Light Metal Technologies

Applications for the Transportation Industry


This symposium focuses on recent advances in the science and technologies associated with light metals, in particular aluminum, magnesium and titanium alloys, for ground transportation and for the aeronautical industries. 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:

  • Primary Light Metals Processing
  • Non-Ferrous Alloy Development for Lightweight Products
  • Progress in Manufacturing of Light Metals and Product Performance
  • Advanced Modeling of Materials and Processing of Light Metals
  • Design Optimization for Lightweight Components
  • Material Characterization of Lightweight Products
  • Joining, Coatings, Finishing, Corrosion, and Environmental Aspects

Symposium Organizers

Chair: Mihaiela Isac, McGill University
Roderick I.L. Guthrie, McGill University
Julie Levesque, Centre de Metallurgie du Quebec
Xiaoming Wang, Purdue University
Franco Chiesa, Centre de Metallurgie du Quebec
Mamoun Medraj, Concordia University
Carsten  Siemers, Technische Universitaet Braunschweig
Frederic Laroche, Rio Tinto