Dear colleagues and friends,

On behalf of the organizing committee, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 59th Conference of Metallurgists (COM). The aim of the conference is to promote Emerging Technologies in Materials and Metallurgical Industries.
To fulfill our responsibilities in mitigating the effects of the current pandemic, COM 2020 is going to be the first fully-digital COM, and I hope that it still serves as an international platform for industry and academia to share their knowledge and experience in the relevant topics and also provides an opportunity for networking and establishing new collaborations.
I would like to express my gratitude to MetSoc personnel, volunteer session chairs and the respected keynote speakers, without whom this conference could not be organized.
I wish you all a rewarding and pleasant participation, from wherever you are in the world.


Sina Mostaghel, SNC Lavalin