By Cameron Chai
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), a professional organization covering the entire process of materials science and engineering, co-sponsors a materials information event, which is scheduled on February 15, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
The event will include discussion on “Equipping the Next Generation Workforce for Materials Innovation: The Gateway to Manufacturing Competitiveness.” The discussion panel will include experts in the materials field from Canada and the U.S. and it is sponsored by TMS along with three materials engineering societies: the University Materials Council (UMC), ASM International and the American Ceramic Society (ACerS).
The major focus of the event is to enhance global competitiveness by offering required skills to potential American scientific engineers for superior material acceleration.
Carpenter Technology’s former director of R&D, Gernant Maurer, will deliver a presentation on “Equipping the Next Generation Workforce for Materials Innovation in the Specialty Alloy Industry.” He will discuss computational modeling technique in the specialty alloy industry and the potential of the U.S. as a major manufacturer of materials for the energy, defense and aerospace industries.
”Computational Materials: Research, Education and Industrial Outreach” will be discussed by Ashok L. Krishnamurthy, Ohio Supercomputer Center’s co-executive director. Amy L. Rovelstad, research manager of Materials Modeling Group, Corning, will present ”Materials Modeling in Corning Research & Development” at the materials information event. The event will also include a discussion on “The Next Generation Workforce Requirements for Materials Innovation in Product Design and Manufacture,” which will be presented by David Furrer of Pratt & Whitney.