Held as part of the 32nd Canadian Materials Science Conference
Virtual Event | June 2-4, 2021

In 1985 Shigeo Saimoto, Gary Purdy and Geoffrey Kidson hosted an international symposium entitled Solute-Defect Interaction: Theory and Experiment at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada of which the proceedings were published in the following year. The range of speakers and topics was exceptional and expanded the topic from the classical mind-set of linear elasticity, classical thermodynamics and random solutions.

Since that time the development of finer experimental probes, higher resolution detectors and their mainstream availability in experimental techniques like atom probe, synchrotron, electron microscopy, and the explosion of computational tools from EAM to DDD tied to a better visualization of microstructure has revealed a far more complicated landscape than envisioned. How solute atoms move, are trapped, and freed is critical to the processing and stability of modern alloys.

Thirty five years later the symposium Solute-Defect Interaction 2: Theory, Experiments and Modeling, will be held as part of the 32nd Canadian Materials Science Conference.  The symposium brings together a range of invited speakers to discuss the current state-of-the-art and the challenges in this field.

The honorary chairman of the symposium is Emeritus Professor Shig Saimoto.

Confirmed Speakers

S. Agnew (U.S.A.)

L. Belkacemi (Gemany)

L. Bourgeois (Australia)

W. Curtin (Switzerland)

B. Holmedal (Norway)

K. Horikawa (Japan)

M. Huang (Hong Kong)

H. Jin (Canada)

S. Diviniski (Germany)

G. Hachet (France)

M. Ghazasaeidi (U.S.A.)

D. Juul Jensen (Denmark)

A. Kwiatkowski da Silva (Germany)

L. Lilensten (Fance)

W. MacDonald (U.S.A.)

T. Masuda (Japan)

N. Ofori-Opoku (Canada)

G. Purdy (Canada)

W. Sun (China)

P. Voorhees (U.S.A.)

C. Woodward (U.S.A.)

H. Zurob (Canada)

Symposium Organizers

Bradley Diak (Queen’s University), Marek Niewczas (McMaster University), Chad Sinclair, (University of British Columbia)