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The Acta Materialia Materials and Society Award Special Symposium

"Global R&D Trends—Implications for Material Sciences"

TMS 2013 Annual Meeting and Exhibition
March 5, 2013
About this Symposium
Human progress has largely been defined by the materials that form the basis of transformative technologies. In the last century, investments in research and development (R&D) have been critical to ensuring the deployment of new materials required for the advancement of solutions to the world’s most pressing needs, with R&D support considered a leading indicator of a nation’s innovative capacity and a precursor to its future growth, productivity, and sustainability. Exploring the connections between fundamental R&D and materials science, within the context of a complex and often volatile global economy, was the focus of “Global R&D Trends—Implications for Material Sciences”, developed as a signature event for the TMS 2013 Annual Meeting and Exhibition.

The symposium was organized to honor the accomplishments of Jeffrey Wadsworth, the 2013 Acta Materialia Materials and Society Award winner. The event examined ideas that Wadsworth himself has helped shape during career, explored from the perspective of some of the materials community's most respected members.

Please note that the presentations available below are offered in PDF format.
Presentations
 
Keynote and Honoree:

JEFFREY WADSWORTH
President and Chief Executive Officer, Battelle Memorial Institute

Keynote Presentation: “The Evolving R&D Model: International Trends and U.S. Competitiveness”
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CRAIG R. BARRETT
Retired Chief Executive Officer/Chairman of the Board, Intel Corporation

Topic: Research and Development—The Key to Competitiveness in the 21st Century
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SIEGFRIED S. HECKER
Co-Director, Center for International Security and Cooperation
Professor, Department of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University;
Emeritus Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory


Topic: Prospects and Challenges for a Global Expansion of Nuclear Energy
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WILLIAM D. NIX
Professor Emeritus, Lee Otterson Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University

Topic: Linking the Challenges of Materials Technology with Opportunities in Materials Research
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SUBRA SURESH
Director, National Science Foundation

Topic: Innovation in the New Era of Global Science and Engineering
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