Stanley M. Howard Takes Office as 2016 TMS President
Stanley M. Howard (pictured, left) was installed as 2016 TMS President during the TMS-AIME Awards Ceremony and Banquet. Howard is professor of materials and metallurgical engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSM&T). He has served TMS in such roles as Financial Planning Officer and as a member of the TMS Foundation Board of Trustees.
Addressing an audience of colleagues, award recipients, and guests at last night’s ceremony, Howard described his long-standing connection with TMS. He credited John Hager, his advisor at Colorado School of Mines, for getting him involved with the society, seeing to it that he published in TMS journals and became engaged in technical committee leadership.
"I mention this experience because it exemplifies the kind of mentoring and support that is the sustenance of our society," said Howard. "I applaud every effort undertaken in this vein such as in yesterday's TMS mentoring program where a room full of mentors and young TMS members were paired up. The room was buzzing with our future."
As Howard takes over the presidency, Patrice Turchi of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory completes his term as 2015 TMS president. Turchi’s tenure was marked by a devotion to furthering TMS's strategic goal to globally expand the portfolio of international activities. In addressing the audience at last night's ceremony, Turchi discussed the recent strides TMS has made in collaborating with professional societies across the globe.
"There is indeed a different emphasis on scientific activities across the ocean, and being exposed to these differences can only advance science at its best," said Turchi.
Last Chance for the Silent Auction
Jim Robinson, TMS Executive Director, is ready to rock with the autographed Rolling Stones guitar at the TMS Foundation Silent Auction booth in the Exhibit Hall. Stop by to place your final bid on this or one of the many other pieces of pop culture history being auctioned off in support of the TMS Foundation. Bidding closes today at noon.
Last Chance for the Exhibit
Today is the final day to browse displays and meet with the nearly 100 exhibitors who make up the TMS2016 Exhibition. The exhibit hall opens today at 10:00 a.m. and will host a luncheon from noon to 2:00 p.m. (Find your lunch ticket attached to your registration badge.) The exhibit will close at 2:00 p.m., following the luncheon.
EPD/MPMD Luncheon Talk Builds Excitement for Additive Manufacturing
David L. Bourell (pictured) recounted the long, rich history of additive manufacturing—all the way back to layered processes that were created for making topographical relief maps in the 1890s—as a preface to his talk at the Extraction & Processing Division (EPD)/Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division (MPMD) Joint Luncheon. Bourell, the Temple Foundation Professor, University of Texas at Austin, then examined current additive manufacturing applications in both industry and art, comparing the properties of additive manufacturing parts to parts produced by conventional processing as part of the discussion. He stressed that additive manufacturing would never replace traditional casting, welding, and machining processes, but was instead uniquely suited to parts with low production runs and complex geometries. He concluded his talk with a look at potentially revolutionary developments in additive manufacturing, including volume, high-speed printing. TMS2016's robust schedule of additive manufacturing sessions continues through Thursday. Check the TMS2016 meeting program or TMS2016 app for details.
Award Recipients Address Young Leaders
Elif Ertekin, University of Illinois, and Michael Sangid, Purdue University, were both featured speakers at Tuesday afternoon's Young Professional Tutorial Luncheon Lecture. Ertekin's talk, "Introducing Innovations in Teaching While Staying on the Research Track," focused on how professors can strategically use both the classroom experience and research work to benefit themselves, students, and their university as a whole. Sangid presented "Accentuating the 'I' in ICME," stressing the importance of projecting research to make an impact, making it easier down the road for others to pick up the research and use it. Both young professors received the 2016 Early Career Faculty Fellow Award at last night's TMS-AIME Awards Ceremony.
Bladesmithing Symposium Keeps Interest High for 2017
Jeffrey Wadsworth, CEO and president of Battelle and TMS fellow, presented the keynote talk at the Bladesmithing Symposium on Tuesday morning. His talk, entitled "Connections: Superplasticity, Damascus Steels, Laminates, the Giza Pyramid, and Carbon Dating," was part of a one-day symposium that included presentations related to or inspired by the inaugural TMS Bladesmithing Competition held at TMS2015.
Symposium Organizer Garry Warren, University of Alabama, encouraged students and faculty alike to attend the Bladesmithing Committee meeting on Wednesday morning (9:00 a.m., Omni, Music Row 6) to provide input on what the return of the Bladesmithing Competition will look like at TMS2017 in San Diego, California.
Celebrating the Past, Present, and Future of Met Trans
TMS hosted a reception to celebrate everything that Metallurgical and Materials Transactions
) has accomplished under the leadership of David Laughlin, since he took the reins as Met Trans
principal editor in 1987. TMS leadership also took the opportunity to welcome and thank Tresa Pollock for agreeing to serve as the Met Trans
principal editor when Laughlin steps down from the role at the end of this year. "I have no doubt that Met Trans
is clearly poised to go from one Golden Age to another under her leadership," said Patrice Turchi, TMS President, in his remarks.
REWAS Plenary Features EPD Distinguished Lecture
Markus Reuter (pictured), Director, Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, delivered the 2016 TMS Extraction & Processing Division Distinguished Lecture. The lecture, "Digitalizing the Circular Economy—System-Integrated-Material-Production," was part of the REWAS 2016 Plenary Session: Materials Matter: Deriving Value from Resource Recovery at Multiple Materials Scales.
Student Poster Contest Winners
On Monday evening, judging was held for the TMS Technical Division Student Poster Contest (pictured). Today we are pleased to announce the winning posters in each of the five TMS technical divisions. Winners were selected in both graduate and undergraduate categories.
EXTRACTION & PROCESSING DIVISION
Characterization of Inclusions in High Strength Interstitial Free (IF) Steel" David Sartor and Marvin Ambrosio, University of Toronto, St. George Campus
"On the Effect of No and Austenite-ferrite Transformation Kinetics" Jiang Zhu, Hao Chen, Zhigang Yang, and Chi Zhang, National Tsing Hua University; and Kangying Zhu, ArcelorMittal
FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS DIVISION
"Nanofabrication and Characterization of Quasi-Crystal Metasurfaces Using Shadow-Sphere Lithography" Caroline Zellhofer, UMBC; Emily MacDonald, Witworth University; Alex Nemioski and George Whitesides, Harvard University
"Interfacial Reaction in Cu/Pb-free Solders during Solid-state Aging Process" Chieh-Fu Chen and Fan-Yi Ouyang, National Tsing Hua University
LIGHT METALS DIVISION
"Application of Computational Thermodynamics & Kinetics to Rare Earth Reduction in Magnesium Alloys" Kyle Fitzpatrick-Schmidt, Danielle Cote, and Diran Apelian, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
MATERIALS PROCESSING & MANUFACTURING DIVISION
"Microstructural Evolution and Aging Behavior in a No-21Ti-25Hf-4Al Alloy" Brittani Maskley, Michael Kesler, and Michele Manuel, University of Florida
Nano-Strength Testing of Additive Manufactured Parts using Atomic Force Microscopy" Robert DelSignore, Danielle Cote, and Richard Dodson, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; and Victor Champagne, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
STRUCTURAL MATERIALS DIVISION
"Effect of Heat Treatment and Chemical Composition on the High Temperature Hydrogen Attach (HTHA) Resistance of C-1/2 Mo Steels" Will Hoskins, Maneel Bharadwaj, and Carl Lundin, University of Tennessee; and Main Prager, Welding Research Council
"Friction Stir Welding of Thick Aluminum 7449 Alloys" Nelson Martinez and Rajiv Mishra, University of North Texas; and Kevin Doherty, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Correction: Diversity Survey
Some of you may have had difficulty accessing the Diversity Survey through the link provided in yesterday’s newsletter. The link has been fixed and you can access the survey here
. We apologize for the confusion.
Today’s Weather Forecast
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What’s On Today: Wednesday
Materials Innovation Keynote Session:
Multidisciplinary Materials Design Optimization Under Uncertainty
Music City Center, Room 207B
Light Metals Division Luncheon Lecture
Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Omni Nashville Hotel, Legends E&F
TMS2016 Acta Materialia Symposium
Music City Center, Room 103C
Poster Session II Presentations and Reception
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Music City Center, Hall C