Meeting Resources

11th International Conference on Porous Metals and Metallic Foams (MetFoam 2019)

August 20–23, 2019 • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel • Dearborn, Michigan, USA

Technical Program

The purpose of MetFoam conference series is to provide a state-of-the-art review on lightweight porous metals and metallic foams and a forum for discussions and networking opportunities for scientists working in this field. Topics planned for MetFoam 2019 include:

  • Fabrication by conventional and novel methods including additive manufacturing
  • Characterization
  • Properties of compressed and un-compressed foam
    • Mechanical Properties
    • Other Properties
  • Design of porous metals, metallic foams, and lattice structures
  • Fluid, heat, and mass transfer
  • Porous biomaterials
  • Nanoporous metals
  • Industrial applications of porous metals and metallic foams

A metal foam is a cellular structure consisting of a solid metal with pores making up a large portion of the volume. A defining characteristic of metal foams is their high porosity typically on 5–25% of the volume is the base metal, making these ultralight materials with applications including energy (e.g., catalysis, fuel cells), biomaterials (e.g., bone implants), and transportation (e.g., sound dampening, energy absorption).

Abstract Submissions

The deadline to submit an abstract for an oral presentation has passed. However a limited number of late abstracts may be considered as posters. Please send your 150-word abstract to TMS Programming Staff.

If you have any questions regarding abstract submission, send an e-mail to TMS Programming Staff.

View the websites from past conferences for examples of technical topics presented as a part of the MetFoam program:

Plenary Speakers

Kamel Hooman
Associate Professor, The University of Queensland
Brisbane, Australia

Presenting: "Metal Foam Research Direction: Simplicity versus Accuracy"

Haydn N.G. Wadley
University Professor; Edgar Starke, Jr Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA, USA

Presenting: "Multifunctional Nano to Macro Metallic Lattice Materials and Structures"

Christopher B. Williams
Professor, John R. Jones III Faculty Fellow, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA, USA

Presenting: "Additive Manufacturing of Porous Metallic Structures with Designed Mesostructure"

Ulrike Wegst
Associate Professor of Engineering, Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH, USA

Presenting: "Porous Metals by Freeze Casting: Challenges and Opportunities"

Keynote Speakers

Kiju Kang, Chonnam National University
Manas Mukherjee, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Peter Quadbeck, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing and Advanced Materials IFAM
Afsaneh Rabiei, North Carolina State University

Invited Speakers

Norbert Babcsán, Innobay Hungary Ltd.
Karen Chen-Wiegart, Stony Brook University
Dinc Erdeniz, Marquette University
Francisco Garcia-Moreno, Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin Für Matl Und Energie
Thomas Hipke, Fraunhofer-IWU
Louis-Philippe Lefebvre, National Research Council Canada
Simone Mancin, University of Padova
Ashley Paz y Puente, University of Cincinnati
Frédéric Topin, Aix-Marseille University-CNRS, Laboratory IUSTI
Lorenzo Valdevit, University of California, Irvine
Donghui Yang, Hohai University

International Scientific Advisory Board

Norbert Babcsán, Innobay Hungary Ltd.
Joachim Baumeister, Fraunhofer-Institut für Fertigungstechnik und Angewandte Materialforschung, Germany
Peng Cao, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Karen Chen-Wiegart, Stony Brook University, United States
Dinc Erdeniz, Northwestern University, United States
Francisco García-Moreno, Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, Germany
Thomas Hipke, Fraunhofer IWU Chemnitz, Germany
Kamel Hooman, The University of Queensland, Australia
Andrew Kennedy, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Carolin Körner, Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Yong Liu, Central South University, China
Eric Maire, Laboratory MATEIS - INSA LYON - Université de Lyon, France
Simone Mancin, University of Padova, Italy
Manas Mukherjee, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
Ashley Paz y Puente, University of Cincinnati, United States
René Poss, Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH, Germany
Vladimir I. Shapovalov, Materials and Electrochemical Research (MER) Corporation, United States
Shinsuke Suzuki, Waseda University, Japan
Frederic Topin, Polytech'Marseille Technopôle de Chateau Gombert, France
Lorenzo Valdevit, University of California, Irvine, United States
Haydn Wadley, University of Virginia, United States
Cuie Wen, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Australia
Donghui Yang, Hohai University, China
Yuyuan Zhao, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

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