A message from the Chair of COM 2021

Celebrating 60 years of comprehensive technical programming at the Conference of Metallurgists online.

Welcome to COM 2021: Advances in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering. This conference marks the 60th year that the Annual Conference of Metallurgists and MetSoc have provided comprehensive technical programming in the field of metallurgy. To celebrate this milestone, COM 2021 will offer a broad range of topics in hydrometallurgy, light metals, materials and manufacturing, mineral processing, pyrometallurgy and sustainability. The conference will provide an international forum for both industrial and academic researchers to meet and discuss recent advances in the field. It give us great pleasure to invite you to contribute and participate digitally to COM 2021.


Stephen Corbin
Stephen Corbin, Dalhousie University COM 2021 Chair

About MetSoc

The Conference of Metallurgists #AnnualCOM is an annual event organized by MetSoc of CIM.

In 1945, the Metallurgy Division was formed to reflect the group’s technical interests. Constituted as a Society in 1967, the Metallurgical Society (MetSoc) is one of the four societies and five divisions making up the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum (CIM). In October of 2010, the Society adopted its new name The Metallurgy and Materials Society.

The Metallurgy and Materials Society Metallurgists have been active in CIM since its inception in 1898.

The Society is composed of six technical sections, representing the technical diversity of the metals, minerals and materials community, and of four standing committees dedicated to the various member services of the Society. Each section and committee establishes a yearly program of activities in response to its member’s interests.

The sections create forums for the sharing of ideas or the analysis of problems. Representatives of each section organize technical meetings and symposia to deal with current issues in their area of expertise. These events occur at the Annual Conference of Metallurgists, the Hydrometallurgy Annual Meeting, and the CIM Annual General Meeting or at specific international symposia and regional meetings.