Four papers on innovative materials research were presented by Masdar Institute researchers at The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) 2016 Annual Meeting and Exhibition in the US. The papers focus tackling challenges in achieving energy-efficiency, energy harvesting, and efficient cooling systems.
More than 60 symposia covering a broad range of topics related to materials science and engineering were organized at the 145th meeting of TMS in Nashville, Tennessee, which brought together more than 4,000 business leaders, engineers, scientists, other professionals and students from around the world in the minerals, metals, and materials fields. The event offered students invaluable opportunities to network with professionals, and learn more about the minerals, metals, and materials science and engineering professions.
Masdar Institute is evolving and expanding its materials science research capabilities and activities, in response to the increasing importance of materials science and engineering to the UAE’s national and economic ambitions. The Institute currently has a strong materials science academic and research program, with 31 students, of which 10 are in the PhD program, and nine faculty. Advanced materials and nanotechnology are at the core of the research being done across all of the Masdar Institute Research Centers (iCenters).
The Masdar Institute delegation to TMS 2016 was headed by Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim Hassan Ali, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. He also hosted the Cast Shop Technology Symposium at the event. The Masdar Institute researchers who presented papers at TMS 2016 included Dr. Daniel Choi, Associate Professor, Research Engineer Ayoola Brimmo, PhD student Adesola Olukunmi Ajayi, and Post-Doctoral Researcher Mouhamadou Aziz Diop.
The paper titled ‘Furnace Modelling for Efficient Combustion Gas Circulation’ was presented by Ayoola Brimmo and Dr. Ali, who also presented the paper about ‘On the Cast House Energy Management’. The paper on ‘Process under External Static Magnetic Field on Flow Pattern in Slab Mold’ was presented by Mouhamadou Diop and Dr. Ali. The last paper on ‘Thermo-Mechanical Properties of Wrought Aluminum Alloys produced from Scrap Mixing’ was presented by Adesola Ajayi, Dr. Ali; and Dr. Choi.
The research presented has been conducted within Masdar Institute’s Interdisciplinary Computational Engineering Laboratory (ICE Lab), which is focused on developing interdisciplinary models for solving complex engineering problems towards sustainable energy and energy efficient processes. Its special projects include collaboration with Emirates Global Aluminum (EGA) for energy-efficiency in aluminum production, energy harvesting with GlobalFoundries (GF) and efficient cooling systems with Masdar City.
Organized from 14-18 February 2016, the symposium promoted networking, technical exchange, and camaraderie leading to collaborations, innovation, and solutions in the workplace and in society.
Included among TMS’ nearly 13,000 professional and student members are metallurgical and materials engineers, scientists, researchers, educators, and administrators from more than 70 countries on six continents. TMS is dedicated to fostering the exchange of learning and ideas across the entire range of materials science and engineering, from minerals processing and primary metals production, to basic research and the advanced applications of materials.
15 March 2016