IOMMMS Global Materials Forum: Materials in a Green Economy: An International Perspective

IOMMMS Global Materials Forum: Materials in a Green Economy: An International Perspective

Around the world, nations are seeking to address the challenging problems of efficient energy production and use, greenhouse gas reduction and carbon management, and energy security. In this symposium, perspectives on the role of materials science and engineering with a particular focus on technically-driven innovations in the overall reference frame of sustainability will be presented by representatives from materials science and engineering societies of many countries. Ten presentations are approved for this Plenary Session, including an invited talk by AIME President Brajendra Mishra, “The Role of Materials Recycling in Economic Sustainability.”


TMS 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012


  • Takashi Nakamura: professor, Institute of Multideisciplinary Reaearch for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University, Japan, Topic: A Strategy of Metal Supply for Sustainable Development and Supporting Technologies for It in Japan


  • Malcolm J Couper: Monash University, Australia, Topic: Aluminium Production, Manufacturing and Recycling in Australia – Materials Innovation for a Clean Energy Future


  • Tomás Díaz de la Rubia: associate director, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA, Topic: An Alternative Approach to Sustainable, Low-Carbon Energy: Inertial Fusion Energy and its Materials Challenges


  • Chengjia Shang: professor, University of Science & Technology, Beijing, China, Topic: Developing High Performance Steels in a Green Economy


  • Debashish Bhattacharjee: Tata Steel Research Development & Technology, U.K, Topic: Innovative Developments in Steel Industry to Address Global Environmental Trends


  • Ranjit Panigrahi: M.N. Dastur & Company(P) Ltd., Kolkata, India, Topic: Metals, Materials and the Environment


  • Kotobu Nagai: National Institute for Materials Science, Japan, Topic: Multi-Eye Approach for Clarification of Surface/Interface Phenomena in Environment and Energy Materials


  • Sergio Neves Monteiro: professor, State University of the Northern Rio de Janeiro – UENF, Brazil, Topic: Natural Fiber Composites – Significant Contribution to a Green Economy


  • Soon Young Hwang: Research Institute of Industrial Science & Technology (RIST), South Korea, Topic: Recent Development of Materials for Green Energy in Korea

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