The Structural Nanomaterials GRS provides a unique forum for young doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to present their work, discuss new methods, cutting edge ideas, and pre-published data, as well as to build collaborative relationships with their peers. Experienced mentors and trainee moderators will facilitate active participation in scientific discussion to allow all attendees to be engaged participants rather than spectators.
In the rapidly evolving field of materials science, structural nanomaterials and advanced metallurgy are at the forefront of technological breakthroughs. These disciplines are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in a variety of applications, from aerospace and automotive industries to biomedical implants and energy storage. However, as we strive for materials with superior mechanical properties, we often encounter paradoxes that challenge our conventional understanding. Is it possible to highly increase both the strength and the strain hardening to avoid the “inevitable” loss of ductility? Is it possible to combine superior mechanical properties with multidisciplinary properties? Is it possible to design low-elastic modulus bioimplants with high damping capacity? Can we tune mechanical properties without sacrificing the physical ones and vice versa? A deep understanding of the processing–microstructure–properties relationship is crucial for new and more efficient material applications. Understanding the fundamentals of this trio-relationship also allows predictability and large scalability. Moreover, the underlying physics of strengthening and deformation mechanisms of advanced materials allow their hybridization with other multidisciplinary applications.
This seminar covers but is not limited to the following novel trends in metallurgy: high-entropy alloys, heterostructured materials, advanced high-strength steels, hierarchically nanostructured alloys, additively manufactured materials, microstructure and properties under extreme environments, in-situ characterization, sustainable metallurgical processes, multidisciplinary alloys with improved mechanical properties, strengthening and deformation mechanisms of advanced alloys, and simulations for processing–microstructure–properties relationship.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by February 4, 2024. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.