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
Materials Program Technical Chair: Jun Song, McGill
Light Metal Technologies – Applications for the Transportation Industry Mihaiela Isac, McGill University | Roderick I.L. Guthrie, McGill University | Xiaoming Wang, Purdue University | Franco Chiesa, Centre de Metallurgie du Quebec | Carsten Siemers, Technische Universitaet Braunschweig | Frédéric Laroche, Rio Tinto
Manufacturing Involving Rapid Solidification Sumanth Shankar, McMaster University | Jonas Valloton, University of Alberta | Aziz Bogno, University of Alberta | David Levasseur, Cégep de Trois-Rivières College | Xiaoming Wang, Purdue University
Advances in Materials Manufacturing IV – Dr. Jason Lo Memorial Symposium Abu Syed Kabir, Carleton University | Daolun Chen, Ryerson University | Xinjin Cao, Zhejiang University of Technology
Corrosion and Degradation Joey Kish, McMaster University | Jun Song, McGill University | Sriraman Rajagopalan, IBECA & McGill University | Nafiseh Ebrahimi, NRC | Yimin Zeng, CanmetMATERIALS | Frank Cheng, University of Calgary
Accelerated Material Design (ICME) in Structural and Energy Materials Jun Song, McGill University | Chandra V. Singh, University of Toronto
Metallurgy Program Technical Chair: Sina Mostaghel, SNC Lavalin
Towards Sustainable Energy Practices in Metal Processing Ahmed Vahed, Worley | Christopher Pickles, Queen’s University
Third Novennial Symposium on New Technology Implementation Boyd Davis, KPM | Joël Kapusta, BBA
Rodney Jones Honorary Symposium on Chromite Processing Dogan Paktunc, NRCan | Matthew Cramer, Hatch | Isabel Geldenhuys , Mintek | Markus Erwee, SAIMM | Mika Muinonen, XPS
Best Safe Practices and Catastrophic Risk Identification and Mitigation Terry Koehler, Hatch | Bobby Reid, Hatch | Nils Voermann, Hatch | Lloyd Nelson, Anglo American
Processing of Critical Materials Niels Verbaan, SGS | Mike Johnson, SGS | Ian London, CREEN | Gisele Azimi, University of Toronto | John Goode, J.R. Goode and Associates
Novel Technologies for Environmental Footprint Reduction in Mineral Processing Operations Erin Bobicki, University of Toronto | Sanja Miskovic, UBC