||This symposium is being held in memory of Bill Buckman, who passed away in April 2010. Bill made many contributions to our understanding of the metallurgy of refractory metals and alloys, and worked on a wide variety of refractory metal applications. The group he managed at Westinghouse invented alloys still in use today. If they didn't invent the alloys, they characterized them so that others could use them. A recurring theme in Bill's work was to define the way alloys could be successfully used. After leaving Westinghouse after 30 years of service, Bill formed a consulting company, Refractory Metals Technologies, and continued working on bringing practical solutions to materials challenges. This symposium will provide an opportunity to honor the memory of Bill Buckman and the contributions he made to refractory metals development and uses.
Papers are solicited in the areas of creep and deformation of refractory metals, alloy development, processing and properties of refractory metals, joining, and the applications and uses of refractory metals. Papers reviewing the state of the art in these areas as well as those presenting new results are welcome.