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Physical Metallurgy (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Modern Processing Science in Physical Metallurgy


July 22-23, 2017


University of New England
Biddeford, ME Site Information


Victoria Miller

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by June 24, 2017. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

GRS Speaker Abstract Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the date noted above, any applicants who wish to be considered for an oral presentation should submit their application by April 22, 2017. Please refer to the application instructions in the Meeting Description section below for more details (if available).

Meeting Description


The Gordon Research Seminar on Physical Metallurgy is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

Advances in physical metallurgy have the potential to transform a wide range of advanced engineering systems; however, to have impact, these alloys must by processed into useful engineered objects with properties that are precisely controlled. Understanding the processing-structure relationship is a key component in the development of new materials and the advancement of mature systems. The focus of this meeting is the development of experimental methodologies and computational tools which examine the evolution of material structure during processing and inform predictive relationships.

Application Instructions

The meeting 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 Chairs will select speakers from abstracts submitted by April 22, 2017. 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 Deadline section above.

Related Meeting

This GRS will be held in conjunction with the "Physical Metallurgy" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Meeting Program

2:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmKeynote Session: Opportunities and Challenges in Metals Processing Research
Discussion Leader: Kathlene Reeve (Purdue University, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmAdam Pilchak (U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, USA)
"Modern Metals Processing Challenges Facing the Aerospace Sector"
4:15 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmAdvances in Thermomechanical Processing
Discussion Leader: Suveen Mathaudhu (University of California, Riverside, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmAnirudh Raju Natarajan (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
"Modeling Precipitation in Alloys: From Atoms to the Mesoscale"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pmAeriel Murphy (University of Michigan, USA)
"The Effect of Aluminum Content on Static Recrystallization and Grain Growth in Magnesium"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pmPatrick Shower (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
"The Evolution of Theta Prime Precipitates in an Al-Cu Alloy Investigated with Phase Field Theory"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmKamalika Chatterjee (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
"Study of Grain and Sub-Grain Level Deformation in a Polycrystalline Ti-7Al Alloy"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amSolidification: Casting and Additive Manufacturing
Discussion Leader: Allison Beese (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:20 amSudipto Mandal (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
"Quantification of Processing-Microstructure-Property Relationships in Titanium Alloys"
9:20 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amLily Nguyen (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
"Advancing High Resolution 3D Characterization Using Mechanical Serial Sectioning"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amChinnapat Panwisawas (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)
"Materials Physics of Additive Manufacturing: An ICME approach"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amTheron Rodgers (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
"Modeling Microstructure Evolution During Metal Additive Manufacturing"
10:50 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmMentorship Component: Career Opportunities in Physical Metallurgy After Grad School
Discussion Leader: Ji-Cheng Zhao (The Ohio State University, USA)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmPanel Discussion
"Bridging the Gap from Student to Professional Life"
  • Benjamin Adewuyi (Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria)
  • Allison Beese (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • Suveen Mathaudhu (University of California, Riverside, USA)
  • Adam Pilchak (U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, USA)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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