On behalf of the International Scientific Committee and the Local Organizing Committee, we cordially invite you to participate in the

18th International Conference on the Strength of Materials (ICSMA 18)

July 15–19, 2018 • The Ohio State University • Columbus, Ohio, USA

Online and advanced registration is now closed.

Onsite registration is available beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, at the Ohio Union (2nd level, Archie Griffin East Ballroom Foyer). To expedite the registration process, you may complete and print the PDF registration form and bring it with you. TMS staff will be available to assist you with your registration

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Abstract Deadline:
January 15, 2018

Discount Registration Deadline:
June 15, 2018

On-Campus Housing Deadline:
July 6, 2018

Conference Dates:
July 15–19, 2018

Funding support provided by Los Alamos National Laboratory.

ICSMA 18 builds on a 50-year tradition of providing an international venue for the latest advances in the strength of materials. Scientific topics provide comprehensive coverage of the field, from basic concepts of deformation to advanced engineering materials, and across composites, alloys, biomedical and bio-inspired materials, and emerging materials. The meeting will advance fundamental understanding of the processes that govern the strength of materials at different length and time scales, and it will forge links between basic studies and investigations of technologically important engineering materials. Thus, ICSMA 18 will offer a broad forum for the presentation and discussion of all aspects related to the strength and deformation of a wide range of materials. The conference will be held at The Ohio State University (USA), providing an open campus setting in which to meet.

ICSMA 18 will take place at the Ohio Union (above) on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA.

ICSMA 18 will begin on the evening of Sunday, July 15 with a an opening reception and conclude on the evening of Thursday, July 19 with a closing banquet. Each weekday morning will begin with a plenary session and transition to six concurrent sessions, all held in the convenience of the Ohio Union, a state-of-the-art meeting space integrated with restaurants and shopping along the High St. commercial district. Please see Special Events for information on networking and special events throughout the week.

Topic areas include:

  • Advanced (including in situ) characterization of deformation processes
  • Elementary deformation mechanisms in engineering materials
  • Fracture and fatigue
  • Friction and wear
  • Glasses and non-crystalline solids
  • High temperature deformation and creep
  • Materials under extreme conditions
  • Mechanical behavior associated with phase transformations
  • Mechanistic foundations for multiscale modeling and ICME
  • Micro-and nano-scale mechanical testing
  • Effects of grain boundaries and interfaces
  • Reinforcements at the sub-nanometer scale
  • Strength of biomedical and bio-inspired materials
  • John P. Hirth Honorary Symposia
  • Hael Mughrabi Honorary Symposia
  • Emerging topics

Confirmed Plenary Speakers Include:

Easo George, USA
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Mechanical Properties of High-Entropy Alloys – Review of Recent Developments
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Dierk Raabe, EU
Advancing Alloys by Segregation Engineering
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Ke Lu, China
Institute of Metal Research, CAS
Hardening and Softening in Nano-grained Metals
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Erica Lilleodden, EU
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht
Achieving Extraordinary Strengths by Varying Length Scales and Boundary Conditions
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Laurence Brassart, Australia
Monash University
Micromechanics of Highly Cross-linked Thermosets
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Kaneaki Tsuzaki, Japan
Kyushu University
Metallurgical Aspects of Fatigue Crack Growth Resistance in Steel: How Can We Improve it through Microstructure Control?
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Dorte Juul-Jensen, EU
Technical University of Denmark
Metal Microstructures and Properties in 3D and 4D
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Carolin Koerner, EU
University of Erlangen
Evolution of Microstructure and Material Properties during Additive Manufacturing
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Local Organizing Committee:

  • Peter Anderson, The Ohio State University
  • Irene Beyerlein, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • James Earthman, University of California, Irvine
  • Michael Mills, The Ohio State University
  • Timothy Rupert, University of California, Irvine
  • Izabela Szlufarska, University of Wisconsin

International Scientific Committee:

  • Helena Van Swygenhoven, Switzerland - CHAIR
  • Angus Wilkinson, UK - VICE CHAIR
  • Irene Beyerlein, USA
  • Cate Brinson, USA
  • Atul Chokshi, India
  • Antonin Dlouhy, Czech Republic
  • Chris Hutchinson, Australia
  • Yuichi Ikuhara, Japan
  • Martin Heilmeier, Germany
  • Marc Legros, France
  • Michael Mills, USA
  • Wolfgang Pantleon, Denmark
  • Maria-Teresa Perez-Prado, Spain
  • Reinhard Pippan, Austria
  • Tresa Pollock, USA
  • Alexei Romanov, Russia
  • Chad Sinclair, Canada
  • Werner Skrotzki, Germany
  • Zhefang Zhang, China

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Thank you to the sponsors of ICSMA 18:

The Institute for Materials Research is Ohio State’s gateway to materials research innovation.

Funding support provided by Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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