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Conferences and Seminars

The Materials Chemistry Committee organise a number of events related to Materials Chemistry. This page contains information such as abstracts and presentations from past events and notifications on future conferences and seminars. Other pages on this site contain information on Software Tools, Reference Data and Journals and Books and Educational Resources.


The IOM3 Materials Chemisty Committee is supporting the two upcoming events. The 34th Annual MSIT Workshop taking place 16-21 of Feb 2020 and the 4th MSIT Winter School taking place on 16-20 of Feb both held at in Ringberg Castle, Germany.
We hope to see you there.


AToMS 2019

The 2nd Annual Thermodynamics of Materials Symposium (AToMS 2019) was held at the University of Birmingham UK, 4 July 2019. The programme and abstract book can be found here.

Hume-Rothery Seminar 2019

12 Feb 2019 - 13 Feb 2019

Organised by IOM Communications on behalf of the Materials Chemistry Committee of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

Hume-Rothery 2019

The aim of the seminar was to set the scene in terms of a review of current experimental capabilities, contrasting them with rapid developments of ab initio techniques. Discussion of the international effort in the construction of databases containing critically assessed data and their uses with software packages such as MTDATA, FactSage, Thermo-Calc and Pandat, lead to specific case studies showing how such techniques have been used to develop tools for use by non-experts to design, control and monitor complex industrial processes.

The first day concerned a discussion of the fundamentals of thermodynamics and phase diagrams, how experimental thermodynamic data can be critically assessed and represented using physics based models and their application to specific topics of current industrial interest. The second day, run by SGTE, provided delegates with an opportunity to learn more about the various software packages used to understand materials behaviour and to simulate processes.

Selected presentations from the first day can be found below:

Managing the Integrity of the Nations Lighting Infrastructure, Through an Understanding of Materials – Allan Howard, WSP

Solidification Under Continuous Casting Conditions – Thermodynamic and Experimental Studies - Begonia Santillana, TATA Steel

Calculation of Phase Equilibria from Critically Assessed Thermodynamic Data – Alan Dinsdale, Hampton Thermodynamics

Experimental Techniques – Andy Watson, Coventry University

Solid State Manufacture of High Entropy Alloys via the Metalysis Process - Mike Ellis, Metalysis

The Use of Density Functional Theory in the Calculation of Thermodynamic Properties – Andrew Scott, Leeds University

Modelling Low Temperature Aqueous Systems – Mark Tyrer, Coventry University



AToMS 2018

The 1st Annual Thermodynamics of Materials Symposium (AToMS 2018) was held in Sheffield UK in June 2018. Abstracts can be viewed by clicking the image below:

Hume-Rothery Seminar 2017

The Hume-Rothery Seminar was held in January 2017 over two days at the Riverside Centre in Derby UK. Information including presentations and papers from the Seminar can be viewed by clicking the image below:

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