ACerS, AIST, ASM and TMS call for papers for materials conference

Feb. 22, 2008

The American Ceramics Society (, the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (, ASM International ( and the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (, the four industry societies that sponsor the annual Materials Science & Technology forum, have issued a call for abstracts of papers that could be delivered at the forum.

The Materials Science & Technology forum addresses structure, properties, processing and performance throughout the global materials community and will be held Oct. 5 through Oct. 9 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh.

The Materials Science & Technology forum brings together 3,500 materials scientists, engineers, students, suppliers and others from around the world to learn about research and applications that are shaping the future of materials science and technology.

Materials Science & Technology '08 will address eight dynamic and diverse themes: electronic and magnetic materials, environmental and energy issues, fundamentals and characterization, iron and steel, materials and systems, nanotechnology, processing and product manufacturing, and special topics.

The technical program is organized by the MS&T '08 Program Coordinating Committee, which is comprised of representatives from the partnering organizations that make this comprehensive forum possible.

Chairman of the program is Matthew Merwin from the U.S. Steel Research and Technology Center. Committee members are Thomas Lienert, of the Los Alamos National Laboratory; Brian Nelson, of Dofasco Inc.; Dwight Viehland, of Virginia Tech University ; and Richard Wright, of the Idaho National Laboratory.

Abstracts should be submitted as 150-word documents. They will be accepted online through March 17 at (www.

For more information about the abstract submission process, contact Marilyn Stoltz at the American Ceramic Society, via email: [email protected]; or by telephone: 614-794-5868.

For more information about the technical program, contact Matthew Merwin at the U.S. Steel Research and Technology Center via email: [email protected]; or by telephone: 412-433-7187.