Materials Science & Technology 2015
The event will include an exhibition and technical program, as well as multiple short courses and networking activities.
Materials professionals from around the world will meet at Materials Science & Technology 2015 (MS&T15), which will be held October 4-8 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. The event will include a technical program and an exhibition, as well as short courses on multiple topics and several networking activities.
MS&T15 will feature more than 150 exhibitors on October 5-7. Show hours are 4:30-6 p.m. on Monday, and an Opening Reception will be held from 5-6 p.m.
On Tuesday, the show is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. A break will be held at 10:30 a.m., and lunch will be from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday will also feature a Happy Hour Reception from 4-6 p.m. The exhibition will be open 9:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. on Wednesday, its final day, with lunch from noon to 2 p.m.
The technical program will begin the morning of October 5 and run concurrently through the morning of October 8. The program is divided into several tracks, including: Additive Manufacturing; Biomaterials; Ceramic and Glass Materials; Electronic and Magnetic Materials; Energy; Fundamentals, Characterization, and Computational Modeling; Green Manufacturing Technology; Iron and Steel (Ferrous Alloys); Materials-Environment Interactions; Nanomaterials; Processing and Manufacturing; and Special Topics.
Symposia in the Ceramic and Glass Materials program will include: Advances in Ceramics, Glasses, and Composites by Women, their Mentors and their Mentees; Alumina at the Forefront of Technology; Amorphous Materials: Common Issues within Science and Technology; Ceramic Matrix Composites; Ceramic Optical Materials; Glass and Optical Materials; Innovative Processing and Synthesis of Ceramics, Glasses and Composites; Multifunctional Oxides; Phase Transformations in Ceramics: Science and Applications; and the Robert B. Sosman Award Symposium: Structures and Properties of Grain Boundaries: Towards an Atomic-Scale Understanding of Ceramics.
Multiple lectures will take place on October 5. Entitled “Principles of Glass Chemical Strengthening Science and Technology,” the ACerS/NICE Arthur L. Friedberg Ceramic Engineering Tutorial and Lecture will be given by Arun K. Varshneya of Alfred University and Saxon Glass Technologies from 9-10 a.m.
The afternoon will offer the ACerS Alfred R. Cooper Award Session from 2-5 p.m., including the Cooper Distinguished Lecture by Martin Wilding of Aberystwyth University and the Cooper Scholar Lecture. The ACerS Richard M. Fulrath Award Symposium (featuring Hiroaki Takeda of the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tadashi Matsunaga of UBE Industries Ltd., John C. Mauro of Corning Inc., Kenji Shibata of SCIOCS Co. Ltd., and Jon-Paul Maria of North Carolina State University) will be held from 2-4:40 p.m. In addition, Siegfried Hecker of Stanford University will present “Metallurgy and Nuclear Diplomacy” in the ASM Alpha Sigma Mu Lecture from 2:30-4 p.m.
Featured plenary lectures on Tuesday morning, October 6 (8-10:40 a.m.), will include: “Space: The Materials Frontier” by Sylvia M. Johnson of the NASA Ames Research Center (the ACerS Edward Orton Jr. Memorial Lecture); “A Complete Theory for Martensitic Transformations” by Harry Bhadeshia, University of Cambridge and SKF Steel Technology Centre (the AIST Adolf Martens Memorial Steel Lecture); and “What is a Splendid Leader?” by Vincent J. Russo, Aeronautical Systems Center and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (retired) (the ASM/TMS Joint Distinguished Lecture in Materials and Society).
Afternoon lectures on October 5 will include “A Correlative Six-Dimensional Study of Phase Separation at the Subnano- to Nanoscale of Nickel-Aluminum Alloys” by Northwestern University’s David N. Seidman (The ASM Edward DeMille Campbell Memorial Lecture), from 12:45-1:45 p.m.; and “Glass Technology for Better Health” by Delbert E. Day of the Missouri University of Science and Technology (ACerS Frontiers of Science and Society-Rustum Roy Lecture) from 1-2 p.m.
To round out the lecture program on October 7, from 1-2 p.m., Yuichi Ikuhara from the University of Tokyo, Japan, will discuss “Grain Boundary Segregation, Vacancies and Properties in Oxide Ceramics” in the ACerS Basic Science Division Robert B. Sosman Lecture.
Eight short courses on various topics will be offered at MS&T15. “Introduction to Two- and Three-Component Phase Diagrams” will be held October 3 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. This one-day course will provide attendees with an introduction to phase diagrams of two and three components.
“Advanced High Strength Steels” with instructor Mahmoud Y. Demeri, Ph.D., will be held on October 4 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Based on the book with the same title, this course is a comprehensive review of the science, technology and applications of advanced high strength steels (AHSS).
Do you interpret microstructures on a regular basis, for quality control, failure analysis or research? Are you just curious about what the structures mean that you have been seeing all these years, or is metallography a new field for you? “Microstructures 101 and Beyond,” presented by Frauke Hogue on October 4 from
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., is a one-day version of the five-day class that has been presented at the ASM headquarters in Materials Park, Ohio, for the past 10 years.
“Robotics for the Thermal Spray Industry” will be held October 4 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Instructor Jeff Calder will detail the creation of a basic robot program for thermal spraying, which involves a number of rudimentary robotic concepts. More complicated process and path programming will also be explained.
The one-day course entitled “Understanding Why Ceramics Fail and Designing for Safety,” which will be held October 4 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., will explore the practical fracture mechanics background necessary to understand brittle failure, and describe some of the unique characteristics of ceramic materials that must be taken into account in their design and use.
The “Additive Manufacturing Materials and Processes Workshop” will be held on October 4 from 1-4:30 p.m. Instructors David L. Bourell, Sudarsanam Suresh Babu, Jack Beuth and James W. Sears will familiarize participants with current additive manufacturing (AM) processes and practices for metals, polymers and ceramics; modeling of AM processes, microstructural evolution and service properties; and current challenges and research opportunities.
Surya R. Kalidindi and David Brough will provide an “Introduction to Materials Informatics with Open Source Tools” on October 4 from 1-4:30 p.m. The purpose of the materials informatics workshop is to provide practical knowledge in using various techniques to improve the efficiency and efficacy of multiscale simulations and experimental characterization involving materials microstructure.
“Sintering of Ceramics” will be held October 8 and 9 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., respectively. Instructor Mohamed N. Rahaman will follow the key topics in his textbook of the same name. Detailed case studies of the sintering of specific ceramics and systems will also be provided.
In addition to the receptions noted previously, a Women in Materials Science and Engineering Reception will be held on October 4. Special events scheduled for October 5 include Experience Columbus, which will help attendees plan activities for their stay; the ACerS 117th Annual Meeting and ACerS Annual Honors and Awards Banquet; and the ASM Leadership Awards Luncheon, the ASM 102nd Annual Business Meeting and an ASM Canada Council Suite.
Events on October 6 will include an ASM Women in Materials Engineering Breakfast, MS&T Young Professionals Reception, the ASM Awards Dinner, and a Tasting Tour of German Village. (Advance registration and ticket purchase are required for some of these events.)
MS&T is organized by the American Ceramic Society (ACerS), the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST), ASM International, and The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS). In addition, NACE International is co-sponsoring MS&T15. Visit http://matscitech.org for additional details.