Materials Science & Technology 2015
October 4-8, 2015
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Columbus, OH, USA



MS&T15 includes a variety of special lectures and activities. Activities are added as additional information is available.


Saturday, October 3

Microstructures 101 and Beyond

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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? See additional details >


Sunday, October 4

Advanced High Strength Steels

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Based on the book with the same name, this course is a comprehensive review of the science, technology and applications of Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS). Advanced High-Strength Steels: Science, Technology and Applications is included when taking this course. See additional details >


Robotics for the Thermal Spray Industry

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The creation of a basic robot program for thermal spraying involves a number of rudimentary robotic concepts. These will be explained in some detail in order to move to the more complicated process and path programming. See additional details >


Understanding Why Ceramics Fail and Designing for Safety

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Course details coming soon!


Additive Manufacturing Materials and Processes Workshop

1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The purpose of this workshop is to familiarize participants with current additive manufacturing (AM) processes; current Am practice for metals, polymers and ceramics; modeling of AM processes, microstructural evolution, and service properties; and current challenges and research opportunities. Separate registration is required. See additional details >


Introduction to Materials Informatics with Open Source Tools

1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Microstructure informatics is an emerging suite of advanced statistical tools and data science methods tailored specifically to the quantification of the hierarchical internal structure (also called microstructure) and the extraction of process-structure-property (PSP) relationships in materials science. See additional details >


Women in Materials Science and Engineering Reception
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy the chance to network with professionals and peers over light appetizers while relaxing after a day of sessions.


Monday, October 5


Searching for Inclusive Excellence Breakfast

7:00 – 9:00 a.m.

TMary Juhashe robustness and sustainability of tomorrow’s engineering workforce are tightly linked to the successful outcomes of search committees in the academic, corporate and government sectors. The process of conducting an effective search, hiring the best candidates, retaining them, and developing impactful careers cannot be left to chance. This talk will focus on the importance of implementing evidence-based strategies to yield the strongest, most effective candidate pool. Examples will be given to illustrate how these methods can be incorporated into existing search and hiring practices.

Speaker: Mary Juhas, Ph.D., FASM. View bio here.  Fee:  $25  Separate registration is required >


Experience Columbus – Information on Columbus Attractions ($15 per person)

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

You will be surprised by all of the activities and sight-seeing available to you during your stay in Columbus. Join the staff of Experience Columbus who will provide information on local activities, sites, and other opportunities for self-guided tours in Columbus. Information on the city’s CBUS program will be provided as well as assistance in getting your day planned and started. If you’ve got time to explore Columbus, plan to attend. Coffee and light pastries will be provided. Separate registration is required >

Please use this form if you would prefer to fax or mail your Guest Tour Registration.


ACerS 117th Annual Meeting
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Watch newly elected officers take their positions and the Annual Membership Meeting is held. All ACerS members and guests are welcome.


ASM Leadership Awards Luncheon
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

ASM’s organizational unit awards as well as awards and scholarships of the ASM Materials Education Foundation will be presented. ASM’s incoming Committee/Council chairs will also be recognized for their leadership. ASM Committee and Council members meeting during MS&T, and awardees, will receive an invitation to attend. Others may purchase tickets via meeting registration.


ASM 102nd Annual Business Meeting
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Attend our annual meeting where officers will be elected for the 2014-2015 term and other ASM business will be transacted. ASM members and guests are welcome.


Welcome Reception & Exhibit Opening
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Network with your colleagues, meet new people and learn about the exciting membership offerings of the organizing societies.


ACerS 117th Annual Honors and Awards Banquet
7:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Enjoy dinner, conversation and the presentation of Society awards. Purchase tickets for $90 via meeting registration.


ASM Canada Council Suite
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Experience Canadian hospitality!


Tuesday, October 6


Plenary Lectures

8:00 – 10:40 a.m.

 See additional details >


Tasting Tour of German Village ($49 per person)
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

You will want to wear comfortable shoes for this walking and tasting tour through German Village, a vibrant and historic neighborhood located just south of downtown Columbus. During this tour, you will be immersed into the heritage and old world architecture of this charming village and will taste what makes this area unique. Separate registration is required >

Please use this form if you would prefer to fax or mail your Guest Tour Registration.


MS&T Young Professionals Reception
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Attend this reception to meet and network with fellow young professionals.


MS&T14 Exhibit Happy Hour Reception
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Network with colleagues and build relationships with qualified attendees, buyers and prospects!


ASM Awards Dinner
7:15 – 9:30 p.m.

Join us in celebrating the wonderful accomplishments of this year’s award recipients and the 2015 Class of Fellows. Tickets, which include the President’s Reception following the dinner, can be purchased via the registration form.

Thursday, October 8- Friday, October 9

Sintering of Ceramics Short Course

9:00-4:30 p.m. and 9:00-2:30 p.m.

The course will follow the key topics in the text book, Sintering of Ceramics, by M. N. Rahaman, CRC Press, and will be supplemented by detailed ‘case studies’ of the sintering of specific ceramics and systems. Separate registration is required. See additional details >



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