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.

Conference Chair
Elvi Dalgaard

Pratt & Whitney Canada
1000 Marie-Victorin
Longueuil, QC, J4G 1A1
Tel.: (450) 677-9411


COM co-organized symposia at MS&T


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:

AGM 2018 & MetSoc Awards Banquet 2018

The Fathi Habashi Lecturer (Historical Metallurgy Luncheon)

Canada Student-Industry Mixer


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

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.


Canada Student-Industry Mixer  -Tuesday, October 16

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.



The Fathi Habashi Lecturer -Wednesday, October 17

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.



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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