OPTIMoM 2014

14th Sep 2014 - 16th Sep 2014

Organised by IOM Communications on behalf of the Structure & Properties of Materials, and High Temperature Materials Committees of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

Optimising Performance through Integrated Modelling of Microstructure

The two-day conference will promote physical/fundamental models and methods to predict microstructures of structural metallic materials, and consequently mechanical properties. The meeting will cover many industries/sectors and metallic systems, e.g. light alloys (Al, Ti, Mg), steel, superalloys and Zr alloys.

The topics covered by the conference will include:

  • Latest developments in physics based models across all length scales
  • Process models and application to materials manufacturing simulation
  • Mechanical properties predictions from simulations of microstructure
  • Integrated computational materials engineering applications
  • Numerical methods and computational techniques for process and material simulation

Who should attend:

The conference is aimed at Process Metallurgists, Engineers, Materials Scientists and Physicists from industry, government agencies, and universities working to improve microstructure and mechanical properties for structural applications. The event will also be of interest to people new to the subject and those wishing to improve their understanding.

The organisers intend that the meeting should represent a global perspective of the issues.


Keynote Speakers
Leading specialists in the field of predictive microstructure models have agreed to present papers: These include:

Mike Mills (USA)
Micro characterisation for property prediction

Dierk Raabe (Germany)
Crystal plasticity

Prof Tony Paxton (UK)
Quantum mechanical atomistic simulations in steel: towards the mesoscale

Dave Furrer (USA)
Application of ICME

Ingo Steinbach (Germany)
Thermodynamic and Kinetic Simulation of Microstructure Evolution


Full programme and registration details now available.


Venue and booking

Event Location

Event Location: 
Pembroke College
United Kingdom
Contact details: 

Chia Jobson
020 7451 7302