NanoSteel’s Sergueeva and Branagan Host a Symposium at MS&T

    November 1, 2016

  • Materials Science & Technology Conference and Exhibition (MS&T) is the most comprehensive forum for materials science and engineering technologies which crosses the boundaries of most materials events by bringing together a broad range of technical sessions and expertise through the strengths of six major materials organizations: The American Ceramic Society (ACerS), Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST), ASM International, Metallurgy and Materials Society of CIM (MetSoc), NACE International, and The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS).

    Every year, NanoSteel participates in MS&T technical program by presenting new achievements in advanced materials and technology development.  In a number of years (2010, 2013, 2015, & 2016) NanoSteel took leadership as a Symposium organizer.  At the latest conference in 2016 that was held in Salt lake City, UT, the Symposium was focused on recent achievements in development of Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) for various applications including the automotive industry and titled “Advanced High Strength Steel Design / Technological Exploitation”.  

    In addition to microstructural design, steel processing and structure/processing/property correlation, this Symposium also included recent developments in steel characterization methods, simulations and modeling of metallurgical phenomena and technological processing, AHSS applications, end-users needs and requirements.  It is intended to accelerate the development and acceptance of new concepts and methodologies in steel design as well as steel processing/production, product fabrication, microstructural characterization and mechanical testing.

    The NanoSteel team also presented 4 talks on new development in 3rd Generation AHSS at the Symposium:

    • 3rd Generation AHSS: Mechanisms Enabling High Cold Formability: Daniel Branagan
    • 3rd Generation AHSS: Global vs Local Formability: Andrew Frerichs
    • 3rd Generation AHSS: Pathway to Delayed Cracking Resistance: Alla Sergueeva
    • 3rd Generation AHSS: Geometry Insensitive Tensile Testing Methodology: Grant Justice


    Daniel Branagan, NanoSteel’s CTO, said, “This conference has enormous value for our team in both learning from the best outside our company, as well as educating the field about our new 3rd Generation AHSS technology. We hope that our presentations gave the metallurgy community some deeper insight into the fundamentals that underpin our commercial development.”

    In preparation for the upcoming MS&T conference in 2017, NanoSteel is already on a board of organizers of the next steel related Symposium and in preparation to share new achievements in AHSS development and application.

    For more information visit the MS&T