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Meeting 2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Design and Manufacturing Approaches for the Next Generation of Sustainable Materials: The 2021 Student-led Symposium (Invited Abstracts Only)
Sponsorship TMS Extraction and Processing Division
TMS Light Metals Division
TMS: Recycling and Environmental Technologies Committee
Organizer(s) Mary O. Dougherty, Colorado School of Mines
Christopher Barret Finfrock, Colorado School of Mines
Brady NL McBride, Colorado School of Mines
Jaden Zymbaluk, Colorado School of Mines
Desmond R. Mills, Colorado School of Mines
Casey Gilliams, Colorado School Of Mines
Scope Invitation Only - This symposium is only for those who have been invited by the symposium organizers to participate.


The 21st century is an age of unprecedented opportunity in material science. Global policymakers have instituted milestones for the reduction of carbon emissions and refuse, with the goal of promoting a sustainable future. Material science has enabled significant advances toward these targets, including the development of fully electric vehicles, implementation of sustainable energy production and storage technology, and minimization of commercial and domestic waste streams. It is apparent that the entire lifecycle of a product, from material extraction to disposal, is as important as the utility the product offers during its lifespan. Presentations in this symposium will share innovative ideas for the design of products and processes that will enable a more sustainable future. Speakers will include professionals from industry who facilitate processing and product improvements, as well as scientists who are developing technologies for the next generation of manufacturing processes.

Solicited topics will include:
1. Challenges in designing long-lasting and high-utility products with sustainable end-of-life plans
2. Design and manufacture of elegant and functional materials with tailored optical, electronic, magnetic, mechanical, or corrosion properties
3. Developments in the transition from single-use to multi-use products
4. Production of energy and goods using sustainable material acquisition practices that reduce carbon emissions and waste
5. New material design concepts that improve quality, performance, and durability of products.
6. Novel engineering and scientific approaches, such as: high-resolution microstructure characterization, computer aided modeling, and test techniques that fill the gap between laboratory experiments and industrially relevant processes.
Abstracts Due 07/20/2020
Proceedings Plan Planned:
PRESENTATIONS APPROVED FOR THIS SYMPOSIUM INCLUDE

Additive Manufacturing of High Temperature Materials: New Alloys and Sustainability Considerations
Challenges in optimizing structural metamaterials
Creating new green jobs starts at the product design stage
Genomic Computational Design: Materials for Sustainability
III-V photovoltaic substrate reuse and recycle strategies for reduced cost and improved materials utilization
Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Research at the ReCell Center
Materials Innovations Towards Decarbonization of Industrial Processes
Microstructural Development and Powder Feedstock Recyclability in Additive Manufacturing by Laser Powder Bed Fusion
Reducing CO2 Emissions Through Improvements in the Materials Science of Fossil Fuels
Research requirements for sustainable materials
Research with a Sustainable Materials Science and Engineering Approach
Shaping a Sustainable World Together – Delivering Novelis’ Commitment to Sustainability
Stepwise approach to improving lead furnace operation through pilot scale studies and computational modeling
Using rapid alloy prototyping to investigate the effects of increased levels of residual elements from recycled scrap on DP800 steel


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