MS&T19 Short Courses

A number of focused workshops and short courses are offered in conjunction with MS&T19 to help you enhance your technical and professional skills. You can sign up for any of the following courses through the MS&T19 registration form.

Two-Day Courses

Sintering of Ceramics
Instructor: Ricardo Castro, University of California, Davis
Dates: Saturday, September 28, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 29, 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Sponsor: ACerS
This course will focus on the principles and practices of sintering, the important roles it plays in other processes, such as additive manufacturing, nanotechnology, and thin films, and the challenges encountered in the powder sintering process. Students will also learn how to solve problems encountered in producing required target microstructures.

Electroceramics in Modern Technology: Applications and Impact
Instructor: R.K. Pandey, Texas State University
Dates: Thursday, October 3, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and Friday, October 4, 8 a.m.–Noon
Sponsor: ACers
This course covers perovskite oxides, leading members of the electroceramic group, and applications related to emerging electronics and sensor technology. In-depth discussions will include applications like spintronics, magneto-electronics, thin film transparent transistors, actuators and transducers, ceramic transistors, and magnetic sensors. Includes the book, Fundamentals of Electroceramics: Materials, Devices, and Applications by the instructor.

One-Day Courses: Sunday, September 29

Introduction to Machine Learning for Materials Science
Instructors: Joshua Tappan and Bryce Meredig, Citrine Informatics; John Mauro, Pennsylvania State University
Date: Sunday, September 29, 8 a.m.–Noon
Sponsor: ACerS
Attendees will get an overview of machine learning and materials informatics with a focus on tools, platforms, and applications for ceramic and glass research. Instructors will also share case studies and success stories of machine learning in glass and ceramics research. 

Metallography for Failure Analysis
Instructor: Frauke Hogue, FASM, Hogue Metallography
Date: Sunday, September 29, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Sponsor: ASM
This full-day short course will start with a short discussion of documentation for failure investigation followed by suggestions for sample preparation techniques, specific for failure analysis such as fracture cleaning and replication, and different etchants for different purposes.

Net Shape Forming-Conventional Processes or Additive Manufacturing?
Instructor: Howard A. Kuhn, FASM, University of Pittsburgh, America Makes
Date: Sunday, September 29, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Sponsor: ASM
This full-day short course will aid decisions on adoption of Additive Manufacturing (AM) for production of mechanical and thermal load-bearing parts from the perspective of traditional net shape forming. 

Additive Manufacturing Materials and Processes Workshop
Instructors: David L. Bourell, University of Texas at Austin; Sudarsanam Suresh Babu, University of Tennessee-Knoxville; Kirk Rogers, The Barnes Group Advisors
Date: Sunday, September 29, 1–5 p.m.
Sponsor: TMS
The purpose of this popular 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.

Design for Advanced Manufacturing for Lightweighting Certificate
Instructor: Sunniva Collins, Ph.D., FASM, Case Western Reserve University
Date: Sunday, September 29, 1–5 p.m.
Sponsor: ASM 
This half-day short course will cover where Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies can be applied for design or economic advantage.