TMS 2016 Hits a High Note in Music City

JOM, May 2016

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TMS 2016 Hits a High Note in Music City

JOM 0 The TMS Board of Directors paused for a photo as the 2015 and 2016 boards transitioned during its meeting on Stanley M. Howard, 2016 TMS President, introduces himself to the membership at the TMS-AIME Awards Ceremony. - greeted the nearly 3,800 attendees when the meeting opened in Nashville on Sunday, February 14, but by the end of the conference week on Thursday, February 18, the skies were sunny with balmy temperatures. The atmosphere was always warm and inviting, however, inside the Music City Center, as scientists, engineers, and students shared their knowledge during more than 3,000 technical talks and poster presentations. Many of these discussions continued informally over breaks and quick meals, as well as during the numerous scheduled networking events. Presentation topics ranged from the most fundamental laboratory research, to the latest developments in materials processing, to issues and advancements in materials applications. Representation from more than 65 nations worldwide also helped ensure that the ideas exchanged offered a breadth of perspectives. Patrice Turchi, 2015 TMS President, noted in his remarks at the TMS–AIME (American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers) Awards Ceremony that TMS is working diligently to expand the international engagement at its annual meetings even further. As examples More than 3,800 minerals, metals, and materials professionals and students converged on the Nashville Music City Center for TMS2016. Congress (co-organized by TMS and eight professional societies) and Energy Materials 2017 (co-organized by TMS and the Chinese Society for Metals) that will both be co-located at TMS2017 in San Diego. He also announced a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed by TMS and the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS) to jointly program at both Euromat 2017 in Thessaloniki, Greece, and at TMS2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. “This MOU will give an opportunity for scientists on both continents to exchange ideas, co-organize, socialize and network, and possibly seek opportunities to cooperate in sponsored activities across the ocean, and being exposed to these differences can only 91% TMS2016 attendee survey respondents who would recommend a TMS annual meeting to colleagues Stanley M. Howard, 2016 TMS President, followed Turchi and further highlighted how TMS’s commitment to international outreach was one of many factors contributing to the organization’s continued progress. “TMS is an organization in the growing stage. We have a vibrant membership interested in embracing and engaging in the society’s continue to grow in numbers, budget, and impact. . . Growth will continue so long as the membership perceives that TMS In introducing himself to the the importance of mentors, such as John Hager, his thesis advisor at the Colorado School of Mines, in shaping his path as an active TMS member. “I recall John’s enthusiasm in 1969 about submitting journal, Metallurgical Transactions Who Attended TMS2016? Howard said. “Later, when I was a young professor, he saw to it that I became engaged in technical committee leadership. I mention this “In the last few decades, we have worked diligently to make TMS much more approachable and understandable for students and young substantial results because people are more likely to engage in an And, strong member engagement, Howard stressed, is the common factor underpinning the success of any TMS initiative. “As a grassroots Howard concluded his remarks by observing that nowhere was the impact of member involvement more obvious than in the session rooms and bustling hallways of TMS2016. The following pages offer just a few highlights of how TMS2016 attendees learned, connected, and advanced the profession in so many ways during one memorable week in Nashville. THE WORLD COMES HERE. AND, YOU SHOULD TOO. Submit Your Abstract Today TMS takes the global impact of its annual meeting to new heights with the TMS 2017 Annual Meeting and Exhibition (TMS2017), February 26 – March 2, 2017 in San Diego, California, USA. Abstracts are now being accepted at www. for the 65 symposia in 11 theme areas currently under development for TMS2017, as well as two co-located international conferences: 3rd Pan American sCioo-noarlgasnoizceiedtiesb,y thneine3rpdroPfeasnFSMeabnraDuaiteregyo2r,6Ci-aaMlialforscrhniC2a, 2o01n7gress tAramveerlsicatno MthaeterUiaSlsA Cwoitnhgretesns symposia that reflect technical interests across the Americas, as well as insights on business development opportunities within the Americas. A plenary roster featuring some of the brightest minds in the field, abundant networking opportunities, and a tour will round out this comprehensive, cross-cultural event. Building on the inaugural Energy Materials meeting convened by TMS and the Chinese Society for Metals 201 in 2014, the seven symposia planned for Energy Materials 2017 will highlight materials research and innovations for a wide breadth of energy systems and technologies. TMS2017 registrants will have full access to the content of all three meetings. Check regularly for news and updates. Programming Highlights Light Metals The TMS2016 Light Metals Keynote team, pictured left to right: Martin Iffert, Margaret Hyland, TMS Aluminum Committee Chair and session chair, and Stephane Delalande. TMS Light Metals Division (LMD) volunteers delivered yet another productive and comprehensive meeting experience to TMS2016 attendees engaged in the light metals industries. From a technical track that professional development courses, to well-attended networking opportunities, TMS2016 explored the breadth of light metals production developments and issues. Kicking off the programming week was the Light several examples of that thinking in his overview of Trimet business practices and recent initiatives. Among these was director, PSA Peugeot Citroën, followed with his talk on how safety and environmental concerns, along with consumer expectations and mobility patterns, are driving different materials solutions for mass-produced and premium cars. (Left photo) Patrice Turchi, 2015 TMS President (right), congratulated and thanked Edward McRae Williams, editor of Light Metals 2016 and (Right photo) Kiran Solanki, lead editor of Magnesium Technology 2016. Martyn Alderman, Magnesium Elektron, presents “A Perspective: Potential Growth in the Global Magnesium Industry– Where is our Research Leading Us?” during the Magnesium Technology 2016 Keynote. The keynote session that opened Magnesium Technology 2016 focused on challenges and opportunities for magnesium applications, from magnesium alloys for high-speed trains, to wrought magnesium Gregory Wittbecker offered his alloys, to high perspectives on key challenges in magnesium-content bulk tthalek aaltutmheinuLmighmtMarekteatlsduDriivnigsihoins metallic glasses. The Luncheon. discussion continued in the afternoon session that examined primary production and recycling issues. Later in the week at the LMD Luncheon, Gregory Wittbecker, vice president, Industry Analysis, Alcoa Global Primary Products, examined the fundamentals of the aluminum market. He noted that although overcapacity is a current challenge, “We continue to expect very strong global demand, with growth for aluminum projected at 6% in 2016. Demand is on track to double between 2010– continued, “but the industry is fortunate in that it is easier “Effects and Control of Impurities Along the Value Chain” (pictured) and “Practical Methods of In-Plant Testing of Carbon Anodes Used in Aluminum Smelting” were short courses offered to TMS2016 attendees who were seeking in-depth training on specific issues in aluminum production. Additive Manufacturing Lyle Levine, National Institute of Standards and Technology, presented “Additive Manufacturing of Metals: The Devil in the Details”, one of the many well-attended talks on this rapidly advancing technology at TMS2016. TMS2016 doubled the number of sessions offered in its Additive Manufacturing and Joining Processes technical track from programming offered in 2015. Attendees representing a variety of interests and industries materials properties in low-volume production, to material applications. Additive manufacturing was also the theme of the Extraction & Processing Division (EPD)/Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division (MPMD) Joint Luncheon. As the David L. Bourell recounted the luncheon speaker, David long, rich history of additive L. Bourell, the Temple tomhuaetnliEnuPifnaDgc/tiMutsrPinpMgoDtaesnJtoaiainpltrfueLtfuauncrece,htaeoson FUonuivnedrastiitoynoPfrToefxesassoar,t speaker. Austin, examined current additive manufacturing applications in both industry and art, comparing the properties of additive manufacturing parts to those produced by conventional processing. He concluded his talk with a look at potentially revolutionary developments in additive manufacturing, including high-volume, high-speed printing. The new TMS Additive Manufacturing Committee met for the first time at TMS2016. The robust interest in additive manufacturing within the TMS membership prompted the creation of the Additive Manufacturing Committee, which met TMS2016. To most effectively address the cross-disciplinary nature of the technology, the committee divisions. David Bourell was named the inaugural chair and Ryan R. Dehoff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is the vice chair of this newest TMS technical committee. For additional information on TMS’s initiatives in advancing additive manufacturing, contact Justin Scott, TMS technical project leader, at . REWAS 2016 REWAS 2016 plenary speakers (left to right): Trevor Keel, World Gold Council; Sil Colalancia, Novelis; Marian Chertow, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies; William P. Flanagan, General Electric Company; Edwin Piñero, Veolia North America; and Markus Reuter, Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology. REWAS returned to the TMS annual meeting to convene a multi-disciplinary professional community on issues and advances in enabling a more resourceand strategies on topics such as rechargeable batteries, ferrous and nonferrous metals processing, rare earth element applications, light metals recycling, and designing materials and systems for sustainability. The symposium’s plenary session, titled, “Materials Matter: Deriving Value presented common themes and challenges in managing environmental impacts across industries. As part of the REWAS 2016 plenary, Markus Reuter, director, Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology, presented his 2016 EPD Distinguished Lecture. His talk, “Digitalizing the Circular Economy: System-IntegratedMarkus Reuter delivered his EPD Distinguished Lecture as part of REWAS 2016. outlined the needs, considerations, and approaches to quantifying the Web of Metals to support the evolution of a sustainable circular economy. He also discussed the importance of providing lawmakers with tools and information supporting sustainable and economically viable metals extraction. Acta Materialia Inc. showcased the work of Sungho Jin, 2016 Acta Materialia Gold Medal recipient, and Julie Schoenung, 2016 Acta Materialia Hollomon Materials and Society Award recipient, at the TMS2016 Acta Materialia Symposium. Both accepted their awards at the 2016 TMS– AIME Awards Ceremony. Jin, University of California, San Diego, gave a compelling overview of the power of materials to enable technologies that address some of society’s most pressing needs. With a focus on techniques to enhance functional materials, Jin discussed work in a broad range of Sungho Jin, 2016 Acta Materialia Gold Medal recipient. wafer production cost through a massively parallel chemical slicing technique), to cancer treatment (development of magnetically vectored nanocapsules for tumor penetration, with remotely switchable on-demand drug release). Julie Schoenung, University of California, Irvine, then followed, commenting, “You are going to see similar themes in my talk, but from a different perspective: Green technologies are not then presented case studies on LED bulbs Julie Schoenung, 2016 Acta Materialia Hollomon Materials and Society Award recipient. impact that these technologies can have over the course of we need, as materials people working with designers and process engineers, to discuss what materials we are using in these products at an early stage and then see how we can TOP 10 TMS2016 SYMPOSIA Characterization of Minerals, Metals, and Materials Ultrafine Grained Materials IX Materials and Fuels for Current and Advanced Nuclear Reactors V High Entropy Alloys IV Phase Transformations and Microstructural Evolution Bulk Metallic Glasses XIII Mechanical Behavior at the Nanoscale III Additive Manufacturing: Building the Pathway towards Process and Material Qualification Magnesium Technology 2016 7th International Symposium on High Temperature Metallurgical Processing Presentations Nations Represented at TMS2016 Special Sessions and Lectures Clarissa Yablinsky, Los Alamos National Laboratory, reviewed a primer on getting involved as a TMS volunteer, with a particular focus on technical committee participation. She spoke at the extremely well-attended professional development program, TMS 101: Participating Above the Presenter Level. “Show up at a committee meeting and see what they are doing,” she encouraged the session attendees. “They welcome new members and ideas and want people to participate.” Brent Fultz, Rawn Professor of Materials Science and Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, and recipient of the 2016 William Hume-Rothery Award, gave the keynote at the Hume-Rothery Award Symposium. Titled, “The Origin of Entropy in Materials.” Fultz’s talk examined different reactions of different materials at high temperatures. Michael Mills, Taine G. McDougal Professor of Engineering at The Ohio State University, presented “The Importance of Advanced Characterization Techniques for Understanding of Deformation Behavior in Structural Materials,” during the Structural Materials Division (SMD) Luncheon. After providing an overview of tools and methods used both in the past and present, Mills concluded that “we now have the tools to probe issues at unprecedented length scales, so we don’t have to guess. We can use these to drive modeling and answer more questions.” The Materials Innovation Keynote, sponsored by the TMS Materials Innovation Committee, engaged a large, appreciative audience on a diverse range of topics from speakers representing multiple disciplines and perspectives on materials design issues. Pictured, from left to right, are the session’s speakers and organizers: Shashi Adiga, Lockheed Martin; Katsuyo Thornton, University of Michigan; David Furrer, Pratt & Whitney; James A. Warren, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Michael McKerns, California Institute of Technology; Carolyn Seepersad, University of Texas at Austin; Charles H. Ward, United States Air Force Research Laboratory; and David McDowell, Georgia Institute of Technology. Poster Sessions TMS2016 introduced a new approach to the technical poster session by splitting it over two evenings, with each session featuring different topics. Receptions supported both events to enhance the networking experience. Several symposia at TMS2016 also provided opportunities for professional recognition through poster and presentation competitions. Congratulations to the following individuals for being selected as award recipients in these competitions: Alloys and Compounds for Thermoelectric and Solar Cell Applications IV Symposium: “Liquidus Projection of the Bi-In-Te Thermoelectric Po-Han Lin, National Tsing Hua University “Thermoelectric Properties of Si/SiB3 submicrocomposite Prepared by Melt Spinning Yusufu, Hiroaki Muta, Ken Kurosaki, and Shinsuke Yamanaka, Osaka University; and Yoshinobu Miyazaki, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology “Interfacial Reactions at the Joints of Bi2Te3-based Liou, and Alan Chu, National Tsing Hua University; and Hsu-shen Chu and Jenn-dong Huang, Industrial Technology Research Institute Characterization of Minerals, Metals, and Materials Symposium: “Microstructural Characterization of Boronrich Boron Carbide by Transmission Electron Kevin Hemker, Johns Hopkins University; and Vlad Domnich and Rich Haber, Rutgers University “Characterization of Boron in Boron Containing Johnson, Purdue University “Characterization Methodologies for Investigating Marion Branch Kelly, Bethany Smith, Cruz Hernandez, Kimberly McGuinness, and Amaneh Tasooji, Arizona State University Fatigue in Materials: Fundamentals, Multiscale Modeling and Prevention Symposium: “Quantitative Effects of Texture and Grain Size on Short Fatigue Crack Growth in High Strength Al Cai, Tongguang Zhai, and Yan Jin, University of Kentucky; and Wei Wen, Novelis Global Research and Technology Center “Microstructural Effects on Small-Fatigue Crack Growth in Resistance Spot Welded Sheet 5754 and 6111 Aluminum and Durability Modeling of Eyebrow University of Michigan “Experimental Investigation of Crack Initiation in FCC Materials in the High and Very High Cycle Chris Eberl, Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials (IWM) “Microstructure-Sensitive Investigation of Aluminum 2024 Fatigue Damage Precursors using Acoustic Drexel University Magnesium Technology 2016: “Modeling Deformation and Texture Evolution in Mg Alloy AZ31 Using the Crystal Plasticity Fast Fourier Kanjarla, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai “Investigation on Plastic Deformability of Mg-Y Alloys by Vickers and Newly Designed In-situ Brinell and Ken-ichi Ikeda, Hokkaido University “Additive Friction Stir Deposition of Mg Alloys Kumar Kandasamy, Jianqing Su, Dietrich Linde, and James Donnelly, Aeroprobe Corporation Recent Developments in Biological, Structural, and Functional Thin Films and Coatings Symposium: “Block Copolymers as Phase Change Materials for Mitigating Heat Spikes in Handheld Consumer Marconnet, and John Howarter, Purdue University “Effects of Aminopropyltriethoxysilane Percentages on Surface Chemistry and Coating Adhesion of Martin, and Snjezana Balaz, Youngstown State University “Effects of Solvent on the Surface Chemistry of APTES Deposition and Coating Adhesion of Chitosan and Snjezana Balaz, Youngstown State University Thermodynamic Applications, Optimizations and Simulations in High-Temperature Processes: An EPD Symposium in Honor of Christopher W. Bale’s 70th Birthday: “Thermodynamic Modeling of Hot Metal Desulfurization Using Na2 Moosavi-Khoonsari and In-Ho Jung, McGill University “Multi-Phase Flow Simulation in Blast Furnace Maruoka, and Hiroshi Nogami, Tohoku University “Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Ramana Reddy, The University of Alabama REWAS 2016: “Evaluation of Adding Grits in the Manufacture of Márcia Pinheiro, and Larissa Miranda, Universidade Federal de Viçosa February 26 – March 2, 2017 • San Diego, California, USA PROGRAMMING ENHANCEMENTS AT 3rd Pan American Materials Congress SanDiego,California February26-March2,2017 Energy Materials 201 Three Meetings. One Great Experience TMS2017 will introduce a new, expansive approach to the TMS annual meeting by welcoming the 3rd Pan American Materials Congress and Energy Materials 2017, both included with your TMS2017 registration. To give attendees flexibility in networking and participating in as many aspects of these three co-located meetings as possible, TMS2017 is extending special events and technical programming through Thursday evening. An optional tour opportunity affiliated with the 3rd Pan American Materials Congress is scheduled for Friday, March 2, 2017. All-Meeting Plenary on Sunday Evening Kicking off a new TMS annual meeting tradition—the Sunday evening, all-meeting plenary—is the TMS-Chinese Society for Metals-Federation of European Materials Societies Global Energy 2025 Plenary Session. Thought leaders from Europe, China, and the United States will examine the role of the minerals, metals, and materials communities in reaching mandated energy targets, within the context of economic impacts and policy implications. Enriched Poster Presentation Opportunities Based on modifications introduced at TMS2016, TMS2017 will pilot a new poster session concept, designed to showcase presenters to peers and colleagues within their specific research interests. Bladesmithing is Back. . .and Better Than Ever The wildly popular TMS Bladesmithing Competition returns to TMS2017 to spark ingenuity among university student and artisan teams from around the world. Visit for updated rules, judging rubrics, and registration information. Something to Celebrate Awards Ceremony and Banquet 2007 TMS President Robert Shull (left), National Institute of Standards and Technology, and 2015 TMS Fellow Iver Anderson (right), Iowa State University took a moment to catch up during the TMS–AIME Awards Ceremony reception. James Robinson, TMS Executive Director, welcomes honorees and their colleagues, friends, and family members to the 2016 TMS–AIMEAwards Ceremony on Tuesday, February 16. 2015 TMS President Patrice Turchi (left) congratulates Stanley M. Howard on being installed as the 2016 TMS President at the TMS-AIME Awards Ceremony. Henry Proudhon (left), MINES Paristech and 2016 Young Leaders International Scholar to TMS from FEMS, Tresa Pollock (center), University of California, Santa Barbara and 2009 TMS Fellow, and Michael Sangid (right), Purdue University and 2016 Early Career Faculty Fellow Award recipient, enjoyed good company and good food during the TMS–AIME Awards Banquet. The evening concluded with a performance by award winning singer/ songwriters, Jon Randall and Jessi Alexander. TMS Foundation At the TMS Foundation Donor Recognition Event held at the Palm Restaurant during TMS2016. Kyle Brinkman (right), associate professor, Clemson University, presents Gregory Hildeman (center), 2004 TMS President, and his wife, Joy, with a commemorative pin honoring their TMS Foundation Silver Society membership. Brinkman also spoke at the event on the impact that the TMS Foundation has had on his career as a recipient of the 2011 Young Leaders Professional Development Award and 2015 FEMS/TMS Young Leaders International Scholar Award. Robert H. Wagoner (standing) gives his last report as the Foundation Board of Trustees chair at the 2016 Donor Recognition Event. The evening also served as an opportunity to recognize Wagoner for his leadership in revitalizing the TMS Foundation over the last several years. Garry Warren was officially installed as the new Board of Trustees Chair at TMS2016. Robert H. Wagoner, on behalf of the TMS Foundation, also welcomed the newest members of the Foundation’s honorific Silver Society at its Donor Recognition Event (left to right): Gregory Hildeman, Cynthia K. Belt, James J. Robinson, Viola L. Acoff, Robert Wagoner, Patrice Turchi, and David Shifler. (Not pictured are Joseph Defilippi and Harold W. Paxton.) TMS2016 Exhibition TMS2016 attendees gained valuable insights on implementing many of the ideas presented in technical sessions at the TMS2016 Exhibition. The popular President’s Welcome Reception and Tuesday Happy Hour Reception held as part of the Exhibition offered additional opportunities to network with colleagues. A Week of Connection and Collaboration A number of TMS2016 attendees began their week with informal discussion on a variety of diversity-related topics at the Women in Materials Science & Engineering Breakfast. Attendees took a break from TMS2016 technical sessions to grab a cup of coffee and some conversation. (Left to right) Bart Blanpain and Wilfried Kurz, representing the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS), and Patrice Turchi, TMS President, signed an MOU on February 14 at TMS2016 to facilitate greater collaborative opportunities between the volunteers of FEMS and TMS. Specifically, TMS will organize symposia at Euromat 2017 in Greece, while FEMS will organize symposia at the TMS 2018 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Phoenix, Arizona. The TMS Membership Café was a popular spot to catch up with colleagues or to peruse TMS journals and upcoming meeting information. Young Professional Events Young Professional Tutorial Luncheon Lecture The why’s and how’s of research, along with other bigpicture questions in the materials science and engineering profession were addressed in the two talks given by the 2016 TMS Early Career Faculty Fellow awardees at the Young Professional Tutorial Luncheon. Elif Ertekin, University of Illinois, discussed developing synergies between research and teaching experiences at the Young Professional Tutorial Luncheon Lecture. Elif Ertekin, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, presented “Introducing Innovations focused on how research and teaching experiences can students. One of the keys to success, Ertekin explained, is learning how to be strategic about time management, balancing the day-to-day style of teaching and the longterm accomplishments associated with research. “Teaching forces me to think about the bigger perspective of why Through her involvement in several of her university’s education reform programs, Ertekin and other faculty try to take a more team-based approach to teaching. She noted that this requires an experimental cycle of “innovate, discusses what changes have and have not worked well. The goals are to improve student (and faculty) engagement, a high level of rigor in coursework. “I like to think that I make my students become more knowledgeable, critical thinkers who consider how they can impact the world. I also think about the fact that my students force me to be The luncheon’s second speaker, Michael Sangid, assistant professor in Purdue University’s School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, discussed the broader questions of why scientists and engineers perform research Michael Sangid, Purdue University, talked about the cultural shift represented by ICME at the Young Professional Tutorial Luncheon Lecture. really isn’t, is continuing to do the same thing that we’ve need to break out of the materials silos where only one aspect of engineering is considered. ICME, he pointed out, is leading a cultural shift in how research is performed, in a way that enables research to become more impactful to others in the future. He maintained that researchers have to be able to look ahead and think about who will be using whether it’s through journal articles, computational tools and data, or graduate students entering the workforce. “We stated. The TMS Early Career Faculty Fellow Award program is made possible by the TMS Foundation. Ertekin and Sangid formally received their awards during the TMSAIME Awards Ceremony. Meet a Mentor The popular Meet a Mentor event returned in 2016, recalibrated to offer more uninterrupted time for interaction between established TMS members (mentors) and earlycareer professionals (mentees). This year, mentees had the opportunity to identify mentors who closely matched their own technical interests, professional aspirations, and volunteer positions within TMS in advance of the event. Onsite, attendees interacted during three rounds of faceto-face meetings over the course of two hours. More than 75 individuals participated in Meet a Mentor at TMS2016, with mentors and mentees alike noting they were eager to follow up with the new connections made during the session. As Stanley Howard, 2016 TMS President Conversations started at the Meet a Member event continued at the reception that immediately followed. Pictured above, from left to right, are three of the 2016 Functional Materials Division (FMD) Young Leader Professional Development Awardees: Luisa Whittaker-Brooks, University of Utah, Partha Mukherjee, Texas A&M University, and Babak Arfei, Universal Instruments. Young Professional Poster Contest Congratulations to the following authors who received best poster honors in the 2016 TMS Technical Division Young Professional Poster Contest: Light Metals Division “DIC In-Situ of Tensile Deformation and Synchrotron Diffraction for the Accurate Investigation of Austenite-to Clemson University Structural Materials Division “Understanding of Deformation Twinning Characteristics The Student Experience TMS2016 Student-Run Symposium The outcomes of the 2014 Diversity in the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Professions Summit inspired Natalie Larson, Wennie Wang, and David Hwang to organize the Transforming the Diversity Landscape symposium for TMS2016. All graduate students at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Larson, Wang, and Hwang had two goals for the event: to identify measures of success for the future of diversity in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); and to empower individuals and institutions by providing tools and ideas on improving diversity in STEM. The symposium was split into two discussion of past TMS presidents. Overall, the panelists were optimistic about the future of diversity in STEM, with Robert Shull, 2007 TMS President, noting that “inclusion is already happening and will happen as long as we create made, both within TMS and in their past or present places needs to be done. On this point, the group highlighted that is being aware of one’s own inherent biases.“We all have Jones, 1999 TMS President. “Ask yourself questions that you know the answers to, and be humble. It’s easy to say you know the answer, but you can always develop skills and techniques to be more fair in your evaluation of other When questioned further about advancing diversity and inclusion issues as an individual, the panel agreed that it was important to get involved in any way possible. Tresa (Left to right): Wennie Wang, Natalie Larson, and David Hwang, students at the University of California, Santa Barbara, organized the Transforming the Diversity Landscape Symposium at TMS2016. They are pictured holding the 1994 Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Clifford Shull, father of 2007 TMS President and diversity symposium panelist, Robert Shull. Pollock, 2005 TMS President, advised students and young professionals to take advantage of opportunities at TMS, and to make sure they have role models and mentors who are helpful and care about the same issues. Daniel Thoma, 2003 TMS President, noted that to be an effective diversity The TMS2016 student-run symposium was sponsored by the TMS Education Committee. A highlight of the TMS2016 student-run symposium was a panel discussion of past TMS Presidents. From left to right: Daniel Thoma, 2003 TMS President and University of Wisconsin-Madison; Wayne Jones, 1999 TMS President and University of Michigan; Robert Shull, 2007 TMS President and National Institute of Standards and Technology; Tresa Pollock, 2005 TMS President and University of California, Santa Barbara; Brajendra Mishra, 2006 TMS President and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI); and Diran Apelian, 2008 TMS President and WPI. Jeffrey Wadsworth presented the keynote talk at the TMS2016 Bladesmithing Symposium. The TMS Bladesmithing Competition will return to TMS2017, February 26–March 2, 2017 in San Diego, California. Teams can register now at /Bladesmithing2017 of Battelle and 2000 TMS Fellow, presented the keynote talk, “Connections: Superplasticity, Damascus Steels, the TMS2016 Bladesmithing Symposium. The one-day event included student presentations related to or inspired by the inaugural TMS Bladesmithing Competition held at TMS2015 and was developed to complement the next installment of the competition, slated for TMS2017. to recounting how bladesmithing has developed as a hobby of his over the years. Wadsworth was introduced to the topic through his mentor, Oleg D. Sherby, the late Stanford University professor credited with the discovery of superplastic steels. Wadsworth recalled how he and commercially available steels, but found that it wasn’t sustainable because they needed to keep adding carbon. “At some point, somebody came up and said ‘you know, those steel compositions you have are just like Damascus swords.’ We knew nothing about Damascus swords, Wadsworth. As they began trying to reproduce the Damascus pattern, Wadsworth discovered that there is no one pattern, but many different, complex ones. Eventually, Wadsworth and Sherby believed that they accurately demonstrated a Damascus pattern and were widely hailed for uncovering this lost ancient art. The problem with their superplastic steels, however, was that they did not display very good room temperature toughness. Sherby and Wadsworth then experimented with laminating ultrahigh carbon steels with another, tougher steel, and discovered, through their research, that many ancient swords were actually made from laminates. Wadsworth concluded his presentation with a reminder of the TMS2017 Bladesmithing Competition and announced the new TMS Wadsworth-Sherby Bladesmithing Grand Prize. The prize will present $2,000 Competition at TMS2017, to be held February 26–March 2, 2017 in San Diego, California. Student teams can register now to participate in next year’s contest at /Bladesmithing2017. Student Poster Contest The TMS2016 Technical Division Student Poster Contest judging session allowed students to showcase their latest work and obtain presentation experience to help build their resumes. Congratulations to the following students for receiving best poster honors in the TMS2016 Technical Division Student Poster Contest: Extraction & Processing Division Undergraduate: “Characterization of Inclusions in High Strength Interstitial University of Toronto, St. George Campus Graduate: “On the Effect of Mo and Austenite-ferrite Transformation Zhang, National Tsing Hua University; and Kangying Zhu, ArcelorMittal Functional Materials Division Undergraduate: “Nanofabrication and Characterization of Quasi-Crystal Caroline Zellhofer, UMBC; Emily MacDonald, Witworth University; Alex Nemiroski, Whitworth University, and George Whitesides, Harvard University Graduate: “Nano-Strength Testing of Additive Manufactured Parts Light Metals Division Graduate: “Application of Computational Thermodynamics & Kyle Fitzpatrick-Schmidt, Danielle Cote, and Diran Apelian, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division Undergraduate: “Microstructural Evolution and Aging Behavior in a Niand Michele Manuel, University of Florida Materials Bowl of the TMS Materials Bowl during TMS2016. Ten other teams competed in this year’s competition, including: The University of Alabama; University of Florida; University Danielle Cote, and Richard Sisson, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; and Victor Champagne, U.S. Army Research Laboratory Structural Materials Division Undergraduate: “Effect of Heat Treatment and Chemical Composition on the High Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTHA) Bharadwaj, and Carl Lundin, University of Tennessee; and Martin Prager, Welding Research Council Graduate: Nelson Martinez and Rajiv Mishra, University of North Texas; and Kevin Doherty, U.S. Army Research Laboratory of South Texas; Boise State University; Colorado School of Mines; University of Arizona; Purdue University; Missouri University of Science and Technology; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; and the University of Alberta. 2015 TMS President Patrice Turchi (center) congratulated the final two Materials Bowl teams, the “MagMets” on the right, and the Missouri University of Science and Technology “Rolla Win-quiz-ition” on the left, for their hard work and preparation for the competition. From left to right: Anna Bretzke, Michael Walden, Austin Stanfield, Nathaniel Griffen, Patrice Turchi, Andrew Laroche, Somnaang Rou, Syamantak Roy, and Travis Willhard. Looking for More TMS2016 Photos?

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TMS 2016 Hits a High Note in Music City, JOM, 2016, 1496-1511, DOI: 10.1007/s11837-016-1947-5