Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:40 p.m.
Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Ballroom A
Three prestigious, invited presenters will deliver lectures during the all-conference plenary session on Tuesday afternoon. Come to learn more from these influential leaders in their fields.
ACerS Edward Orton Jr. Memorial Lecture
Sanjay Mathur, Director and Chair, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Cologne, Germany
Presentation Title: "Ceramic Particles for Precision Drug Delivery"
About the Presentation
Chemical processing of functional ceramics has played a key role in converging disciplines, which is especially true for biomedical applications. For example, the development of biocompatible drug-carriers that can hold back the payloads and release the drugs or antibiotics at the specific diseased area is a materials processing challenge. The selective transport and retention of drugs in sufficiently high concentrations at the target site is inhibited by various physiological barriers, which reduces or even blocks the therapeutic efficiency of molecular drugs. Therefore, advanced drug-delivery systems designed to overcome biological barriers are needed to meet the specific traits of physiological and disease-related barriers. In this context, chemically functionalized nanoparticles act as efficient drug-carriers to transport higher amounts of therapeutic payloads to diseased sites that also reduces the undesired off-site effects. Moreover, hollow nanocarriers can incorporate more than one drug enabling theranostic and theraregenerative approaches. Finally, ceramic nanoparticles can be modified with surface-bound target ligands to exploit the overexpression of receptors and promote cell-specific attachment of the carriers for a localized high concentration of drug around disease sites. This talk will discuss the potential benefits of inorganic nanoparticles towards precision drug delivery.
About the Presenter
Sanjay Mathur is director and chair, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Cologne, Germany. Mathur earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Laboratories from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India; and a Master of Philosophy (M. Phil) in Physical Chemistry and Master of Science (M. Sc.) in
Physical Chemistry, both from Vikram University, Ujjain, India.
An ACerS Fellow, Mathur is also the recipient of the Engineering Ceramics Division’s Global Star Award and Bridge-Building Award. He is a past chair and member of the Engineering Ceramic Division and served on the ACerS and Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation boards, as well as several ACerS committees including the Diversity & Inclusion, Strategic Planning for Emerging Opportunities, Kingery Award, Jeppson Award, ECerS-ACerS Joint Award, and Morgan Medal & Global Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award committees. Mathur has chaired or co-chaired several meetings and was an associate editor of ACerS International Journal of Applied Ceramics Technology.
AIST Adolf Martens Memorial Steel Lecture
Matthias Militzer, ArcelorMittal Dofasco Chair in Advanced Steel Processing, University of British Columbia
Presentation Title: "Interface-based Design – A New Frontier for Microstructure Engineering of High-Performance Steels"
About the Presentation
The steel industry continues to develop new high-performance steels and innovative processing strategies to meet societal demands of sustainability in the energy, transportation, and construction sectors. Computational tools have aided these developments since the introduction of thermo-mechanically controlled processed steels in the 1970s. In particular, the concept of microstructure engineering permits a knowledge-based approach by simulating the microstructure evolution to link the operational process parameters with the properties of the steel product. Recent advances in computational materials science have enabled modeling across different length and time scales where atomistic scale simulations are combined with meso-scale modeling on the microstructure length scale to establish predictive tools for the industrially relevant macro-scale. The present lecture will review these modeling strategies to provide a critical assessment of their achievements and limitations with an emphasis on phase transformations in advanced high-performance low carbon steels. In particular, an interface-based steel design approach will be discussed.
About the Presenter
Matthias Militzer, ArcelorMittal Dofasco Chair in Advanced Steel Processing at the University of British Columbia (UBC), is the preeminent researcher in the area of steel microstructure modeling in North America. His work in modeling and novel in-situ microstructure measurement is helping to aid the transition to computational materials engineering. Those familiar with hot-strip mill production may recall Militzer’s outstanding work as a principal researcher for the AISI Hot Strip Mill Model, which was subsequently marketed by Integ Process Group. Militzer has built upon that foundation in detailed research to model more complex steel types and other steel manufacturing processes, such as continuous annealing and welding. Militzer’s achievements are reflected in the 70 keynote and invited presentations he has delivered at conferences and symposia, underpinned by more than 120 publications in refereed journals and more than 40 publications in refereed conference proceedings. He is the author of four book chapters and has edited three additional books. Militzer has advised or co-advised more than 50 graduate students while at UBC since 1993, where he has also been the director of the Centre for Metallurgical Process Engineering since 2007. Militzer is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), and his work has earned many distinctions, including the ASM Henry Marion Howe Medal for best publication in Metallurgical and Materials Transactions (2010) and “Best Publication” in Acta Metallurgica (1986). Militzer has been an active member of AIST since its founding in 2004 (and its predecessor ISS since 1998). He is the chair of the TMS Steel Committee, is an editor of Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, and is on the Editorial Board of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan (ISIJ).
TMS/ASM Distinguished Lectureship in Materials and Society
Iver E. Anderson, Senior Metallurgist, Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering, Ames Laboratory (USDOE) and Adjunct Professor, Materials Science and Engineering Department, Iowa State University
Presentation Title: "Materials Research on Clean Energy: For the Sake of our Grandchildren"
About the Presentation
To attack and, hopefully, to reverse greenhouse gas (GHG) growth, the critical but formidable goal of net zero GHG emissions by 2050 must be reached. This will require major efforts from across our society, especially a “leap of faith” by all the world’s economies. From the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), it is becoming increasingly apparent that we must do this for the health and well-being of our own children and grandchildren, if we want to help them avoid predictable climate disasters. Therefore, we professionals in the materials science and engineering community must make our best efforts to work on important GHG emission challenges to make the economic leap to green technologies more pragmatic and palatable. Recent analysis shows that there are huge market opportunities that can arrive with clean energy transitions, particularly if several key materials technology barriers are overcome. With solutions to these critical materials problems resulting from research that is supported by enlightened governments and industry leaders, a new global energy economy can emerge quite naturally. This new sustainable economy has the potential to create millions of excellent jobs across a host of new supply chains, along with many more generations of smiling grandchildren!
About the Presenter
Iver E. Anderson earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in metallurgical engineering in 1982 and 1977, respectively, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his B.S. in metallurgical engineering in 1975 from Michigan Technological University. From 1982 to 1987, he was staff metallurgist, Materials Science and Technology Division at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. After joining Ames Laboratory (U.S. Department of Energy) in 1987, Anderson currently is a senior metallurgist and adjunct professor of materials science and engineering at Iowa State University. His research is focused on powder metallurgy and rapid solidification; high pressure gas atomization of fine metal powders; centrifugal atomization/fluid quenching of spherical powders of rare-earth metals/compounds and other alloys, as well as materials joining including lead-free solders, resistance welding, and ceramic composite bonding. He has over 280 publications and 50 patents.
Anderson is a member and Fellow (2015) of TMS and served as a member of the TMS Board of Directors. He is a member and Fellow (2006) of APMI International and was a Board of Directors member. He is a member and Fellow (1994) of ASM International and has served as an ASM Trustee. He is also a Fellow of Alpha Sigma Mu and the National Academy of Inventors and a Member (2017) of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. In 2019, Anderson was named a Distinguished Alumni of Michigan Technological University. He has also received other awards including the 2001 Energy 100 Award; 1996 TMS Distinguished Service Award; 1991 R&D-100 Award; and the 1991 Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer.