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Repeats on November 10 at 7:30pm EST adhering to the same agenda topics with recorded and captioned videos, live discussions and breakout sessions
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Welcome and Introduction
Jewan Bae
Program Director, MIT Corporate Relations/Industrial Liaison Program


MIT's Materials Research Laboratory
Carl V. Thompson
Director, Materials Research Laboratory (MRL)
Stavros Salapatas Professor of Materials Science and Engineering


Rapid Alloy Design Concepts Enabled by Computation, Machine Learning and High-Throughput Experiment
Christopher Schuh
Danae and Vasilis Salapatas Professor of Metallurgy

Over the past several decades the iterative trial-and-error approach to alloy design has become dramatically ‘digitally enhanced’.  Physically-motivated computational models that incorporate thermodynamics, kinetics, and processing pathways can substantially narrow the search for optimum alloy compositions and configurations, while high-throughput experimental methods accelerate iteration. In advanced research areas where the controlling physics are not always known, computation can be augmented with data science and machine learning methods to span vast compositional spaces where few experiments exist. This talk will highlight projects of MIT faculty contributing to the digital transformation of the innovative ‘front-end’ of the metals industry—the design and reduction-to-practice of new alloys.

11:05am Next-Generation Metals Manufacturing: From Rapid Experimentation to the Factory Floor
A. John Hart
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Manufacturing of metal components is essential to every major industry, consumes significant natural resources, and involves complex supply chains. The promise of a digital thread from alloy formulation to scaled production and potential re-use therefore has inspired new experimental approaches and manufacturing techniques that go hand-in-hand with computational methods. This talk will highlight MIT research in the “hands-on” side of metals processing—including high-throughput laboratory techniques, in situ characterization of deformation and microstructure, new additive manufacturing processes, and resource-efficient extraction. An outlook will be framed in terms of the value chains of key industries, pathways for commercialization, and business models enabled by digital transformation.
11:35am Lightning Presentations - From Invited MIT Students and Postdocs
11:55am Parallel Lightning Presentation Break-out Discussions
12:30pm Wrap-up

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