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Advanced Structural Materials

The intended focus of this symposium is the production, characterization and application of structural materials i.e., materials that are used for their mechanical, thermal, oxidation, corrosion and wear properties. This includes novel and conventional synthesis, shaping and fabrication procedures, phase identification as produced by thermomechanical, thermal treatment or sintering, production of massive nanostructures and nanocomposites, characterization by local and bulk techniques (electron microscopy, diffraction, spectroscopies, etc.) as well as applications on the basis of mechanical properties but also related to other properties. Simulation by analytical and numerical techniques applied to the above properties is also within the scope of the symposium. All materials are considered i.e., metal, alloys, ceramics, composites, polymers. Summarizing, the topic is very broad and includes all possibilities to improve existing materials regarding their structural properties.

Topics will include (but not be limited to):

• Synthesis of materials for mechanical, thermal, oxidation, corrosion and wear properties.
• Shaping and fabrication procedures.
• Massive nanostructures and nanocomposites.
• Characterization by local and bulk techniques (electron microscopy, diffraction, spectroscopies, etc.).
• Simulation by analytical and numerical methods.
• Phase identification,
• Thermomechanical treatments.

Invited speakers :

Dra. Olivia Greave, Alfred University, USA.
Dra. Erica Corral, The Iniversity of Arizona, USA
Dr. Alberto Javier Perez Unzueta, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico
Dr. Francisco Carlos Robles Hernández, Univerity of Houston, USA
Dr. Jorge López Cuevas, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Mexico


Hector A. Calderon
Departamento de Ciencia de Materiales
Zacatenco DF, Mexico 07738, Mexico
Phone: +525557296000 ext. 55052

Armando Salinas Rodríguez
CINVESTAV-Unidad Saltillo
Km 13 Carr. Saltillo-Monterrey, Col. Molinos del Rey
Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila, 25900 Mexico
Phone: +52 844 438 9649

Heberto A. Balmori-Ramírez
Departmento de Ingeniería Metalúrgica y Materiales
Zacatenco, D.F. México 07738, México
Phone: + 52557296000 ext. 46024

Kozo Ishisaki
Nagaoka University of Technology
Niigata 940-2188, Japan
Phone: +81-258-47-9703
Fax: +81-258-47-9769

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