June 1-4, Saskatoon

Deadline for abstract submission extended to May 11, 2014.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the 26th Annual Canadian Materials Science Conference I would like to invite you to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, the "Bridge City" known for many bridges crossing Saskatchewan River.

The conference will be held at University of Saskatchewan on June 1-4, 2014. This Conference has its root in metallurgy and at present covers many topics in advanced materials processing, properties and applications.

Progress in engineering applications of materials depends critically on advancement of materials research, development materials for novel applications and understanding materials properties and performance.  Innovating solutions that extend the life and reliability of materials in service in different environment are also of great scientific and engineering interest.

We are particularly interested in presentations that contribute to application of synchrotron radiation in materials science;  materials with potential use in energy sector; nuclear materials and fuels;  materials for mining and oil sand exploration; materials in welding and joining: materials for automotive and aeronautic industries; biomedical materials; nanostructures and nanomaterials; and films, coating and surface modification techniques.

We invite the presentations that use Molecular Dynamics and ab-initio methods to simulate and predict the materials structure, properties and performance.  These techniques allow us, more and more often, to perform computer experiments that can be as reliable as real experiments and used when experimental measurements are difficult or impossible.

Other works that contribute to understanding materials structure, properties and performance are also of interest and presentations on these subjects are welcome.

In conjunction with the conference, a short courses on Application of Synchrotron Radiation in Materials Science and are being planned for Sunday June 1. 

We hope to see you in Saskatoon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saskatoon) for this important meeting.

Jerzy Szpunar
Conference Chair