TMS2017 News


David DeYoung Takes Office as 2017 TMS President



David DeYoung (pictured, left) was installed as 2017 TMS President during the TMS-AIME Awards Ceremony and Banquet last night. DeYoung is director, research and development, Global Primary Products, Alcoa. He has been a TMS member since 1981 and has served TMS in an array of volunteer leadership positions including chair of both the Aluminum Committee (2008-2009) and the Process Technology and Modeling Committee (1998-2000).

“TMS is special because of the relationships it fosters among its members—be they young graduate students interacting with the giants of the field, new professionals being taken under wing by the well-established, or even veteran researchers energized by the fresh or unconventional approaches of young minds,” DeYoung told an audience of colleagues, award recipients, and guests at last night’s awards ceremony. “Every invention, development, and new insight builds on the work of others.  We make progress as a team, and strong teams have strong relationships at their foundations. TMS forges all of these connections–personal connections at conferences, connections made by volunteering in a committee, or reading the work of others in our journals.”

As DeYoung started his presidential term, Stanley Howard (pictured, right) ended his year as 2016 TMS president with these parting thoughts on how he viewed the society after a year of being a part of the complex and intricate workings of TMS on a daily basis.

“TMS is an organization recognized by its sister societies from around the globe as an honest broker focused on serving you, the minerals, metals, and materials community,” Howard said. “It seems simple, but formulas for success do not need to be complex: our success derives from serving the interests of the profession and the professionals in our profession.”
 
Symposium Celebrates the Legacy of John Cahn



A sharing of warm memories, as well as science, was the undercurrent that ran through all of the talks presented at the John Cahn Memorial Symposium on Wednesday. Exemplifying this was “Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Faceted, Incoherent Twin Boundaries” delivered by 2013 TMS President Elizabeth Holm (inset photo, left) of Carnegie-Mellon University. She opened her talk with a series of personal reminiscences about Cahn, using a comment that he had made to her as a framework for a later discussion on the need to support the deep thinking, curiosity, and rigor in science that his work embodied. Specifically, Cahn noted to her: “We ought to find out what has been done. There is always something that still needs to be done. Often the combined knowledge from several groups permits really great advances. In any case it is better to know all of what exists than reinventing parts of it.”

Lyle Schwartz (inset photo, right), University of South Florida, closed the symposium with his talk, “John Cahn’s Boss, Really?” in which he traced his long history with Cahn, offering his insights of Cahn as a person as well as an eminent scientist. 

Talking Fresh Ideas at the Diversity and Inclusion Breakfast



Building on the success of its traditional Women in Science Breakfast, the TMS Diversity Committee introduced an expanded scope for the event at TMS2017, renaming it Fresh Coffee, Fresh Ideas: Diversity and Inclusion Breakfast. The format of the breakfast still focused on networking and spurring small group discussion on a number of diversity and inclusion topics. These included mentoring, recruitment and retention, imposter syndrome, bias in the workplace, and work-life balance.
 
Planning for the Next Pan American Materials Congress



The leadership of TMS and the Sociedad Mexicana de Materiales (SMM) met to debrief on the success of the 3rd Pan American Materials Congress at TMS2017, and to begin planning for the next congress, slated for 2020 and hosted by SMM in Mexico. 2014 TMS President Hani Henein (insets, standing left) presented SMM representatives with a TMS2017 commemorative coin to honor their contributions to the continued growth of the congress. 

Light Metals Division Luncheon



Light Metals Division (LMD) Chair Alan A. Luo, The Ohio State University, presented a variety of student and professional awards to members of the division during the LMD luncheon on Wednesday afternoon. Michael Cain (top left inset photo), Queen's University at Kingston and 2017 LMD Scholarship recipient, presented a talk entitled "Stress-Induced Corrosion of Advanced Materials: Understanding the Joint Roles of Structure and Chemistry" as a part of his award. Luo also presented the 2017 LMD Young Leaders Professional Awards to Wenjun Cai, University of South Florida, and Yi Eva Wang, Novelis Inc. (top right inset photo). 

Finally, the luncheon concluded with a presentation from Karl Ulrich Kainer (center inset photo), Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany. His talk, "Status and Future of Metallic Light Weight Materials for Sustainable Vehicle Concepts," covered a review and comparison of lightweight materials; a life cycle assessment of those materials; and an overview of existing and potential car part uses of aluminum alloys and magnesium and magnesium alloys.

Institute of Metals/Robert Franklin Mehl Award



Steven Zinkle, Governors Chair Professor, University of Tennessee, and 2017 Institute of Metals/Robert Franklin Mehl Award recipient, delivered his award lecture, “Microstructure of Irradiated Materials," yesterday afternoon.

2017 Early Career Faculty Fellows Discuss their Work at Young Professional Luncheon 



Attendees of the Young Professional Tutorial Luncheon Lecture on Tuesday benefited from talks by the 2017 Early Career Faculty Fellows, Kristin Persson (inset, left) of  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Guihua Yu (inset, right) of the University of Texas. 

The luncheon began with a presentation by Persson entitled, "The Materials Project: Accelerated Materials Design in the Information Age.” In her lecture, Persson discussed the role that the Materials Project index of more than 67,000 materials has played in driving materials innovation by making data more readily accessible to researchers. As Persson noted to attendees, “I have no doubt that when you give people data, they can accomplish amazing things.” Persson concluded her presentation by affirming that with initiatives such as the Materials Project, “we are on our way to decoding the material genome.”

This was followed by Guihua Yu’s presentation, "A Soft Approach towards Grand Energy Challenges – An Emerging Class of Functional Polymers,” in which he discussed his research designing novel energy materials for improved energy efficiency. Yu highlighted a special class of polymeric materials, hydrogels that are based on 3D microstructured polymeric networks bearing similarities to natural tissues. While these have been used for many biotechnological applications (often called ‘bio-gels’), hydrogels are rarely useful for electronics and energy-related applications. Yu outlined his research into transforming these ‘biogels’ into super ‘energy gels’ with a number of significant applications in energy and environmental technologies and addressed some of the challenges to achieving this goal while suggesting potential solutions.

Tell Us What You Think 
When you return home from the meeting and have had a chance to reflect on your experiences, please share your thoughts with us. We’ll be e-mailing a survey to all meeting registrants next week and would appreciate your thoughtful, honest opinions about TMS2017.
 
What's On Today
Today marks the final day of the TMS 2017 Annual Meeting & Exhibition. A full schedule of technical programming is planned. Please take note of today's activities and the hours for meeting services below.

Registration Hours
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Hall B-1 Foyer

Programming Support Desk
7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Outside Hall B1

TMS Member Welcome Center 
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Ballroom 6 Lobby

Technical Programming Sessions 
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center and Marriott Marquis & Marina

Repeat Attendee Luncheon 
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Marriott Marquis & Marina, Pacific 17
This event is by invitation only. 

What's On Tomorrow

San Diego Tour with Pan American Materials Congress  
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Offsite
Advance Registration Required

See You in Phoenix, Arizona, for TMS2018!
We hope you've enjoyed your week with TMS here in San Diego, and we'd like to see you again in 2018, when we travel to Phoenix, Arizona, for the TMS 2018 Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Here are some key dates to remember for 2018:

  • Symposium proposals due: March 31, 2017
  • Call for abstracts opens: May 2017
  • Conference Dates: March 11–15, 2018
Safe travels, and we look forward to seeing you all next year in Phoenix, Arizona, for TMS2018!

South Dakota School of Mines Wins Bladesmithing Grand Prize



South Dakota School of Mines and Technology goes down in TMS history as the inaugural winner of the TMS Wadsworth-Sherby Bladesmithing Grand Prize. The team smelted steel in a historic manner from local materials to produce a sword in the style of a Norwegian langseax. Second place honors went to the Norwegian University of Science and Technology for their reproduction of the T19391 sword from the late Norwegian Iron Age. Colorado School of Mines took home the third place prize with their Damascus steel straight razor. And, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo received an honorable mention for a rapier that had been created through experimentation in different techniques by each team member.

Shown in each photo are the Bladesmithing award presenters, Stanley M. Howard, 2016 TMS President (far left) and Jeffrey Wadsworth, President and CEO of Battelle Memorial Institute (far right). Your last chance to view all the Bladesmithing entries is today during regular Exhibit Hall hours. You can also view the videos produced by each team on their processes.

Last Day for the TMS2017 Exhibit



Today is the final day to browse displays and meet with the exhibiting companies who make up the TMS2017 Exhibition. The exhibit hall opens today at 9:45 a.m. and closes at 2:00 p.m.

Energy Materials 2017 Banquet



2016 TMS President Stanley M. Howard (standing left) offers a toast to the success of Energy Materials 2017 with Zhao Pei, executive vice president of the Chinese Society for Metals, co-organizer of  the event with TMS. The celebration took place at the Energy Materials 2017 banquet at the Harbor House restaurant. Energy Materials 2017 programming continues today.

TMS Continues Collaboration with Chinese Society for Metals



The leadership of TMS and the Chinese Society for Metals (CSM) met to discuss current and future collaborations, including the 2nd International Conference on Computational Design and Simulation of Materials, which will be co-located with TMS2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. To thank CSM for such a warm and productive working relationship, 2016 President Stanley M. Howard (left inset, standing left) presented the CSM representatives with a TMS2017 commemorative coin (right inset). 

3rd Pan American Materials Congress Opening Plenary



Carolyn M. Hansson (pictured) of Canada’s University of Waterloo opened the technical program for the 3rd Pan American Materials Congress with her plenary presentation, “Designing Infrastructure Materials for 100-plus Year Service Lives,” on Tuesday morning.  Carlos Schvezov of Argentina’s National University of Misones rounded out the Tuesday morning plenary session with his talk, “Production, Properties, and Applications of Titanium Dioxide Films.” 

Programming for the Pan American Materials Congress resumes this morning at 8:30 a.m. in the Marriott Marquis & Marina, Marina G room, with plenary presentations from Enrique J. Lavernia of the University of California, Irvine, USA and Salvador Valtierra of NEMAK, Mexico. A second plenary session will take place this afternoon, beginning at 2:00 p.m. with presentations by Alejandro Toro of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and Pedro D. Portella of the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Germany.

Programming for the 3rd Pan American Materials Congress continues through Thursday afternoon. 

Energy Materials 2017 Panel Discussion


 
A robust panel discussion concluded the Technological Innovation for Efficiency Enhancements in Energy session of the Energy Materials 2017 Materials for Oil and Gas and AMREE Oil & Gas III symposium. Pictured from left: Ram Shenoy, RBR group and U.S. Department of Energy, panelist; Kripa Varanasi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, panelist; Partha Ganguly, Baker Hughes, panelist; Indranil Roy, Schlumberger, panel moderator; Hani Elshahawi, Shell, panelist; and Rehan Alimohammad, Alimohammad & Zafar, PLLC. The topic was “Innovations and Materials as Technology Enablers for Improving Cost & Performance Efficiencies in Energy” .

Extraction & Processing Division/Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division Luncheon



Diran Apelian (main photo), Alcoa-Howmet Professor of Engineering and Founding Director of the Metal Processing Institute, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, was the featured speaker at the TMS Extraction & Processing Division/Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division joint luncheon, delivering the lecture “A Renaissance of Extractive Metallurgy in the 21st Century.” 

“It’s paradigm shift time,” Apelian said, noting that we need to change the societal context in order to create more sustainable materials development, chiefly through reducing production waste, reducing post-consumer waste, and designing and manufacturing products for end-of-life.

Both divisions also celebrated the outstanding accomplishments of their members with awards presentations during the event on Tuesday. Pictured in the top inset photo, left to right, are 2017 MPMD Young Leaders Professional Development Awardees Verena Maier-Kiener, Erich-Schmid-Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, and Siddhartha Pathak, University of Nevada, Reno. Pictured in the bottom inset photo, left to right, are 2017 MPMD Scholarship recipients Nisrit Pandey, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and Jospeh Lee Ogea Jr., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Acta Materialia Session Honors 2017 Award Recipients



John J. Jonas (inset photo), McGill University, presented “Dynamic Transformations of Austenite at Temperatures Well Above the Ae3,” as the 2017 Acta Materialia Gold Medal Award recipient. “It turns out, you can make ferrite at any temperature in the austenite phase field,” Jonas said. Jonas and Warren Poole, University of British Columbia and Acta Materialia Hollomon Materials & Society Award recipient, were the honorees and speakers at Tuesday’s Acta Materialia Symposium. 

Pictured in the main photo above, left to right, are George T. “Rusty” Gray III, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Acta Materialia Chair & Treasurer; Poole; Carolyn Hansson, University of Waterloo, Acta Materialia Executive Secretary, and session chair; and Jonas.

Young Professional Work Honored at Poster Competition

Four posters were recognized for their high quality at the TMS Technical Division Young Professional Poster Contest this week:    

Functional Materials Division (FMD): “Isothermal and Non-isothermal Studies of Pt-Rh Thermocouple Failure Caused by Two Phosphorus Diffusion Mechanisms,” Anna Nakano, U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory/ AECOM

Light Metals Division (LMD): “Effect of Hot Extrusion on Mechanical and Corrosion Properties of a MgCaSr Alloy,” Hunter Henderson, University of Florida

Materials Processing and Manufacturing Division (MPMD): “Octo-Strain: A Novel Multiaxial Loading Device for In-situ Stress Measurements through Neutron Diffraction,” Justin Milner, NIST

Structural Materials Division (SMD): “Effect of Neutron Irradiation on Friction Stir Processed ODS Alloys (MA956 and MA754),” Ramprashad Prabhakaran, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 

No entries were received in the Extraction & Processing Division category.   

This event was one of two poster contests for young professionals held at TMS2017. The other was the Job Candidate Poster Session held earlier this week, where young professionals displayed posters detailing their qualifications and experience, not just their research work, to potential employers.

2017 Technical Division Student Poster Competition
 

 This week, ten student posters were honored for excellence in the TMS Technical Division Student Poster Contest. Winning posters in each of the five TMS technical divisions were selected in both graduate and undergraduate categories.

EXTRACTION & PROCESSING DIVISION 

Graduate:
“SiMn Reduction with Comilog Ore,” Trine Larssen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Undergraduate: “Silicon Carbide (SiC) Adsorption and Carburization onto an Activated Carbon Matrix,” Alaina Mallard, Montana Tech of the University of Montana

FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS DIVISION 

Undergraduate: “Discovery of New Ternary Compounds and Scintillators of the A4BX6 Family,” Jesse Johnson, Luis Stand, Mariya Zhuravleva, Mary Koschan, and Chuck Melcher, University of Tennessee-Knoxville; Bryan Chakoumakos, Department of Energy-Oak Ridge National Lab
Graduate: “Ex-situ and In-situ TEM Investigation of Texture Dependent Strain Rate Sensitivity of Bauschinger Effect in Ultrafine-grained Al Films,” Ehsan Izadi and Jagannathan Rajagopalan, Arizona State University

LIGHT METALS DIVISION 

Undergraduate: “Phase Stability of bcc MgSc Alloys via Cluster Expansion and Monte Carlo Methods,” Adam Shaw and Lori Bassman, Harvey Mudd College; Gregory Pomrehn, The Boeing Company; Aurora Pribram-Jones, Lawrence Livermore National Lab; Patrick Conway, Michael Ferry, and Kevin Laws, University of New South Wales
Graduate: “Effect of Strontium and Calcium Concentration on Microstructure and in vitro Degradation Rate,” David Christianson, Hunter Henderson, Alex Wilson-Heid, and Michele Manuel, University of Florida

MATERIALS PROCESSING & MANUFACTURING DIVISION  

Undergraduate:
“Development of Bimodal Ferrite Grain Distribution to Enhance the Ductility of Dual Phase 600 (DP 600) Steel,” Jisha Krishnan, Anish Karmakar, and Shiv Brat Singh, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur; Monideepa Mukherjee, Tata Steel
Graduate: “Bulk Metallic Glass Casting: Insights into Critical Cooling Using High-speed IR Monitoring and Fast DSC,” Fabian Haag, Güven Kurtuldu, and Jörg Löffler, ETH Zurich

STRUCTURAL MATERIALS DIVISION

Undergraduate:
“Lifetime Prediction of FeCrAl Alloys through Statistical Modeling and High-Temperature Cycling Testing,” Christina Cox, Sebastien Dryepondt, and Josh Turan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Graduate: “Non-Destructive 3D Characterization of the Microstructural Evolution of Additively Manufactured Materials,” Tugce Ozturk, Robert Suter, and Anthony Rollett, Carnegie Mellon University; David Menasche, Hamiltonian Group LLC

What’s On Today

Fresh Coffee, Fresh Ideas: Diversity and Inclusion Breakfast
(Formerly the Women in Science Breakfast)
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Marriott Marquis & Marina, Pacific 19
Tickets required for this event.

John Cahn Memorial Symposium 
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 22

Light Metals Division Luncheon Lecture 
Luncheon: Noon to 12:45 p.m.
Lecture: 12:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Marriott Marquis & Marina, Pacific 19

Institute of Metals/Robert Franklin Mehl Award
2:00 p.m.
Marriott Marquis & Marina, Del Mar

TMS-AIME Awards Reception
5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Marriott Marquis & Marina, Grand Ballroom 1-5 Foyer
Open to all attendees

TMS-AIME Awards Ceremony
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
Marriott Marquis & Marina, Grand Ballroom 3-4 
Open to all attendees

TMS-AIME Awards Banquet
7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 
Marriott Marquis & Marina, Grand Ballroom 1,2,5
Tickets required for this event


Meet the Winners of the 2017 TMS Materials Photography Contest

The TMS Member Welcome Center is showcasing the winning photos from the 2017 TMS Materials Photography Contest, an intriguing collection of images that reflect the beauty in minerals, metals, and materials. Pictured are (from left) Cynthia Belt, Vice Chair, Extraction & Processing Division and contest chair, who presented the winners with their prizes at the TMS Member Welcome Center: Anthony John Barnes, Superform USA (2nd Place: “Radical Apex”); Nicole R. Overman, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (3rd Place: “Crack Bridge in a W-Cu Alloy”); Christian Klose, Institut Für Werkstoffkunde (Honorable Mention: “As-Cast Aluminum Droplet by Ute Teuber”); and C. Shashank Kaira, Arizona State University (Honorable Mention: “Nano Bryce Canyon”). Not pictured is Deepoo Kumar, Carnegie Mellon University (1st Place: “MgO Crystal Growth in {100} Direction”). Stop by the TMS Member Welcome Center today to see these works of art yourself.

Come and See the Bladesmithing Entries!

The student entries for the 2017 TMS Bladesmithing Competition are now on display in the TMS2017 Exhibit Hall. View the entries beginning at 9:45 a.m. when the exhibit hall opens, and join us at 3:00 p.m. to find out which blades will take home the top prizes. The Exhibit Hall closes today at 5:30 p.m.

TMS Welcomes Steels Committee

The Steels Committee is TMS’s newest technical committee, meeting for the first time on Monday and chaired by Amy Clarke, Colorado School of Mines. The scope of the committee encompasses the physical metallurgy of steels, including alloy development; mechanical and thermal processing; phases, microstructure and properties, and all fundamental underpinnings that support the advancement of steel applications. TMS members are welcome to attend any technical committee meeting during TMS2017 and are encouraged to join any committee that matches their particular interests.

Keynote Session Brings Together Additive Community 


Attendees packed the room for the inaugural joint keynote session on Additive Manufacturing: Past, Present, and Future on Monday afternoon, organized by Additive Manufacturing Committee Chair David L. Bourell, University of Texas (top inset photo). Bourell noted in his introductory comments that the field has seen exciting growth over the past 15 years, including growth at TMS, with 224 presentations scheduled on the topic at TMS2017. 

Thomas Starr, University of Louisville (bottom inset photo), started off the afternoon with his presentation “The New Metallurgy of Additive Manufacturing,” where he posed the question—is it really new metallurgy, or is it old metallurgy in a new context? During his talk, Starr noted that although humans have been processing metals for more than 5,000 years, there is a new focus today on understanding the metallurgy of the powder bed fusion (PBF) process, where metal powder is added layer-wise with either a laser or e-beam to create complex 3D structures.  

Dinner Event Kicks Off 3rd Pan American Materials Congress 

Stanley M. Howard (standing, left), TMS President, presents Marc Meyers (standing, right), University of California, San Diego, with a commemorative TMS2017 coin to thank him for his tireless efforts as the chair of the  3rd Pan American Materials Congress. The presentation took place at the Pan American Materials Congress dinner at the Casa Guadalajara restaurant. Congress programming starts today with the opening plenary session at 8:30 a.m.

Celebrating Success 

TMS leadership and the Energy Materials 2017 organizers met to discuss the success of this year’s meeting and to begin planning for the next Energy Materials conference, slated for 2020 in China. As part of the meeting, James J. Robinson, TMS Executive Director (standing, left inset) and Stanley M. Howard, TMS President (right inset, standing) presented commemorative Energy Materials 2017 coins as a token of appreciation to the volunteers who made Energy Materials 2017 possible. Energy Materials 2017 programming continues through Wednesday. 

Keynote Examines Digital Transformation of the Aluminum Industry

A well-attended Light Metals Keynote session featured talks by (left to right)  Bernard Allais of Rio Tinto and Agnello Borim  of Alcoa, Brazil, with introductions by Edward Williams, TMS Aluminum Committee chair. A common theme running through both speakers’ overviews of their respective companies’ business and strategic priorities was the impact of automation and a digitally enabled workforce on product quality and operational efficiency. In addition to outlining the current and future potential of these technologies, both speakers discussed the challenges involved in implementing them, inclusive of the cultural shift that needs to take place to integrate them effectively into operations.

Magnesium Technology Keynote Session

Pictured (top right, inset) are the organizers and keynote speakers for Magnesium Technology 2017 (left to right): Kiran Solanki, Arizona State University, Magnesium Committee Chair, and session organizer; Dalong Zhang, University of California, Santa Barbara (presenting for Enrique J. Lavernia, University of California, Davis); William Joost, Pratt & Whitney (formerly U.S. Department of Energy); Dmitro Orlov, Lund University, Magnesium Committee Vice Chair, and session organizer; and Neale R. Neelameggham, Ind LLC and session organizer. Magnesium Technology keynote speakers not pictured are Alan L. Luo, The Ohio State University, and Suveen N. Mathaudhu, University of California, Riverside.

Student-Run Symposium Builds Bridges Between Industry and Academia


Pictured above (main photo), left to right, are the University of Alabama graduate student organizers of the symposium: Omar Rodriguez; Katherine Vinson; Rachel White; Ben White; Dallin Barton; and advisor James B. Jordan, University of Alabama.

Pictured above (inset photo), left to right, are the participants from the panel discussion of the student-run symposium Building Bridges—Connecting Academic and Industry Research: Michael Sealy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Christian Widener, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; Nanci Hardwick, Aeroprobe Corp.; and Eric Wuchina, Office of Naval Research.

Exhibit Hall Opening Reception

Monday evening's Exhibit Opening Reception brought a stream of visitors to the TMS 2017 Exhibit Hall. The exhibit is open today from 9:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Early-Career Professionals Meet with Mentors

Dozens of early-career professionals met with more experienced TMS members at the Meet-a-Mentor event on Monday evening, to discuss technical issues, career and professional development questions, and how to get more involved with TMS.

Structural Materials Division Luncheon Highlights
Nikhilesh Chawla, Arizona State University, delivers the feature speech, "In Situ Materials Science: Probing Microstructural Evolution of Metallic Materials in Real-Time," at the Structural Materials Division (SMD) Luncheon on Monday, 
 
Inset photo shows SMD award winners and leaders (from left): SMD Council Chair, Ellen Cerreta; SMD Distinguished Scientist/Engineer, Somnath Ghosh; SMD Young Leaders Professional Development Award Recipients Robert Maass and Joshua Kacher; SMD Scholarship Recipients Jonathan Healy and Danish Dhamani (not present); JOM Best Paper Award Recipients, Timothy J. Rupert and Amirhossein Khalajhedayati; SMD Council Vice Chair Daniel B. Miracle; and SMD Luncheon Guest Speaker, Nikhilesh Chawla,

Extraction & Processing Division Distinguished Lecture 
 

Corby G. Anderson, Harrison Western Professor, Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy at the Colorado School of Mines, delivers the Extraction & Processing Division Distinguished Lecture, "The Theory and Application of Alkaline Sulfide Leaching and Nitrogen Species Catalyzed Pressure Oxidation Hydrometallurgical Technologies."

William Hume-Rothery Award Lecture


George Smith, University of Oxford, Professor of Materials Science, delivers the William Hume-Rothery Award Lecture, "The Role of Atom Probe Tomography in Decoding the Materials Genome" on Monday. 

New Event Added: Frontiers of Materials Research: A Decadal Survey
The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine is seeking community input for a study on the future of materials research (MR). Frontiers of Materials Research: A Decadal Survey will look at defining the frontiers of materials research, ranging from traditional materials science and engineering to condensed matter physics. Please join members of the study committee for a town hall to discuss future directions for materials research in the United States in the context of worldwide efforts. In particular, input on the following topics will be of great value: progress, achievements, and principal changes in the R&D landscape over the past decade; identification of key MR areas that have major scientific gaps or offer promising investment opportunities from 2020-2030; and the challenges that MR may face over the next decade and how those challenges might be addressed.

The Town Hall will be held this afternoon, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., in the Pacific Ballroom 19 at the Marriott Marquis & Marina.

What’s on Today

Pioneers in Additive Manufacturing
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 8

Japan Institute of Metals International Scholar 
11:30 a.m. 
San Diego Convention Center, Room 16B 

Extraction & Processing Division/Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division Luncheon
Luncheon: Noon to 12:45 p.m.
Lecture: 12:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Marriott Marquis & Marina, Pacific 19
Note: A ticket is required to attend the luncheon, but the lecture is open to all.

Young Professional Tutorial Luncheon 
Luncheon: Noon to 12:45 p.m.
Lecture: 12:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Marriott Marquis & Marina, Pacific 25
Note: A ticket is required to attend the luncheon, but the lecture is open to all.

Student Career Forum
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Marriott Marquis & Marina, Point Loma/Solana

Bladesmithing Awards Presentation
3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
San Diego Convention Center, Bladesmithing Booth, TMS Exhibit Hall (Ballroom 6)

TMS2017 Acta Materialia Symposium
3:15 p.m. to 4:55 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 22

Exhibit Hall Happy Hour
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
San Diego Convention Center, Ballroom 6

Frontiers of Materials Research: A Decadal Survey Town Hall
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Marriott Marquis & Marina, Pacific Ballroom 19 

Poster Session II Presentations and Reception
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
San Diego Convention Center, Hall B1

Energy Materials 2017 Dinner
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Harbor House Restaurant 
New Event Added: Frontiers of Materials Research: A Decadal Survey
The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine is seeking community input for a study on the future of materials research (MR). Frontiers of Materials Research: A Decadal Survey will look at defining the frontiers of materials research, ranging from traditional materials science and engineering to condensed matter physics. Please join members of the study committee for a town hall to discuss future directions for materials research in the United States in the context of worldwide efforts. In particular, input on the following topics will be of great value: progress, achievements, and principal changes in the R&D landscape over the past decade; identification of key MR areas that have major scientific gaps or offer promising investment opportunities from 2020-2030; and the challenges that MR may face over the next decade and how those challenges might be addressed.

The Town Hall will be held this afternoon, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., in the Pacific Ballroom 19 at the Marriott Marquis & Marina.
New Event Added: Frontiers of Materials Research: A Decadal Survey
The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine is seeking community input for a study on the future of materials research (MR). Frontiers of Materials Research: A Decadal Survey will look at defining the frontiers of materials research, ranging from traditional materials science and engineering to condensed matter physics. Please join members of the study committee for a town hall to discuss future directions for materials research in the United States in the context of worldwide efforts. In particular, input on the following topics will be of great value: progress, achievements, and principal changes in the R&D landscape over the past decade; identification of key MR areas that have major scientific gaps or offer promising investment opportunities from 2020-2030; and the challenges that MR may face over the next decade and how those challenges might be addressed.

The Town Hall will be held this afternoon, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., in the Pacific Ballroom 19 at the Marriott Marquis & Marina.
North Texas Illuminati Win Materials Bowl

The University of North Texas (Denton) "Illuminati" and the Colorado School of Mines "Orediggers" battled it out in the championship round of the 11th annual Materials Bowl last night. The Illuminati triumphed, taking home the coveted Materials Bowl trophy, along with a cash prize for each team member and a cash prize for their Material Advantage chapter. Student team members included Bharat Gwalani, Calvin V. Mikler, Brandon Ohl, and Spencer Taylor. This year's Materials Bowl was sponsored by Goodfellow. 

TMS101 Session Introduces Attendees to TMS

Juan Pablo Escobedo-Diaz, University of New South Wales, Australia, discussed the challenges and opportunities that come with being an active TMS member living outside North America, as part of the Sunday evening TMS 101: Fundamentals of TMS session. Noting that he had to travel 21 hours from Australia to San Diego, Escobedo-Diaz maintained that the strength of the value proposition for his  TMS2017 attendance was significantly enhanced by his involvement as a technical meeting volunteer.
 
“TMS is a professional society, and that means more than just giving a 20-minute talk,” he said. “The main aspect of attending the annual meeting is networking. As a committee member, I can see my colleagues in an informal environment, and talk and become acquainted with a number of other people as well. Volunteering  on a committee also demonstrates to your employer how you are contributing to your professional community, which is important for career development.”

The session also featured presentations by TMS volunteers Jeffrey W. Fergus of Auburn University and Clarissa Yablinsky of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Scenes from Sunday Night Events

Attendees gather for Sunday night's President's Welcoming Reception, an all-conference networking event held prior to the Global Energy 2025 Opening Plenary session.


From left: 2016 TMS President Stanley M. Howard and TMS Executive Director James J. Robinson greet Sunday evening's plenary speakers: Fabrice Stassin, Managing Director, Energy Materials Industrial Research Initiative; Zhiling Tian, Vice General Manager, China Iron and Steel Research Institute Group; Session Moderator Jeremy Busby, Division Director, Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; and Harriet Kung, Director of Basic Energy Sciences, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy.

Two International Conferences Join TMS2017

This year, the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition welcomes two special events: the 3rd Pan American Materials Congress and Energy Materials 2017. As a reminder, all TMS2017 registrants are invited to attend the technical programming portions of these events. Programming for Energy Materials 2017 begins this morning, with four concurrent sessions that highlight materials research and industrial innovations for both established and emerging energy systems and technologies. The 3rd Pan American Materials Congress starts on Tuesday morning with a plenary session, featuring presentations by Carolyn Hansson, University of Waterloo, and Carlos Schvezov, Institute of Materials of Misiones. A full listing of keynote presentations for both conferences is available in your TMS2017 printed program. Technical programs for both the 3rd Pan American Materials Congress and Energy Materials 2017 are also available as PDF downloads.

Take advantage of your access to these two co-located meetings by adding presentations from these conferences to your itinerary.

Dinner Recognizes TMS Foundation Donors

The TMS Foundation welcomed and thanked its newest honorific society members (pictured) at the annual Foundation Donor Appreciation Dinner at the Water Grille restaurant. TMS Foundation honorific societies recognize individuals who have given generous support to the TMS Foundation over the course of a lifetime. 

Among those honored were Jeffrey Wadsworth and Geraldine McCulley Wadsworth, the Foundation’s newest Diamond Society members. The Diamond Society recognizes lifetime contributions totaling $100,000 or more. Pictured are (inset, from left) Geraldine and Jeffrey Wadsworth, Antoine Allanore, 2011 Extraction & Processing Division Young Leaders Professional Development Awardee, and Garry Warren, TMS Foundation Board of Trustees chair. Allanore presented the Wadsworths with their commemorative pin after giving a brief talk to the dinner attendees about the impact of the TMS Foundation on his career.

A Thank You Gift for TMS Foundation Donors

If you donated $25 or more to the TMS Foundation in 2016, stop by the TMS Member Welcome Center this week to pick up your souvenir mug—a small thank you gift for your contribution to the future of the minerals, metals, and materials profession.

Didn't donate in 2016? It's not too late. If you make a donation of $25 or more this week, you'll receive one of these mugs as a token of our appreciation. Visit the TMS Member Welcome Center in the Ballroom 6 Lobby of the San Diego Convention Center to make a donation and to learn more about the good work of the TMS Foundation.

Changes to Light Metals Keynote Session
Please note that there have been some changes to this morning’s Light Metals Keynote Session that are not reflected in the printed at-meeting program. The program will begin at 8:35 a.m. with a presentation by Agnello Borim of Alcoa, as planned. At 9:00 a.m., Bernard Allais of AP Technology, Rio Tinto, will speak in place of the previously announced Rio Tinto speaker, Vincent Christ. A question and answer period will follow. The third presentation for this morning’s session has been cancelled.

Change to First-Time Attendee Networking Dinners
Please note that the location for two of the planned first-time attendee networking dinners has changed from Café 21 to the Marina Kitchen Restaurant & Bar, conveniently located in the Marriott Marquis & Marina. 
 
Spaces are still available for tonight’s and tomorrow night’s dinners, so first-time attendees are encouraged to sign up for this opportunity to network with others who are new to TMS in an informal setting over dinner.

Room Change for Ramana Reddy Honorary Dinner

The location for this evening's ticketed social event, the Professor Ramana G. Reddy Honorary Symposium: Applications of Process Engineering Principles in Materials Processing, Energy and Environmental Technologies Dinner, has been changed to the Pacific 19 room in the North Tower of the Marriott Marquis & Marina. The event will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Additions and Location Changes for the TMS2017 Exhibition
The TMS2017 Exhibition opens today at 2:00 p.m. A listing of exhibiting companies can be found in the printed Exhibit Directory in your TMS2017 Program, but there have been several changes since the program went to print. The following four companies have been added:

  • Chemat Scientific, Booth #1206
  • Lyncée Tec SA, Booth #1029
  • REL , Inc., Booth #1020
  • SETARAM Inc., Booth #1009
The following companies have moved to new locations in the exhibit hall:

  • JSC (ENERGOPROM Management), now located in Booth #1028
  • Microtrac, now located in Booth #1229
Visit these exhibitors and more beginning this afternoon in Ballroom 6 of the San Diego Convention Center. 

Visit the TMS Member Welcome Center



Update your profile, view photography competition winners, donate to the TMS Foundation, play at the TMS Arcade, and more at the TMS Member Welcome Center, open today from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Located in the Ballroom 6 Lobby of the San Diego Convention Center

What's On Today

Presenters' Coffee
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Hall B1
If you are presenting today, please attend!

Global Aluminum Industry 2017: A Look Forward
The Light Metals Keynote Session
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 1A

Magnesium Technology Keynote Session
8:30 a.m. to Noon
San Diego Convention Center, Room 5A

Student-Run Symposium: Building Bridges – Connecting Academic and Industry Research
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 22

Extraction & Processing Division Distinguished Lecturer
8:35 a.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 15B

William Hume-Rothery Award
8:40 a.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 31C

Structural Materials Division Luncheon
Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Marriott Marquis & Marina, Pacific 19
If you did not order a lunch, you are welcome to join us at 12:45 for the lecture portion of the event.

Additive Manufacturing: Past, Present, and Future Keynote Session
2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 7A

A Prospective Look at the MGI after Five Years
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 9

Meet-a-Mentor
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Marriott Marquis & Marina, Marina F
Advance registration required

TMS2017 Exhibit Opening Reception
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Ballroom 6

Young Professionals Reception
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Marriott Marquis & Marina, Point Loma/Solana

Job Candidate Poster Session
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
San Diego Convention Center, Hall B1

Poster Session I Presentations and Reception
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Hall B1

Pan American Materials Congress Banquet
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Casa Guadalajara Restaurant
Advance registration required

Ramana G. Reddy Honorary Symposium Dinner
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
NEW LOCATION: Marriott Marquis & Marina, Pacific 19
Welcome to TMS2017!



We're so glad you've decided to join us at the 146th installment of the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Over the next five days, this newsletter will serve as your daily guide to meeting news and information. Read on for practical information on where to find everything you need and for guidance on what's happening today.

Where to Find Registration
Before you can attend technical sessions, social events, or any other activities at TMS2017, you'll need to pick up your registration packet. Today, registration will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Hall A-B1 Foyer in the lower level of the San Diego Convention Center.

Your packet includes your registration badge which will give you access to your meeting events. Please do not lose this badge; there is a $25 replacement fee to reprint lost badges.

Where to Learn More about TMS
After you pick up your registration badge, visit the TMS Member Welcome Center in the Ballroom 6 Lobby of the San Diego Convention Center. If this is your first time at a TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, you can pick up your First-Time Attendee Welcome packet, learn about the benefits available to you as a member of TMS, and fill in your membership profile information.

In addition, any attendee can visit the booth to preview the new TMS website, to play at the TMS arcade, to make a donation to the TMS Foundation, or to see the winners of the 2017 Materials Photography Contest.  

The TMS Member Welcome Center is open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. today.

Need Directions? Want to Create a Schedule?
You can access maps of the San Diego Convention Center and the Marriott Marquis & Marina through the TMS2017 App. You can also use the App to view program details and build a schedule for the week. Download the App today to serve as your handheld guide to the meeting. 

Where to Find Food 
A number of convenient food options will be available throughout the week in the San Diego Convention Center and the Marriott Marquis and Marina.

At the San Diego Convention Center: 
  • Starbucks Coffee: Located on the ground level of the convention center outside of Hall A, Starbucks will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday to Wednesday, and 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday.
  • Mrs. Fields Cookies & Auntie Anne Pretzel Carts: Located on the upper level of the convention center near the Ballroom Lobby, these carts will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday; 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday; and 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday.
  • Snack Cart: A snack cart on the ground level of the convention center, near registration, will offer sandwiches, salads, and drinks for purchase from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
At the Marriott Marquis & Marina 
  • The hotel has three in-house restaurants: Marina Kitchen Restaurant & Bar (open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner), Tequila Bar & Grille Mexican Restaurant (open for lunch and dinner), and Roy's Asian Fusion Restaurant (open for lunch and dinner)
  • Starbucks Coffee is open from 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but may close early if not busy
  • The Exchange is a quick-service option for California food and drink, open 24 hours

Where to Find WiFi 
Complimentary WiFi internet access is available in Hall B1 of the convention center. (This area is reserved for Presenters’ Coffee from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. each morning beginning on Monday, but will be open to all attendees after 8:00 a.m. each day.) WiFi access is also available in the lobby outside of the exhibit hall at the convention center and in the main lobby of the Marriott Marquis & Marina. No password is needed for access. 

Where to Find Business Services
There is a full-service FedEx Kinkos in the San Diego Convention Center on the ground level outside of Halls C & D. FedEx is open on Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Find more information on available services

There is also a full-service UPS Store in the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina in the South Tower. The UPS Store is open on Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more information on available services, please visit theupsstore.com and specify store number 6200.

Join Us Tonight for the Opening Plenary Session: Global Energy 2025
This year, TMS is introducing a new event: the Sunday evening plenary session. Be sure to join us for the President's Welcoming Reception, beginning at 5:00 p.m., and then hear from three invited speakers at the Global Energy 2025 Opening Plenary Session from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis & Marina, Pacific Ballroom 21-26. 

The featured speakers are: 
  • Harriet Kung, Director of Basic Energy Sciences, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Zhiling Tian, Vice General Manager, China Iron and Steel Research Institute Group
  • Fabrice Stassin, Managing Director, Energy Materials Industrial Research Initiative

The session is organized by the Chinese Society for Metals, the Federation of European Materials Societies, and TMS.

Attend a Technical Committee Meeting to Get More Involved with TMS
One of the best ways to establish networking connections that will last far beyond TMS2017 is to attend a TMS technical committee meeting here in San Diego. TMS has more than 30 technical committees, and each one is made up of volunteers who guide the programming, publications, and other activities of the society in that subject area. 

All TMS members are welcome to attend technical committee meetings as a guest. (As an attendee of TMS2017, TMS membership was included in your conference registration fee.) Please select the committee that best matches your interest area and join us! Be sure to tell the committee chair that you would like to become a committee member. 

View a complete list of the week's technical committee meetings (PDF).

What Time Is It?
For those of you who have traveled many time zones to arrive in San Diego, please be sure to set your watches for Pacific Standard Time.

Today’s Weather Forecast
Cloudy skies with a few showers expected later in the day. High of 58°F, low of 53°F. 

What's On Today: Sunday

Professional Development Courses
Courses run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
San Diego Convention Center
Rooms 12, 13, 14 A, 14 B, 18, 19
View a full list of course offerings.

Materials Bowl Competition
Elimination Rounds: Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Championship Round: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 3

TMS101: Fundamentals of TMS
5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Marriott Marquis & Marina, Mission Hills

President’s Welcoming Reception
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Marriott Marquis & Marina, Pacific Ballroom Foyer 20-26

TMS2017 Opening Plenary Session: Global Energy 2025
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
Marriott Pacific, Rooms 21-26

Student Networking Mixer 

8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Room 5
Not Too Late to Register for a Professional Development Workshop or Course


 Eight professional development courses and workshops will be held Sunday, February 26, in conjunction with the TMS 2017 Annual Meeting & Exhibition. You can register onsite for one of these courses on Sunday, February 26.

The following courses are still accepting registrants:
*Part of the Supplier Technology Education Program

 In addition, Avizo 3D Analysis Software for Materials Science, a free course, is scheduled in conjunction with TMS2017, but is managed by FEI. Visit the course website for more details and to register.
Want to stay informed of everything that's happening at the TMS 2017 Annual Meeting & Exhibition? Stick with us. TMS2017 News will be published daily, Sunday through Thursday, during the conference. Check each morning for a reminder of the big events planned for the day, as well as for recaps and photos from events happening around the meeting. So before you start your day at TMS2017, sit down with a cup of coffee and skim TMS2017 News so that you don't miss a thing! (Not sure where to find a cup of coffee? We can tell you that, too.)

And don't worry about adding this to your to-do list--we'll send a friendly e-mail reminder each morning. See you in San Diego!