Another successful TMS

The Hemker Group had another successful showing at the 2024 annual TMS meeting in Orlando, Florida where we presented six different talks and two posters across all four days of the conference.

Professor Hemker started off the conference strong presenting on Dr. Sam Present’s thesis work on fatigue of AM Ti-6Al-4V with some new contributions from our newest PhD student, Anchen.

Daniel at Monday night’s poster session

Monday evening was the first poster session of the conference which featured crowds standing shoulder to shoulder to get a glimpse at some of the most recent cutting edge research. Among those presenting was Daniel who showcased “Temperature Dependent Deformation in Single Crystalline MoNbTi”.

Tuesday was our busiest day, which got off to a fantastic start with Professor Jalali’s talk on our newest lab capability: Ultra-high temperature testing. Later the same morning, Catherine gave her talk on liquid metal dealloying of additively manufactured metals in a session chaired by a previous Hemker group member, Dr. Chris Eberl. In the afternoon, Sharon presented on her work on high temperature tensile testing of novel refractory materials to an overflowing room.

Tuesday night’s poster session was just as popular as Monday’s and included Jacob’s work on nanoprecipitate formation in hybid wire arc AM aluminum.

The next day, our group honored our academic grandfather, Dr. Bill Nix, and attended the Nix Award Symposium where Professor Hemker presented on our efforts in high temperature testing, featuring some of the work of Prof. Jalali, Mike, and Sharon.

Professor Ali Jalali talking on ultra-high temperature testing
Catherine discussing liquid metal dealloying
Sharon introing her research on refractories at high temperatures

The last day of the conference started strong with Maddy’s talk on functionally graded Inconel 625 to GRCop42 and finished strong with Mike’s presentation on ultra-high temperature tensile testing of multi-principle element alloys. Both talks had outstanding attendance despite it being the tail end of the conference.

Mike presenting on UHT Testing of MPEAs
Maddy wrapping up her talk on FGMs

A group trip to Orlando wouldn’t be complete without some group fun. Of course we had to check out Universal CityWalk and the local attractions!

Thank you to TMS for providing us a platform to share our research! Until next time, TMS!