diamond on fusion components and/or Cr or Cr/Nb on accident-tolerant fuel cladding, tungsten/tungsten composites, laminate systems) • TRISO fuel (e.g., particles, compacts, and FCM fuel)

2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Metal-Matrix Composites: Advances in Analysis, Measurement and Observations: Organized by Srivatsan Tirumalai; William Harrigan; Simona Hunyadi Murph

The Third International Symposium on Metal Matrix Composites: Advances in Analysis, Measurement and Observations is being sponsored by the Composite Materials Committee of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society [TMS] and being held in conjunction with the 2021 Annual Meeting of TMS that is scheduled to be held in Orlando, Florida, USA between March 14-18, 2021. This symposium, the third in a series, will aim at bringing together engineers, scientists, scholars and entrepreneurs to present and discuss their novel and innovative contributions in the domain specific to metal-matrix composites and on aspects specific to: (i) modeling, (ii) analysis, (iii) measurements, and (iv) observations specific to microstructural advances, and spanning microstructure architecture, mechanical behavior, failure behavior and kinetics governing microstructural influences on failure by fracture. The goal of this inter-disciplinary symposium is to bring together the range of developments in the domains spanning analysis, modeling and observations to facilitate ease in interpretation on all aspects related to the processing, fabrication, characterization, mechanical property evaluation, failure analysis of this material, an attractive choice for selection and use in both existing and emerging applications. The family of composites span the entire spectrum of metals to include the intermetallics. The conference will certainly provide an attractive forum for presenting recent advances on aspects related to materials processing, fabrication, characterization, modeling, analysis and observations by way of interpretations by both researchers and engineers working in industry, national research laboratories, and academia. Keynote, Invited and Contributed talks will be included. The Keynote and Invited papers from leading edge academic and industrial research settings will provide a lucid and comprehensive overview of the status and potential future directions for both research and applications. Contributed papers will attempt to cover specific problems in the same areas. The topics of interest include the following: ● Metals and metal-matrix composites ● Nano-metal based composites ● Intermetallic-based composites Where possible contributions in the above topics should relate to applications in one of the six industry-relevant areas: ● Automotive ● Energy applications ● Aerospace ● Failure Analysis ● Bio-medical and healthcare ● Heavy Equipment, Machinery and Goods

2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Plasmonics in Nanocomposite Materials: Organized by Nasrin Hooshmand; Simona Hunyadi Murph; Mahmoud Abdelwahed

The prospect of controlling the properties of light with nanometer-scale precision by coupling the electromagnetic field to the oscillation of surface electrons in metals has driven the field of plasmonics for over three decades. Since then, remarkable fundamental insights into the interactions between light and matter at the nanoscale have been achieved. Plasmonic nanocomposites materials integrate both (a) a plasmonic metallic nanoparticle with (b) an assortment of other similar/dissimilar nanostructures leading to new multifunctional systems with improved functionalities and properties. By varying material composition and their geometry, one could control the architecture of molecules and materials on the 1 – 100 nm length scale. These developments resulted in a myriad of state-of-the-art nanocomposite materials that show enormous potential for a wide range of new applications. These include ultrasensitive spectroscopic sensing, biological sensing, drug delivery, lithography, catalysis, optics, metamaterials, energy generation, storage, and conversion. This symposium will cover the recent achievements in the design, fabrication and application of plasmonic nanocomposites in different fields of science including material science, medicine, and industry, and it will cover their significant impact on global society. We expect to have sessions that focus on the design and development of nanoparticle-based materials that have applications ranging from sensing, and optics to bio-diagnostic and therapeutic implications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: • Theoretical understanding, synthesis and optical properties of noble metal nanostructures and their application in surface chemistry • Computational and experimental methods used to design novel nanomaterials, such as 2D semiconductors • Theoretical and experimental methods used to design two-dimensional plasmonic composite materials with for thermoplasmonics, biosensing, detection, solar cells and energy storage • Plasmonics’ properties and applications of 2D nanomaterials • Advances and developments in techniques for ultrafast detection of trace levels of chemical and biological analytes, e.g. surface plasmon resonance and near-field scanning optical microscopy • Advances and developments of plasmonic semiconductor materials for potential use in the standard telecommunications fiber-optics windows The scope of the focused sessions will cover plasmonic nanocomposite synthesis, characterization and use in various applications, such as: • Innovative synthetic routes of plasmonic nanocomposite materials, such as metal-polymers, metal-metal oxides, metal-graphene, metal-semiconductors, etc. • Fundamental properties and applications of plasmonic composite nanomaterials, such as ultrafast sensing, electronics, optics, environmental, chemical and bio-chemical applications, etc. • Computational and experimental methods used to augment experimental studies in this field

2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Metal-Matrix Composites: Analysis, Modeling, Observations and Interpretations: Organized by Srivatsan Tirumalai; Yuzheng Zhang; William Harrigan

The Second International Symposium on METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES: Analysis, Modeling, Observations and Interpretations is being sponsored by the Composite Materials Committee of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society [TMS] and being held in conjunction with the 2020 Annual Meeting of TMS that is scheduled to be held in San Diego, USA between February 23-29, 2020. This symposium, the second in a series, will aim at bringing together engineers, scientists, scholars and entrepreneurs to present and discuss their novel and innovative contributions in the domain specific to metal-matrix composites and on aspects specific to: (i) modeling, (ii) analysis, (iii) observations specific to microstructural advances, and (iv) interpretations spanning microstructure architecture, mechanical behavior, failure behavior and kinetics governing microstructural influences on failure by fracture. We are looking for new or novel techniques that have been developed to help us investigate and understand composite materials. The goal of this inter-disciplinary symposium is to bring together the range of developments in the domains spanning analysis, modeling and observations to facilitate ease in interpretation on all aspects related to the processing, fabrication, characterization, mechanical property evaluation, failure analysis of this material, an attractive choice for selection and use in both existing and emerging applications. The family of composites span the entire spectrum of metals to include the intermetallic. The conference will certainly provide an attractive forum for presenting recent advances on aspects related to materials processing, fabrication, characterization, modeling, analysis and observations by way of interpretations by both researchers and engineers working in industry, national research laboratories, and academia. Key-Note, Invited and Contributed talks will be included. The Key-Note and Invited papers from leading edge academic and industrial research settings will provide a lucid and comprehensive overview of the status and potential future directions for both research and applications. Contributed papers will attempt to cover specific problems in the same areas. The topics of interest include the following: ● Metals and Metal-matrix composites ● Nano-metal based composites ● Intermetallic-based composites Where possible contributions in the above topics should relate to applications in one of the six industry-relevant areas: ● Automotive ● Energy applications ● Aerospace ● Failure Analysis ● Bio-medical and healthcare ● Heavy Equipment, Machinery and Goods

2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Nanocomposites VI: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Advanced Composites: Organized by Srivatsan Tirumalai; Manoj Gupta

The Sixth International Symposium on Nanocomposites: Nanoscience & Nanotechnology in Advanced Composites is being sponsored by the Composite Materials Committee of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society [TMS] and being held in conjunction with the 2020 Annual Meeting of TMS that is scheduled to be held in San Diego, USA between February 23-29, 2020. This symposium, the SIXTH in a series, attempts to bring together engineers, scientists, scholars, researchers and even entrepreneurs to present and discuss their novel and innovative contributions in the domain specific to NANOCOMPOSITES, specifically on aspects both related and relevant to the following: (i) science at the level of nanoscale, (ii) processing: innovations and advances, (iii) characterization, quantification and analysis, (iv) mechanical property evaluation and rationalizations, quantification, (v) failure analysis, and far-reaching (v) technological applications at the level of nano-scale. We are looking for new or novel techniques and/or approaches that have been developed to help us promote the use of composite materials in a spectrum of both performance-critical and non-performance-critical applications at the level of nanoscale. The goal of this inter-disciplinary symposium is to bring together the range of developments in the domains spanning basic science, processing, analysis, characterization, mechanical property evaluation and failure analysis rationalization of the family of composite materials, as an attractive choice for selection and use in both existing and emerging applications. The family of composites span the entire spectrum of metals to include the intermetallic. The conference will certainly provide an attractive forum for presenting recent advances on aspects related to materials processing, fabrication, characterization, modeling, failure analysis and observations by way of interpretations by scientists, researchers and engineers working in industry, national research laboratories, and academia. Key-Note, Invited and Contributed talks will be included. The Key-Note and Invited papers from leading edge academic and industrial research settings will provide a lucid and comprehensive overview of the “current” status and potential future directions for both research and technology-relevant applications. Contributed papers will attempt to cover specific problems in the same areas. The topics of interest include the following: ● Nanoscale Metal-matrix composites ● Nanoscale Ceramic-matrix composites ● Nano-scale Intermetallic-based composites Where possible contributions in the above topics should relate to applications, purely at the nanoscale level, in the areas spanning: (i) Aerospace, (ii) Automotive, (iii) Bio-medical and Healthcare, (iv) Electronic goods, and (v) Energy-relevant

2019 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Modeling and Simulation of Composite Materials: Organized by Rakesh Behera; Dinesh Pinisetty; Dzung Luong

Computational methods are employed to investigate the response of composite materials under different loading and environmental conditions. Progresses in micro- and nano-scale composites have resulted in developing a number of computational methods to address various length-scale phenomena in composites. This symposium will highlight modeling and simulation currently used in advancing the understanding of the complex interactions and structure-property relationship in composite materials by: • ab-initio methods • Atomistic methods • Mesoscale simulations • Finite element methods • Multi-scale modeling

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Metal-Matrix Composites Innovations, Advances and Applications: An SMD Symposium in Honor of William C. Harrigan, Jr.: Organized by Srivatsan Tirumalai; Yuzheng Zhang; William Harrigan

This symposium is being held in honor of Dr. William C. Harrigan, Jr., to bring to light his outstanding contributions resulting from dedicated, diligent and dynamic contributions in the domains spanning processing, characterization, property evaluation, failure analysis, applications, and large-scale commercialization. The goal of this inter-disciplinary symposium is to bring together developments from the onset of initiation to current state-of-the-art on all aspects related to the processing, fabrication, characterization, mechanical property evaluation, failure analysis and potentially viable choice for both existing and emerging applications. The family of composites, span the entire spectrum of metals including the intermetallics. The conference will certainly provide an attractive forum for presenting the advances on aspects both related and relevant to materials processing, fabrication, characterization, quantification, both by way of properties and failure, by both researchers and engineers working in industry, national research laboratories, and academia. Keynote, Invited and Contributed talks will be included. The Key-Note and Invited papers from leading edge academic and industrial research settings will provide a lucid and comprehensive overview of the current status and potential future directions for both research and applications. Contributed papers will attempt to cover specific problems in the same areas. The topics of interest include the following: - Metals and Metal-matrix composites - Nano-metal based composites - Intermetallic-based composites

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Nanocomposites V: Structure-Property Relationships in Nanostructured Materials: Organized by Meisha Shofner; Nikhilesh Chawla

Nanocomposites are designed at the nanoscale to take advantage of the unique properties of nanoscale materials. Nanocomposites can be composed of materials from all material classes and are available in a variety of forms such as nanoparticles dispersed in a matrix and nanolaminate materials. While the nanocomposite field has matured greatly in the past 30 years, this diverse set of materials continues to be actively studied by scientists and engineers in many disciplines to achieve unique combinations of structural and functional properties. This symposium seeks to build upon the multidisciplinary nature of nanocomposite research and serve as an international forum for scientists and engineers. The symposium will provide an opportunity for researchers to discuss the structure-property relationships of nanocomposites with a focus on understanding how the design of nanostructures may be used to achieve property goals. This focus will provide commonality in research concerning discontinuously reinforced nanocomposites, nanocomposites with networked particles, multiscale composites, and nanolaminate materials. Ultimately, this framework will be used to identify issues with overarching impact. Presentations in all areas of nanocomposites, nanolaminate materials, and their constituents are welcome.