COUNTDOWN TO MS&T19 ǀ Portland, Oregon ǀ Sept. 29–Oct. 3

The MS&T 2019 call for papers is open. Submit a 150-word abstract for your 20-minute presentation by March 15.

Buehler’s Dr Mike Keeble is proud to be chairing the IMS Symposium at MS&T19, “Characterization of Materials and Properties through Metallography, Mechanical Testing and Analysis − From Fundamentals to the Cutting Edge.”  The symposium will include fundamental techniques and research papers as well as industrial applications of international standards in metallography and microscopy, for metallic and nonmetallic materials, and the relationship between microstructure and mechanical properties.

The Symposium combines presenters and audience from a wide range of different backgrounds. Some presentations cover what might be every-day work for the presenter but represents important learning opportunities for others. Other presentations cover theoretical developments, new technologies and fundamental techniques.  Subjects range from academic to practical, process to interpretation and empirical to theoretical.  It’s a great opportunity to share your knowledge, and to learn from others in the industry at the same time.

Submitting an abstract is quick and easy, and no paper is required – although some presenters may be asked if they would like to write up their presentation for inclusion in the industry publication “Metallography, Microstructure and Analysis”.

  1. Browse to the submission page
  2. Select the IMS symposium “Characterization of Materials and Properties through Metallography, Mechanical Testing and Analysis − From Fundamentals to the Cutting Edge.”
  3. Click Submit an Abstract

The planned subject areas for the 2019 symposium include:

  • Microstructural Characterization and the Correlation of Microstructure to Mechanical Properties
  • Metallographic Preparation Techniques from Fundamentals to Novel Solutions
  • Quantification and Simulation of Microstructures and Properties
  • Compliance to Standards Processes and Techniques
  • Metallography in Archeometallurgy, Geology, Art and Nature

Although we encourage you to give a presentation to make the most of your experience, even as an attendee there is a lot to be gained by coming along.  The MS&T exhibition and conference – now in its 15th year – hosts over 3,200 attendees, more than 2,000 presentations, a robust plenary speaker lineup, society based special events, and a collaboration among four leading materials science societies. If you work in any facet of materials science, this is the conference for you!  More information and registration can be found at

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