Symposium SF05-Structural and Functional Intermetallics

The goal of this symposium is to discuss recent progress in understanding, designing and developing intermetallic-based materials for structural and functional applications by bringing together multi-scale experimental and computational research activities on the composition-processing-structure-property relationships. The unique physical and mechanical properties of intermetallic compounds originate from their ordered structures and various crystallographic defects. This basic theory still remains incomplete, and holistic but deep understanding of intermetallics is necessary for their future advancement. Revisiting the definition of intermetallics, in contrast to high entropy alloys that are based on an opposite concept, can highlight the advantages and disadvantages of intermetallics. Intermetallic materials and phases of interest include aluminides, silicides, Laves phases, Heusler phases, and various other geometrically-, topologically- and close-packed compounds. From an applications perspective, presentations related to intermetallic compounds intended for structural and functional applications, including high temperature use in the aerospace and automotive industries, will be considered. This also includes applications for fossil fuel and nuclear industries, energy conversion and storage, ferromagnetic, catalysis, medical, and thermoelectric power.

Topics will include:

  • Phase equilibria and phase transformations
  • Defect structures and their evolution
  • Mechanical and physical properties
  • Environmental effects including oxidation and hot corrosion
  • Deformation, fracture and underlying mechanisms
  • Processing-structure-property relationships
  • Design of next-generation intermetallic-based materials
  • Advanced processing techniques including additive manufacturing
  • Advanced characterization techniques from an atomic level to a macroscopic level
  • Computation and modeling studies and informatics approach
  • Intermetallic composites and novel superalloys
  • Shape memory, catalysis, magnetic, thermoelectric, energy storage and medical applications
  • Recent applications in the aircraft, automotive and other industries

Invited Speakers:

  • Melissa Allen (GfE Metalle und Materialien GmbH, Germany)
  • Dipankar Banerjee (Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, India)
  • Ken Cho (Osaka University, Japan)
  • Alain Couret (Centre d’Élaboration des Matériaux et d’Etudes Structurales, France)
  • Anders Engström (ThermoCalc SA, Sweden)
  • Martin Friak (Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)
  • Easo George (The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA)
  • Bronislava Gorr (Universität Siegen, Germany)
  • David Holec (Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria)
  • Kyosuke Kishida (Kyoto University, Japan)
  • Eric Lass (The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA)
  • Yonghoon Lee (KELK Ltd., Japan)
  • John Lewandowski (Case Western Reserve University, USA)
  • Sadao Nishikiori (IHI Corporation, Japan)
  • Toshihiro Omori (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • Tresa Pollock (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
  • Pierre Sallot (Safran Aircraft Engines, France)
  • Frank Stein (Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Germany)
  • Howard Stone (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • Naoki Takata (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • Koichi Tsuchiya (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)
  • Hsin-Jay Wu (National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
  • Ying Yang (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
  • Christopher Zenk (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)

Symposium Organizers

Akane Suzuki
GE Global Research
Materials & Manufacturing Technologies

Yoshisato Kimura
Tokyo Institute of Technology
School of Materials Science and Chemical Technology, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Florian Pyczak
Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon
Institute of Materials Physics
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Petra Spörk-Erdely
Graz University of Technology
Institute of Materials Science, Joining and Forming
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