International Conference on Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies to be Held in May

Focused on a unique class of materials, properties and applications, the International Conference on Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies (SMST 2010) will be held May 16-20 at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California.

The organizing committee, led by general chair David S. Grummon of Michigan State University, is bringing together worldwide experts involved in the science and engineering of shape memory and superelastic alloys.

Focus of the four-day technical and networking conference is on new applications and practical engineering aspects of shape memory and superelastic materials. Building on the success of previous Asilomar events, organizers expect to attract a diverse group of SMA researchers and practitioners from the engineered materials community.

In addition to the in-depth technical sessions, an educational workshop entitled Nitinol: Beyond the Fundamentals, will be held on Sunday, May 16. This workshop will serve as an excellent precursor to the conference, particularly for individuals seeking to gain an advanced understanding of this specialty alloy.

Those involved in R&D or applications involving shape memory alloys are encouraged to attend. Visit

The International Organization on Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies (SMST) is a volunteer organization made up of industry professionals, scientists and researchers dedicated to disseminating technical education on the unique class of materials which exhibit shape memory and superelastic properties. SMST is an affiliate society of ASM International, the materials information society.

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