Students Program

Student Zone

Location: TBD

We have a designated room for students to meet up, chat and relax. MetSoc’s Student Chair, Sidney Omelon, professor at McGill University and Co-Chair, Ali Nasiri, professor at Dalhousie University, will be present to answer any of your questions, give you recommendations, and guide you through the conference. This is a great space to meet others between sessions.

Student Program Overview

Student Welcome

Monday, August 19

Student Fun Night (evening out)

Monday, August 19

Student Poster Competition

Tuesday, August 20

Student Mixer Night

Tuesday, August 20

Student Lunch & Learn

Wednesday, August 21

Student Travel Funding

The Student Travel Funding deadline is June 21, 2024.

Students winning this grant will be required to provide their social insurance number and address to CIM. All grants will be wire transferred AFTER the conference. Notifications of grants will be the first week of July.

Student Travel Funding

If you are a student studying hydrometallurgy, you can contact the MetSoc Hydrometallurgy technical section for information about a travel grant. Learn more about hydrometallurgy TRAVEL FUNDING ASSISTANCE – CONFERENCE SUPPORT.

Monday, August 19 at 15:00 - 15:30 | Location: TBD

Student Welcome & Conference Orientation

Discover the secrets to a successful COM experience!

Join us 30 minutes before the grand opening plenary session, where MetSoc Student Chair, Sidney Omelon and Co-chair, Ali Nasari, will walk you through the conference highlights and how to make the most out of your experience.

Monday, August 19 at 18:00 - 21:00 | Location: Downtown Halifax

Student Fun Night

All students are invited to an unforgettable night exploring the city of Halifax and organized by the students at Dalhousie University.

Stay tuned for updates on the exciting destinations awaiting us.

Tuesday, August 20 at 17:00 - 18:00 | Location: TBD

Student Mixer

This casual mixer is where you can mingle with incredible peers and catch up on exciting announcements! Join us for an evening of unwinding and networking.

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Wednesday, August 21 at 11:50 - 13:30 | Location: TBD

Student Lunch and Learn

Presentation details to be announced.

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MetSoc Student Multi-Scale Image Contest 2024 - Winners

MetSoc celebrates the beauty of materials research at multi-scales by hosting its first image contest for MetSoc students. The winners earn cash prizes, and their images will be mounted and displayed at COM 2024.

Dendrite determined growth!

Photo by Elnaz Bahmani

This image acquired from Zn anode in 2M ZnSO4 after a cathodic potential of -2.3 V vs. SCE which lead to the Zn deposited film formation on the surface. Dendrite formation happens due to the uneven deposition of Zn which stems from surface non uniformity in this case. Dendrite formation is one of the main challenges in the battery. It can cause a short circuit between anode and cathode which leads to the battery failure.

Elnaz Bahmani

Doctoral student at McMaster University

Prismatic Effect of KOH Crystals in a Volumetric Flask

Photo by Tarantoj Singh

This image shows the dispersion of white light from crystallized KOH in a volumetric flask. For context, a 0.1 mol/L solution of KOH was made for experimental studies, which being left idle over a span of months turned into magnificent KOH crystals suspended in solution.

Tarantoj Singh

Master's student at Laurentian University

Pure copper splat deposited onto pure Copper substrate by cold spray process

Photo by Srikar Billa

The image depicts a single pure copper particle deposited on an unpolished pure copper substrate, produced via the cold spray process. Captured using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) with a 70-degree stage tilt, it shows the copper splat embedded into the substrate with a pronounced jetting region around its periphery. The substrate surface appears rough with visible peaks and valleys. Notably, the single copper splat exhibits strong bonding with the substrate, indicating effective adhesion. This observation underscores the success of the cold spray technique in achieving robust bonding between copper particle and the substrate, critical for various applications.

Srikar Billa

Doctoral student at McGill University

¡Hola! Churros!

Photo by Philip Gamboa

This is an SEM Image of electrolytic iron deposited on a stainless-steel cathode for research purposes. Normally, the composition and morphology is studied in detail for the purpose of understanding the fundamentals of the electrolytic process. However, this particular section of the deposit looks strangely appetizing. It resembles 2 bars of the tasty Spanish/Portuguese pastry “Churros”! The only thing missing is a dusting of refined sugar and a dark chocolate dip. Allow your taste buds to swell with anticipation of this truly appetizing, magical, magnificent micrograph.

Philip Gamboa

Master's student at McGill University