2021 MRS Spring Meeting

Symposium Sessions


  • Broader Impact (BI)
  • Characterization and Modeling (CT)
  • Electronics and Optics (EL)
  • Energy and Sustainability (EN)
  • Nanoscale and Quantum Materials (NM)
  • Soft Materials and Biomaterials (SM)
  • Structural Materials (ST)

Symposium ST04—High Entropy Materials—From Fundamentals to Potential Applications

High-entropy materials (HEMs) has become an exciting and vibrant field of materials science as a new generation of materials. The HEM design concept, shifts the focus away from the corners of phase diagrams toward their centers, allows compositions beyond the scope of traditional materials, offering unprecedented properties, challenges and opportunities for a wide range of structural and functional applications. Although we understand HEMs much better today, there are still significant gaps in our knowledge that hinder widespread uses of HEMs. The goal of this symposium is to share the latest research advances in materials with high configurational entropy, including high-entropy and complex concentrated alloys, high-entropy oxides/ nitrides, high-entropy metallic glasses, etc and discuss major materials issues for HEMs from property-targeted design to process optimization, from structures to properties, and from the fundamental science to viable industrial applications. This symposium will cover fundamental theory and data-driven material design, fabrication, processing and microstructure control, such as homogenization, precipitation, nanostructure, and grain-boundary engineering using conventional equipment, combinatorial fabrication, additive manufacturing etc, phase stability and diffusivity under extreme environment, mechanical behavior under different deformation mechanisms, corrosion, physical, magnetic, electric, thermal, coating, and biomedical behavior, advanced characterization, such as synchrotron, three-dimensional atom probe and 4D STEM, computational modeling and simulations, and industrial applications, such as structural, mechanical, biomedical, energy applications. In this symposium, we hope to deepen understanding of why HEMs attract such intensive interest, as well as highlight some challenging issues awaiting resolution to provide viable paths to widespread application and adoption of HEMs.

Topics will include:

  • Fundamental Theory and Data-driven Design of HEMs
  • Process Development for Tailor-made Synthesis and Microstructure Control
  • Phase Transformation (thermodynamics and kinetics) under Extreme Environments
  • Structural/Mechanical Properteis of HEMs, such as fatigue, creep, and fracture behavior
  • Dynamic Mechanical Behavior under Different Deformation Mechanisms
  • Physical, Chemical and Fuctional Properties of HEMs
  • Intensive Structural Characterization using Cutting-edge Analysis Techniques (e. g. chemical short range ordering)
  • Theoretical Modeling and Computational Simulations
  • Inovative Industrial Applications (e.g. Structural Parts, Catalysis and Energy Storage Materials)

Invited Speakers:

  • Brian Cantor (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
  • Hyunjoo Choi (Kookmin University, Republic of Korea)
  • Jean-Philippe Couzinié (Institut de Chimie et des Matériaux de Paris Est, France)
  • William Curtin (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Jürgen Eckert (Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria)
  • Katharine Flores (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)
  • Julia R. Greer (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Liangbing Hu (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Haruyuki Inui (Kyoto University, Japan)
  • Kevin J. Laws (University of New South Wales, Australia)
  • Zhaoping Lu (University of Science and Technology Beijing, China)
  • Evan Ma (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
  • Daniel Miracle (Air Force Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Budaraju Srinivasa Murty (Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India)
  • Robert O. Ritchie (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
  • Benjamin Schuh (Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria)
  • Nobuhiro Tsuji (Kyoto University, Japan)
  • Yonggang Yao (Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China)

Symposium Organizers

Eun Soo Park
Seoul National University
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Republic of Korea

Shan Cecilia Cao
Shanghai University
Materials Genome Institute
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Peter Liaw
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Cemal Cem Tasan
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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