2024 RGSAM

The 34th Annual RGSAM will be held on October 21st, 2024 

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, 800 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

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The Rio Grande Symposium on Advanced Materials (RGSAM) is a general technical meeting of materials researchers in the Rio Grande geographic region. It is an outgrowth of the Joint Technical Meetings of the New Mexico Section of the American Ceramic Society and the New Mexico Section of the Materials Research Society initiated in 1989. These meetings, sub-titled “Ceramics and Advanced Materials: Symposia and Poster Session,” proved to be quite popular among materials researchers in the Rio Grande geographic region. Attendance typically ranged between 75 and 150 people presenting 30 to 50 presentations, which were frequently used as a local warm-up for national meetings. An important aspect of this symposium is that it has been, and continues to be a venue for presentations by students from regional universities. In 1997, the Albuquerque Chapter of ASM International joined with the NM Section of the American Ceramics Society to host the meeting which began its new name, “The Rio Grande Regional Symposium on Advanced Materials.” Reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of materials research presented at RGSAM, other societies soon joined to host the symposium. The New Mexico Chapter of the American Vacuum Society organized the RGSAM in 2013, followed by the Central New Mexico Local Section of the American Chemical Society in 2015. In 2018, the Albuquerque Chapter of ASM organized. This meeting hopes to reach out to a broad base of support among local materials societies and will be a focal point for the exchange of technical information in the Rio Grande geographic region well into the 21st century.

Kreidl Lecture

Norbert J. Kreidl

At the core of this meeting is the Kreidl Memorial Lecture, honoring the career achievements of Norbert Kreidl, a remarkable and indefatigable glass scientist who spent his final years as a consultant based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Kreidl Lecture has featured several prominent ceramists and glass scientists.

Kreidl Lecturer –

Dr. Daniel G. Miracle

Senior Scientist, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory

Kreidl Lecture Abstract –

High Entropy Materials – The First Twenty Years

The high-entropy concept has been defined, studied, questioned and expanded over the past twenty years. First claimed as a major new direction of materials science, it is fitting to re-evaluate the topic at this notable anniversary. The field has grown significantly beyond the initially conceived single-phase metallic solid solutions to embrace single and multi-phase materials for both functional and structural applications. As a further expansion, the high-entropy concept has been applied to metallic, semi-metal and ceramic materials. This talk opens with a brief introduction to the history of HEAs, including predecessor efforts prior to the dual landmark publications in 2004. A fresh description of its defining features emphasizes the synergistic effects of high elemental concentrations in complex alloys. A quick tour of selected functional and structural HEAs will emphasize novel alloying systems and new properties. Commercially used functional and structural medium- and high-entropy materials will also be highlighted, to better define future directions of research for targeted applications. This talk closes by describing an unanticipated role of HEAs – as a major motivation to develop and deploy autonomous research and development methods to a broader range of materials. The specific challenges that HEAs bring to autonomous research and development will be introduced and discussed.

Speaker Biography –

Dr. Dan Miracle is a Senior Scientist in the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory. He represents technologies of interest to the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force and leads formation of technical partnerships within the U.S. Government and with universities, industry and the international scientific community. His research has covered nickel-based superalloys and intermetallic compounds; metal matrix composites; advanced aluminum alloys; and boron-modified titanium alloys. His current research explores metallic glasses and high-entropy alloys. Dr. Miracle received a B.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Wright State University, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from The Ohio State University, and an Honorary Doctor of Science from the Institute of Metal Physics, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. Dr. Miracle is a Fellow of ASM, International; The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS); and the Air Force Research Laboratory. He is an Honorary Member of the Indian Institute of Metals and has received the Air Force Basic Research Award and the Presidential Rank Award. He is author or co-author of over 230 peer-reviewed articles and 7 book chapters and is co-editor of 6 books. He has given over 220 plenary, keynote and invited talks around the world.

Prior Kreidl Lecturers

William D. Kingery, University of Arizona

Delbert E. Day, University of Missouri – Rolla
Arthur H. Heuer, Case Western Reserve University
Don L. Kendall, University of New Mexico
David A. Payne, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign
Joseph H. Simmons, University of Florida
Robert E. Newnham, Penn State University
Anthony F. Giamei, United Technologies Research Center
Gary Messing, Penn State University
Anthony G. Evans, Princeton University
Zhigang Suo, Princeton University
Nathan S. Lewis, California Institute of Technology
Subra Suresh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Robert O. Ritchie, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
David R. Clarke, University of California at Santa Barbara
Steve Brueck, University of New Mexico
John Parise, SUNY Stony Brook
Kurt Sickafus, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Richard LeSar, Iowa State University
Uzi Landman, Georgia Institute of Technology
Carlo Pantano, Penn State University
Harry Atwater, California Institute of Technology
Diana Farkas, Virginia Tech
Michael J. Cima, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ray Baughman, University of Texas at Dallas
Carol Handwerker, Purdue University
Paul S. Weiss, University of California, Los Angeles
Mark C. Hersam, Northwestern University

2020, 2021 Cancelled due to Covid-19

Rajendra K. Bordia, Clemson University

Ramana G. Reddy, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa