Shahani guest co-editor of MRS Bulletin and featured speaker of related webinar

The webinar, "Processing Metallic Materials Far From Equilibrium" will be held this Wednesday, November 25.
Shahani guest co-editor of MRS Bulletin and featured speaker of related webinar

Assistant Professor Ashwin Shahani is the featured speaker of a special webinar presented by MRS Bulletin, "Processing Metallic Materials Far From Equilibrium," scheduled for Wednesday, November 25, from 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. The event is free, but registration is required. Other speakers include Amy Clarke of the Colorado School of Mines, and Nikolas Provatas of McGill University.

Shahani was the guest co-editor of the November, 2020 issue of MRS Bulletin, which highlighted recent developments in the field, including solidification at extreme rates, as well as state-of-the-art computational and experimental techniques.

Abstract
The field of solidification has evolved from metallurgical alchemy to a predictive science over the past century. Our particular focus is on metals and their alloys, whose thermophysical properties tend to differ distinctively from that of organic systems. Rapid advances in modeling efforts and real-time experiments have yielded a wealth of new and quantitative information across relevant length- and time scales, thereby expanding our understanding of the liquid-to-solid phase transition. The articles in this issue highlight some important recent developments in the field, including solidification at extreme rates, as well as the state-of-the-art computational and experimental techniques that allow us to probe the otherwise improbable. In light of this progress, we identify critical issues and open questions that point to future research directions in solidification science.