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NETL to Display Research at TMS 2020

NETL will share its expertise and research in materials sciences at The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society’s (TMS) 2020 Annual Meeting and Exhibition Feb. 23-27 in San Diego.  

Lab representatives will join more than 4,000 engineers, scientists, business leaders, students and other professionals in the minerals, metals, and materials fields from 70 nations for a week of comprehensive, cross-disciplinary exchange of technical knowledge.

In addition to NETL’s participation in about 50 separate project presentations, the Lab will host a booth at the event to network and showcase the Lab’s contributions to the greater materials science community. TMS2020 will provide a space for the work of several NETL researchers, and will feature more than 85 symposia on a broad range of topics, including, but not limited to: physical metallurgy, characterization, light metals, materials processing, corrosion, biomaterials, and materials design.

“This event is a way to promote knowledge of the Lab’s materials engineering and manufacturing expertise and capabilities as well as its energy research initiatives at a premier materials science event,” said Michael Knaggs, NETL Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships. 

“The development of tomorrow’s advanced fossil energy systems can’t be achieved without affordable, durable, functional, and structural materials, which is where NETL’s intramural and extramural research can shine. That’s why the Lab’s participation in TMS 2020 is so important. It’s a wonderful opportunity to promote and educate our work to the larger materials science community and allow for new partnerships to develop.”

TMS 2020’s content is good fit for NETL considering the Lab’s leadership in designing, developing, and deploying advanced materials for use in energy applications and extreme service environments. Some of the Lab’s development and implementation success stories in this field of research include alloy-based metal catalysts and electrochemical technologies that convert power plant waste streams such as CO2 into valuable fuels and chemicals, and a corrosion-resistant refractory brick used in nearly all slagging gasifiers worldwide, among others.

NETL is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory that produces technological solutions for America’s energy challenges. From developing creative innovations and efficient energy systems that make coal more competitive, to advancing technologies that enhance oil and natural gas extraction and transmission processes, NETL research is providing breakthroughs and discoveries that support domestic energy initiatives, stimulate a growing economy, and improve the health, safety, and security of all Americans. Highly skilled men and women at NETL’s sites in Albany, Oregon; Anchorage, Alaska; Houston, Texas; Morgantown, West Virginia; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania conduct a broad range of research activities that support DOE’s mission to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States.