COM2018 hosted by MS&T18

October 14-18, 2018
Technical program will be held at the Columbus Convention Centre
Our MetSoc host hotel: Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

The 57 Annual Conference of Metallurgists (COM2018) will take place at the Columbus Convention Center; host hotel is Hyatt Regency Columbus.


Why join MS&T? The MS&T technical program is unmatched, addressing structure, properties, processing, and performance across the materials community. MS&T brings together scientists, engineers, students, suppliers, and business leaders to discuss current research and technical applications, and to shape the future of materials science and technology. In addition, the exhibition showcases a wide variety of equipment and services to the automotive, aerospace, instrumentation, medical, oilfield, and energy industries.


Conference Chair, Elvi Dalgaard, Pratt & Whitney Canada

COM co-organized symposia


The technical program of COM including short courses and global social activities will be included in the MS&T18 programming and website.

COM 2018 specific sponsored Activities will include:

Titanium & Titanium Alloys Short Course

AGM 2018 & MetSoc Awards Banquet 2018

Canada Student-Industry Mixer

The Fathi Habashi Lecturer (Historical Metallurgy Luncheon)


Saturday-Sunday October 13-14- Titanium & Titanium Alloys Short course

Amongst all metallic materials, titanium and its alloys stand out primarily to their high specific fatigue strength, excellent corrosion resistance and biocompatibility. This explains their successful application in aerospace industry, plant engineering and the medical sector. Lately, additional fields of application like ground transportation, architecture, sports and leisure come up. Nevertheless, the titanium community still is relatively small and only few widespread alloys exist. Therefore, the short course “Titanium and Titanium Alloys” aims at an introduction to or/and a better understanding of titanium based materials to allow scientists and engineers the development and application of tailored titanium alloys.

PRESENTER:  Carsten Siemers, head of Titanium Research Group at Institute for Materials of TU Braunschweig

COM 2018 Short Course e-flyer


Monday, October 15- The MetSoc AGM and Awards Banquet 2018


Banquet Supporter

On Monday, the Metallurgy and Materials Society of CIM will honour its outstanding members by presenting the MetSoc Awards. A three course meal with wine and reception is included with purchased tickets.

In addition we invite all members to attend as we will be inaugurating the new President of the Society, Dr. Elvi Dalgaard.  Show your support to these members receiving their awards by purchasing your ticket today!

In 2018 we are honouring:

MetSoc Airey Award, sponsored by XPS, Expert Process Solutions
Sam Marcuson, Vale (retired)

Silver Medal
Priti Wanjara, NRC

MetSoc Brimacombe Award
Jun Song, McGill University

CIM Distinguished Lecturer
Mary Wells, University of Guelph

MetSoc Distinguished Materials Scientist Award
Xinjin Cao, NRC Aerospace Manufacturing Technology Centre

Light Metals Best Paper Award
J.R. Kennedy, J.H. Park, J. Zollinger,D. Daloz and E. Bouzy for their paper entitled “EFFECTS OF Ti-Ta ALLOY ADDITIONS ON Ti-46Al CASTINGS”
Published in the Proceedings of COM 2017- 56th annual Conference of Metallurgists hosting World Gold & Nickel Cobalt – 978-1-926872-36-0, August 27-30, 2017 Vancouver, Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum 


Tuesday, October 16- Canada Student-Industry Mixer

Representatives from industry and students are invited to meet informally at the mixer on Tuesday.  The event is free for students, industry delegates will be asked to rsvp via an invitation sent by MetSoc. We announce the COM poster winner and draw participation prizes.


Wednesday, October 17- The Fathi Habashi Lecturer –

MetSoc and the Historial Metallurgy Committee is happy to announce its special invited speaker for the luncheon, on Wednesday, October 17

Sharvan Kumar

K. Sharvan Kumar

Metals and Alloys in Commercial Aircraft
K. Sharvan Kumar
Professor, School of Engineering
Brown University, Providence RI 02912

Modern-day, self-propelled, heavier -than-air flight traces its roots back to 1903 when the Wright brothers (from Dayton, OH) remained in air for 12 seconds in Kittyhawk, NC. Just 30 years later, Boeing introduced the 247, a 10-passenger, all-metal twin-engine aircraft with a retractable landing gear; soon thereafter, the era of jet engines was ushered in; 60 years later, Boeing introduced the 777, the biggest twin-engine jet ever to fly and the first aircraft to be produced using computer-aided design and engineering! This dramatic advance in passenger flight is filled with, inventions, innovative designs, materials and technology advancements and accidents and lessons learned. Driven by societal needs, economy, government regulations and more, alloy and components design, process development, property assessment and life prediction have all been central to these advances. Here, I will follow this fascinating thread by focusing on materials development for aircraft fuselage and aircraft engine over time.


Show your Canadian Pride onsite and visit us at the MetSoc Lounge for your Canada flag pin

Show that the Canadian Materials community is strong






For information and visibility opportunities at COM 2018 hosted at the Materials Science & Technology Technical Meeting & Exhibit contact:
Engin Ozberk

With over 4000 delegates and COM specific symposia and events this is your opportunity to make yourself visible for members of five leading Societies: ACerS, AIST, ASM International, MetSoc, and TMS

Some examples of sponsorship available:

  • Awards banquet
  • MetSoc Members lounge
  • Short Course
  • Student support
  • Historical metallurgy luncheon

About Columbus, Ohio

Columbus is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Ohio. It is the 15th largest city in the United States with a population of 835,957 (2014 estimate). It is the core city of the Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which encompasses a ten county area. Under the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) model, it is the third largest metropolitan area in Ohio, virtually tied with the Cleveland MSA and slightly behind the Cincinnati MSA.



METSOC is a constituent society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM).
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