About COM 2024

A message from the Chair of COM 2024

Metsoc of CIM hosts the 63rd Annual Conference of Metallurgists (COM 2024).

After a very successful COM 2023, in Toronto, Ontario, the most prestigious MetSoc event returns to the Maritimes—for the first time since 1989.

COM 2024 will offer plenaries and keynote talks on issues critical to the science and engineering of Metallurgy and Materials, along with nine technical symposia. Technical programming will feature advanced manufacturing and materials, light metals in transportation, materials corrosion, biohydrometallurgy, electrometallurgy, processing of critical materials, controlling arsenic and other harmful impurities, extraction projects from concept to realization, and dealing with sustainability issues in the metals and materials industry.

COM 2024 will also offer a unique opportunity to meet, network, and discover for those involved in the metallurgy and materials industry and research. Students, in particular, are welcome to show their research work, learn about the work of others, and understand what their future careers may be.

The conference will be held at the Halifax Convention Centre, a renowned “green” venue in the heart of downtown Halifax, close to the port and many hotels and restaurants.

I hope to see you all in COM 2024 in Halifax, Nova Scotia from August 19 – 22, 2024.

Yours sincerely,

COM 2024 chair

Dimitrios Filippou, Eng., Ph.D,
RioExcel™, Metallurgist, Rio Tinto Iron and Titanium
Chair, COM 2024

Organizing Committee

COM Organizing Committee Member


Julie Lévesque
Centre de métallurgie du Québec

COM 2024 Organizing Committee Member

Student Activities Chair

Ali Nasiri
Dalhousie University

COM 2024 Organizing Committee Member

Industrial Tours Chair

Stephen Corbin
Dalhousie University

COM 2024 Organizing Committee Member

Sponsorship Chair

Nils Voermann

Technical Program Chair

Mohsen Mohammadi
University of New Brunswick

Symposium Chairs

Metallurgy Symposium Chairs

Alessandro Navarra
Chris Pickles
George Demopoulos
Georges Houlachi
Niels Verbaan

Vladimiros Papangelakis

Materials Symposium Chairs

Bosco Yu
Mohsen Mohammadi
Suraj Persaud

Show Management

Brigitte Farah, Managing Director
Victoria Di Woo, Digital Design Specialist & Administration
Janice Burke, Editorial Coordinator