JOM Editorial Calendar

The JOM Editorial Calendar establishes the topics that the journal will cover in the upcoming months.
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Publication Date: April 2019
Manuscript Submission Deadline: November 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Mingxin Huang
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Sponsored By: Steels Committee
Scope: Advanced high strength steels (AHSS) are particularly important to the automotive industry. The application of AHSS on automobiles is an effective way to reduce the weight of vehicles and therefore the fuel consumption while maintaining the passive safety. New AHSS grades are actively being researched in industry and academia. This special topic focuses on the latest developments in AHSS and invites contributions on the understanding of process-microstructure-property relationships of AHSS.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: November 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Jaroslaw Drelich
Co-Organizer: Tolou Shokuhfar
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Scope: The search continues for suitable bioabsorbable metallic materials that could replace materials used for permanent implants. Mg-, Fe-, and Zn-based alloys are currently pursued in designing biodegradable implants. Unfortunately, present in vitro characterization methods for biomaterial assessment are unable to predict the in vivo degradation behavior and rates, critical for developing biodegradable implants. This special topic intends to summarize challenges and provide insight into new developments in characterization methods applicable to biodegradable medical materials.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: November 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Saryu Fensin
Co-Organizers: Thomas R. Bieler
Scope: This topic will investigate how heterogeneous strains and transformations originating from grain boundaries can be characterized, analyzed, modeled, and used to ultimately predict continuum scale properties. From this perspective, all aspects of material production and service are covered, from initial solidification or consolidation to crack or void nucleation, as well as the processes by which damage coalescence becomes large enough to be modeled with continuum modeling strategies.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: November 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Sufian Abedrabbo
Co-Organizers: Anthony T. Fiory
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Scope: Interfacing materials with dielectrics, metals, semiconductors, or alloys have been demonstrated to cause major effects in their electronic, optical, and electrical properties. Interfaces introduce stresses and strains that lead to modified carrier mobility and modulate bandgap among other major changes. Considering that interfaces are ubiquitous in all engineered devices establishes the need for a focused issue that covers the effect of stresses, light emission, carrier confinement, and carrier mobility, modeling of bandgap modulations and characterization techniques.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: November 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Hannes Schniepp
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Sponsored By: Biomaterials Committee
Scope: Structural proteins such as collagen, silk, or keratin exhibit very interesting mechanical properties and are studied for applications in biomedicine and as sustainable engineering materials. We invite contributions regarding characterization of natural protein materials, synthesis efforts including synthetic biology approaches, and computer simulations or modeling of such materials across the relevant length scales.
Publication Date: May 2019
Manuscript Submission Deadline: December 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Dmitry Eskin
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Scope: This topic covers the development of light metals-high strength alloys with a particular interest in automotive and transport applications. Broader submission aluminum alloys are also considered.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: December 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Donna Guillen
Co-Organizers: Xiaobo Chen
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Scope: Computational methods are extensively employed as indispensable tools for the design, development, and assessment of energy materials and processes. This topic focuses on modeling and simulation for improved functionality and performance of energy materials, as well as the development, optimization, and scale-up of energy processes.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: December 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Camille Fleuriault
Co-Organizer: Joseph Grogan
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Scope: Increased knowledge of the factors influencing reaction rates and driving mechanisms is beneficial for the control of industrial pyrometallurgical processes. This topic covers fundamentals of reaction kinetics and mass transport in multi-phase systems, and their application to designing materials processing operations and reactors.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: December 01, 2018
Lead Organizer: Sufian Abedrabbo
Co-Organizers: Shen Dillon
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Scope: Interfacing materials have dramatically altered their respective electronic, optical, and electrical properties. These modifications have been mainly caused by introduced lattice mismatches that are manifested in the form of stresses and strains. It is these stresses that alter materials properties via modifying carrier mobility and modulating bandgap. It is crucial, therefore, to understand the underlying mechanics of stress formation and its evolution by focusing on various characterization techniques, statistical models, and correlation to enhanced properties.
Publication Date: June 2019
Manuscript Submission Deadline: January 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Jiyoung Chang
Co-Organizer: Chang-Yong Nam
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Scope: Recent advances in flexible electronics need to deal with the demand for continuously increasing power output, which should be packed in a thinner and more flexible form factor. The scope of this topic will address nanomaterials for energy harvesting on a flexible substrate. Specifically, recent advances in the fabrication, characterization, and synthesis of energy harvesting nanomaterials, including piezoelectric nanowires, nanofibers, and thin film, for flexible substrate will be covered.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: January 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Kathy Lu
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Scope: This topic will cover all aspects of powder material processing and property studies with energy applications as the main objective. It can include powder synthesis, forming (including additive manufacturing), sintering, and property evaluation. Papers from both industry and academics will be solicited.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: January 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Sheikh Abdul Rezan
Co-Organizers: Takanari Ouchi
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Scope: The depletion of high quality ores coupled with rising extraction costs present critical challenges for extractive metallurgical industries. Furthermore, the demand for rare metals is increasing in technologies such as electronic devices, electric vehicles, and green chemical processing. Therefore, the recovery of rare metals from secondary sources is necessary. This special topic focuses on the design and improvement of recycling processes of rare metal sources, understanding fundamentals and practical processes. Papers are invited on topics including rare metal recovery from secondary sources, aqueous processing, extraction and processing, platinum group metals, hydrometallurgy, environmental effects, and plant design.
Publication Date: July 2019
Manuscript Submission Deadline: February 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Xiaoyuan Lou
Co-Organizer: David Gandy
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Scope: To meet the demands for future nuclear energy, the nuclear industry is seeking new ways to manufacture equipment and components for plant construction, reactor internals, fuel claddings and assemblies, sensors, and instruments. These manufacturing innovations are expected to accelerate deployment schedules, reduce supply chain and cost, and improve the plant’s reliability. Potential areas include additive manufacturing, advanced welding and cladding techniques, powder metallurgy, high performance concrete and rebar, surface modification, in-situ quality control, inspection, and advanced machining.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: February 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Benjamin M. Morrow
Co-Organizers: Carl J. Boehlert
Sponsored By: Titanium Committee
Scope: Titanium (Ti) and its alloys are used extensively in many industries due to their exceptional properties. Here, as a follow-on to a symposium at the 2018 Materials Science & Technology conference, we address recent advances in Ti research. Papers are sought addressing emerging or novel uses of titanium, and investigations with an emphasis on the interplay between processing, microstructure, properties, and performance are encouraged. Titanium and titanium alloys, including beta, alpha+beta, intermetallic alloys as well as titanium matrix composites will be applicable.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: February 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Victoria Miller
Co-Organizer: Petra Maier
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Sponsored By: Magnesium Committee
Scope: Alloy and process design to control second phase particle distribution is a key aspect of the future of magnesium alloys. Successful introduction of second phases can improve mechanical response, either by increasing the strength or altering the deformation mode activity. However, these second-phase particles also dramatically influence other material properties, notably corrosion and creep behavior. This special topic is a holistic review of advances in the understanding of second-phase effects on magnesium alloy behavior.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: February 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Mingming Zhang
Co-Organizer: Bowen Li
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Scope: Since the solid wastes in urban areas such as electronic wastes, disposed batteries, packing materials, and converters have become significant environmental concerns, the recycling and reuse of these waste materials is attracting great attention both in the public and in the materials industry. This JOM topic will focus on the characterization of urban waste materials and the effective extraction of metals from the materials.
Publication Date: January 2020
Manuscript Submission Deadline: March 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Matthew Miller
Co-Organizer: Philip Withers
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Sponsored By: Other-Invited
Scope: Submissions are encouraged on the industrial application of materials modeling and processing-microstructure-property relationships in 3D.
Publication Date: August 2019
Manuscript Submission Deadline: March 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Mingming Zhang
Co-Organizer: Bowen Li
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Scope: Sintering is one of the major processes for synthesis and production of various materials such as ceramics, polycrystalline alloys, sintered ores, iron ore pellets, calcined minerals, slags, and organic metals. A solo achievement from one material has potential to inspire the process technology for other types of materials. This topic will focus on the sintering process, phenomenon, and mechanisms of a material by heating at high temperature.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: March 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Somnath Ghosh
Co-Organizer: David McDowell
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Sponsored By: ICME
Scope: Multiscale modeling is a familiar theme, integral to heterogeneous materials. Challenges are encountered in the presence of evolving defects at multiple scales leading to extreme behavior. Such complexities may be addressed by a combination of hierarchical (bottom-up) and concurrent (top-down coupling) strategies. The models should be motivated and validated by experiments and characterization at relevant scales. Material heterogeneity also calls for uncertainty quantification in the treatments. This topic is devoted to approaches addressing these issues.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: March 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Lang Yuan
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Scope: Solidification defects, such as porosity and hot cracking, are commonly observed in a variety of metal additive manufacturing processes, not limited to powder bed fusion, direct energy deposition, and binder jet process. Recent advances in both experimental and modeling techniques allow in-depth understanding and prediction for such defects during rapid solidification environments. New scientific discoveries and/or industrial applications to understand and/or control solidification defects are welcome for publication.
Publication Date: September 2019
Manuscript Submission Deadline: April 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Shih-Kang Lin
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Sponsored By: Alloy Phases Committee
Scope: Papers are invited for this special topic covering recent advances of bonding technologies for 2.5D and 3D IC, wide-band-gap (WBG) semiconductors, and flexible electronics.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: April 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Orlando Rios
Co-Organizer: Ikenna Nlebedim
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Scope: Papers are invited on novel magnetic materials, advances in processing or relevant property measurement, and circular manufacturing of magnetic materials. In particular, papers on novel advances for synthesizing, processing, and characterization of magnetic materials are welcome. Of interest are permanent and soft magnets and magnetocaloric materials, and also multifunctional magnetic materials such as magnetoelastic, magnetoelectric, and magnetoresistive materials. Applications of interest include sensors and actuators, energy harvesting and storage, motors and generators, transformers and inductors, data storage, and memory applications.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: April 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: David Wong
Co-Organizer: Pascal Lavoie
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Scope: This topic covers recycling of aluminum and its alloys as well as the environmental ramifications of both primary and secondary aluminum.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: April 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Dirk Verhulst
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Scope: Recycling methods are often compared within an industry. The present topic intends to make comparisons across the field of different metals, bringing advances in one field to the attention of others. Reviews and research papers covering pyrometallurgy, hydrometallurgy, molten salts, and other methods are all invited. Papers that bring together concepts and contrast pros and cons of multiple approaches are of particular interest.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: April 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Camille Fleuriault
Co-Organizer: Joseph Grogan
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Scope: Extractive metallurgy is experiencing a steady transformation towards more sustainable processes based on alternative sources and practice. In particular, recycling of complex materials and biomass utilization as fuel/ reductant are leading examples of new theories and techniques applicable to sustainable processing. This topic covers the development of recycling and bio-based fuel technologies to meet current environmental standards as well as sourcing issues. Fields include but are not limited to: process optimization, alternative material sourcing, by-product utilization, energy efficiency.
Publication Date: October 2019
Manuscript Submission Deadline: May 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Saurabh Puri
Co-Organizer: Amit Pandey
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Sponsored By: Other-invited
Scope: Many in-situ techniques such as, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, and x-ray diffraction, have been developed to probe materials at the mesoscale. At the same time, availability of faster and cheaper computational power lead to the development of high fidelity, mesoscopic models. This topic invites contributions in the area of advanced mechanical testing, enhancements in computational approaches, and integration of experiments and modeling for engineering the evolution of mesoscopic structures and defects.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: May 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Daniel Coughlin
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Scope: Understanding how deformation processing techniques can control the microstructural evolution in metals is vital for alloy development. Technological advancements in metallurgy allow for rapid characterization of changes in microstructural texture, grain morphology, and strain. Processing-structure-properties-performance relationships can be created from the characterization data and, along with modeling, allow for the definition of material-specific process parameters to control the microstructural evolution and resulting material properties. Papers are invited that investigate all these aspects of microstructural evolution during deformation processing.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: May 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Rakesh Behera
Co-Organizers: Dinesh Pinisetty
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Scope: Computational methods are employed to investigate the response of composite materials under different loading and environmental conditions. Progress in micro- and nanoscale composites has resulted in the development of a number of computational methods to address various length-scale phenomena in composites. This topic 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, and multi-scale modeling.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: May 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Megan Cordill
Co-Organizer: Janelle Wharry
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Scope: This special topic will focus on the advances used to measure mechanical properties of small-volume and low-dimensional materials, as well as bulk nanostructured materials. Of particular interest are new instrumentation, methods, and environmental control to evaluate mechanical behavior in terms of size effects, time scales, environmental testing, as well as in-situ experimental methods.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: May 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Chuan Zhang
Co-Organizers: Michael C. Gao
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Sponsored By: Alloy Phases Committee
Scope: High-entropy alloys (HEAs) loosely refer to multi-principal-element solid solution alloys due to their high configurational entropy. Their compositions are located in the center region of a multicomponent phase diagram, in contrast to traditional alloys that typically focus on the edge or corner of phase diagrams. The unique compositions and the resulting attractive properties of HEAs have stimulated growing research interest due to scientific curiosity and potential industrial applications. This special topic on high-entropy alloys invites contributions from authors working in the various fields of HEAs to disseminate the rapid progress in this fascinating and expanding class of advanced materials.
Publication Date: November 2019
Manuscript Submission Deadline: June 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Dhriti Bhattacharyya
Co-Organizers: Fan Zhang
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Scope: Irradiation by high-energy particles (e.g., neutrons and ions), can cause significant damage to materials in such forms as voids and dislocation loops, resulting in important dimensional and mechanical property changes. This special topic focuses on the characterization and testing of radiation-affected materials through scanning and transmission electron microscopy, atom probe tomography, micro-mechanical testing, x-ray diffraction, etc. Modeling and simulation of fundamental radiation damage phenomena aiding deeper understanding of these processes are also included in the scope.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: June 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Ning Zhang
Co-Organizer: Chang-Yong Nam
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Scope: The response/performance of nanomaterials in various applications is determined significantly by the variation of crystallographic orientations when materials are subjected to mechanical and thermal loading environments. The emphasis of this special topic will be on the latest advances in the investigation and understanding of various crystal orientation phenomena toward functional nanomaterials design, and characterization in single-crystal, bicrystal and polycrystalline metallic, ceramic, oxide, composite materials, etc. using theoretical, computational and experimental methods.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: June 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Soumendra Basu
Co-Organizer: Amit Pandey
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Scope: Papers are invited on the general area of recent scientific and technological advancements in solid oxide fuel cells. Relevant topics include understanding and enhancement of the oxygen reduction reaction at the cathode; understanding and mitigation of chromium poisoning of cathodes; enhancing the stability, electrochemical activity, and sulfur tolerance of anodes; new materials and processing techniques for electrolytes; enhancing interfacial stability between electrodes and electrolyte; advanced materials and coatings for interconnections and balance of plant; and materials and techniques for improved fuel processing.
Publication Date: December 2019
Manuscript Submission Deadline: July 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Rajeev Gupta
Co-Organizers: Sandip Harimkar
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Scope: This special topic aims to capture recent advances in processing, characterization, simulation/modeling, and applications related to surface engineering of materials. Areas of interest include surface protection from wear and corrosion, surface characterization techniques, surface alloying, and nanostructured surfaces.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: July 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Dmitry Eskin
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Scope: This topic covers processes and manufacturing technologies to produce final shapes for aluminum applications.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: July 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Camille Fleuriault
Co-Organizers: Joseph Grogan
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Scope: Current battery recycling rates highly depend on the battery type and usage, as well as available technologies. Future battery recycling processes will be driven by novel battery chemistries and increasing worldwide demand, while subject to tighter environmental standards. This topic covers the fundamentals and latest developments in battery recycling including lead acid, nickel-cadmium, nickel-metal-hydride, and lithium ion batteries. Papers discussing applications of primary processes for the treatment of battery materials are also welcome.
Publication Date: January 2020
Manuscript Submission Deadline: August 01, 2019
Lead Organizer: Ravi Enneti
Co-Organizer: Chai Ren
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Scope: The scope of this topic encompasses the latest advances in design, development, manufacturing, and applications of refractory materials, including metals, alloys, carbides, nitrides and borides, and more. Papers are invited on topics including experimental and theoretical research of the process-microstructure-property relationship in refractory metals and materials. This special topic intends to summarize challenges and provide insight into the new advancements in the field of refractory materials.