Scopes of Symposiums



Aerospace industry evolves rapidly for achieving the goals of reduction in the weight of the structures and decrease in the fuel consumption. As the demand for producing lighter and robust aerospace vehicles increases the studies mostly focus on the advanced materials, which should resist to the extreme aeronautical conditions such as high and low service temperatures, high impact loads and huge vibrations. These extreme service conditions can threaten the integrity of the each components of the whole structure. Therefore, the research and development activities for the metallic and composite materials mostly include conducting theoretical and experimental studies on the chemistry of the materials, conventional and novel production techniques, surface treatments, microstructural evolution with processing and mechanical property enhancement. Additionally, mechanical testing and early determination of the material defects with non-destructive testing are of key importance to determine the several properties of the materials for extreme conditions.

“Advanced Alloys and Processes for Aerospace” symposium focuses on the following subjects to discuss recent studies and improvements aerospace materials technology and to build a bridge between academia and industry.

• Superalloys for Aerospace Applications
• Novel Alloys, Ti-based Alloys, Al-based Alloys, Ni-based Alloys, Mg-based Alloys
• Additive Manufacturing of Aerospace Materials
• Effect of on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Aerospace Materials
• Machining and Finishing
• Special Processing Techniques for Novel Materials
• Modelling and Numerical Simulation Approaches for Material and Process Design
• Heat Treatments to Improve Microstructure and Mechanical Behaviour
• Failure of Aerospace Materials (Creep, Fatigue, Corrosion, Oxidation)
• Surface Modification and Coating Technologies

Please note that, the subjects are not limited to the listed titles. We also welcome abstracts, which are related to the title of the symposium, addressing the industrial applications and pointing out the issues from industrial perspective. 


Biomaterials have been engineered to take a form and function(s) which, alone or as part of a complex system, are used to come in contact and interact with components of living systems for therapeutic or diagnostic purpose. In this respect, biomaterials combining advanced materials with biology and medical science remains as one of the most innovative an interdisciplinary research fields today. This symposium will include studies highlighting this intrinsic character of biomaterials-related research and will focus on the structure-process-property relationships of biomaterials, ranging from novel synthesis/processing routes, testing, technological and clinical applications in vitro, in vivo environments, through biomedical implants and devices.

Suggested topical areas include, but are not limited to:
• Biomedical alloys, bioceramics, bioglass
• Bioinspired and biomimetic materials
• Biosensors and biomedical assay platforms
• Material systems for tissue engineering and drug delivery
• Additive manufacturing of biomaterials/Bioprinting
• Functional surface modification of biomaterials
• Modeling and simulation of biomaterials and devices


Today, metal casting having prehistoric roots corresponds to innovations achieved by the computerized automated design process, and modern methods for producing intricate shapes with high precision and small tolerances. New technologies and improved processes make the metal casting industry expanded through new markets. Creating an effective research collaboration platform between the academia and casting industry is an essential, and helpful to prepare the next generation of casting professionals.
“Casting” symposium will cover the following topics about casting technologies, solidification, computer-aided simulation and case studies from foundries, but not limited to:
• Commercially applied Metal Casting Technologies,
• Computer-Aided Approaches in Casting Processes,
• Nucleation, 3D-Grain Competition, Growth and Solidification,
• Light-weight Casting Alloys (porosity formation, grain refinement, ..),
• Casting of Superalloys,
• Cast Iron Applications and Cupola Furnace Technology,
• Eco-Friendly Binder Systems in Foundry Industry.


Ceramics and Glasses are one of the most important engineering materials in addition to metals and polymers. There are a number of contemporary approaches to strengthen the synthesis, sintering methods and manufacturing techniques to obtain novel ceramic and glass compositions and composites made by using them. Further industrial and scientific development in this area of materials will give us more insights to discover not only novel refractory materials which are specific group of ceramics that can withstand high temperatures, loads and impact due to thermal stresses and shocks, but also tailor made multi-functional ceramics and glasses which will continue to be used with the rising popularity for wide range of applications, from solar systems to the space technologies and from the communications industry to biomedical applications.

The purpose of Ceramics, Glass, Refractory Materials symposium is directed to construct a platform to discuss the recent advances for such materials.


Polymer and composite materials have extensive applications in the aerospace, automotive, marine, infrastructure, military, sports, and biomedical fields. These lightweight materials could exhibit excellent mechanical properties, high corrosion resistance, dimensional stability, and low assembly costs.

The symposium would focus on the structure, property and processing interactions for various applications in the frame of the following topics, but not limited to:

• Conducting polymers and composites
• Bio-inspired or bio-based polymer and composite systems
• Polymer and composite processing in different dimensions
• Polymers and composites for energy generation and storage
• Renewable and sustainable polymers and composites
• Polymers and composites in biomedical applications
• Polymers and composites for optics
• Shape-memory and self-healing polymers and composites
• Polymer and composite membranes for separation techniques
• Degradation and stabilization of polymers and composites
• Nanocomposites and hybrid nanomaterials
• Additive manufacturing of polymers and composites


The studies on corrosion conducted for the past 50 years showed that direct cost of corrosion has been equivalent to about 3% -4% of the gross domestic product of the nations around the world, which was estimated to be approximately US$ 2.5 trillion in 2013. Considering the metallic materials are in their unstable forms and have tendency to return their natural stable oxide forms, it is not surprising that the most of the engineering materials are prone to be corroded in the nature. Depending on the environmental conditions, the corrosion damage can be severe. Corrosion can also result in environmental pollution, cause destruction of natural resources and endanger health of the livings. In the history, there are a lot of examples of major disasters as a result of corrosion.

The corrosion has interdisciplinary character and in most of the cases, a thorough investigation is required to understand the corrosion mechanisms behind the problems so that a viable engineering solution can be accomplished.

Wear also cause the similar problems and costs because of the premature failures of machines due to the improper material selections in designs. In some cases, corrosion and wear initiate and develop together and shorten the service life of the machine parts. In order to reduce these types of problems, corrosion and wear should be taken into consideration in engineering designs.

The topics of interest in “Corrosion and Wear” symposium include the following headlines but are not limited to

• Understanding the corrosion and wear phenomena
• Significance of corrosion and protection from corrosion
• Improving corrosion and wear resistance of engineering materials
• Principles of materials selection for corrosion protection
• Cathodic and anodic protection
• Surface modifications for prevention from wear and corrosion
• High temperature corrosion and wear
• Tribo-chemical reactions and solid lubricant oxides in tribology applications
• Understanding the tribological behavior of materials


Energy is a key issue for the future generations. The depletion of conventional energy resources and the escalating pollution associated with fossil fuels usage have encouraged the search for cleaner, economical and efficient energy technologies. In the complicated network of energy such as resource, production, storage, use, and efficiency, materials play a critical role as diverse and comprehensive as energy itself. The materials for energy represents the design, discovery and creation of new materials and fundamental understanding of their properties to create a pathway for future energy technologies.

“Materials for Energy Symposium” will focus on structure, property, processing, and performance interrelationships for energy materials. The scope includes both theory and modeling and experimental efforts in materials synthesis, processing, characterization, and performance evaluation. Topics of interest also include the following areas (but are not limited to):
• Renewable energy & sustainable energy materials
• Emerging technologies and new materials for energy harvesting, conversion, and storage.
• New concepts, devices, design and optimization processes for energy applications (Energy generation, conversion, storage and distribution).
• Theory, modelling and simulation in energy materials, energy conversion and energy storage.


Mechanical metallurgy can be divided four parts: mechanical fundamentals, metallurgical fundamentals, applications to materials testing, and plastic forming of metals. In addition, developing/using computational software to reveal the process-structure-properties-performance relationship is very important for design and optimization of metal forming processes.

Mechanical Metallurgy Symposium primarily focuses on the mechanical behavior of materials and metal forming techniques. The symposium aims to bring together academia, researchers, industrial partners and graduate students to share and discuss their theoretical and experimental studies in the fields of mechanical properties of materials, plasticity and the metal forming techniques. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

• Mechanical fundamentals of materials,
• Plastic deformation of single crystal and polycrystalline materials,
• Mechanical test methods: tension, compression, bending, hardness, impact and torsion,
• Residual stresses,
• Failure of metals (fatigue, creep, stress rupture)
• Fracture mechanics,
• Plastic forming of metals: forging, rolling, extrusion, sheet-metal forming, rod, wire, and tube drawing,
• Simulation.


Unprecedented properties of nanomaterials provide a paradigm-changing opportunity for researchers and it is intriguing to predict its impact on the next century. While researchers have been focusing to search for newer nanomaterials at the bottom, race for the companies at the top has been still challenging to cultivate nanoscale capabilities into their company cultures.

Nanomaterials symposium is a unique place to present your nanotechnology related work. Materials science and engineering is at the heart of nanotechnology. Wide range of topics from the synthesis of nanomaterials using solution based methods to the use of nanomaterials as building blocks of composite materials and functional thin films, in addition to multipurpose nanofibers will be covered in this symposium.

Main topics for the symposium are given below. However, the symposium is open to any kind of contribution from academia or from the companies having nano-connection.

- Synthesis, Processing and Characterization of Nanoparticles and Nanofibers
- Basic Nanoparticle Research from Quantum Dots to Ultrafine Powders
- Nanostructured Materials, Nanoporous Materials, Nanocomposites
- Carbon based or non-carbon based 2D/3D Nanomaterials
- Self-assembly and Self-assembled Structures
- Functional Nanomaterials and Nanodevices
- Ultrafine Grained Materials
- Methods and Characterization Tools for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
- Simulation or Design of Nanostructures and Nanomaterials
- Antibacterial/antifungal/antiviral/toxic properties of nanoparticles/nanomaterials


The importance of non-ferrous metals such as aluminum, copper, zinc, lead, nickel in the manufacturing industry, automotive, aviation, energy and construction industries is indisputable. In this context, non-ferrous metals and their alloys are irreplaceable in many areas of the industry. Non-ferrous metals are indispensable due to their thermal, electrical, corrosion and mechanical properties. In other words, there is no other material group that we can use economically in mass production by replacing non-ferrous metals and alloys..

The scope of Non-Ferrous Metals Symposium can be summarized as the production, refining, pure metal production technologies, alloy preparation, production method-microstructure and performance relationships and performance evaluation. Issues of interest include (but are not limited to) the following areas:

• New technological searches for increased productivity in mass produced metal products such as Al, Cu, Zn, Cr, Ni etc.
• Physical chemistry, thermodynamics, and kinetics for the production and refining of non ferrous metals
• Al and Mg based light alloys: production methods and performance expectations
• Electrochemical Engineering and Electrometallurgy at High Temperature: Ta, Sc, Ti, Ca, Li, Na and Mo.
• Platinum group metals, including platinum, palladium, iridium, and others
• Refractory metals, including titanium, niobium, zirconium, and hafnium
• Experimental, analytical, physical, and computer modeling of physical chemistry and thermodynamics
• Modeling on the transport phenomena in materials processing and metallurgical processes
• Rare earth metals : production methods and new technologies


Quality can be defined as how well the product performs its intended function. Quality management ensures that an organization, product or service is consistent. Quality management is focused not only on product and service quality, but also on the means to achieve it. Quality management uses quality assurance and control of processes as well as products to achieve more consistent quality. What a customer wants and is willing to pay for it determines quality. It is a written or unwritten commitment to a known or unknown consumer in the market.

Quality management system is a process focused on costumer requirements and enhancing their satısfaction. In quality management the characteristics of materials and their quantitative evaluation are fundamental importance.

This symposium welcomes;

Quality management case studies to improve process and product quality,
Developed quality models,
Implementation of existed quality tools &techniques to improve quality in products and processes
Quality management system should be set up and improved continuously to ensure the quality of non-destructive testing services.

Non-destructive testing (NDT) methods, that are able to detect flaws detrimental for the performance of materials and structures, are widely used at the production stages and for regular controls during service. NDT applications include all industries such as aerospace, automotive, marine, railway, oil and gas, power generation, medical. There are various conventional and novel NDT methods.

Include visual, penetrant, magnetic, radiographic, ultrasonic, acoustic emission, eddy current, endescoping, thermographic and leak testing etc. Nowadays NDT have become vital in industry in order to evaluate the properties of variable materials and system without causing damage and ensuring the safety of the component, NDT methods can be adapted to automated production process. Manuscript can be submitted for all the above topics provides the forum for the exchange of scientific and technological information in non-destructive testing and quality management.


Sustainable development is the development that meets the needs of the present without compromizing the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (Brundtland Commission Report, 1987). Sustainability has played an increasingly important role in driving innovation. The challenges of sustainable development will require engineers and scientists in metallurgy, materials science and engineering to think beyond the current definition of what constitutes the “best” material and process for a given application and production. Increasingly, considerations of issues such as resources conservation, process waste management, environmental impacts and life cycles will also be necessary. Recycling is the major tool to reach sustainable targets in metal industry.

This symposium will focus on

• Lower carbon footprint processes for minerals/metals production,
• Energy efficient production technologies,
• Recycling and waste minimization/elimination and waste/by-products processing technologies,
• Alternative materials for dematerialization (e.g. weight reduction for transportation) and recycle-friendly new materials,
• Innovations in production, design and manufacturing considering sustainability and recycling.

We also welcome papers addressing industrial applicaltions and industrial perspective on sustainability needs as well as experience sharing, modeling and potential application areas.


Steelmaking is one of the most important processes in metallurgical and materials engineering field. At the end of 2019, world steel production was reported as more than 1.87 billion tonnes. Turkey is the eighth-largest producer of iron and steel.

Steelmaking Symposium welcomes the papers of the following topics:
• Sintering & pelletizing
• Blast furnace operation
• Hot metal treatment
• Basic oxygen steelmaking
• Electric arc furnace steelmaking
• Ferroalloy production
• Ladle metallurgy
• Tundish metallurgy
• Continuous casting
• Refractories in iron & steelmaking
• Mechanical processing, heat treatment and characterization of steels
• Plating (tin plating, galvanizing, etc.)
• Modeling and simulation in iron & steelmaking
• Case studies related to steel grades produced according to growing demands of customers
• Energy efficient technologies
• Recycling
and more...


Surface treatment and heat treatment are effective ways of manipulating material properties. This symposium aims to provide a broad overview on the fields of surface treatment and heat treatment with a special focus on recent developments and current problems. The symposium targets scientists and engineers from both university and industry to experience a face-to-face oppurtunity to discuss their studies with the international experts on surface treatment and heat treatment.

Surface Treatment and Heat Treatment Symposium topics include, but not limited to:

• Surface treatments and coatings, deposition, functionalization, modelling and characterization,
• Interface science, adhesion and adhesives,
• Smart surfaces and coatings,
• Surface nanoengineering, nanocoatings and thin films,
• Hydro-phobic/philic surfaces,
• Equipment and technologies for heat treatment,
• Phase transformations and diffusion,
• Simulation of heat heat treatment processes,
• Microstructure and property relationship,
• Heat treatment of additively manufactured products.


Welding methods and underlying technologies are the most widely used essential tools for the joining and surfacing industries. Today’s technologies enable the joining of huge massive structures to very fine tiny objects with a large variety of materials including non-metallic ones by using various welding processes and procedures.

Development of welding science and technology always followed the development of new materials, new applications and new inventions. Inside this ongoing race we are still facing with new and complicated scientific and industrial problems in the field of material science, process technologies and design aspects. Understanding of the process dependent material behaviors and effect of proper welding consumables or improvements in the procedures are key issues for the development of the welding science and technology.

This symposium focuses on the following topics, but not limited to,

• materials and their behavior during welding,
• performance of welded joints (fatigue, creep, corrosion) and processing limits,
• distortion and residual stress,
• modeling and simulation of welding processes,
• recent developments in the welding processes,
• novel industrial applications of welding,
• welding technology in additive manufacturing.