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Oct 2018


Greater Columbus Convention Center 400 North High Street Columbus , Ohio 43215
Tel: (614) 827-2500
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MS&T 18 - Materials Science & Technology Conference & Exhibition






Event Overview:

As the leading forum addressing structure, properties, processing and performance across the materials community, MS&T brings together scientists, engineers, students, suppliers and more to discuss current research and technical applications, and to shape the future of materials science and technology. It is organized in a joint partnership between five leading materials science-related societies – ACerS, AIST, ASM International, MetSoc, and TMS.

Exhibitor Information:

Reserve your space today and sell to the most comprehensive group of decision makers in the materials science and engineering technologies! MS&T brings together professionals from virtually every field of materials science: metals, polymers, ceramics and composites. Likewise, almost every industry is represented: automotive, aerospace, instrumentation, medical, oilfield and energy. This is your opportunity to reach potential customers from all your markets in a single venue.

About ACerS:

ACerS is a non-profit organization that serves the informational, educational, and professional needs of the international ceramic materials community. The over 10,000 membership includes engineers, scientists, researchers, manufacturers, plant personnel, educators, students, marketing and sales professionals, and others in related materials disciplines. ACerS serves members in 80 countries with access to periodicals, books, meetings, and online technical information.

About AIST:

The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) is a non-profit organization with 17,500 members from more than 70 countries. With 30 Technology Committees and 22 Local Members Chapters, AIST represents an incomparable network of steel industry knowledge and expertise.

About ASM International:

ASM International is the preeminent association for engaging and connecting materials professionals and their organizations to the resources necessary to solve problems, improve outcomes, and advance society.

As the world's largest and most established materials information society, ASM engages and connects you to a global network of peers and provides access to trusted materials information through reference content and data, education courses, international events, and research.

About MetSoc:

The Metallurgy and Materials Society Metallurgists have been active in CIM from its inception in 1898. In 1945, the Metallurgy Division was formed to reflect the group’s technical interests. Constituted as a Society in 1967, the Metallurgical Society (MetSoc) is one of the four societies and five divisions making up the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum. In October of 2010, the Society adopted their new name The Metallurgy and Materials Society.

About TMS:

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is a professional society that connects minerals, metals, and materials scientists and engineers who work in industry, academia, and government positions around the world. We create networking, publication, and professional development opportunities by convening international conferences, publishing books and journals, administering awards, conducting short courses and training, and bringing together the professional community to address issues of common concern. We also provide leadership in the professional licensing of engineers and in the accreditation of university programs in metallurgical, materials, and similarly named engineering programs.

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Keynote Speakers

Cato T. Laurencin

Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Connecticut

Regenerative Engineering: Materials in Convergence?

We define Regenerative Engineering as a Convergence of Advanced Materials Science, Stem Cell Science, Physics, Developmental Biology, and Clinical Translation. Biomaterials play a centrally important role. Work in the area of musculoskeletal tissue regeneration has focused on a number of biomaterial technologies. Polymeric nanofiber systems create the prospect for biomimetics that recapitulate connective tissue ultrastructure allowing for the design of biomechanically functional matrices, or next generation matrices that create a niche for stem cell activity. Polymer and polymer-ceramic systems can be utilized for the regeneration of bone. Novel systems using graphene-ceramics provide new possibilities for bone regeneration. Hybrid matrices possessing micro and nano architecture can create advantageous systems for regeneration, while the use of classic principles of materials science and engineering can lead to the development of three dimensional systems suitable for functional regeneration of tissues of the knee. Through convergence of a number of technologies, with advanced materials science playing an important role, we believe the prospect of engaging future grand challenges is possible.

John G. Speer

John Henry Moore Professor of Physical Metallurgy, Colorado School of Mines; Director of the Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center

Steel-A Lot to Learn

Steel development for important markets like automobile manufacturing, construction, machinery, energy, etc. has been ongoing for generations. New steel products have enabled steel to play a continuing and important role in the economy and society.  Steel developments are occurring faster than ever in some areas today, and these developments require close coupling with user industries (to ensure manufacturability and performance in service) and constant modernization of steel producing facilities.  This presentation will highlight for students at MS&T the continuing importance of steel, and will tell the story of one recent development involving both product and process concepts.  The quenching and partitioning (Q&P) concept was developed to utilize carbon in as-quenched martensite to stabilize retained austenite and thereby enhance the mechanical properties. Some background and advancements made in understanding important aspects of physical metallurgy and microstructure development will be discussed, which have led to interest in implementing Q&P as a route for producing commercial high strength steels in volume, such as for lighter automobiles.

Lynnette D. Madsen

Program Director, National Science Foundation

The Ecosystem of Research, Education, and Community

Insights from research discoveries trigger innovation and invention, and ultimately lead to commercialization of new products. This influx of new technologies feeds the economy, and in turn also sparks interest in the community. It is this excitement and promise that attracts students to the field – our future workforce of policy makers, manufacturing experts, engineers, scientists, and other leaders. Appreciation of the interdependence of these three corner-pins – research, education, and society – is essential to creating our best future.


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