MS&T; 2014: Drawing the Materials Science Community Together
MS&T; will be held October 12-16 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh.
The Materials Science and Technology (MS&T) 2014 conference will be held October 12-16 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. Organized by the American Ceramic Society (ACerS), the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST), ASM International and The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), the event aims to draw scientists, suppliers and students together to investigate the latest research and applications in materials science.
More than 280 technical sessions will cover an array of materials science topics during the conference, including ceramic and glass materials, electronics, nanomaterials, green manufacturing and sustainability, and much more. Sessions will be divided into program tracks based on their subject matter.
On Monday, October 13, a plenary session entitled “Drivers for Advanced Manufacturing: Energy, Sustainability and Economics” will cover cutting-edge advanced manufacturing technologies, including digital design, additive manufacturing, lightweight and modern metals manufacturing, and next-generation power electronics. Presenters will include Yves Bréchet, physicist and professor at the Grenoble Institute of Technology; Alex King, director of the Critical Materials Institute; and Alan Taub, professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Michigan. A variety of guest lectures will take place each day to complement the symposia program.
Show hours for the MS&T ’14 exhibition will be on Tuesday, October 14, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Wednesday, October 15, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. A poster session will take place both days, and a happy hour reception will be held for exhibitors on Tuesday. For companies and universities interested in recruiting members of the materials science community, a Career Pavilion space will be located adjacent to the main show floor.
For attendees seeking a more in-depth review of a specific topic, educational short courses will be taught by industry experts on Saturday, October 11, and Sunday, October 12. Participants can elect to study glass science, microstructures, additive manufacturing, electroceramics, or one of the other key topics.
Additional activities will include a welcome reception, the ACerS 116th annual meeting, the ASM leadership awards luncheon, the Women in Materials Science and Engineering reception and the MS&T Young Professionals reception, among others. Guest tours of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and the Andy Warhol museum will be offered as alternatives to conference activities.
For more information, visit www.matscitech.org.