Meeting Resources

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

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

Online and advanced registration is now closed.

Onsite registration is available beginning at 6:00p.m. on, August 20th in the Great Room at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel. To expedite the registration process, you may complete and print the Registration Form and bring it with you. TMS staff will be available to assist you with your registration.

Final Program

The 11th International Conference on Porous Metals and Metallic Foams (MetFoam 2019) is the largest cross-disciplinary, international technical meeting focused exclusively on the production methods, properties, and applications of these lightweight porous/cellular materials. Mark your calendars now and plan to participate in this not-to-be-missed event.


Abstract Deadline (extension):
December 17, 2018

Discount Registration Deadline:
July 8, 2019

Housing Deadline:
August 9, 2019

Conference Dates:
August 20–23, 2019


Who Will Benefit

Scientists and engineers working on lightweight porous/cellular metals, as well as those studying their production, properties, and application will benefit from presenting at and/or attending MetFoam 2019.

General Chair:

Nihad Dukhan, University of Detroit Mercy, USA

Steering Committee:

Olaf Andersen, IFAM Dresden, Germany
John Banhart, Institute of Applied Materials, Germany
David Dunand, Northwestern University, USA
Bo-Young Hur, Gyeongsang National University, South Korea
Louis-Philippe Lefebvre, National Research Council, Canada
Hideo Nakajima, The Wakasa Wan Energy Research Center, Japan
Afsaneh Rabiei, North Carolina State University, USA
Franticek Simancík, Institute of Materials & Machine Mechanics SAS, Slovakia
Hui-ping Tang, State Key Laboratory of Porous Metal Materials, Northwest Institute for Nonferrous Metal Research, China
Dong-hui Yang, Hohai University, China

TMS Sponsorship:

MetFoam 2019 is sponsored by the TMS Structural Materials Division (SMD) and the Composite Materials Committee and Additive Manufacturing Committee.

About the Conference

The MetFoam conference series is kept and overseen by a steering committee composed of international experts. The committee meets bi-annually and selects or appoints a Chair for organizing the conference.

The MetFoam conference has been held in Bremen (1999, 2001) and Berlin (2003), Germany; Kyoto, Japan (2005); Montreal, Canada (2007); Bratislava, Slovakia (2009); Busan, Korea (2011); Raleigh, NC, USA (2013) and in Barcelona, Spain (2015). The 10th edition of the conference was held in Nanjing, China (2017).

The current installation of the series, the 11th International Conference on Porous Metals and Metallic Foams (MetFoam 2019), will be held in Dearborn, MI, USA. The chair of MetFoam 2019, with the approval of the steering committee, has partnered with TMS to hold the current installment of this established event series

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