Friday, January 20, 2012

24th Canadian Materials Science Conference – call for abstracts

We invite you to submit an abstract for presentation at the 24th CMSC, Materials: Atoms to Applications, which will be held at The University of Western Ontario, June 5-8, 2012. We are accepting abstracts for both oral and poster presentations; priority will be given to submissions by students.

The Conference has been expanded from its roots in metallurgy to include presentations related to many materials including bio- and nano-materials and composites; a somewhat more detailed list is shown on the attached flyer which we hope you will print and post/distribute to anyone you think might be interested in participating.

We hope you will forward this e-mail to any potential participants, including students and post-docs. Students who live in Canada more than 500 km from London, Ontario and are submitting abstracts may apply for travel support. Presenting students will automatically be entered into the appropriate competition; there will be prizes for the top presentations in each category.

All abstracts must be submitted through webHermes. Information about abstract submission may be found on the CMSC web site under "Abstract Submission"; any questions, problems, etc., please let us know.

We are delighted that Dr. Carlos Tomé (Los Alamos National Laboratories) will present the D.K.C. Memorial Lecture on Thursday evening, June 7, immediately after the banquet (included with registration). We are also pleased to announce that so far fifteen leading researchers in their fields of materials science have accepted our invitation to speak during the Conference.

Everyone who wishes to attend the 24th Canadian Materials Science Conference, whether presenting or not, must register for the Conference. The registration fee includes the opening reception on Tuesday evening, June 5, the poster reception on Wednesday, June 6 and the banquet on Thursday as well as lunches on Wednesday and Thursday, all coffee breaks and all conference materials including the Program/Abstract book. On-line registration is accessible through our web site as is access to reserving a room in Essex Hall on campus.

The University of Western Ontario campus, always beautiful, is especially so in early June; the weather should be superb. Niagara Falls and the superb wine country of the Niagara peninsula are about two hours away as is Toronto, Canada's largest city. The Stratford Shakespeare Festival (45 minutes away) and Shaw Festival (~2.5 hours away) will be offering many presentations before, during and after the CMSC.

We hope to see you in London in June not only attending the 24th CMSC but participating as a presenter of a talk or a poster. webHermes is available for abstract submission from now through midnight, March 5.

Any questions, comments, etc., please let us know.

See you in June.

Dr. Robert J. Klassen, Conference Chair

Dr. Myra Gordon, Conference Coordinator