Light Metals for the Transportation Industry


The symposium focuses on recent advances in the science and technologies associated with light metals, in particular, but not limited to aluminium, magnesium and titanium, for ground, marine and aeronautical transportation. It intends to bring together fundamental and applied research knowledge in the context of the growing global need for greener materials and resources and for advanced technologies in the primary production, processing and characterization of lightweight materials.

Sessions/Subjects to be covered:

Abstracts are solicited for, but not limited to, the following topics:

1. Light Metals Primary Production and Processing
2. Light Metals Alloy Development
3. Progress in Manufacturing of Light Metals and Product Performance
4. Modeling of Materials and Processing of Light Metals
5. Design Optimization for Lightweight Components
6. Material Characterization
7. Joining, Coatings, Finishing, Corrosion, and Environmental Aspects of Light Metals

Focus and Audience

Light metals production and transformation, for transportation; industry; academia, government, or private labs.

Keynote Speaker

  • Carsten Siemers, University of Braunschweig
    “Titanium – From Ore Extraction and Processing to its Applications in the Transportation Industry”
  • Hani Henein, University of Alberta
    Microstructural study of container less solidification of Al-20wt%Ce”

Symposium Organizers

Chair: Mihaiela Isac       

Chair: Mihaiela Isac, McGill University,
Julie Lévesque, Québec Metallurgy Center
Dimitry Sediako, University of British Columbia
Abdallah Elsayed, University of Guelph
Jessica Hiscocks, Kingston Process Metallurgy
Mohsen Mohammadi, University of New Brunswick
Roderick Guthrie, McGill University
Carsten Siemers, University of Braunschweig
Sumanth Shankar, McMaster University