Materials Science & Technology
2011 Conference & Exhibition
October 16-20, 2011 | Columbus, Ohio



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Sunday, October 16

ACerS Frontiers of Science and Society – Rustum Roy Lecture
5:00 to 6:00 p.m.  CC
“Reinventing Manufacturing to Answer New Global Challenges and Market Opportunity,” Deborah L. Wince-Smith, President and CEO of the Council on Competitiveness


Monday, October 17

Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) Special Session
2 to 3:30 p.m.  CC
Dr. Cyrus Wadia, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Launching “a new era of materials innovation” is an overarching goal of the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI), unveiled by President Barack Obama on June 24 as part of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership. In this program organized by the MS&T partners, Cyrus Wadia, assistant director, Clean Energy and Materials Research and Development, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, will present the keynote—“The National Materials Genome Initiative: A White House-Led Strategy on Advanced Materials Manufacturing.” Julie Christodoulou, director, Naval Materials Division, Office of Naval Research (ONR), will review “Challenges and Opportunities Presented by the Materials Genome Initiative.” Steven H. McKnight, director, NSF Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation Division (CMMI), Directorate for Engineering, and Ian M. Robertson, director, NSF Division of Materials Research, will discuss “National Science Foundation (NSF) Perspective on the Materials Genome Initiative.”


ACerS Richard M. Fulrath Award Session

2 to 4:40 p.m.  CC

  • Japanese Academic: Junichi Tatami; Yokohama National University, “Improvement in Reliability of Ceramics”
  • Japanese Industrial 1: Eiichi Koga, Panasonic, “Research and Development of Microwave Dielectric with Low Loss and Novel ZnO -Based Ceramic Varistor Material”
  • American Industrial: Sujanto Widjaja; Corning Inc., “Porous Ceramics Materials for Clean Air Technologies”
  • Japanese Industrial 2: Atsushi Omote; Panasonic, “Development of Ultra-Low Thermal Expansion Materials”
  • American Academic: Roger Narayan; University of North Carolina, “Two photon polymerization of inorganic-organic hybrid materials for medical applications”


ACerS Alfred R. Cooper Session and Award Invited Speakers
2 to 5:20 p.m.  CC
“The Physics of Iso-Structural Viscosity,” Prabhat Gupta, The Ohio State University


Alpha Sigma Mu Lecture
3 to 4 p.m.  CC
Charles A. Parker, Honeywell Aerospace


Tuesday, October 18

ACerS Arthur L. Friedberg Memorial Lecturer
8 to 9 a.m.  CC
“Processing Dielectric Oxides–New Opportunities and Challenges,” Clive A. Randall, The Pennsylvania State University


TMS Young Leaders Tutorial Lecture
Noon to 2 p.m.  CC


ASM Edward DeMille Campbell Memorial Lecture
12:45 to 1:45 p.m.  CC
“The Roles of Determinism and Noise in Dendritic Growth,” Martin Glicksman, Florida Institute of Technology


ACerS Edward Orton Jr. Memorial Lecture
1 to 2 p.m.  CC
Gary Messing, The Pennsylvania State University, “Lessons Learned after 40 years of Sintering Technical Ceramics”


Wednesday, October 19

ACerS Robert B. Sosman Award, Lecture and Session
1 to 2 p.m.  CC
“Interface Structure Dependent Microstructural Evolution in Ceramics,” Suk-Joong L. Kang, KAIST


AIST Adolf Martens Memorial Steel Lecture
1 to 2 p.m.  CC
“A Metallurgical Perspective of the Role of Rail Steel in the Growth of America,” Bruce Bramfitt, ArcelorMittal Steelton





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