CMSC 2022


The 33rd Canadian Materials Science Conference was held at the University of Toronto on June 22-24, 2022.

  • With over 250 students and professional attendees​​
  • 163 oral presentations​ and 47 poster presentations
  • Lab visits, Granta short course

Organizing Committee​

Conference Chairs: Chandra Veer Singh, Yu Zou​​

CMSC 2022 chair
CMSC 2022 chair
CMSC 2022 organizing committee member
CMSC 2022 organizing committee member
CMSC 2022 organizing committee member
CMSC 2022 organizing committee member

Organizing Committee: Jessica Barnes, Benjamin Hatton, Kinnor Chattopadhyay, Sherry Esfahani, Fanny Strumas​​

Student Leaders: Abu Anand, Adwitiya Rao, Boran Kumral, Dian Yu, Ehsan Nikbin, Jessie Gagnon, Pedro Demingos 


Physical metallurgy and nanomaterials

Defect Engineering, Phase transformations and microstructure evolution, Development of complex alloy systems (High Entropy Alloys, Metallic glasses), Advanced characterization methods (in-situ and ex-situ), Nanoscale mechanical behaviour, Fundamentals of low dimensional materials, Functional nanomaterials, Self-organizing nano-structured materials.
Symposium chair: Dr. Yu Zou

Computations and AI

Computational materials science, simulations involving molecular dynamics, density functional theory, phase field and other materials modeling approaches, multiscale modeling; materials theory; applications of materials simulations; machine learning and artificial intelligence for materials design and exploration; designing materials descriptors; materials informatics.

Symposium chairs: Dr. Chandra Veer Singh and Dr. Jason Hattrick-Simpers

Hydrogen steelmaking

Blast furnace Hydrogen injection, Reduction by Hydrogen, Production of green Hydrogen, Electrolysis, Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Hydrogen reactions, Disruptive technologies in Hydrogen injection, Hydrogen transport and logistics, Preheating facilities for Hydrogen rich fuel gases, Novel use of Hydrogen in metallurgical processes, Heat and mass balances during Hydrogen injection, Iron Ore Pellet-Hydrogen interaction, CFD modelling involved in Hydrogen injection and reaction, Combustion of Hydrogen, Hydrogen Embrittlement and Hydrogen Induced Cracking, Quality impacts of Hydrogen in steel.

Symposium chair: Dr. Kinnor Chattopadhyay

Additive and advanced manufacturing of materials

Additive manufacturing (AM) process fundamentals, material properties, design rules, qualification methods, cost and value analysis, and industrial and consumer applications of AM. AM technologies for polymers, metals, ceramics and composites, and related design principles and part performance. The AM techniques include selective laser melting, direct metal deposition, wire arc deposition, cold spray, powder binder jetting, electroplating, fused deposition modeling (FDM) and stereolithography (SLA).

Symposium chairs: Dr. Hani Naguib and Dr. Patrick Lee

Electrochemistry, energy storage and device

Green energy materials; Battery Materials; Fuel Cells; Supercapacitors; Catalysis for energy storage and environmental applications; Organic materials for energy storage and PV applications; Cycling induced surface/structural/chemical defects in batteries; Photovoltaic and Optoelectronic materials; Excitonic materials and Quantum dots for energy conversion; Thermoelectric, Piezoelectric and Triboelectric materials.

Symposium chair: Dr. Kulbir Ghuman

Nuclear energy materials and environmental degradation

Radiation damage of in-core materials; CANDU, SMR, and fusion reactor materials; stability of spent fuel repository long-term storage materials; micromechanical testing of irradiated materials; computational modelling of radiation damage; data science and nuclear materials.

Symposium chair: Dr. Ibrahim Ogunsanya


Symposium chairs: Dr. Ben Hatton, Dr. Eli Sone, and Dr. Naomi Matsuura

Sustainability and CO2 capture

Catalytic water-splitting, CO2 capture and Ammonia Synthesis using electrochemical and photoelectrochemical methods; Materials Circular Economy for Urban Sustainability (Recycling), Materials for renewable energy generation and storage.

Symposium chairs: Dr. Gisele Azimi and Dr. Mansoor Barati

Materials Information and Education

Materials Science paradigms; Expedited learning in MSE; Material Category Theory; Knowledge representation; MSE teaching methods/approach; Art in Materials Sci. & Eng.; MSE undergraduate Curriculum map; Curricular and pedagogical reform; Cross-disciplinary education.

Symposium chairs: Dr. Glenn Hibbard and Dr. Liyang Dai-Hattrick

2D materials (Co-organized with UofT Centre for 2D Materials)

Synthesis methods for 2D materials; Structure-property relations for 2D and nano-scale materials including electrical properties; mechanical properties; thermal properties; tribology; nanocomposites; 2D material heterostructures; 2D material-based devices; and their applications in energy, structural reinforcement, sensing, & healthcare.

Symposium chair: Dr. Tobin Filleter

Advanced Materials Characterization (supported by Canadian Light Source)

Advanced synchrotron techniques for materials research, Synchrotron X-ray diffraction and micro-CT. Analytical electron microscopy, Elemental/ Chemical analysis of materials using EDS/EELS/WDS/CL/XPS, Auger electron spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, Crystal structure determination using XRD and electron diffraction, in situ electron microscopy, Correlative microscopy, Crystal orientational mapping using EBSD, 4D-STEM analysis techniques.

Symposium chair: Dr. Feizhou He

CMSC 2022 Award Winners

D.K.C. MacDonald Memorial Lecturer​

CMSC 2022 award recipient

Donald R. Sadoway, ​
Massachusetts Institute of Technology​

Electrochemical Pathways Towards Deep Decarbonization and Profitable Sustainability

Metal Chemistry Award​

CMSC 2022 award recipient

Joseph McDermid,
McMaster University​

Towards Managing Advanced Steel Surface Chemistries in Continuous Annealing and Galvanizing

Metal Physics Award

CMSC 2022 award recipient

Scott X Mao,
University of Pittsburgh​

Atomistic processes of deformation in nanocrystals with in- situ high resolution transmission electron microscope

CMSC 2022 Student Oral Presentation Awards

CMSC 2022 Student award recipient

Yee Wei Foong, McGill University

Abstract Title
Towards High Energy Density in Supercapacitors: Achieving Ideal Pseudocapacitive Behavior with Quantized Capacitance

CMSC 2022 Student award recipient

Michel Haché, University of Toronto

Abstract Title
Thermal Stability of Nanocrystalline Electrodeposited Medium-Entropy Alloys

CMSC 2022 Student award recipient

Andrea Mitchell, University of Toronto

Abstract Title
MSE Knowledge Engine

CMSC 2022 Student award recipient

Paria Siahpour, Dalhousie University

Abstract Title
Experimental Investigation on Surface Integrity of Commercially-Pure Titanium using Ultrasonic Pulsed Water Jet Peening

CMSC 2022 Student award recipient

Alireza Tondro, Western University

Abstract Title
Hydrogen diffusion towards notch tips in zirconium alloys

CMSC 2022 Student Poster Presentation Awards

CMSC 2022 Student award recipient

Mohammad Reza Karimi, University of British Columbia

Abstract Title
Weld cladding of Ni-based WC metal matrix composite overlays by CMT and standard GMAW processes

CMSC 2022 Student award recipient

Li Ma, University of Toronto

Abstract Title
Electromagnetic interference shielding and EM wave attenuation with 2D MXene/polymer nanocomposites

CMSC 2022 Student award recipient

Youssef Salib, McMaster University

Abstract Title
Investigating the Evolution of Damage in Additively Manufactured AlSi10Mg

CMSC 2022 Student award recipient

Mia San Gabriel, University of Toronto

Abstract Title
Production of Radiolysis-induced Bubbles in Deionized Water using Static Liquid Cell in Scanning Electron Microscopy

CMSC 2022 Student award recipient

Sang Bum Yi, University of Toronto

Abstract Title
Microstructural Comparison of Pyrophosphate and Acid Copper Coatings for Canada’s Used Nuclear Fuel Containers